Canadian Firm That Posted a Sexist LinkedIn Ad About Reception Duties Has Found Their Gal

In this current economy, more and more businesses are asking their workers to do two jobs for the price of one. Such seems to be the case of a Canadian firm looking for a content writer/sometime receptionist. It would help if the person was female, of course, because real men don’t do reception. »Monday 3:20pm11/23/15 3:20pm


We Aren't Imagining It: The Tech Industry Needs More Women

This evening I’m giving a talk to my daughter’s Girl Scouts troop about careers in technology. I’m going to tell them that women have done amazing things in tech. I’m going to tell them that they too can do anything they set their minds to in this arena. But I will be lying to them. »11/20/15 12:00pm11/20/15 12:00pm

Hey New York Times Crossword Puzzle, What Does This Clue Mean?

The New York Times crossword puzzle is a hallowed institution of yesteryear, one that is useful in distinguishing normal people from people good at one very specific, generally useless skill. Apparently, its worldview (or its editor Will Shortz’s worldview) has not been updated for the modern puzzle aficionado. »11/18/15 2:50pm11/18/15 2:50pm

Watch Ariana Grande Tell Two Childish Radio Hosts They Need a 'Little Brushing Up On Equality'

In a recent appearance on California’s Power 106 FM to promote her new single “Focus,” pop superstar and admitted donut licker Ariana Grande put DJs Justin Credible and Eric D-Lux in their place after being asked a series of ignorant questions about makeup, cell phones, and unicorn emojis. »11/02/15 5:00pm11/02/15 5:00pm

How Sexism in the Church Almost Ruined My Life 

In July 2014, my husband Daniel, our two young boys, and I took a full U-Haul from Cleveland, Tenn., to Richmond, Va., for Daniel’s new job as a teacher at a Christian private school. The move had pushed us past broke, into donations from relatives, but we were eager nonetheless. After many years, my husband had… »10/26/15 11:50am10/26/15 11:50am

Marine Corps Study on Women in Combat 'Flawed' and Incomplete 

Last month, the Marine Corps released a year-long study that tested women’s readiness to serve in combat units. At the time of the study’s release, NPR called the results “stark,” adding that the “all-male units outperformed mixed-gender units across the board.” That study came months before January 1 deadline to… »10/17/15 2:15pm10/17/15 2:15pm

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 11:30am9/30/15 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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