Let’s Stop Constantly Asking Powerful Women About Their Babies

Efforts to slay the work-life balance dragons are finally center stage—studies, books, and powerful women have made it a buzzy cause du jour. But that doesn’t mean every single woman with a corporate success story should be expected to discuss this issue at length, especially in contexts meant to highlight their… »9/30/15 11:30amWednesday 11:30am

Maine Sheriff Walks Back Order Asking Lawyers to Remove Bras When Visiting Jail

Cumberland County Jail has had some problems contraband getting in. That’s why the Maine jail’s security protocols have been tightened to make sure anyone entering won’t bring something metal along with them. Unfortunately, the metal detectors weren’t just picking up keys and bracelets—they were also picking up bras.… »9/22/15 7:00pm9/22/15 7:00pm

Elementary School Newsletter Shows Different Curriculum For Boys and Girls

A newsletter sent to parents of grade school students in Texas showed very different curricula scheduled for the boys and girls. During a monthly class with the guidance counselor at Borchardt Elementary School, boys in the fourth and fifth grade would be learning about subjects pertaining to “college and career… »9/17/15 9:00pm9/17/15 9:00pm

Kim Cattrall Says She's a Surrogate Mother of Sorts, People Lose Their Shit

During a radio interview called Woman’s Hour in England, Sex and the City actress Kim Cattrall said she didn’t have any kids but acted as a surrogate mom for younger actors as well as her niece and nephew when they needed her. Now people are mad at her because… frankly, it’s unclear. Because she’s helpful? »9/15/15 10:15pm9/15/15 10:15pm

Don't Use LinkedIn to Tell a Woman She's 'Stunning,' Idiots 

Recently a woman admitted to changing her photo on LinkedIn to a less flattering pictures all in a bid to avoid being messaged by randos creeping under the guise of “networking.” It seems there is no place on earth where a woman can toss up a photo of herself and not be rated by the real-life Hot-or-Not squad of… »9/15/15 10:30am9/15/15 10:30am

Wow, People on Fox News Sure Seem to Respect Women a Lot

Do you enjoy torturing yourself? Then please enjoy this Media Matters supercut of sexism on Fox News. It’s six excruciating minutes of crap like “feminized atmosphere” and “scatterbrained” and “cave man” and “turning our men into fools and villains.” Warning: this ride may not be suitable for those with heart trouble,… »8/19/15 2:55pm8/19/15 2:55pm

State Speaker Asked Claire McCaskill to 'Bring Her Kneepads' to Pass a Bill

On Tuesday night, appearing on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, Senator Claire McCaskill talked about the good old days. You know, back when she was a young, single state legislator in the Missouri House of Representatives, who needed a bill passed and decided to ask the Speaker of the House for help, and he… »8/12/15 12:02pm8/12/15 12:02pm

Karrine Steffans On Kim Kardashian, Amber Rose and Shaking 'Superhead'

Many women spend their lives trying to maintain a good reputation—but what happens when that’s not possible? I spoke with former video model-cum-Confessions of a Video Vixen novelist Karrine Steffans and asked her if it was possible to outgrow labels like “ho” or “Superhead.” Her response was complicated.
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Kids Basketball Team DQ'd From Tournament Because of Girl Player 

At five years old, Kymora Johnson wanted to play basketball. Because there were no girls teams in her hometown of Charlottesville, Va., her mother, Jessica Thomas-Johnson, signed her up for the Charlottesville Cavaliers, an all-boys team. Kymora has played for the Cavs for the past five years without incident—until… »8/06/15 11:15am8/06/15 11:15am

'Sexism' Is the '70s Board Game That's Still Disappointingly Accurate

Sexism is a board game, created in 1971, which you’ve probably never played. You likely won’t even find a copy on eBay. The game’s goal is simple: get a woman into the White House while overcoming the daily struggles that women face in a male-dominated world. It was meant to educate both men and women and was inspired… »7/31/15 3:00pm7/31/15 3:00pm

Ex-Googler On Discrimination: 'Speaking Up Didn't Fix A Damn Thing'

Ex-Google engineer Erica Baker fought back against discriminatory employment practices when she organized the creation of a spreadsheet of her co-workers’ salaries to encourage transparency. Google’s management was obviously displeased and punished Baker, who is a black woman, by withholding peer bonuses — but didn’t… »7/25/15 5:00pm7/25/15 5:00pm