The Trouble With Floyd Mayweather

Last week, Floyd Mayweather announced that he will fight a rematch with Marcos Maidana on Sept. 13. Their first fight, two months ago, was Mayweather's closest challenge in years, with many in the boxing media believing that Maidana had earned the decision. And while that bout may have failed to meet expectations… » 7/17/14 1:15pm 7/17/14 1:15pm

​Jokester Pope Cracks a Couple Good Ones Instead of Talking Misogyny

Since stepping up to the papacy last year, Pope Francis has enjoyed the popularity (with a grain of salt) that comes from making a few reasonable statements (and some balls to the walls take downs). Despite his reputation for saying progressive things (that, as Anna March at the Weeklings points out, is undermined by… » 6/29/14 12:38pm 6/29/14 12:38pm

Calm Down, Angry Men, It'll All Be Okay, Says Comedian Chris Gethard

Chris Gethard (Broad City, Conan, The Office) made a charming little video rant taking on one of the internet's sweatiest armpits: the bitter, woman-hating, misplaced rage factory known as the "Manosphere." Gethard manages to address those baby toads with a lot more patience and compassion than I could manage (perhaps… » 6/12/14 7:00pm 6/12/14 7:00pm

Trans Women Assaulted and Stripped on Train, Passengers Cheer

Well this is just lovely (and by that I mean shockingly common), two transgender women of color were harassed and assaulted by at least two men on Atlanta's MARTA train because, oh hey, they're trans women of color. And the men stripped one of the women naked, because of course they did. » 5/29/14 11:00pm 5/29/14 11:00pm

Elliot Rodger and Why Cops Didn't Take the Warning Signs Seriously

Internet sexpert Laci Green has a succinct and smart take on Elliot Rodger: Authorities dismissed any concerns aboutthe UCSB shooter because he was just an angry, sad dude — totally acceptable given that "we've normalized the idea of violent masculinity." In the face of rejection, he followed "the manual written for… » 5/28/14 2:35pm 5/28/14 2:35pm

#YesAllWomen Trend Is Uprooting Everyday Misogyny One Tweet at a Time

As we continue to process the events of last Friday, in which 22-year-old Elliot Rodgers went on an anti-woman shooting spree he deemed "the Day of Retribution" in order to punish those women who rebuffed him, one hashtag has been proliferating immensely on Twitter. With "#YesAllWomen," many Twitter have been sharing… » 5/25/14 3:41pm 5/25/14 3:41pm

Fun with Etymology - Feminist Werewolves

Awoo, everybody. Welcome to the (retooled and improved) second installment of Fun with Etymology! I gave this piece a bit of a makeover since its original publication in December, the better to eat you with, my dear. Today we're going to talk about werewolves and where they come from (etymologically – we all know… » 4/23/14 11:19pm 4/23/14 11:19pm

After Accidental Troll-Feeding, Kevin Smith Reprimands Misogynists

If you had to pick a Kevin Smith movie that fans would rally to defend from a blogger's dismissive comment with misogynistic Twitter fervor, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back probably wouldn't be on your shortlist. But the internet can often be a small, mean place — a dank tunnel full of blindly groping mole people… » 12/29/13 12:30pm 12/29/13 12:30pm

Even Former MRAs Think That MRAs Are Embarrassing and Horrible

Men's rights activism — a term most often applied to wounded community of daft, delusional, and often malignant denizens of the Internet who think that feminism threatens their basic rights and that rape isn't even that big of a deal — has had a busy week bringing shame to its already quite besmirched name. In the… » 12/20/13 5:15pm 12/20/13 5:15pm

'Feminist or Misogynist' Proves That Everything Is Really Confusing

"Feminist vs. Misogynist" is a fun party game to play at your next womyn power sleepover (other suggested activities: decorating your seasonal tampon tree; hitting up your best friend, the ghost of Susan B. Anthony, via ouija board; dismantling the foundations of patriarchy and ushering in a new era of joy and… » 12/17/13 4:30pm 12/17/13 4:30pm

I love you, Gay Men, but stop saying "Tranny"

Over at the Huffington Post, Parker Marie Molloy calls out cis, gay men for the overuse of the word "tranny," especially in performances, either in drag shows or in wider pop culture (including TV shows like How I Met Your Mother and Glee which feature everyone's favorite gay celebrity, Neil Patrick Harris). » 12/14/13 4:40pm 12/14/13 4:40pm

Quit Paying Attention to That Vile Troll Website

Oh Return of Kings, that little internet compendium of fetid little trolls who sit in a troll-pile, rubbing bits of fossilized troll-poop together while gleefully squalling about how much they hate ugly chicks. Return of Kings is a disgusting, misogynistic website, a non-stop stream of vitriolic, horrifying garbage.… » 11/26/13 11:40am 11/26/13 11:40am

Ad for UN Women Campaign Duplicates Awful Google Search Suggestions

This ad, created for the United Nations Women campaign (which is unfortunately shortened to the UN Women campaign), becomes more devastating when you realize that the Google search boxes are the results of genuine searches, and although the ad-crafting and Googling were all done by Christopher Hunt at Ogilvy & Mather… » 10/20/13 1:00pm 10/20/13 1:00pm

Goodbye and Good Riddance, Angry Little Men Who Hate Skyler White

There's a lot I'll miss now that Breaking Bad is over. I'll miss Jesse's boyish swearing, Hank's percussive heh-heh laugh, Marie's purple everything, baby Holly's hats. My confusion over how hot I find Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman. The entire cast's virtuosic performances, the script's brilliance, the colors and… » 9/30/13 3:38pm 9/30/13 3:38pm

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