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  • Calling Hillary 'Mrs. Clinton' is sexist, say Georgetown Dems

    08/24/2016 1:58:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | August 23, 2016 | Christian Spencer
    "Referring to Hillary as 'Mrs. Clinton' diminishes her accomplishments by specifically attaching her to Bill and subtly diverting attention to her famous husband and his administration ... it makes her appear as if she retired after serving as First Lady and retreated to Arkansas to stereotypically sip sweet tea on her front porch, instead of then becoming a [U.S.] Senator and Secretary of State."
  • AP Top News: Trump's stamina attack on Clinton stirs talk of gender bias

    08/23/2016 1:15:12 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    AP ^ | August 23, 2016 | Jill Colvin
    Donald Trump and his Republican allies say Hillary Clinton is weak, lacks stamina and doesn't look presidential. Intent on undermining his Democratic rival, Trump and GOP backers are increasingly relying on rhetoric that academics and even some Republican strategists say has an undeniable edge focused on gender. His criticism of Clinton goes beyond "Crooked Hillary," and complaints about her use of a private email server as secretary of state and her foreign policy decisions.
  • VANITY: NBC News segment says Team USA women winning in Rio & neglects to mention Thrasher & Rhode!

    08/19/2016 11:04:24 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 6 replies
    Self ^ | Aug 18, 2016 | n/a
    Watched NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt last night (Thursday, August 18th). Lester's last segment was on how the USA women were winning more medals than the men in Rio 2016. They showed a variety of photos of different women who have won medals - but I noticed that they didn't include Ginny Thrasher and Kim Rhode, air rifle and skeet shooter respectively, in the segment. They've won medals too -- Gold Medal for Thrasher and 4 or 5 career Olympic medals for Rhode, including one in Rio. The NBC Nightly News website shows last night broadcast, but it does...
  • Gloria Steinem: Clinton has low approval ratings because she's a woman

    08/13/2016 4:45:41 PM PDT · by PROCON · 74 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Aug. 12, 2016 | JOSHUA AXELROD
    Feminist icon Gloria Steinem said Friday that she believes Hillary Clinton's low favorability ratings are at least partially due to her being a woman. She said that isn't the only reason the Democratic nominee has hit her lowest approval ratings in 24 years, but the subliminal connections associated with her and her womanhood affect public perception. "As children, most of us are raised by women, so we may tend to associate female authority with childhood. We see it as emotional, overwhelming, perhaps inappropriate to public life, not rational enough," Steinem told the Hollywood Reporter. "You can see that in some...
  • DNC replaces two Vermont delegates - because they're men

    07/21/2016 2:07:20 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 21, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    The Democratic National Convention ordered the state party of Vermont to replace two delegates ó because they're men. State Sen. Tim Ashe and party insider Ken Dean were ordered to be replaced by the DNC so that the party could achieve a gender balance. Dean and Ashe have filed a formal complaint with the DNC's credentials committee, according to the Associated Press. Dean and Ashe were elected by the people of Vermont to serve as delegates on June 11. Everything was fine until July 5, when the DNC ordered the state party to replace the two men with women. This...
  • Australia's national women's soccer team the Matildas lose 7-0 to an under FIFTEENS boys' side [tr]

    06/08/2016 4:22:15 PM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 27, 2016 | Cameron Phelps
    Australia's national women's soccer team have suffered a devastating defeat in the lead up to the Rio Olympics - going down 7-0 to the Newcastle Jets under-15 boys side.
  • Reporters grill Bernie: Is it sexist to stay in the race against Hillary?

    06/07/2016 10:35:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Poor Hillary...always a victim. Reporters (who only want unbiased truth and are totally not in the tank for Hillary) are worried. Something is amiss in Democrat-land. Bernie Sanders is still in the race and - wait for it - heís a man. Hillary, on the other hand, is a woman. So, clearly, thereís some sort of ďismĒ at work here. No, itís not socialism. Theyíre both socialists. Itís one of the other ďisms.Ē
  • Hillary Clinton Plagued by Imaginary Sexism

    06/06/2016 5:00:49 PM PDT · by Benny Huang · 14 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | June 6, 2016 | Benny Huang
    Hillary Clinton breathed new life into her "girl power" campaign last week when she complained in a New York Magazine interview about latent sexism. According to Mrs. Clinton, she'd encountered people at campaign events who told her "I really admire you, I really like you, I just don't know if I can vote for a woman to be president." Yeah--said no one ever. It's as if someone said to her "You're awesome, I love you, but I'm just too sexist to check the box next to your name." We're supposed to believe that sexism is now so pervasive that even...
  • Hillary Clinton: People say, 'I really like you, I just donít know if I can vote for a woman'

