Topic: sexism

This Scientist Thought It Was A Good Idea To Wear Soft-Core Porn Shirt To Comet Landing

This Scientist Thought It Was A Good Idea To Wear Soft-Core Porn Shirt To Comet Landing

Today, Rosetta mission scientists at the European Space Agency are attempting to land a Philae robot on a comet. They were successful and the entire thing is being broadcast on a livestream, and it’s all pretty f*cking amazing because they just put A ROBOT on a COMET. So it’s disappointing that the Project Scientist for the mission, Dr. Matt Taylor, showed up to such a momentous event wearing a shirt covered in sexy women in bikinis and leather pants brandishing guns. More »

If You’re Participating In #MenimistTwitter, You’re Probably An A**hole

If You're Participating In #MenimistTwitter, You're Probably An A**hole

#MenimistTwitter is trending because that’s what happens when a bunch of men on the internet collectively realize that there’s a discussion happening that might further the discussion of equal rights or better treatment of women. It’s classic derailing – a tactic that’s used to take the emphasis off a real issue and mock it or find offense in it – to move the discussion away from the initial topic and focus in on another. If you are participating in the #MenimistTwitter hashtag — you’re probably an asshole. More »

This Woman Secretly Filmed Endless Street Harassment, And Now I Need Something To Punch

This Woman Secretly Filmed Endless Street Harassment, And Now I Need Something To Punch

If you are women who has ever lived in New York City, this video will hit home for you. Filmed with a hidden camera, this perfectly normal woman filmed herself walking — just silently walking — through the streets wearing jeans and a t-shirt. As someone who grew up in Brooklyn, I can assure you that this is, in fact, an average day for a woman who lives there. More »

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 »