Topic: misogyny

The ‘Godfather Of Hipsterdom’ Mansplains What’s Wrong With Feminism

The 'Godfather Of Hipsterdom' Mansplains What's Wrong With Feminism

A discussion on HuffPost Live about the contemporary meaning of masculinity devolved into the only female on the panel being called a “fucking idiot” because she dared disagree with his views on feminism and gender roles, namely that all feminists are miserable and that all women just want to fulfill their biological imperative to breed and be homemakers. And bake pies. They probably want to bake pies, too. More »

Bad Mom Advice: Teenage Sleepovers Plus I Love Really Women-Hatey Rap Music

Bad Mom Advice: Teenage Sleepovers Plus I Love Really Women-Hatey Rap Music

I can’t think of a good reason to give up my N.W.A. even though I know that the majority of rap music is derogatory towards women and these young boys today being exposed to music that is derogatory towards women doesn’t help in creating a world where men grow up to be less derogatory towards women. Rap music, especially the violent misogynistic stuff should really only be sold to old housewives like me who are able to separate the music from the message. More »

Tyler The Creator Trolled Mountain Dew And Even A Middle-Aged White Mom Like Me Can See That

Tyler The Creator Trolled Mountain Dew And Even A Middle-Aged White Mom Like Me Can See That

Despite the fact I like to think I’m well-versed in pop culture and what the kids are into these days, I will never know what it’s like to be a young, black fan of Odd Future and Tyler The Creator. Although I am old and white and a woman, even I know that letting someone like Tyler The Creator create advertising for your brand is a bad idea, even if your brand is trying to appeal to the Wolf Gang Kill Them All Nihilist Gamer-Fuel Raging On Kill People Burn Shit Fuck School demographic. More »

If Your Son Is Wearing These Misogynistic Shirts, It’s Safe To Say You Failed As A Parent

If Your Son Is Wearing These Misogynistic Shirts, It's Safe To Say You Failed As A Parent

I now understand why my parents wouldn’t let me go to the mall with my friends for years as a teenager. They were worried that I would be exposed to despicable trash like the t-shirts available for young men at Spencer’s gift stores. They just didn’t want their daughter to see clothing stating, “When I Want Your Opinion, I’ll take my dick out of your mouth.” More »

Lolo Jones Fights Tears In Response To NYT Attack On Her

Lolo Jones Fights Tears In Response To NYT Attack On Her

For some completely insane reason, a New York Times reporter wrote a hit piece on American hurdler Lolo Jones on the eve of her big Olympic race. It was one of the most brutal and vicious attack jobs against a female athlete I’ve ever seen. And it speaks volumes about the confusing messages our daughters receive about self-esteem, virtue and success. The hit piece moved Jones to tears in this video. More »

Sandra Fluke Didn’t Want To Disappear Following Slut-Bashing For The Sake Of Your Daughter

Sandra Fluke Didn't Want To Disappear Following Slut-Bashing For The Sake Of Your Daughter

At 92Y in New York City last night, a panel of prominent politico ladies such as Sandra Fluke, Amy Holmes, Nicolle Wallace, Stephanie Schriock and Christine Quinn chatted about the unique challenges women face when running for public office. Entitled “Running in Heels,” the discussion was moderated by Chelsea Clinton, who admitted first hand that she was not cognisant of how few women run for office until her own mother ran in 2008. But the “elephant in the room, ” according to Abby Huntsman Livingston, Jon Huntsman‘s daughter, was indeed the media — and more specifically how women and girls consistently get degraded for speaking up…just for being women and girls.

Quite fittingly, Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown student who found herself in the national spotlight after being called a “slut” by Rush Limbaugh, had a few choice observations on the topic. Many of which had to do with with being an example for young girls. More »