Canadian Legislator Tries to Make Their Anthem More Gender Neutral

Our neighbors to the north are considering an alteration in their national anthem, "O Canada," that would make the song more inclusive of half their population. » 3/19/15 11:50am 3/19/15 11:50am

These Questions Will Help You Stop Judging Pregnant Women at Work

Do you know a pregnant colleague? Have you already drawn negative conclusions about her intentions, abilities, basic competence, and general character? Hold the phones, you're probably being a dick. Here's how not to. » 3/15/15 1:30pm 3/15/15 1:30pm

Wiz Khalifa Says He Didn't Cheat On Amber Rose But Who Believes Him?

There's a new wrinkle in the ongoing saga between separated couple Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose. Khalifa fired back on Saturday to accusations of cheating by Rose who appeared on Power 105.1's morning radio show "The Breakfast Club" earlier this month. » 2/22/15 3:15pm 2/22/15 3:15pm

Women at Work: We're Doing All the 'Office Housework,' Too

Question: Who brings the cupcakes at your office, is more likely to toss the moldy leftovers from the communal fridge, or gets stuck organizing the office b-day shindig? Answer: Hey guys, I can make reservations at the bar for today's post-work drinks. It's no problem, really! » 2/10/15 4:30pm 2/10/15 4:30pm

Since Men Can Lactate, It's Cool To Fire Women for Breastfeeding? 

Well if it isn't father patriarchy ruling his ugly head. Angela Ames is fresh out of options after the US Supreme Court declined to hear her petition to get a lower court's ruling overturned (the Iowa mom was trying to sue her employer for gender discrimination after she was fired for breastfeeding). » 2/07/15 5:15pm 2/07/15 5:15pm

Donald Trump Upset And Confused By Lady Ghostbusters Movie

Something I've always admired about Donald Trump is that he's a really relaxed guy. Sometimes when I'm in yoga and the instructor tells me to channel someone zen, I choose Donald Trump. Because Donald Trump is a very reasonable, calming force in my life, in all our lives really. Like remember all those times he… » 1/31/15 5:45pm 1/31/15 5:45pm

Colleen McCullough Obit Leads by Calling Her 'Plain' and 'Overweight'

Here's how one Australian paper began its obit for a beloved author: "Colleen McCullough, Australia's bestselling author, was a charmer. Plain of feature, and certainly overweight, she was, nevertheless a woman of wit and warmth. In one interview, she said: 'I've never been into clothes or figure and the interesting… » 1/30/15 11:10am 1/30/15 11:10am

Well, Newsweek, the Revolution's Not Going to Start Like This

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Dean Asks Students to Stop Sexually Harassing Female Law Professor

In things that are absolutely the worst but should surprise no one because we live in a sexist society, a law school dean had to send out a strongly worded email to students reminding them that judging an instructor on their sexiness is not part of the approved student evaluation criteria. » 1/27/15 6:50pm 1/27/15 6:50pm

Male Presenter to Elite Female Tennis Player: 'Give Us a Twirl' 

Who knew women's tennis was such a frothing font of drama? Yesterday, it was period talk; today, lots of people are annoyed because a presenter at the Australian Open asked one of the top female tennis players in the world to "give us a twirl" and show off her outfit. Good grief. » 1/22/15 9:50am 1/22/15 9:50am

J.Lo, My Queen, Blasts the 'Cougar' Double Standard on Ellen

Jennifer Lopez is on the stump for her new film The Boy Next Door, and currently rumors abound that the divine 45-year-old is dating her 27-year-old costar, Ryan Guzman. On Ellen, she denied it, but went on to lodge a brilliant complaint against the dumbass notion that an older woman dating a much younger man is a… » 1/21/15 11:50am 1/21/15 11:50am

Women Get Asked Stupid, Sexist Questions on the Red Carpet 

Upworthy has compiled a super cut of actresses being asked solely about their clothing and weight. Perhaps being asked, "Who are you wearing?" is less offensive than some of the questions thrown ScarJo's way while promoting The Avengers. "Were you able to wear...undergarments?" some clueless interviewer asks. "You're… » 1/15/15 11:15pm 1/15/15 11:15pm

Undercover Boss CEO Offers Implants, Fires Girl For Not Wearing Bikini

Undercover Boss stooped to depressing new lows on Sunday, airing an episode that featured a CEO offering a woman breast implants as a workplace incentive and firing another for refusing to wear a bikini top on camera. » 12/29/14 9:30am 12/29/14 9:30am

Samantha Power, Goddess of the U.N.

Samantha Power, who last year became the youngest ever U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations at the age of 42, is the subject of a lengthy profile by Evan Osnos in this week's issue of The New Yorker. » 12/17/14 6:20pm 12/17/14 6:20pm

NYT Daringly Exposes Single Gals Who've Already Planned Their Wedding

I don't know if you know this, but there are actually women out there who spend a considerable amount of their downtime thinking about what their wedding will be like one day. But get this—some of them don't even have boyfriends yet. LOL, FREAKS. » 11/28/14 1:30pm 11/28/14 1:30pm

Jodi Picoult Says Fuck You to Lit World Sexism (and Nicholas Sparks)

After nearly two decades as a highly successful published author, Jodi Picoult is out on yet another book tour (this time for her novel Leaving Time) and not holding back on kickass soundbites about how shitty the lit world tends to be for women writers. And she even has a special "go fuck yourself" saved for King… » 11/26/14 7:00pm 11/26/14 7:00pm

If Your Career Stalled Because of Your Husband, Call It Like It Is

Of all the people you'd expect could nail down this whole work-life balance thing, Harvard Business School MBAs would easily make the short list—smart, ambitious, well-educated people who, if nothing else, have the money to fix the problem of gender inequity when it comes to having kids. But no. » 11/23/14 2:00pm 11/23/14 2:00pm

Is Economics The Most Misogynist Of The Sciences?

Economists routinely get away with saying things that would be considered outrageously misogynist in other contexts. Is economics the worst academic field for women? Stony Brook University finance professor Noah Smith has an article on Bloomberg today laying out the evidence. » 11/21/14 5:39pm 11/21/14 5:39pm

Newscaster Wore The Same Suit For A Year To Prove a Point about Sexism

It's obviously no secret that there is a huge gender gap (in general but also) in how we respond to what celebrities wear. Women's appearances are always subject to critique while men's wardrobes are hardly judged in comparison. One TV show host decided to test that double standard by wearing the same knock-off… » 11/15/14 1:00pm 11/15/14 1:00pm