I’ve always been happy I was born after the feminist movement because – well, do I even have to explain why? The advertising world is still infuriatingly sexist – but I can’t believe what used to pass as an okay way to sell stuff. More
Either Google autocomplete is sexist, or the Internet abounds with misogynist jerks. I think I’d prefer the former – but I’m pretty sure both are true. More
I love lists about how to raise kids correctly, because I think we could all use a lesson in How Not To Raise An Asshole, but when they get all weird and gender-y I find them sort of bizarre. I appreciate what the author of the lists, Lisa, is doing, or attempting to do, but it’s all just so sexist and old-fashioned. More
If you’re not listening to 16-year-old Lorde‘s new album “Pure Heroine,” then we can’t be friends. This New Zealand songstress, otherwise known as Ella Yelich-O’Connor,Â demonstrated that she was clearly more than a flash in the pan with her single “Royals,” which you’ve been hearing eerily out of the bedroom of teenagers for the better half of the summer. But now I’m one of them, and I can’t even so much as pour a cup of tea without one of her melodic songs in the background. More
From now on, anytime anything awesome in the world that happens regarding women and women’s rights and feminist issues, I am going to start taking credit for it, and you guys should too, because it is all part of our AGENDA. More
Sex selective abortions are a hair-splitting topic on the abortion rights spectrum. While a woman choosing abortion based solely on a child’s gender surely leaves a bad taste in everyone’s mouth, the legal right to do so persists.The Daily Telegraph took a few doctors’ temperature on such an intersection of awful and WTF with a “purely journalistic operation” that resulted in no charges whatsoever for the doctors who obliged. More
Growing up, I had so many friends, friends I still love to this day. Nancy Drew and Ramona Quimby, Peter Hatcher, The Pevensies, Mary Lennox, Pippi Longstocking, Sheila Tubman. I can’t imagine any child not spending long hours immersed in the amazing worlds of these characters. All because they think that girly girls don’t read. More
There are few toy products for little girls out right now as controversial as the Monster High doll collection (BratzÂ
Baby ProstitotsÂ Babyz being one of them). FansÂ of the dolls, like Eve Vawter,Â cite their celebration of unconventional beauty and the themes of feminism, girl power and sisterhood found in their books and movies. Detractors are uncomfortable with the doll’s ridiculously unnatural physical proportions, overly-sexualized dress and makeup and lack of racial diversity — a rather large lack of diversity that becomes more and more pronounced with every new release. I can understand the arguments from both sides, but if you ask me, they are just TERRIBLE. More
Parents who learn early on that they have the little girl who isn’t thrilled to be doused in pink and sparkles have an uphill battle. While I refused to wear pants until age nine due to being a fiercely feminine little girl, not all girls are girly girls, nor should they be. But clothing options that are explicitly ” for girls” don’t seem to reflect that variance. Plus, a sizable amount of “girl’s clothing” has a reputation for being ragingly sexist. But set your Pinterests accordingly because one mother saw lemons and went beyond lemonade; she made a whole freaking business of girls clothes that aren’t — well — “girls’ clothes.” More
Mom Accused Of Selling Her Newborn - For The SECOND Time!
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Mothers wringing their hands over “aggressive girls” looking to tempt their pure and upstanding sons with all that slutiness always seem to find outward displays of sexuality of the utmost concern. Duck face from underage harlots can be found across multiple social media platforms, all the better to corrupt their otherwise pristine sons with. Such is the dilemma for one mother of teenage boys, Kimberly Hall, who pens a personal blog post addressing “lovely ladies” who insist on sharing pictures of themselves with “the red carpet pose, the extra-arched back, and the sultry pout.” Mrs. Hall, as she signs, is disappointed in you ladies for posting images of yourself “in a state of undress.” Yet, accompanying this didactic post criticizing said undress are pictures of her own sons clad only in swimsuits. Double standard, much? More
If you have yet to hear your local parents engage in your fairly standard slut-shaming, hand-wringing “can you believe that Miley Cyrus at the VMAS?” go round, then relax. It’s early yet. Miley’s albeit lacking performance (and I don’t just mean clothes) will make the parenting rounds faster than a case of head lice. And soon, you’ll most likely have to listen to a lot of concerned parents frantically try and piece together what to tell the kids (if he or she even cares). That was certainly the case for one mother who went so far as to search for professional advice. And said professional handed over a big old bag of classic slut-shaming. More
Women now account for quite the spending power in our contemporary economic landscape. So the question remains why some companies, like Uboxes, insist on talking to dudes like they all have a delicate pregnant wifey at home who “meticulously” folds your laundry and is consuming your life with all her craptastic baby purchases. If you were ever curious what Betty Draper might purchase if she had Internet, Uboxes nails it. More
Being offended by this shit doesn’t make me a “hysterical feminist” – it makes me a woman who is sick of people thinking this sort of not-funny, lamer type of humor is okay. I’m sure there are plenty of douchebag dudebros who purchase and happily wear shirts like this. You have my full permission to throat punch any of them if you see them wearing one. More
Before you started popping champagne bottles about the demise of DOMA, I hoped you raised an additional glass to cape-flapping, prominent S on her chestÂ Wendy Davis. The Texas senator reportedly stood on her feet for 11 hours (with no breaks for food, potty, or even water) to filibuster Senate Bill 5. The piece of legislation would have banned abortion after 22 weeks — reportedly closing nearly all the abortion clinics in Texas. But not only has Rick Perry scheduled a second emergency session to counter Wendy, he is now getting in her face about being a teen mother.
How can a staunchly pro-life legislator get in a single teenage mother’s face about actually having her baby? Watch and learn! More