Mayor Who Fired Lesbian Police Chief Caught on Tape in Homophobic Rant

The mayor of Latta, a small South Carolina town, sparked outrage and triggered protests after firing longtime police Chief Crystal Moore. Moore is a lesbian and believes that her firing was the result of the mayor's homophobia; he maintained that she was removed from the force after receiving seven reprimands. Too bad… » 4/18/14 4:20pm 4/18/14 4:20pm

Stephen Colbert Requests You Send Rep. Steve King Your Gay Sex Tapes

Over the past month, Iowa Rep. Steve King has been one of the most vocal supporters of SB102, the controversial Arizona bill (recently vetoed by AZ Governor Jan Brewer) that would have allowed businesses to discriminate against and refuse service to gay people on religious grounds. While many argued that such a law… » 3/05/14 5:45pm 3/05/14 5:45pm

NBC Edits Out IOC Anti-Discrimination Statement From Opening Ceremony

Russia's anti-gay laws have been a major focus in the lead-up to the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and during his address at today's opening ceremony IOC president Thomas Bach made a strong statement against "any form of discrimination" and in favor of tolerance. Viewers worldwide heard the statement; NBC viewers in… » 2/08/14 4:04pm 2/08/14 4:04pm

Crybaby Dude Fails Gender Studies Course, Sues for Discrimination

Someone alert Atticus Finch! This is the civil rights case of a generation! Wongene Daniel Kim, a second year student at the University of Toronto, has presented a gender discrimination complaint to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal after his female gender studies professor dared to fail him — the only male in the… » 2/06/14 3:00pm 2/06/14 3:00pm

Transgender Woman Invites Councilman to Stone Her, Even Brings Stone

In December, the city council of Shreveport, Louisiana passed an ordinance banning housing and employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. What great news! Everyone in Shreveport must be throwing dance parties in the name of progress and RuPaul's Supermodel (You Better Work) » 1/18/14 12:00pm 1/18/14 12:00pm

Girls and Boys Can Play the Same Sports, Says Reasonable British Lady

There's no real reason girls and boys need to be segregated into different sports when they're young. In fact, according to a British lecturer, splitting up boys and girls into gendered athletic activities may instill nascent gender prejudices so that we can still have endless NFL Sunday Ticket commercials in which a… » 12/22/13 1:30pm 12/22/13 1:30pm

Saudi Cleric Stupidly Says Women Hurt Their Ladyparts When They Drive

Ahead of yet another campaign urging women to defy Saudi Arabia’s dude-only driving rules in a protest drive on October 26, a conservative Saudi cleric has used his thoroughly medieval understanding of human organs to argue that women who drive cars risk damaging their ovaries and giving birth to children with… » 9/29/13 2:30pm 9/29/13 2:30pm

Former HS Wrestler Explains Why Sex Restrictions in Sports Are Stupid

Remember that Saved by the Bell episode when Kristy Barnes wanted to try out for the wrestling team and the caricature of a misogynistic coach was all, “But you’re a lady! This is a gym not a Jane! Bake us some brownies! Mwahahahahaha, I’m terrible!”? It was one of the show’s heavier moments, and not just because… » 9/28/13 1:30pm 9/28/13 1:30pm

Shockingly, Hollywood Still Refuses to Let Actresses Age At All

Writing a long, long time ago in a papercut delivery mechanism called “a magazine,” Susan Sontag pointed out that our culture has a double-standard when it comes to aging. That is, dudes are allowed to age into grizzled old wrinklepusses, while women are required to either maintain the skin tautness of a porcelain… » 9/21/13 1:30pm 9/21/13 1:30pm

Tiana Parker's Former School Will Now Allow Afros and Dreadlocks

Deborah Brown Community School, the charter school in Tulsa, Oklahoma that recently came under fire for sending home 7-year-0ld Tiana Parker on the grounds that she violated appearance guidelines by having dreadlocks, has decided — following a two hour school board meeting — to officially change their policy. » 9/10/13 12:00pm 9/10/13 12:00pm

Fear of Irradiated Ladyparts Limits Missions for Female Astronauts

It’s hard enough to be an astronaut. You basically have to be a genius physical specimen with enough intelligence to understand astrophysics, but not enough self-awareness to fear being strapped to a rocket and hurled into low orbit by a column of fire. For aspiring female astronauts, though, the selection process… » 9/02/13 3:00pm 9/02/13 3:00pm

Oxford’s Director of Mansplaining: Girls Are Too Risk-Averse on Exams

Making gross generalizations is usually a recipe for disaster, and though you might think that the director of admissions at Oxford University might know better than to make some broad, sweeping pronouncement about how girls’ guts are way more indecisive than boys’ guts, you’d be wrong, prey to the very same sort of… » 8/18/13 4:30pm 8/18/13 4:30pm

Weatherman Says Station Didn't Interview Him Because He's Old and Male

A veteran, weather-beaten meteorologist in Los Angeles recently filed a discrimination lawsuit against KABC-TV, alleging he wasn’t even considered for the position of green-screen gesticulator because the station had already made up its mind to hire an attractive young woman with very little experience. Armed with… » 8/17/13 2:30pm 8/17/13 2:30pm

Journalist Files Lawsuit Against Employer and Everyone Laughs

Reporter Tara Murtha of the alt-publication Philadelphia Weekly has filed a federal civil suit against her employer alleging that she was not compensated equally with her male colleagues and that the organization is a "hostile and sexually discriminatory work environment.” In response, multiple publications have… » 8/01/13 8:30pm 8/01/13 8:30pm