Topic: sexism

There Are ‘No Girls Allowed’ In This Avenger’s Toy Set Because Black Widow Is A Dumb Girl

There Are 'No Girls Allowed' In This Avenger's Toy Set Because Black Widow Is A Dumb Girl

Initially I didn’t ascribe anything to it, but notably absent from that set is Black Widow, the only female Avenger. In Winter Soldier, the only character with more screen time than her was Captain America himself, which makes her a much more significant character in the franchise than either Hulk or Hawkeye. If there is one thing that Disney does more and better than anyone else, it’s product tie-ins. There is no way the developers responsible for this set didn’t know that Black Widow was important in the movies. More »

North West Isn’t A ‘Budding Fashionista’ – She Is A 10-Month-Old Baby

North West Isn't A 'Budding Fashionista' - She Is A 10-Month-Old Baby

I feel so bad for teensy, tiny, younger-than-the-bottle-of-soy-sauce-in-my-refrigerator North West, daughter of super-couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Not only because she will grow up in the spotlight of amazingly spotlight-seeking parents, but also because it seems the media is hell-bent on branding this child before she has even started walking. Not only do media outlets speculate on things like whether or not this INFANT wore makeup for her recent Vogue cover shoot, but an adjective used to describe this baby in hundreds of headlines is fashionista. Or budding fashionista.

For a baby less than a year old. More »

People Seriously Need To Shut Up About About Gabourey Sidibe

People Seriously Need To Shut Up About About Gabourey Sidibe

I absolutely love Gabourey Sidibe. I think she is an incredible actress. It always floors me that people have such an ISSUE with her, whether it’s that she is a dark skinned black woman or that she is a size we aren’t accustomed to seeing in Hollywood productions. I guess I really don’t get it. What does it take away from anyone to have someone who isn’t white, blond, and a size zero appearing in movies and television? Do you personally lose a birthday by seeing her in movies and TV? More »

Mom Buys All The Naughty T-Shirts At A PacSun Store To Protect The Children

Mom Buys All The Naughty T-Shirts At A PacSun Store To Protect The Children

A mom was shopping with her teenage son at a mall in Utah when they passed the window display at a PacSun store. The display featured T-shirts depicting models in various stages of undress, so the mom, Judy Cox (All the super conservative women are blessed with the most deliciously ironic names) did what any mom would do when confronted with semi-naked ladies on clothing, she marched right into the store and demanded that the shirts be removed. More »

Mommy Bloggers Are Told To Sit Down And Shut Up Because They Are Women Writers With Kids

Mommy Bloggers Are Told To Sit Down And Shut Up Because They Are Women Writers With Kids

‘m a mom who writes for a parenting website and hence I’m a mommy blogger. But lately it seems that more and more the term “mommy blogger” is used as an insult, as a way to discredit the opinions and points of view of female writers who also happen to have children. If you’re a writer on a website that doesn’t have a print edition you are technically a blogger. If you write mainly about parenting you’re a “mommy blogger.” So why has this become a derogatory term? More »

I’m #Unapologetic About Why I Feel Barbie Doesn’t Belong In The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

 I'm #Unapologetic About Why I Feel Barbie Doesn't Belong In The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

Barbie is problematic for many reasons. She is tall and beautiful and amazingly thin. She is perfect. For a plastic doll she is perfect. For an iconic image of female beauty she is perfect. She is also plastic. And she was created for young girls to play with. Which is why placing her in the Sport’s Illustrated 50th Anniversary Swimsuit edition is also problematic.
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Words From A Stranger To This Dad’s Daughter (From The Makeup Aisle)

Words From A Stranger To This Dad's Daughter (From The Makeup Aisle)

Recently your father wrote you an article in the Huffington Post all about how he finds makeup aisles “very oppressive” and how he wants you to to delivered ” through this gauntlet of institutionalized shame and into a deep, unshakeable sense of your own worthiness and beauty.”

Calling a pile of lipsticks and nail polish a gauntlet of institutionalized shame is a bit overdramatic, and Little One, I’m here to tell you that your dad is wrong. More »

WSJ Writer Blames Women For The Rise Of Fatherless Children, Of Course

WSJ Writer Blames Women For The Rise Of Fatherless Children, Of Course

Who is to blame for fatherless children? If your answer is “absent fathers,” you’re wrong, as far as Wall Street Journal writer James Taranto is concerned. According to him, it’s not fathers choosing not to be present in their children’s lives that’s the problem. It’s women’s choices and behaviors. This is not a ground-breaking train of thought. Society has been blaming women for all of its ills since Eve. You’re late to the party, James. More »