Lots of Americans Say Double Standards Are Still Holding Women Back 

Strap in, because Pew just released a pretty massive survey of America's attitudes toward women and leadership. And it turns out our countrymen are increasingly aware of the fact that, wait a minute, maybe there are some double standards and retrograde attitudes blocking women's paths to the top! » 1/14/15 3:30pm 1/14/15 3:30pm

Teen Protests Her School's Dress Code: No More 'Shaming Girls'

Back in high school, most of us just grumbled resentfully at every dress-code crackdown. But one Canadian teen, busted for the terrible sin of wearing shorts on a hot day, decided to take a stand. » 6/02/14 10:40am 6/02/14 10:40am

Fed Chair Janet Yellen Wore Same Dress Twice, Upsetting Local Idiot

BREAKING: Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, one of the most powerful women in the world, sometimes reuses clothing. This is News, according to a writer for a prominent Washington DC blog that normally covers stuff of importance like "laws" and "government" and "men who wear the same fucking outfits like every… » 11/14/13 6:40pm 11/14/13 6:40pm

Chris Brown Didn't 'Lose His Virginity' at Age 8. He Was Raped.

This weekend, Chris Brown told The Guardian that his first sexual experience happened when he was 8 years old, a claim met with doubt from some and horror from others. Brown didn't discuss what happened to him — uh, child rape, and the law is crystal clear about that — as something traumatic or hurtful; instead, he… » 10/08/13 6:00pm 10/08/13 6:00pm

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

Conservatives Suddenly Decide Ball Busting Harridan Hillary Clinton Is…

Last night, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told CNN that she takes responsibility for the attacks on the US Embassy in Benghazi that resulted in the deaths of four Americans. Predictably, people who don't like President Obama have taken this opportunity to accuse Hillary Clinton of playing patsy to the boys,… » 10/16/12 12:50pm 10/16/12 12:50pm

Slut-Dropping, and Other Ways College Teaches Kids to Be Sexist Assholes

Today, let me introduce you to a practice known as "slut-dropping." Apparently it's all the rage in the UK, and I'm shocked that it hasn't caught on Stateside, since this sounds right up a lot of jerks' alleys. Here goes: A gang of merrymaking young squires careens around the local village in an auto-mobile during the… » 10/09/12 2:30pm 10/09/12 2:30pm

Now Men Can Get Slut-Shamed, Too!

Good news, ladies who have sex: the double standard that brought women the virgin/whore dichotomy and men high fives and congratulatory locker room towel snappings is slowly becoming a thing of the past. But rather than banishing all derision for people who are genitally gregarious, nowadays, young people are judging… » 8/17/12 6:30pm 8/17/12 6:30pm

What We're Really Talking About When We Talk About Hillary Clinton…

On Monday, the front and center picture on Drudge Report was Hillary Clinton's bespectacled face without makeup, because apparently we've talked about every other possible topic in the world. The picture of Clinton's face, which Matt Drudge helpfully tagged "Au Naturel," features the smiling Secretary of State's… » 5/09/12 11:20am 5/09/12 11:20am

New 'Morning Joe' Promos Suggest That Mika Brzezenski Has A Shit Deal

What does it take to be a repeatedly steamrolled female cohost to a loudmouth morning television personality? Mothering, exercise, and sexy female assistants, that's what! » 11/30/11 2:25pm 11/30/11 2:25pm

Men Who Show Skin Are Viewed As Being More Sensitive, But Very Very…

A new study suggests that men who are scantily clad are viewed as more sensitive, but less intelligent than men who are fully dressed. Men: they're judged like us! » 11/12/11 6:30pm 11/12/11 6:30pm

Being A Jerk At Work Hurts Women, But Men Thrive

Timothy Judge, the Franklin D. Schurz Professor of Management in the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, has a new research project, "Do Nice Guys — and Gals — Really Finish Last? The Joint Effects of Sex and Agreeableness on Income." His study finds that men benefit from being "disagreeable" in… » 8/05/11 7:15pm 8/05/11 7:15pm

Once Again, Women Can Rape Men Too

Should a man have to pay child support if he alleges that his then-girlfriend raped him? As Salon's Tracy Clark-Flory points out, the story, by his account, is a grim reminder that men can be raped too, no matter how hilarious or implausible the culture finds it. » 8/03/11 6:50pm 8/03/11 6:50pm

Michelle Obama's 1700-Calorie Shake Shack Meal Causes Minor Freakout

Here's a crap story about the FLOTUS, who made an visit to a newly-opened Shake Shack in Washington, D.C. The obvious implication here is that because Michelle Obama is a champion of child nutrition, involves herself in a national effort to get people moving (not to mention fit enough to do the Dougie), and helped… » 7/12/11 11:55am 7/12/11 11:55am

The Respectability of Video Vixens vs. Body Builders

Two women, dressed in bikinis, stand on a stage. One woman's muscles bulge from every part of her body. The other is voluptuous with a perfect hourglass figure and a fat gluteus maximus. The first woman is a bodybuilder, flexing, flaunting, and celebrating her body for an audience. The second woman is a video vixen,… » 5/09/11 3:30pm 5/09/11 3:30pm

Women's Midlife Crises Not Nearly As Fun As Men's

According to a Telegraph trend piece, more and more women are experiencing a midlife crisis period. However, whereas the prototype of a male midlife crisis involves younger girlfriends, big purchases, and perhaps a pierced ear or a spray tan, the kind being ascribed to women seems a lot more responsible, in search of… » 3/29/11 7:10pm 3/29/11 7:10pm

Palin Says There's A "Double Standard" On Crying

On today's Good Morning America, Sarah Palin talked about the usual — tax cuts, American values, 2012 — but she also had some interesting things to say about John Boehner's waterworks. » 12/17/10 12:52pm 12/17/10 12:52pm