Topic: sexism

Female Tennis Player In Australian Open, Asked To “Twirl” On The Court To Show Off Her Outfit

Female Tennis Player In Australian Open, Asked To "Twirl" On The Court To Show Off Her Outfit

Yesterday, one of the world’s top ten tennis players was asked by an interviewer to “give us a twirl” after winning a championship in order to show off their outfit. How did Roger Federer respond, you ask? Ha! That’s hilarious. No, the question was asked of the lovely 20-year-old Eugenie Bouchard during an on-court interview directly after she won the Australian Open. Because enough of this tennis crap, tell me about your dress! More »

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 »