    05/31/2016 11:52:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 157 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 31, 2016 | Dylan Stableford
    The former secretary of state and Democratic frontrunner says she still encounters sexism on the campaign trail ó even on the rope line. Hillary Clinton says while sexism on the campaign trail is not as severe as it was in 2008 when she first ran for president, it still lingers - even in her encounters with would-be supporters. [Snip] She also said that men fear ambitious women like her. "I think it's the competition," Clinton said. "Like, if you do this, there won't be room for some of us, and thatís not fair."
  • Former Miss Universe: Trump called me 'Miss Piggy' (the MSM thinks they finally caught Trump alert)

    05/19/2016 10:54:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 92 replies
    Politico ^ | May 19, 2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Days after The New York Times published a Sunday cover story chronicling instances in which Donald Trump crossed the line with women, a former Miss Universe is sharing how the now-presumptive Republican presidential nominee shamed her decades ago, even going as far as to call her "Miss Piggy" for gaining weight.
  • CNN: Hillaryís high unfavorable numbers are due to rampant - if subconscious - sexism

    04/18/2016 11:57:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 53 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/18/16 | Robert Laurie
    Sexist Democrats for Bernie! According to a recent Wall Street Journal and NBC News poll, Hillary Clinton is currently laboring under a hefty 56% unfavorable rating. Please be aware that this is not her fault. The fine panel at CNNís New Day with Chris Cuomo wants you to know that the problem lies not with Hillary, but with you. Whether youíre a Republican, Democrat, or Independent, you should be ďready for Hillary.Ē If youíre not, thereís a good chance you simply donít like Mrs. Clinton itís because youíre sexist. As CNN political commentator Errol Louis points out, itís not decades...
  • AWFUL! 16 Cruz-Supporting Female Reporters Sought to Destroy Trump Campaign Manager=> APOLOGIZE NOW

    04/13/2016 6:47:06 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 95 replies
    GP ^ | 4/13/2016 | J Hoft
    Full Title: AWFUL! 16 Cruz-Supporting Female Reporters Sought to Destroy Trump Campaign Manager=> APOLOGIZE NOW YOU WERE WRONG ¬ó APOLOGIZE NOW! Cruz Supporters Endorsed an Awful Hoax ¬Ė They Sought to Destroy an Innocent Man. DISGUSTING! On March 30, 2016 a group of self-righteous Ted Cruz supporters released a prepared statement demanding Donald Trump fire Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski for the media hoax that he assaulted Michelle Fields by walking past her at a Trump event in Jupiter, Florida.The group of ¬ďguilty until proven innocent¬Ē included S.E. Cupp, Mary Katharine Ham, Dana Loesch, Katie Pavlich and Meghan McCain.These ¬ďconservatives¬Ē do...
  • Virtual reality tested by NFL as tool to confront racism, sexism

    04/10/2016 9:52:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies
    usatoday | April 9, 2016 | Marco della Cava
    Linky only.
  • Donald Trump Doomed Against Hillary As Gender Gap Becomes Abyss, Polls Show

    04/05/2016 10:41:13 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6 April 2026 | S.A. Miller
    Donald Trump missed a chance early in the presidential race to make inroads with independent female voters, but now the damage is done and analysts say the Republican front-runner likely canít make amends with women he repulsed by spewing insults and sexist remarks. Republican presidential candidates have suffered a gender gap for decades, but Mr. Trump turned the gap into an abyss, which polls show will doom him to a sweeping loss in a general election matchup against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. The real estate mogul fared worse than his two Republican rivals in theoretical matchups against Mrs. Clinton, largely...
  • Women #DefendDonald "What the media won't tell you."

