Over the past few months, Vice has been subject of a series of damning claims, with current and former women employees saying the company’s workplace culture has frequently been toxic for them, and accusing specific executives—including president Andrew Creighton, chief digital officer Mike Germano, and Jason Mojica,…
“Lady Doritos,” an idea so behind its time it was almost default-visionary as a meme for the Internet to yell at, was never going to happen, PepsiCo now claims.
A new report by liberal thinktank Center for American Progress analyzing why black women are at the forefront of America’s maternal mortality crisis suggests that lifelong stress from racism and sexism may be to blame.
Dany Cotton is the first female commissioner of the London Fire Brigade, which should be enough to earn her some freaking respect. Yet, just mentioning that changing “fireman” to “firefighter” would perhaps encourage more women to join the force has led to nothing but abuse. Surprise.
At last night’s Golden Globes, zero men who got up onstage mentioned #MeToo or the #TimesUp campaign that decorated many of their lapels. Some of them, smiling big for the camera in a sea of black dresses, had their own rocky histories to contend with; the awards show that was supposed to be a reckoning—and was, in…
A prominent Alabama newspaper executive has admitted he “spanked” a former employee in the 1970s. He has refused to step down. In a report in the Anniston Star, at least two former employees allege that H. Brandt Ayers, the Star’s former publisher and current chairman of Consolidated Publishing (which owns the Star), …
21-year-old Egyptian pop singer Shaimaa Ahmed, who goes professionally by “Shyma,” was reportedly found guilty on Tuesday of “inciting debauchery” and publishing a lewd film.
The recent “revelations” that the media industry has its own problems with sexual assault and harassment begs the question: did the disregard that some male journalists feel for women’s safety and bodily autonomy translate into how they covered Hillary Clinton during the election?
Radhika Jones, the well regarded New York Times books editor, was just appointed as editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair; she is its first woman editor since Tina Brown and, more significantly, the first Indian-American woman to helm a major glossy in America, ever.
Last week, streamer Trainwreck got handed a five-day suspension by Twitch after a video went viral featuring an incendiary rant against women streamers, in which he called them things like “god damn sluts” and accused them of stealing views from those who he viewed as more deserving streamers. This poured gasoline on…
The other week, during a lunch break, I went into the Jezebel studio and recorded a fictionalized conversation with a man. I’d like to say it was cathartic, a way to erase all the one-sided exchanges (when I managed to say “totally” not once but twice to the man interviewing me for some assistant job, the time I…
Life is short, but unwanted advances are forever.
The Washington Post has a frustrating but also delightful anecdote tucked into a report about Donald Trump’s Wednesday night dinner with Sen. Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, in which Pelosi realized she was surrounded by neanderthal dickwads who don’t listen when women talk.
Shouldn’t a camera company be aware that a picture’s worth a thousand words?
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