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 that… » 4/23/14 11:19pm Yesterday 11:19pm

A Lady's Defense of The Wolf of Wall Street

Despite what you may have heard on your local Internets, The Wolf of Wall Street is not a misogynist film. It is instead a vivid portrayal of misogyny (and greed, and cruelty, and selfishness, and institutionalized sociopathy). And you should see it. Really.

Warning: Spoilers ahead. » 1/01/14 3:00pm 1/01/14 3:00pm

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 trying … » 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 past … » 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

Girls Shouldn't Try Raunchy Comedy, Variety Critic Says

Variety's television critic Brian Lowry let slip a bizarre opinion this morning while reviewing Sarah Silverman's upcoming HBO comedy special We Are Miracles—namely, that because she's a woman, she shouldn't be "as dirty as the guys." Uh. What? » 11/20/13 10:05pm 11/20/13 10:05pm

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 in … » 10/20/13 1:00pm 10/20/13 1:00pm

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

» 9/30/13 3:38pm 9/30/13 3:38pm

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 clinical … » 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 we… » 9/28/13 1:30pm 9/28/13 1:30pm

Helen Mirren’s Hypothetical Daughter Advice: Don’t Take Shit from Men

On this day, let us propose a new ranking system for celebrities: a scale that goes from Rush Limbaugh (worst, unless you’re an older white dude who still fears the Red Menace) all the way up to Helen Mirren (best, unless you’re an older white dude who fears that women gaining positions of power = the End of Days). » 7/21/13 4:30pm 7/21/13 4:30pm

A Series of Brutal Attacks in Pakistan Targeted University Women

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned a series of deadly attacks on hospital patients as well as female teachers and students at Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University in Pakistan on Saturday, saying that such violence is meant to deter women “from attaining a basic right to education.” » 6/16/13 1:00pm 6/16/13 1:00pm

Crusty Old Dickhead Jerry Lewis Still Doesn’t Like Female Comedians

Superannuated comic misogynist Jerry Lewis, who, we ought to say, looks great for 87, still can’t stomach the idea of women performing comedy. A potential life-giving mother with a bountiful womb and nipples a-weeping with life-giving milk making jokes? Jerry Lewis says thankz but no thankz, ladies — he prefers his… » 5/23/13 11:15pm 5/23/13 11:15pm