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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 2:55pm 8/19/15 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 12:02pm 8/12/15 12:02pm

Hollywood Blockbusters Are Still Overwhelmingly White and Male 

A new report by the Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative finds that Hollywood-produced movies are still overwhelming white and male. The study, “Inequality in 700 Popular Films,” describes “epidemic” in the lack of diversity. The New York Times’ Manohla Dargis has the breakdown: » 8/09/15 12:45pm 8/09/15 12:45pm

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 11:15am 8/06/15 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 3:00pm 7/31/15 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 5:00pm 7/25/15 5:00pm

Is Target's 'Trophy Wife' Shirt Sexist Or Just Ugly?

Target is currently in hot water for selling an ugly shirt that might also be sexist. (Again.) The shirt is sold in the store’s women’s juniors section and features the word ‘TROPHY’ printed in a large, nearly-Beyoncé font. Angry customers have taken to social media to voice their complaints about the ugly shirt, and… » 7/21/15 10:20am 7/21/15 10:20am

When a Magazine Only Wants You If You're Willing to Pose Nude

I’ve been an actress since age 13. You might be familiar with me from the TV show Neighbours, or from my current role on the CW’s Reign. But after a recent run-in with a crooked magazine editor, you might be familiar with me instead as an attention-seeking, hysterical lady human who endlessly cheapens feminism by… » 7/20/15 11:00am 7/20/15 11:00am