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'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 Friday 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

Men Who are Bad at Video Games More Likely to Show Hostility to Women

A new study which attempted to explain the sexist reactions of men when traditionally male environments (read: online multiplayer video games) are invaded by women has discovered that “lower-skilled” male players were more hostile to female teammates. Or, as PCGamesN put it, “the worst players were more likely to be… » 7/17/15 1:45pm 7/17/15 1:45pm

Netflix PR Preps Men for 'Day Without Sports' With Boring Sexist Email

In honor of July 15, known extremely occasionally as the “Day Without Sports” (because no professional sports air on television), NYC-based PR firm MSL Group circulated a list on behalf of Netflix of streamable rom coms and sports movies that both men and women will enjoy. Thank you, Netflix, now go shove your dick in… » 7/13/15 6:10pm 7/13/15 6:10pm

Stuntwomen Say Hollywood Stunt Industry Is a Total Boys' Club

If you’re a stunt artist in Hollywood, one of the easiest way to find work in film is by joining one of the entertainment industry’s many stunt associations. Unfortunately, this poses a significant limitation on women stunt workers, as many of these groups are reluctant to bring in female members. » 7/01/15 5:40pm 7/01/15 5:40pm

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 6/25/15 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