Topic: sexism

Jeopardy Category Answers The Question, ‘What is Blatant Sexism?’

Jeopardy Category Answers The Question, 'What is Blatant Sexism?'

According to the writing staff for the show Jeopardy, what women want isn’t equal pay, bodily autonomy, or even an end to tired gender stereotyping. On Monday night’s installment of the long-running game show, the second round of play actually featured a category titled “What Women Want”, and the correct answers included “Pilates” and “Levi’s jeans” More »

Fox News Cares About Respecting The Troops, But Only If They’re Male

Fox News Cares About Respecting The Troops, But Only If They're Male

Yesterday, Fox News covered the continuing airstrikes against militant terrorist group ISIS, with special attention devoted to the fact that American forces were joined by a contingent from the Air Force of the United Arab Emirates. Specifically, they made sure to address the fact that the four-person Emirati strike team included a female pilot: so that they could crack jokes about whether this meant we had “boobs on the ground” in Syria, and whether or not she was able to park her plane after the bombing. This is pretty rich coming from a station that was freaking out just a few hours ago about whether President Barack Obama was way out of line by saluting with a coffee cup in his hand. I guess respect for the troops only actually matters if they’re referred to as “sir” instead of “ma’am” (or as just a disembodied pair of boobs). More »

It’s Beyond Pathetic That Men Are Trying To Silence Emma Watson By Leaking Her Nudes

It's Beyond Pathetic That Men Are Trying To Silence Emma Watson By Leaking Her Nudes

Over the weekend, Emma Watson gave an inspirational speech at the United Nations, calling on men to join the feminist cause. Video of her speech quickly went viral, because it was awesome (and probably also because it featured Hermione Granger), and by Monday night it had reached nearly every corner of the Internet. Unfortunately, that included the Internet’s most famous cesspool, 4chan, who responded in prime cesspool fashion by threatening to leak stolen nude photographs of Watson. Because nothing says “Your speech about feminism was stupid and unnecessary” like trying to silence women with the threat of leaked nudes! More »

Stop Asking Childfree Women When They Are Going To Have A Baby. Seriously, Stop

Stop Asking Childfree Women When They Are Going To Have A Baby. Seriously, Stop

I can’t believe it’s 2014 and we still insist on tying a woman’s worth and value to whether she has married or procreated yet. The women’s lib movement happened almost 50 years ago – didn’t anyone get the memo? We’ve all collectively decided that a woman does not have to use her uterus for baby-making or take vows to be considered “complete.” Can everyone let that sink in, please? Women do not have to get married or have babies. In fact, no one has to get married and have babies. Can we stop asking single, childless people when they are going to get married and have babies? More »

No, Getting Female CEOs To Pose In Their Underwear Is Not A Step Forward For Feminism

No, Getting Female CEOs To Pose In Their Underwear Is Not A Step Forward For Feminism

Underwear brand Dear Kate relishes the concept of using non-traditional models in their ads, and when the company’s CEO talks about her brand, you really get the sense she thinks she’s above the Victoria’s Secret come-hither sales model. That’s great and all, but putting female tech CEOs in their underwear and claiming to make some feminist point while doing it totally misses the mark. More »

Children’s Place Doesn’t Think Female Superheroes Belong On Boy’s Clothing

Children's Place Doesn't Think Female Superheroes Belong On Boy's Clothing

Yesterday, a mom tweeted Children’s Place to complain about the fact that their tee-shirt promoting the movie Guardians of The Galaxy included all of the main characters except for the female hero, Gamora. Children’s Place, with a perfect example of why you should always have a few other people proofread your company tweets, tweeted her back and explained, “The Guardians of the Galaxy shirt in particular is a boy’s shirt, which is why it does not feature the female character Gamora.” They then took away her right to vote and gave her a marvelous meat loaf recipe. More »

Esquire Shocked To Find Hot, Gorgeous Women Over 40 Hot and Gorgeous

Esquire Shocked To Find Hot, Gorgeous Women Over 40 Hot and Gorgeous

Tom Junod tries to understand how women have pushed back against the shallow constraints society has always imposed upon the ticking time-clock that is their age and beauty. How have they conquered the stresses and stereotypes of age? By working out and staying beautiful of course! Spoiler alert; there’s nothing alluring about a 42-year-old woman unless she manages to look 30. More »

No, The Black Student Body President Who Posed As An Entitled White Boy Isn’t ‘Racist’

No, The Black Student Body President Who Posed As An Entitled White Boy Isn't 'Racist'

I think we can all agree that teenagers make bad decisions. Maya Peterson, Lawrenceville School’s first black, female student body president was forced to resign after she made fun of some white classmates on social media and her white classmates found it none too funny. They also may have reported a photo of her smoking weed. Considering the entire world has a history of white boys making fun of black, lesbian girls and also smoking weed, I fail to see what all the outrage is about. More »

Can Matt Lauer Still Be A Good Dad And Host The Today Show?

Can Matt Lauer Still Be A Good Dad And Host The Today Show?

I am not even sure I can type this article because I keep thunking my head on my desk over and over and I am starting to get a wee bit woozy, but here goes. During an interview on The Today Show Matt Lauer asked General Motors CEO Mary Barra if she can do her job and be a good mother. You know, this type of question that no one asks any dude ever, if they can be president, or a doctor, or the CEO of an automaker, or a TV show host and be a good father. More »

I Do All The Maintenance Around My House, So Stop Asking For My Husband

I Do All The Maintenance Around My House, So Stop Asking For My Husband

For the record, no. No, my husband is not home. He works out of the house, I work from the house, and I called you because I’m just sitting here with all of these piles of cash and unlimited free time to argue with you about why you should have to talk to Tits Edwards instead of Dick Edwards. Just fish the damn rat out from under the water heater and begone. More »