    04/02/2016 11:49:26 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/26/16 | Niskey
    The vlogger Niskey says this is "the first in a series of videos that debunk the media lies regarding Donald Trump and help #DefendDonald." He subtitles it "What the media won't tell you."
  • Conservative radio host firebombs Donald Trump in brutal interview (Charlie Sykes)

    03/28/2016 11:42:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 151 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 28, 2016 | Allan Smith
    Wisconsin radio host Charlie Sykes grilled GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump in a tough Monday-morning interview on Trump's treatment of Heidi Cruz and other instances of sexism... Sykes used the discussion regarding Trump's treatment of Cruz's wife as an opportunity to discuss broader issues of sexism. He asked Trump about a recent commercial, from another anti-Trump PAC, that featured women reading critical statements Trump has said about other women's looks...
  • Barbra Streisand: The Sexism in American Politics (Fighting ďOutright SexismĒ To Become President)

    03/28/2016 9:21:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | March 25, 2016 | Barbra Streisand
    Why is it that today even a woman as impressive as Hillary Clinton is judged not by her merits and extensive resume alone, but held to a pernicious double standard? Twenty-two years ago, I had the honor of introducing Hillary Clinton at a Humanitarian Award dinner, given by The Elie Wiesel Foundation. I said of her then and it holds true today, "There is no one in this country who would deny the competence, intellect, stamina, warmth and courage of Hillary Rodham Clinton... But the criticism of Hillary Clinton has again demonstrated that the strong, competent woman is still a...
  • Our Lady Of Perpetual Grievances

    03/25/2016 7:23:42 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-25-2016 | MOTUS
    Our Lady of Perpetual Grievances ďBut by the time I began to attend school I started to encounter people with less faith in my abilities to reach my goals. People who didnít think I was smart enough and would call on the boys instead of the girls, even though the girls had better grades. Asking my brother what career plan he had, but me what kind of man I wanted to marry.Ē Ė Mail On Line And do tell, Our Lady, what was your answer - what kind of man did you want to marry?A community organizer? Community Organizer: a...
  • Men Used To Whistle At Michelle Obama And Sheís Not Happy About It [VIDEO]

    03/24/2016 10:20:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 83 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    First Lady Michelle Obama has been the victim of sexism, she said Wednesday, because men used to whistle at her while she walked down the street. ďAs I got older, I found that men would whistle at me or make comments about how I looked as I walked down the street as if my body were their property, as if I were an object to be commented on instead of a full human being with thoughts and feelings of my own,Ē Obama said during a speech at the ďLet Girls LearnĒ initiative in Argentina. Obama, who launched ďLet Girls LearnĒ...
  • Sexism and the Poor Campaigner: Hillary Clinton Meets Modern Times

    03/24/2016 10:06:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2016 | Brian Birdnow
    Well, we all knew this would happen, didnít we? It comes as no surprise, except that maybe it occurred a bit earlier than most people expected. In a lead editorial entitled ďSexism Stinks,Ē a major metropolitan daily newspaper accused other media voices, mostly male, of covertly playing the gender card against Hillary Clinton, suggesting that the criticisms of the Democratic frontrunner were based on the fact that she is a woman running for a manís job. Naturally, the newspaper argues that this is reprehensible and that such thinking should have been thrown out of polite discourse decades ago. The paper...
  • Mosque Weapon Seizure Called Discriminatory [semi-satire]

    02/12/2016 3:04:51 PM PST · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Feb 2016 | John Semmens
    Raids by French authorities have resulted in the confiscation of hundreds of war-grade weapons from numerous mosques throughout the country. The raids were inspired by the November 13th Islamic terrorist attack that killed 130 people in Paris. The raids were denounced as discriminatory by Imam Aliki Kilyu. "We would never see the government raiding churches and confiscating crucifixes," he complained. "By singling out the holy places of Muslims for their intrusions these kafirs have disrespected the beliefs of Islam." Kilyu rebuffed contentions that crucifixes and weapons cannot be compared. "Christians are the ones who believe in turning the other cheek....
  • Live Thread Democrat Debate on PBS (keep your enemies close)

    02/11/2016 6:05:32 PM PST · by Yaelle · 264 replies
    PBS ^ | 02/11/16 | Self
    Anyone have strong enough stomach and information junkie brain to dare watch with me?
  • Accused (Impeached) Rapist Bill Clinton Complains That 'Bernie Bros' Are 'Profane' And 'Sexist'

    02/08/2016 9:39:55 AM PST · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 7, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    Former President Bill Clinton, the accused rapist and serial sexual harasser, lashed out at a campaign event in New Hampshire on Sunday at the cohort of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders backers dubbed "Bernie Bros," accusing them of engaging in "vicious trolling" of Hillary Clinton's supporters. "People who have gone online to defend Hillary and explain why they support her have been subject to vicious trolling and attacks that are literally too profane - not to mention sexist - to repeat," Clinton told a crowd of 300 gathered at Milford Middle School Sunday afternoon according to Politico and Bloomberg Politics.
  • VIDEO: Papers shake in Bill Clinton's hand as he accuses Sanders supporters of 'sexism'

