We had a lot of talk about Nazis yesterday, because apparently that's a thing we need to be doing now in 2017. However, lest you think that white supremacy has taken over as the oppression du jour, let's not forget that there's still sexism and misogyny to contend with. Some forms of oppression never go out of style!Read More
Comics has a sexism problem
Marvel editor Heather Antos is being harassed because she posted a selfie of her friends and coworkers getting milkshakes. Comics continues to have a serious, serious sexism problem.Read More
Bill Maher is problematic. So is Ice Cube. But in this case, it took the latter to remind the former that you shouldn't feel "too familiar" with oppressed groups. Certainly not "familiar" enough to feel comfortable dropping a racial slur.Read More
Ever since the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin announced its plans for a women-only screening of Wonder Woman, a small male subset of the internet seems to be competing for Worst Reaction. The city's mayor responded to one of these men, and it's perfection.Read More
Update on the GOP Red Pill Creator: He Just Resigned, After Being Protected By His Republican Colleagues
Robert Fisher, the Republican lawmaker who also created Reddit's awful Red Pill forum, resigned after an investigative committee voted not to take any action against him.Read More
Republican Lawmaker Who Created Reddit’s Red Pill Forum Dragged by Women at an Investigative Hearing
Don't worry, though. He swears he's "never hated women."
"I can tell you with certainty, rape is no joke. When you use it to fumble around with other rape apologists in chatrooms designed to discuss sexual strategies with other misogynists, you are not just participating in rape culture. You are grooming it, you are cultivating it, you are growing it."Read More
This is not Sally Yates' first rodeo when it comes to taking down powerful men who try to discredit her, and boy have they been trying lately. The President may have even committed a felony by attempting to
bully influence Yates' testimony over Twitter. Yet, while the phrase "Nevertheless, she persisted" was introduced into the mainstream because of Elizabeth Warren, it could just as easily apply to Sally Yates. She is not having your misogynist condescension and bullying, thank you.
When last we heard about the Nigerian schoolgirls from Chibok who were kidnapped by an Islamic militant group called Boko Haram, twenty-one had been freed only to face sexist shaming when they returned home. Today, we learned that more girls have been freed by their captors, only to have to deal with publicity before getting to see their families.Read More
And we love it.
As much as I wanted to see Hillary Clinton become the U.S's first female President, it's also refreshing to see her free of the demands and harsh scrutiny and criticism of the campaign trail. Free to be way more loose with how she expresses her thoughts and feelings. And I love it.Read More
Today In Disappointing: William Shatner Cries “Misandry,” Proving That Fans Understand Kirk Better Than He Does
On Twitter yesterday, William Shatner got involved in a discussion about misogyny and its imaginary counterpart, "misandry" (you know, "reverse racism's" cousin?). What's interesting is that the discussion, as well as his disappointingly sexist comments, were the result of a fan tagging him in an article that the fan completely misunderstood.Read More
The founder of the misogyny hub has ben outed as a GOP lawmaker from New Hampshire. That's terrifying and, honestly, not that surprising.Read More
A game show in the Netherlands is gaining widespread criticism for their show 'Bring Your Bathing Suit,' which features segments like 'fat or pregnant?' 'Is this a man or a woman?' and 'Chinese or Japanese?' All of those are exactly what you're hoping they're not.Read More
White Male Lawmakers Are Really Mad They Got Called Out for Playing Cards While Women of Color Were Speaking
During a lengthy debate in the Minnesota House last week over a bill to raise penalties on protestors, a number of women of color gave impassioned, thoughtful speeches. And a lot of white men didn't hear them, because they were busy playing cards in another room.Read More
The Era of the Socially Acceptable (and Totally Misogynistic) Hatred of Anne Hathaway Is Finally at an End
Everyone has different tastes, and we all have actors we don't care for. We all meet personalities that rub us the wrong way. If Anne Hathaway isn't for you, that's fine. But we can't pretend like the widespread, mass-hating of Hathaway was rooted in anything but straight-up misogyny.And it looks like we don't have to anymore.Read More
Is this the Upside Down?
Is this a prank? It has to be a prank, right?Read More
Comedians Jono and Ben have released a parody of the interrupted BBC interview with Professor Robert E. Kelly. In their version, it's instead a mother who gets interrupted by her children--and her very different reaction illustrates our gendered expectations for domestic labor.Read More
His meeting with Angela Merkel was a total embarrassment.Read More
The U.S. military has a long history of misogyny, sexual assault, and gender inequality within its ranks, and it seems that this type of behavior and disregard for its female members extends to life outside the armed forces, too. Today, we learned that many Marines are semper fi to misogyny as we learned about a Facebook group where male Marines, both current and retired, posted and shared nude images of female colleagues.Read More
NM City Councilor Responds to Women’s March With Domestic Violence Joke, Is Example of How Trump Has Normalized Misogyny
The Women's March was an event that gave voice to the voiceless, united women of different backgrounds, and sent a clear message of protest. For many others, like J.R. Doporto, it was an opportunity to release the inner misogynist.Read More
Casey Affleck and Nate Parker: How Hollywood and Its Industry Press Help Perpetuate Racism and Misogyny in Film
2016 has been a dumpster fire. Too many cool people have died, too many incompetent people have been elected President of the United States, and there are too many men who've been accused of sexual assault and sexual harassment that now have films they've worked on campaigning for Oscar nominations. Yet those two men, Casey Affleck and Nate Parker, are not being forced to deal with their pasts in the same way.Read More