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  • 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 “The Rise of Sneaker Culture,” an exhibition that explores such topics, which opened at the Brooklyn Museum on July 10. “We don’t consider sneakers to be feminine. Therein lies the essential difference,” Semmelhack explains. “Sneaker collecting, done by many men, is [described] in the tradition of other male collecting, like baseball cards and fine wines. It’s 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 poet—a 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 community—but 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 isn’t...
  • Feminists Start "GiveYourMoneytoWomen" Campaign, Demand Men Give Free Money to Women for No Reason

    06/02/2015 9:33:55 AM PDT · by rightistight · 67 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/2/15 | Aurelius
    Feminists on social media have started a campaign called "give your money to women," or "Giveyourmoneytowomen" on Twitter. The point of the campaign is that, according to its creators, men benefit from numerous privileges, including the patriarchy and earning more money than females. For that reason, men should literally give money to women for no other reason than that they are female. Here are just some of the tweets being bandied about on social media:
  • Katie Couric to Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina: C'Mon, Aren't You Just Running For a VP Slot?

    05/13/2015 7:54:02 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/13/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    For months, and even before she declared her presidential candidacy, many have questioned whether former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is actually serious about running for president and not just locking down a vice presidential nomination. This speculation has been driving me nuts, especially since it's continued after she announced a run for the White House earlier this month. But over the weekend anchor Katie Couric, infamous for her interview with Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential cycle, brought up the notion again and asked Fiorina directly if she was really just running to be picked as vice president. "Really many...
  • Senator suggests gender played into Obama-Warren spat

    05/12/2015 1:57:44 PM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | May 12, 2015 | Seung Min Kim
    Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, one of the top Democratic opponents of President Barack Obama’s trade agenda, criticized Obama on Tuesday for what the senator saw as “disrespectful” comments toward Sen. Elizabeth Warren and indicated that Warren’s gender may have played a role. “I think by just calling her ‘another politician’,” Brown told reporters Tuesday when asked how Obama was being disrespectful to Warren. “I’m not going to get into more details. I think referring to her as first name, when he might not have done that for a male senator, perhaps? I’ve said enough.”
  • NYU Teacher: Men Should be Banned from Literary Readings; "Hear Me Now, [Expletive]?!"

    05/06/2015 12:35:11 PM PDT · by rightistight · 48 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/6/15 | Aurelius
    In possibly the dumbest article to ever be written, Gawker author and NYU teacher Josephine Livingstone called for the banning of men from moderating literary reading. The article is titled “Ban Men from Literary Readings” and is literally several paragraphs of sexist ramblings, comments on the fact that many men are straight, and stereotypes. Ms. Livingstone’s piece begins with her complaining that, at a book-reading, that a moderator didn’t choose her to ask a question. “There’s a procession of question-askers,” she writes, “professors, grad students, writers, editors, self-appointed smart guys. Well-intentioned, each one.” She adds, for no discernible reason, “The...
  • Cali Bike Shop Bans Men from Store Certain Nights, Claims Males are "Intimidating"

    04/20/2015 8:29:04 AM PDT · by rightistight · 61 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/20/15 | Aurelius
    Feeling that bicycle maintenance is too male-centric, Bike Forth, a community bike shop in California, will open its doors every other Tuesday specifically to cater to the “Women Trans Femme” (WTF) communities. Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, everyone is welcome, but men are not allowed to shop on these Tuesdays. Volunteers at the shop noticed that “most” of their customers were men, so they felt that they should be banned occasionally so that “other” communities would feel welcome and not intimidated. Anne Hereford, a volunteer at Bike Forth who helped initiate Women Trans Femme Night, said, “The idea is...
  • Emasculating America and the Sexism of Shapes

    04/14/2015 11:46:09 AM PDT · by xuberalles
    Self | 4/13/15 | Me
    Modern day feminists are brainwashing an entire generation of women into believing they are helpless, inferior creatures who are incapable of buying birth control, coping without abortion, raising a family, using a gun for self-defense, getting married or working with men because the Sandra Fluke's of the world are nothing more than sexual objects trapped in a meat-eating, misogynistic society. Essentially, according to the genetic scholars at Salon magazine, it has become feasibly impossible for those human beings with two "X" chromosomes to function, let alone to be responsible for their lives. Yes, the sorority sisters of Sappho actually want...
  • Ted Cruz needs to be more understanding of those less fortunate than him: Letter to the Editor

    04/01/2015 12:26:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | April 1, 2015 | James Mosher
    The article about Sen. Ted Cruz and the start of his White House run ("Ted Cruz announces campaign for president," Plain Dealer, March 23) reveals the sad state of America's fading hope for a sane future. No sane future without sane leaders, in all branches of government. To think of an individual who truly believes that "God's blessing has been on America from the very beginning of this nation, and I believe that God is not done with Americans" is a statement of ignorance, not a sane vision. The original people who lived on this land before the light skinned...
  • Hillary Using Racism Template to Weaponize Sexism?

    03/31/2015 5:34:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    If Hillary Clinton survives her myriad real scandals and becomes the Democratic presidential candidate for 2016, are we going to be bludgeoned with sexism the same way Barack Obama's supporters have exploited "racism"? If recent rumblings from Clinton supporters are any indication, I'm afraid this could be the case. New York Times reporter Amy Chozick recently received an email from a Clinton-supporting group, called HRC Super Volunteers, warning her, "We will be watching, reading, listening and protesting coded sexism." How feminist of that group. You know, that sure sends a signal that its gal can fend for herself without any...
  • Men Smiling at Women is Sexist, Study Concludes

    03/25/2015 10:10:21 AM PDT · by rightistight · 84 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/25/15 | Aurelius
    According to a study released this month by Northeastern University in Boston, nonverbal cues such as smiling are sexist. The study's aim was to find types of sexism that are not readily apparent. Psychologist Jin Goh explained, "While many people are sensitive to sexist verbal offences, they may not readily associate sexism with warmth and friendliness." 27 pairs of men and women participated in the study. They were tasked with playing a trivia game and then talking afterwards. