Topic: sexism

12-Year-Old Righteously Slams Dick’s Sporting Goods For Being Sexist Jerks

12-Year-Old Righteously Slams Dick's Sporting Goods For Being Sexist Jerks

McKenna Peterson is a 12-year-old basketball player and supreme badass who wants retailer Dick’s Sporting Goods to know that their basketball catalog is a piece of sexist trash. Her letter to that effect was posted to Twitter by her sports journalist father Chris Peterson, and has since taken the Internet by storm, which is good, since somebody apparently needs to tell Dick’s that girls playing basketball is kind of a thing these days. More »

GOP Douche Thinks That Forcing Women To Find Illegal Abortions Is Compassionate

GOP Douche Thinks That Forcing Women To Find Illegal Abortions Is Compassionate

Reince Priebus, RNC chairman and noted douchebag, is peeing on all of our heads and insisting that it’s raining. He sat down with Meet the Press yesterday to explain to all of the silly wimmenz what we’ve been too busy thinking about chocolate to figure out for ourselves: the republican holy crusade to shut down abortion clinics is for our own good. More »

Museum’s ‘Sparkly Science’ For Girls Is Dumb, But This Is A Way Bigger Problem Than One Workshop

Museum's 'Sparkly Science' For Girls Is Dumb, But This Is A Way Bigger Problem Than One Workshop

By offering only one class for Girl Scouts, and making it about make-up, the museum is reinforcing the message that science isn’t for girls unless it’s science that deals with the subject matter of Cosmo or Vogue. (It also tells kids that sparkliness isn’t for boys.) But I also want to point out that the museum offers a number of STEM programs for girls in general – the Science of Sparkle is just their only Girl Scout-specific offering. They’re at least trying. And they’re not the real problem here. More »

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 »