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

University of Alabama: 11 of 72 Sorority Bids Went to Black Students

In the wake of an official video remonstrating and forced bid reopening from University President Judy Bonner and a heavy dose of public outrage, the University of Alabama’s Panhellenic sorority system is less racially segregated than it was at the beginning of the school year. » 9/21/13 12:00pm 9/21/13 12:00pm

Women May Be Kept Out of Special Ops Due to Hypnotic Vaginal Powers

Despite a mandated, military-wide integration of women into specific careers and jobs that had previously been men-only, U.S. Special Operations Command won't commit to opening up any jobs to females, fearing it will lead to wild sex romps that will distract from missions. Because apparently, after 30 months of… » 7/18/13 12:30pm 7/18/13 12:30pm

About 100 Lingerie Shops in Saudi Arabia Close for Having Dudes on…

In its ceaseless effort to "provide a safe environment for working women," i.e. keep the workplace entirely segregated, Saudi Arabia's labor ministry has ordered about 100 lingerie shops in the capital of Riyadh to close for having male staff members. » 9/16/12 4:00pm 9/16/12 4:00pm

Thanks to Workplace Segregation, Saudi Women Are Getting Their Very…

Saudi Arabia is so committed to its policy of segregating the genders that it is going to build an entire city just for women to work in all by themselves. The women-only industrial city, to be built within the Eastern Province city of Hofuf, is just the first of what could be many zones that the Gulf kingdom aims to… » 8/13/12 10:10am 8/13/12 10:10am

Woman Still Doesn't Understand Why Her 'White Only' Swimming Pool is…

An Ohio landlord who posted a "White Only" sign outside her property's swimming pool is requesting that the state reconsider its ruling. She totally wasn't being racist, you see, since she did it because she was worried that if nonwhites were allowed in the pool, their strange black people hair products would make the… » 12/14/11 5:00pm 12/14/11 5:00pm

Republicans In North Carolina Want To Re-Segregate Their State And…


There's a battle being waged in North Carolina right now which, if lost, could mean very bad things for anybody who's not a white man in that state. The issue at hand is redistricting, the process of redrawing electoral district lines to account for population shifts. As is often the case, the fight over where to… » 11/20/11 5:35pm 11/20/11 5:35pm

Mississippi School Reverses Its Race-Specific Election Policy

Nettleton Middle School, which distributed materials stipulating specific races' eligibility for middle school elections, is ending the policy, saying it was a rotation implemented 30 years ago to ensure diversity. » 8/27/10 3:42pm 8/27/10 3:42pm

Black Principal Runs School With Segregated Class Elections

Some interesting facts about Mississippi's Nettleton Middle School, which only allows white students to run for class president: their segregated homecoming is mandated in their handbook. And they have a black female principal. » 8/27/10 1:04pm 8/27/10 1:04pm

Middle School Only Allows Whites To Be Class President [Updated]

If we still have segregated proms in the American South, including in Mississippi, why not segregated middle school elections? Welcome to Nettleton Middle School, where not only are class elections segregated, but the president slots are designated for white students. » 8/27/10 10:00am 8/27/10 10:00am

For Iranian Women, Cars Represent Both Limitations And Freedoms

Iran's largest car manufacturer has announced that it will be producing a car designed specifically for women, which Portfolio » 10/08/08 5:40pm 10/08/08 5:40pm describes as a "bundle of gender stereotypes on wheels." The cars will be outfitted with an automatic transmission, a navigation system, an alarm for flat tires, and a special jack that makes it …

Does Obama Need A Little (Not Mc) Kaine To Save The World?

It's a beautiful morning here, one of those mornings no one in Beijing ever has anymore where you can pretend it's the 70s and the world is less polluted but visions of stagflation might dance in your head, or you can be like Moe and I » 7/29/08 10:00am 7/29/08 10:00am and pretend it's the 90s and read about 90s music and China's human rights record…