    02/08/2016 8:21:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | February 8, 2016 | Olaf Ekberg
    An increasingly geriatric Bill Clinton is upping his attacks on the 74-year-old socialist Bernie Sanders, and is attempting to link anonymous internet "trolls" to Hillary's rival. Holding apparent print outs of internet comments, Clinton escalated his attacks on his wife's opponent in Milford, New Hampshire Sunday night. Bill Clinton Takes Aim at Bernie Sanders "For her, this is not about grand revolution. This is about whether can improve peoples lives," Clinton said with a frail voice. "Vicious trolling," he dubbed apparent comments made towards female Clinton supporters, "that are literally too profane often - not to mention sexist - to...
  • Hillary Clinton Raises Her Voice, and a Debate Over Speech and Sexism Rages

    02/05/2016 5:59:47 AM PST · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 4, 2016 | Amy Chozick
    Hillary Clinton has been speaking in public for decades. But in recent days, political observers have called her voice "loud, flat, harassing to the ear." They have said she has a "decidedly grating pitch and punishing tone" and called her "shrill." "I think a lot of it with Hillary Clinton has to do with style and delivery, oddly enough," said Bob Woodward, the veteran Washington Post editor, on MSNBC on Wednesday. "She shouts," he said, adding that there was "something unrelaxed about the way she is communicating." Mrs. Clinton, who admits she does not have the natural oratory skills of...
  • [SATIRE] DOJ to Investigate Oscars

    01/29/2016 7:52:59 PM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Jan 2016 | John Semmens
    The absence of blacks, gays, and transgenders from the ranks of those nominated for this year's Academy Awards has spurred outrage among cultural elites. Hollywood power couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith announced they will boycott the awards ceremony. Homosexual actor Ian McKellen groused that "we mustn't let the attention given to racism completely overshadow the homophobia plaguing the film industry." US Attorney General Loretta Lynch labeled "the lack of nominations for legally protected groups is disturbing. The claim that nominees are democratically determined by secret ballot does not exempt the Academy from affirmative action laws. Racially disparate outcomes...
  • '90s Scandals Threaten to Erode Hillary Clinton‚Äôs Strength With Women

    01/20/2016 11:33:21 AM PST · by chopperman · 16 replies
    This month, Lena Dunham, wearing a red, white and blue sweater dress with the word ‚ÄúHillary‚ÄĚ emblazoned across the chest, told voters how Hillary Clinton had overcome sexism in her political career. ‚ÄúThe way she has been treated is just more evidence of the fact that our country has so much hatred toward successful women,‚ÄĚ Ms. Dunham, the creator and star of the HBO series ‚ÄúGirls,‚ÄĚ said at a Clinton campaign event in Manchester, N.H. But at an Upper East Side dinner party a few months back, Ms. Dunham expressed more conflicted feelings. She told the guests, at the Park...
  • Bill Clinton Privately Mocked Paula Jones as an Attention-Seeking 'Floozy' (deserved IRS audit)

    01/06/2016 10:48:24 AM PST · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 6, 2016 | Alana Goodman
    Bill Clinton dismissed Paula Jones in the 1990s as a "floozy" and a "nobody" who was only suing him for sexual harassment in order to have her "moment in the sun," according to an audio diary recorded at the time by one of his closest confidantes. Clinton's friend and biographer, Taylor Branch, took notes on a late-night conversation he had with the president on Oct. 2, 1997, and immediately recorded them into an audio diary. The recordings were recently obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. According to Branch's diary, Clinton discussed the pending sexual harassment lawsuit brought against him by...
  • I stopped reading white male authors last year. Here's what I learned.

