Christ, Not Even Jurassic World's Dinosaur Toys Are Allowed to Be Female

The omnipresent practice of denying girls action figures has somehow hit a new low. Remember how in the Jurassic World movie, most of the dinosaurs—especially Chris Pratt’s Raptor squad—were constantly referred to as girls? Well, as Jurassic World action figures, they’ve all been genderswapped into boys. » 6/25/15 11:45am Thursday 11:45am

What High School Dress Codes Teach Our Daughters

“Stand up straight,” I tell my daughter, for the tenth time in an hour. I notice when she rolls her eyes. By the time she’s staring straight ahead again, I have seen myself reflected entirely in her behavior at her exact age of 14. I’ve heard the echoes of my mother instructing me to stop slouching, to stand up… » 6/16/15 1:50pm 6/16/15 1:50pm

Queen Bees Are a Myth, Men Still the Ones Blocking Your Way to the Top

Put your satin girl gang jacket back in the closet: A Columbia Business School study looking at 1,500 companies over two decades has found that the concept of the queen bee—the woman who hustles her way up the corporate ladder only to block other women from ascending behind her—is pure myth. The only thing keeping… » 6/11/15 4:20pm 6/11/15 4:20pm

Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist Resigns After Making Sexist Comments

Tim Hunt, a knighted British biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in 2001, has resigned from his position as honorary professor with the University College London Faculty of Life Sciences following sexist comments he made in regards to women in science. “Let me tell you about my trouble with girls,” he began, during a… » 6/10/15 10:15pm 6/10/15 10:15pm

Surprise: Same-Sex Couples Are Better At Chore Equality Than Straights

A small study looking at how gay and straight couples negotiate chores has found that (surprise) same-sex couples are better at discussing and negotiating a fair division of labor, which in turn leaves both parties more satisfied. Every straight woman may now look to your boyfriend/husband/roustabout and sigh with the… » 6/08/15 6:00pm 6/08/15 6:00pm

Bike Company Tries to Promote Women’s Line With Sexist Ad

Are you in the market for a new bike? Well, Czech Republic bicycle manufacturer Superior Bikes claims to know just what ladies love when it comes to cycling, but it’s completely sexist! Their line of women’s downhill mountain bikes was, until yesterday, promoted in an offensive ad that undermines the female cycling… » 6/04/15 9:30am 6/04/15 9:30am

Aging Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal 'Too Old' to Play 55-Year-Old's Lover

37-year-old Maggie Gyllenhaal was recently told by a Hollywood producer that she was “too old” to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man. In an interview with The Wrap, Gyllenhaal said she was surprised by the producer’s admission, but that it’s just one of the many “disappointing things about being an actress in… » 5/21/15 9:50am 5/21/15 9:50am

Miami Beach Police Sent So, So Many Racist, Sexist Emails

Miami Beach Police Chief Daniel Oates told reporters on Thursday that 16 officers in his department sent “hundreds” of racist, sexist, pornographic emails, which could jeopardize the criminal cases they’re witnesses in and also just looks terrible. The emails spanned about a two-year period and involved two… » 5/18/15 12:30pm 5/18/15 12:30pm

Salma Hayek Speaks Out on Hollywood's Failures to Women

Variety partnered with UN Women to host a panel on the subject of gender equality at the Cannes Film Festival in support of Emma Watson’s HeForShe campaign. The discussion comes after the American Civil Liberties Union’s recent request for a federal and state investigation into the lack of hiring female directors. The… » 5/16/15 6:05pm 5/16/15 6:05pm

If Dadbod Is the Path to Mombod, Let Dadbod Lead the Way 

By now you probably know exactly what a dadbod is, even if you can’t articulate an exact definition. It has something to do with a dude whose quantifiable hotness manages to be both because of and in spite of his lifestyle, which may or may not involve exercise, beer, pizza, parenting. But what about mombod? Can we… » 5/07/15 5:00pm 5/07/15 5:00pm

Crisis Pregnancy Center Papers School With Sexist-As-Hell Prom Poster

Last week, a Reddit user pointed out that curious prom posters—approved by the principal—had begun appearing on her high school’s walls. The posters, which featured a woman made out of words suggesting good qualities, reminded young men that prom was “a night to protect her character.” » 4/30/15 7:50pm 4/30/15 7:50pm

Point/Counterpoint: A Website That Tells You Exactly How Old You Look

It has come to our attention that two computer dudes, innocently futzing around with “Microsoft’s newly released Face Detection APIs,” have invented a website entitled How-Old.net, which enables users to upload their selfies and give the computer algorithm a chance to guess their age. Its existence immediately proved… » 4/30/15 3:30pm 4/30/15 3:30pm