Phyllis Schlafly Has Really Outdone Herself This Time

Phyllis Schlafly, a woman who has built a highly successful career out of telling other women that they should not have highly successful careers, is known for reciting mushy half-microwaved sexism casserole from the 1950's and calling it conservative philosophy. Normally, she's someone I ignore unless I want to laugh… » 4/15/14 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

New 'Cool' Conservative Website Ads Are a Sexist Pile of Garbage

Breitbart, a #cool news outlet for #hip #conservatives who like to #chill with #friends on the #net, is in some hot water today, after ads hyping the launch of its West Coast-centric site Breitbart California featured Miley Cyrus on all fours with Nancy Pelosi's head 'shopped over and Mark Zuckerberg with breasts. What … » 4/07/14 5:20pm 4/07/14 5:20pm

Most Moviegoers Are Women, Even Though Movies Treat Women Like Garbage

The MPAA just released their annual report on box office statistics, and women continue to make up the majority of filmgoers. Women make up 52% of movie theater audiences and we purchase 50% of tickets. So why are women so poorly represented on screen and behind the scenes? » 3/26/14 6:30pm 3/26/14 6:30pm

Oh, the Unbelievable Shit You Get Writing About Music as a Woman

There's a blog goin' round the bend lately that's got people talking: A woman named Sarah O'Holla has a tumblr devoted to going through her husband's record collection, reviewing every single album to get to know more about it (and him). She's not a music critic; she's a librarian who waxes earnest/sarcastic about the… » 3/20/14 2:10pm 3/20/14 2:10pm

Yet Another Law School Lectures Women on How to Not Dress Slutty

Question to all the lady lawyers out there (sorry, I like the alliteration): How often do your superiors lecture you on your professional dress? Judging by all these tips we get about memos that lecture women on appropriate office wear, it's all the damn time. » 3/19/14 5:20pm 3/19/14 5:20pm

Battle of the Sexists: Brazil Versus the Middle East?

Lourdres Garcia-Navarro is a Peabody award winning journalist who works for NPR as foreign correspondent. She recently relocated from the Middle East (where she had been covering the Arab Spring) to Sao Paulo, Brazil — a move she thought would be a relief because, after years spent living in conservative countries and… » 3/17/14 1:40pm 3/17/14 1:40pm

GitHub Fiasco Sheds New Light on Same Old Tech Sexism

Last week, Julie Ann Horvath, an established developer at GitHub a hosting service for development projects, suddenly quit, citing harassment, character assassination, and an unhealthy work environment. While the details have yet to be completely sorted through, Horvath shared her side of the story with Tech Crunch and … » 3/16/14 6:00pm 3/16/14 6:00pm

Newsflash: Beyoncé Can Be Both Sexual and a Good Role Model

Well, here we are in 2014 back at square one trying to explain that women—just like people!—have the extraordinary ability to enjoy sex without being completely defined by it. Didn't Madonna already cover this a quarter of a century ago? » 3/13/14 2:10pm 3/13/14 2:10pm

Pharrell Has a Lot of Thoughts on 'Blurred Lines' and They're All Dumb

Wildly successful and talented producer Pharrell Williams is partially responsible for "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," two of the most played songs of 2013. While the biggest controversy surrounding "Get Lucky" was whether or not you wanted to stab your ears out after hearing it for the 1,200… » 2/18/14 3:20pm 2/18/14 3:20pm

Why It Took 90 Years For Women's Ski Jumping To Make The Olympics

The first measured ski jump was explicitly a show of manhood. In 1809, the story goes, a lieutenant in the Norwegian military launched himself 9.5 meters through the air "to show his soldiers what a courageous fellow he was." The sport that grew out of that jump was likewise a test of manliness—far too dangerous, it was… » 2/11/14 12:18pm 2/11/14 12:18pm

Crybaby Dude Fails Gender Studies Course, Sues for Discrimination

Someone alert Atticus Finch! This is the civil rights case of a generation! Wongene Daniel Kim, a second year student at the University of Toronto, has presented a gender discrimination complaint to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal after his female gender studies professor dared to fail him — the only male in the… » 2/06/14 3:00pm 2/06/14 3:00pm