    01/05/2016 6:35:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 62 replies
    The Week ^ | January 5, 2015 | Jeva Lange
    A funny thing happens when you spend the better part of a year reading and watching stories by people other than white, Western men ‚ÄĒ you start to notice who is in charge. Last April, my frustration with the homogeneity of easily accessible art made me swear off reading or watching anything by white men until 2016. Instead, I chose to spend the year immersing myself in stories by anyone but white, Western directors and authors (you can read the rules I had to follow here and see the list of books I read here).
  • Trump fires back, hitting Bill Clinton‚Äôs ‚Äėpenchant for sexism‚Äô

    12/27/2015 5:41:30 PM PST · by Baynative · 38 replies
    the Hill blog ^ | 12/27/2015 | Kyle Balluck
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump late Saturday blasted the announcement that former President Bill Clinton will campaign for his wife, Hillary Clinton. The real estate mogul said the former president has a ‚Äúpenchant for sexism‚ÄĚ in a tweet.
  • Barbra Streisand on Gender Inequality: 'Even Female Mice Are Discriminated Against!'

    12/14/2015 12:32:37 PM PST · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Brietbart ^ | December 12, 2015 | Kipp Jones
    Speaking at an event for women in Los Angeles this week, Barbra Streisand complained that society is so misogynistic, even female laboratory mice are being discriminated against. "Gender discrimination drives me crazy," said the multiple Grammy and Academy award-winning actress and singer. "Women are still treated as second-class citizens when it comes to equal pay in the workplace and equal representation in Congress." [Snip] Streisand, who has made contributions toward heart disease research for nearly three decades, then spoke out about gender inequality in medical research. "Gender inequality even extends to mice in the labs," she said. "They're all male!"...
  • Feminist Internet: Witchcraft Is Sexist and Transphobic

    11/22/2015 6:55:41 PM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | November 20, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    According to Social Justice Internet, there is a ‚Äúsexism problem in the modern witchcraft community‚ÄĚ and you should be very, very, very concerned for all of the witches it‚Äôs impacting. ‚ÄúWitchcraft may be a woman-centric lifestyle, but it still exists in a man-centric world ‚ÄĒ which means that sexism is, of course, an issue,‚ÄĚ Jaya Saxena writes in her very important piece for the website Mic.
  • Anita Sarkeesian asks Google and United Nations to ban her critics!

    11/10/2015 2:55:26 PM PST · by GilGil · 24 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/10/2015 | Anita Sarkeesian
    It is absolutely amazing that this crap is sponsored by the United Nations. I posted this in light of what happened at Mizzou. What you see in this video with these air heads is taking society back a thousand years where you were guilty and then proven innocent. Mizzou is the illustration of what these people want in this video. This is simply unbelievable that the UN pays for and sponsors this crap.
  • Religious Accommodation, or Political Favoritism?

    11/03/2015 10:43:28 AM PST · by imardmd1 · 17 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | November 2, 2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    For the Left, however, "discrimination training" is a rather one-sided affair. Christians have certain beliefs with regard to same-sex marriage, yet when it comes to an accommodation for those beliefs Christians must accommodate homosexuals. Thus when Sweet Cakes bakery shop refused to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding, a ceremony owners Aaron and Melissa Klein insisted was a violation of their religious convictions, the Oregon commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries ordered the couple to pay $135,000 in damages for emotional and mental suffering arising from the denial of service. By contrast, Azucar Bakery, a homosexual-run business...
  • Mika: 'I'm Going to Get Killed' for Criticizing Hillary for Accusing Sanders of Sexism

    10/27/2015 4:48:10 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough had to prod her into it, but once she got going, Mika Brzezinski unleashed a blistering tirade against Hillary on today's Morning Joe for accusing Bernie Sanders of sexism. Hillary has ginned up great feminist umbrage at Sanders' statement at the debate that people need to stop "shouting" about gun violence and do something about it. A clip was played of Hillary at two stump events saying that when women talk some people think they're shouting. In an extended riff, Mika repeatedly called Hillary's shtick "pathetic," adding that she was "cringing" at the "stupidity" of it. Mika said...
  • Mathews: Hillary's Gender "A Big Part" Of Benghazi Testimony,Will Be Hounded By A Bunch Of Guys"

    10/22/2015 8:16:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 22, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBCís ďHardballĒ host Chris Matthews remarked that Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clintonís gender is ďa big part of even todayĒ and that sheíll be ďhounded by a bunch of guysĒ during MSNBCís coverage of her testimony before the Benghazi Select Committee on Thursday.
  • Democratic National Committeewoman says her party is 'clearing a path' for Hillary because [tr]

    10/15/2015 10:59:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 15, 2015 | David Martosko
    The Democratic National Committee is 'clearing a path' for Hillary Clinton to be its presidential nominee because its upper power echelons are populated with women, according to a female committee member who was in Las Vegas for Tuesday's primary debate. Speaking on the condition that she isn't identified, she told Daily Mail Online that the party is in the tank for Clinton, and the women who run the organization decided it 'early on.' The committeewoman is supporting one of Hillary's rivals for the Democratic nomination, and said she spoke freely because she believes the former Secretary of State is benefiting...
  • HuffPo Cries "Sexism" Despite Perpetrating the Same Sexism Sixty Minutes Earlier

    10/04/2015 2:38:13 PM PDT · by rightistight · 2 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 10/4/15 | Aurelius
    <p>The Huffington Post, in a stunning display of hypocrisy, claimed that a group of women who were using their phones were not "living in the moment" and should change how they live their lives. One hour later, they called out an MLB announcer for being "mean" for making fun of a group of women who were on their phones.</p>
  • Helen Mirren says men putting their arm around their girlfriendís shoulders looks like Ďownershipí

    09/14/2015 1:56:09 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 129 replies
    (UK) Metro ^ | September 13, 2015 | Harry Readhead
    Dame Helen Mirren is not shy to speak her mind. The Oscar-winning actress has taken aim at men who sling their arm over their girlfriendís shoulders because it looks like Ďownershipí. In an interview with the Mail On Sundayís You Magazine, Dame Helen compared women to Ďtoddlers in this modern worldí in the sense they were were still Ďtrying to find their position in the age of sexual liberation, birth control, education and financial independence.í
  • The struggle to be taken seriously in the age of subtle sexism

    09/06/2015 12:25:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    Raleigh News Observer ^ | September 4, 2015 | Blake Dodge
    I identify as female. I am apparently a conventionally attractive student-athlete at UNC-Chapel Hill. I grew into my ears a few years back. I have lighter eyes and darker skin, and with the exception of a bit of an eyebrow discrepancy, my face is generally symmetrical. Writing this now, I feel my stomach drop. In a culture that regularly exploits sexuality, itís ironically unacceptable when women openly acknowledge it themselves. But hear me. The following is a string of subtle and routine occurrences that make me feel less human and should take their rightful place among the larger narrative of...
  • Sigma Nu frat at Old Dominion suspended for offensive banners

    08/25/2015 9:09:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | August 25, 2015 | Mariano Castillo
    Just before the new semester kicked off at Old Dominion University, some un-"welcome" signs have resulted in a fraternity's suspension. Parents bringing their freshmen students to move-in at the Norfolk, Virginia, campus and community last week might have glimpsed these banners hanging from the balcony of a private home. "Rowdy and Fun. Hope your baby girl is ready for a good time," read one of the signs, which was spray-painted on a sheet. "Freshman daughter drop off," and "Go ahead and drop off mom too," were messages displayed on two other sheets, CNN affiliate WTKR reported. Members of the Sigma...
  • Women's group criticizes Rauner for all-male Tollway board

    08/11/2015 10:53:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | July 22, 2015 | Richard Wronski
    A national women's organization is challenging Gov. Bruce Rauner's appointments to the Illinois Tollway, saying he is violating state law by creating an all-male board. Over the past three months, Rauner has named five male directors and re-appointed another to the nine-member Tollway board, which already included three men. In addition, Rauner backed Greg Bedalov as the agency's new executive director. Bedalov replaced Kristi Lafleur, who had held the post under the tenure of former Gov. Pat Quinn. The National Council of Women's Organizations is charging that Rauner is violating the Illinois Gender Balanced Appointments Act. The 1991 law is...
  • Prominent sexist Erick Erickson says Donald Trumpís sexism has no place in the GOP

    08/08/2015 9:37:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Vox ^ | August 8, 2015 | Max Fisher
    Late on Friday, Erick Erickson, who is a Fox News contributor and editor of the conservative blog network RedState, announced that he was uninviting Donald Trump from RedState's annual conference of GOP leaders. The reason, Erickson said, was Trump's overtly sexist comments to Fox News host Megyn Kelly, who had moderated the recent GOP primary debate. "As much as I do personally like Donald Trump, his comment about Megyn Kelly on CNN is a bridge too far for me," he wrote. "There are just real lines of decency a person running for President should not cross." This would seem like...
  • Historyís Complexity Should Discourage Liberalsí Cheap Retroactive Morality

