Posts tagged "women"

Meryl Streep Funds A New Lab For Women Screenwriters Over 40

She’s really the best. …

By: Megan Reynolds / April 20, 2015

Beauty IRL: I Want A Signature Scent, Dammit

Am I less of a woman if I don’t have a signature scent?

By: Megan Reynolds / April 15, 2015

Sexism In Onscreen Workplaces Is Even Worse Than In Real Life

As if we needed another reason to prove just how bad women have it, ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight blog pointed out this grim statistic: the onscreen workplace is even more sexist towards women than in real life.
FiveThirtyEight’s Walt Hickey mined the OpusDatabase, a film database that tracks, among other things, film credits, to see which…

By: Beejoli Shah / March 11, 2015

Medicating And Oversimplifying Women’s “Moodiness”

I wanted to like Julie Holland’s opinion pieceon “Medicating Women’s Feelings” in the New York Times yestesday, but I couldn’t. Her first sentence in a piece about the dangers of prescribing women medications for normal feelings is “Women are moody.” By and large she explains important issues surrounding “women’s emotionality” and the how we pathologize…

By: Katrin Higher / March 2, 2015

Do Men Think Your Hobby Is Sexxxxxy?

Today in news that’s exactly zero percent shocking, the Journal for Creative Behavior released a study that tells you nothing you didn’t already know about what men and women find sexy. The study, done by a University of Pennsylvania professor, interviewed 815 male and female undergraduates and asked them to rank various creative pursuits o…

By: Beejoli Shah / January 16, 2015

Watch President Obama Call Only On Female Members Of The Press At His Year-End Press Conference

President Obama held his last press conference of 2014 today, and when it was time for questions, he intentionally called only on female members of the press. Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained:

“There are many women from a variety of news organizations who day-in and day-out do the hard work of covering…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 20, 2014

SHOCKER: Eric Bolling Said Something Stupid About Women

I avoid Fox News entirely for exactly this reason. Every time I watch a clip from Fox News — excepting Bill O’Reilly’s sympathetic monologue about the injustice of Eric Garner’s murder — I just end up with high blood pressure. I don’t like to hate-watch! And yet, I keep hate-watching.
Anyway, in this week’…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 15, 2014

23 Moments From 2014 Women Are Happy To Leave Behind

Between Beyoncé’s awesome feminist performance at the VMAs, the #YesAllWomen movement on Twitter and Malala Yousafzai winning the Nobel Peace Prize, 2014 was quite the year for women. Unfortunately, you can’t have progress without a few setbacks.

We’ve rounded up 23 of the worst moments for women in 2014 to remind everyone that…

By: Huffington Post Women / December 9, 2014

17 Common Struggles Of Being Sarcastic (In GIFs!)

I’m sarcastic. I’m not just sometimes sarcastic, like in awkward situations where I feel on the defensive or in other scenarios where I’m tying to hide my true emotions. No, I’m always sarcastic, through and through, to the core, and right down to my very bones.

And, because of this personality trait, thing…

By: YourTango.com / November 25, 2014

10 Lessons You Learn From The Assholes In Your Life

The world is filled with assholes. They are everywhere. They hit your parked car without leaving a note, cut you off while waiting in line at Whole Foods and literally knock you out of the way on their mad dash to the subway, so you face the closed doors instead of them.

A**hole…

By: Huffington Post Women / November 17, 2014

“Talking While Female” Explores Why High-Pitched Female Voices Are Stereotyped

This video by NPR takes a look at the sense of credibility that comes along with a lower, more “solid” sounding voice and where that stereotype leaves women with higher-pitched voices. What about when they try to change the sound of their voice? Is it a lose-lose situation?

By: Claire Hannum / October 31, 2014

21 Movies That Changed How We Felt About Ourselves As Women

There’s something magical about movies. Whether you’re watching one in a dark theater, on a couch with some popcorn, or under the comfort of a blanket in your own bed, movies allow us a very specific form of escape.

And women tend to be the most regular moviegoers out there. According to a…

By: Huffington Post Women / October 30, 2014

4 Problems I Have With VProud, The New “Troll-Proof” Social Network For Women

So there’s a thing called VProud that’s supposed to be a social network for women and I don’t love it. It’s a forum, basically, and every topic starts with a video, and then you comment on or have conversations about the video. It’s “troll-proof,” or so they say — users are authenticated through Facebook, Google,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 30, 2014

My Friend Dated My Rapist

Six days ago, a nicely-dressed man waiting on the platform for the 6 train zipped down his fly and exposed his penis to me. I turned around and hid behind the corner until I saw an officer and reported it. Once the subway arrived and rumbled downtown, my thoughts started to snowball. Though some may…

By: Huffington Post Women / October 25, 2014

10 Ways To Feel Less Like A Grown-Up

Growing up is overrated.

You can delay it as much as you’d like, but eventually, you don’t have any choice but to give in. I never wanted to grow out of Limited Too clothing. Never. But one day, their size 16 dress fit me like a crop top and when I tried to browse…

By: Huffington Post Women / October 18, 2014

Why Don’t We Validate Women’s Opinions About Dating As Much As We Do Men’s?

The Twitter is abuzz about this Time article that simultaneously paints men’s attitudes about not dating women in their 30s as “caveman-era,” then goes on to uncritically give voice to a whole other set of stereotypes about women in their 30s by asking men why they do date tricenarians, as if the entire body of…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 9, 2014

How Cute, Women Drinking Whiskey Like They’re Big Strong Men

I’m not saying I wouldn’t get along with the lady staffers at Buzzfeed, but Buzzfeed clearly does not employ women like my friends, for whom drinking whiskey isn’t this big, crazy, new thing. I don’t think I know anyone who hasn’t at least tried whiskey. Also, what’s with the faces? They look like Malôrt faces. For…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 8, 2014

One Woman’s Undercover Mission To Get A Happy Ending Massage

Chances are you’ve heard the story: an unmarked door leads to a dimly-lit massage parlor where women with strong hands and tolerant smiles await a train of libidinous male patrons. The “happy ending” tale is all too common, a mixture of truth and urban legend that captivates male imaginations even in an age of casual…

By: YourTango.com / September 30, 2014

What Would Women-Friendly Online Dating Really Look Like?

Samhita Mukhopadhyay asked today on Al Jazeera: Can online dating ever be women-friendly? She talks in her op-ed about the challenges of online dating after your mid-30s, the rash of gross misogynist messages you can expect to receive as a woman on online dating sites, and how Tinder was intended to be woman-friendly, but ca…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 30, 2014
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