Unemployed Women Take Care of People While Unemployed Dudes Watch TV

If you've ever lived with a dude, you know that men and women, despite political correctness, often live differently. Well now, a survey accounting for every minute of every day of unemployed men and women proved what you knew already—women are spending the time they're not at a job taking care of people … while dudes… » 1/07/15 5:00pm 1/07/15 5:00pm

Why Do Ladies Love Working in PR? The Money Doesn't Hurt.

Unlike journalism, which is a roughly even split between the sexes, public relations is ruled by women — until the executive level. Then it’s a boys club. So why are we so drawn to PR? » 8/08/14 3:00pm 8/08/14 3:00pm

Woman Mimics Self-Serious Male Writers With Cigarettes, Men Look Dumb

Remember all of those feminist engagement photos, where the groom is being carried instead of the bride? Well, photographer Szilvia Molnar’s series The Man, The Writer, and His Cigarette tackles the same gender reversal idea except with images of cool male authors with cigarettes. Let’s all imagine if the Malboro man… » 6/26/14 7:15pm 6/26/14 7:15pm

Men Do Less Housework Than Women Survey Says, Women Say 'I Told You So'

Damn those gender roles sure die hard, or that stereotype about men being dirty is real talk. Either way, a new Bureau of Labor Statistics survey released on Wednesday reveals that men are still lightweights at helping out at home. Man up dude, gawd. » 6/18/14 8:00pm 6/18/14 8:00pm

Surprise, Surprise: Sexting Fallout Is Harder on Girls Than Boys

Today in gender double standards, I present the not-so-new frontier of sexting. A fresh study found that tween and teen girls are sluts if they do sext and prudes if they don’t. Same judgement, different interface. Yay for the resilience of sexism! » 6/18/14 3:40pm 6/18/14 3:40pm

One Small Step for 'The Last of Us,' One Big Step for Gender Equality

Turns out video games are pretty close t0 ye olde Disney movies, where a female character often needs to be saved by a man. But in a new game called The Last of Us, lead female character Ellie is saving herself. User interface designer Alexandria Neonakis, who works for Naughty Dog, the company that created The Last… » 12/31/13 5:00pm 12/31/13 5:00pm

This Holiday Gender-Swap Video Is Priceless

Check out this gender role-swap video from the comedic team The Flip Side — comedians take the usual roles of men and women during the holidays and, er, flip them in situations like tree buying, attending a party, celebrating a new engagement and present swapping. Guys on friend's new engagement: "How did it happen,… » 12/20/13 6:45pm 12/20/13 6:45pm

Toys R Us UK Commits to Phasing Out 'Girl Toys' and 'Boy Toys'

Well, this is lovely news! The UK branch of Toys R Us has announced that they're partnering up with Let Toys Be Toys, an organization devoted to eliminating the arbitrary divide between "boys' toys" and "girls' toys." As a former girl-child who spent countless hours creating elaborate cavalry formations involving… » 9/06/13 5:40pm 9/06/13 5:40pm

'Rent-a-Wife' Service Lets You Rent a Woman to Do Your Chores

"What is a 'rent-a-wife?'" you may wonder upon reading about the service. "Is it a prostitute who kisses on the mouth and attends family functions?" No, dear reader, it is not. Rent-a-Wife is an L.A.-based business that lets you rent a "wife" to take care of various chores for you. It's a good idea — but,… » 8/30/13 6:30pm 8/30/13 6:30pm

At StrideRite, Girls Are Pretty and Boys Are Powerful

This just in: being a child and taking steps to propel you from one area to another is a gendered act. Boys walk; girls sparkle and twirl and make princess wishes. Boys also crouch and pretend to shoot webs out of their hands, because that sort of thing is fun when you are a boy. (The only time that girls crouch… » 8/22/13 5:40pm 8/22/13 5:40pm

Goth Barbie Celebrates ‘Freaky Flaws' by Looking Like Regular Barbie

Back in the days of yore (2010), toy giant Mattell lumbered into its laboratory and came out with an atypical line of dolls that's since been affectionately nicknamed "Goth Barbies." That term isn't exactly right — in reality, the brand is a bit different. The toy line is called Monster High, and it's set in a… » 7/17/13 12:46pm 7/17/13 12:46pm

How to Be Good at Math as a Woman: Pretend You're Someone Else

Do you know how, in the education system, everyone is always saying that women are terrible at math and then if you make a math mistake when you're called up to the board everyone's like, "THAT'S IT; GET YOUR UTERUS OUT OF HERE; SWING THOSE CHILD-BEARING HIPS OFF TO A HUMANITIES LESSON." No? Well, ok, it happens… » 7/04/13 12:30pm 7/04/13 12:30pm

Women are Closing the ‘Infidelity Gap.' What Gap Will We Close Next?

Gather around, fellow feminists, because I have exciting news: we've done it at long last! We've begun to close that infamous gap between men and women — you know the one — that yawning gulf of inequality that insidiously reinforces patriarchy. You know what I'm talking about, ladies. That's right, we're finally » 7/03/13 5:20pm 7/03/13 5:20pm

GOP Congressman: Fight Gayism With Reinforced Gender Stereotypes

Representative Phil Gingrey (R-GA), our resident OB/GYN Congressman and Todd Akin-sympathizer, is like the gift that keeps on giving us an active gag reflex. On the House floor last Monday, Gingrey successfully killed two progressive morals with one giant homophobic, sexist shit. » 6/19/13 7:55pm 6/19/13 7:55pm

Why Are Women DIY Entrepreneurs Called 'Hobbyists'?

Much has been written about the so-called "new domesticity," the surge in interest in things like canning, pickling, cooking, bread-baking, sewing, knitting, and gardening, which — at least if one were to judge by the pages of Etsy.com, the "crafts" category on Pinterest, or the stalls of your local hipster market —… » 5/08/13 1:20pm 5/08/13 1:20pm

"Natural Order of the Household"

Someone just posted this on facebook with the text, "and in that order!!" It was too good not to share, especially considering this facebook friend is a single mother with an MBA. A reeeeal head scratcher. » 4/18/13 6:02pm 4/18/13 6:02pm

Gabrielle Reece, Wife of He-Man Surfer Laird Hamilton, Says Being…

Gabrielle Reece, former volleyball luminary and wife of surf Olympian Laird “Anatomically Correct” Hamilton, appeared on the Today show on Friday to promote her new book and talk about the virtues of being a “submissive” spouse, because the best way to cultivate a healthy, modern relationship is to return to the… » 4/14/13 2:00pm 4/14/13 2:00pm

Tyler Perry Isn't Just an Artless Hack, He's a Scary Ideologue

There are a lot of things to laugh at in Tyler Perry's Temptation: Kim Kardashian's attempts to move and talk at the same time, Vanessa Williams's fake French accent for no reason (hoh-hoh-hohhh!), the alien dialogue, the blunt-force moralizing, the sheer ineptitude of Perry's filmmaking. (Worth noting: None of… » 4/03/13 6:06pm 4/03/13 6:06pm