    08/06/2015 5:00:00 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/6/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Some Democratic-party groups are renouncing their once-egalitarian idols, the renaissance genius Thomas Jefferson and the populist Andrew Jackson. Both presidents, some two centuries ago, owned slaves. Consequently, the two men have been suddenly deemed unworthy of further liberal reverence. In Connecticut, for instance, the state Democratic party has removed the two presidentsí names from an annual fundraiser previously known as the Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey Dinner. There are lots of strange paradoxes in the current frenzied liberal dissection of past sins. One, a historic figure must be near perfect in all dimensions of his or her complex life to now pass progressive muster....
  • Brooklyn Museum Exhibit Claims Sneakers are Sexist

    07/13/2015 7:06:19 AM PDT · by rightistight · 40 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/13/15 | Aurelius
    Elizabeth Semmelhack, the senior curator at The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, believes that there is a thing called "sneaker culture" and it is sexist. She has brought her beliefs to the United States with ďThe Rise of Sneaker Culture,Ē an exhibition that explores such topics, which opened at the Brooklyn Museum on July 10. ďWe donít consider sneakers to be feminine. Therein lies the essential difference,Ē Semmelhack explains. ďSneaker collecting, done by many men, is [described] in the tradition of other male collecting, like baseball cards and fine wines. Itís about having every single one in every single model....
  • HuffPo Article Claims Restroom Signs "Sexist" because Women Do Not Wear Pants in Them

    06/29/2015 8:22:10 AM PDT · by rightistight · 27 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/29/15 | Aurelius
    The Huffington Post is now claiming that the generic men and women on restroom signs are sexist, saying that women's restroom symbols are not wearing pants. These and other complaints were compiled in an article published last week titled, "A Badass Feminist Coloring Book For The Powerful Ladies In Your Life." The article is literally just uncolored pictures of women, some of which have quotes and complaints about life in America. One of the quotes actually complained about this: The quote and picture accompanying the Huffington Post's complaint reads, "We live in a world that is so sexist that women...
  • Mankiller Money?

    06/24/2015 5:41:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2015 | John Stossel
    A woman will be on the new $10 bill, bumping Alexander Hamilton aside. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says he will choose the woman by year's end, based on "input from the public." In one survey of the "public," the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation, Wilma Mankiller, placed fourth. I understand the wish to counter sexism prevalent in early America, but "Mankiller?" The name alone probably reveals something about the attitude of some of those voters. Fortunately, more voted for Harriet Tubman. Tubman escaped slavery to become a leader of the Underground Railroad, then repeatedly returned to slave territory...
  • Study: Men with Facial Hair are Perceived as More Sexist

    06/17/2015 11:43:56 AM PDT · by rightistight · 64 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/17/15 | Aurelius
    A study released last month suggests that, regardless of actual personal actions or beliefs, men with facial hair are perceived as being more sexist than those without. Written by Rebekah Herrick, a professor at Oklahoma State University, the study showed candidates pictures of men in Congress with and without facial hair. They were also shown on a scale, including clean-shaven men, men with stubble, men with mustaches, and men with full beards. "Pictured members of Congress with facial hair were perceived by our student subjects as more masculine, and less supportive of feminist issue positions, although not more willing to...
  • New Feminist Organization Vows to Destroy "Christian Fascist Woman-Haters," US Military

    06/16/2015 4:34:23 PM PDT · by rightistight · 44 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/16/15 | Aurelius
    A new feminist organization calling itself "Stop Patriarchy" has vowed to destroy "Christian fascist woman-haters," as well as other things it claims oppress women, including Churches and the United States military. Writing on their website, StopPatriarchy.org, the group explains that their goal is to "FIGHT to STOP the enslavement of women." The way to do that, according to the feminist group, is to fight against and destroy oppressors. "Christian fascist woman-haters are violently hacking away at abortion rights and even birth control, slamming women backwards," they explain. Running from June 15 until June 19, the group is running a campaign...
  • Feminist Author: White Men Need to Stop Writing So Much

    06/04/2015 12:42:28 PM PDT · by rightistight · 62 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/4/15 | Aurelius
    Writing online, author Elisa Gabbert answered one of her reader's questions about whether he should stop writing because of his "privilege" of being white and male. An anonymous reader asked Gabbert: "I am a white, male poetóa white, male poet who is aware of his privilege and sensitive to inequalities facing women, POC, and LGBTQ individuals in and out of the writing communityóbut despite this awareness and sensitivity, I am still white and still male. Sometimes I feel like the time to write from my experience has passed, that the need for poems from a white, male perspective just isnít...