Posts tagged "sexist"

Rush Limbaugh On Danica Patrick: “What Do You Expect Of A Woman Driver?”

I don’t know why anyone is asking NASCAR driver Danica Patrick about her opinion on the Obama administration’s contraception rules, but oh well, that’s besides the point. She  supports it.

Jessica Wakeman | February 29, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Sports Reporter Calls Danica Patrick A “Bitch”

This clip is all kinds of ew. Via the Women’s Media Center on February 20th, the Fox 5 San Diego sports reporter Ross Shimabuku called race car driver Danica Patrick…

Jessica Wakeman | February 24, 2012 - 3:30 pm

Former Marine To Fox News: Sexual Assault Should Not Be Part Of My Job

Violent sexual assaults in the military have increased by 64 percent since 2006, according to a recent Pentagon report. Let me repeat that number: 64 percent.

But few…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | February 17, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Women On Afghan TV Told To Wear “Less Makeup, More Veil”

Your daily reminder that as screwed up as our government’s attempts to control women’s bodies is sometimes, it could be worse: female TV presenters in Afghanistan have been warned by…

Jessica Wakeman | February 16, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Ann Coulter Says Liberal Women Are Ugly, Wage Gap Is Fine If Women “Never Have To Pay For Dinner”

“I think all real females are right-wingers and I can tell you that based on experience — and my bodyguard will back me up on this — all pretty girls are…

Jessica Wakeman | February 13, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Rick Santorum Frets Your Ladylike “Emotions” Are Bad For Military Combat

“I want to create every opportunity for women to be able to serve this country … but I do have concerns about women in front-line combat. I think that could be…

Jessica Wakeman | February 10, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Pregnant Woman Asked To Resign

A pregnant woman in Connecticut was asked to resign by her employers instead of taking maternity leave. Amy Zvovushe, 31, told her employers she was pregnant on Sept. 23…

Jessica Wakeman | February 9, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Afghan Woman Reportedly Killed For Bearing Baby Girl

Today in News That Makes You Want To Crawl Back Under The Covers: police in Afghanistan say a woman was reportedly strangled to death by her husband because she gave…

Jessica Wakeman | January 30, 2012 - 4:20 pm

AZ Governor Jan Brewer Shoves A Finger In The President’s Face, People Flip Out

Maybe I shouldn’t get so worked up about things that I read on other people’s Facebook feeds. But I couldn’t help but feel a lump in my stomach this morning…

Jessica Wakeman | January 26, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: 50 Percent Of Elementary School Teachers Hear Sexist Comments At School

Almost 50 percent of elementary school teachers surveyed by the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) say they have heard sexist comments in their school. Nearly the same percentage…

Jessica Wakeman | January 18, 2012 - 5:40 pm

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Makes Sexist Blowjob Joke Campaigning For Mitt Romney

When I heard yesterday that New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie made a blowjob joke while campaigning for Mitt Romney, I thought it just sounded, at worst, crude. (And embarrassing for…

Jessica Wakeman | January 10, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Au Revoir, “Mademoiselle”: French Town Ditches “Sexist Title”

A French town has decided it is sexist to refer to women by their marital status and will no longer be using the word “mademoiselle” — which means unmarried woman…

Jessica Wakeman | January 9, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Michele Bachmann Drops Out Of The GOP Race

Rep. Michele Bachmann dropped out of the GOP presidential race this morning, after placing nearly last place in yesterday’s Iowa caucus. Bachmann will return to focusing her energies in Congress,…

Jessica Wakeman | January 4, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Does This Equinox Ad Offend You?

I’m on the fence about this ad for Equinox, an upscale gym with locations in Los Angeles, New York City, and elsewhere. On the one hand,  I’m not keen on…

Jessica Wakeman | December 20, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Bill Introduced To Ban Abortions Based On Sex & Race

Abortion rights are being screwed with yet again! The Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act seeks to criminalize abortions based on the race or the sex of…

Jessica Wakeman | December 10, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Bro-Tastic GoDaddy Commercial Might Actually Air During Super Bowl This Year

For the first time in eight years, the network hosting the Super Bowl has actually accepted the preliminary script for’s bro-tastic commercial pitches. Six racy “Internet only” commercials later —…

Stefanie Blejec | December 9, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Date Rape PSA By PA’s Liquor Control Board Accused Of Victim-Blaming

Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board is under fire for a new PSA campaign called Control Tonight, which critics say puts the onus on women for “not getting raped” while drunk and…

Jessica Wakeman | December 8, 2011 - 3:00 pm

What Ad Agencies Created When Asked To “Rebrand Girls”

It’s a sad but true fact that in some parts of the world, especially China, baby boys are favored over baby girls. In fact, boys are so strongly favored in…

Jessica Wakeman | November 29, 2011 - 9:00 am

Michele Bachmann Demands Apology For “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” Incident On Jimmy Fallon

On Monday night, Michele Bachmann visited Jimmy Fallon’s late night talk show and his house band, The Roots, played a little music like they always do. But then it became…

Jessica Wakeman | November 23, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Rep. Michele Bachmann Poured Water For All The Guys At The Debate

Rep. Michele Bachmann is the only female candidate gunning for the Republican nomination. So you know I’ve got something to say about her taking on what the New York Observer

Jessica Wakeman | November 21, 2011 - 3:20 pm
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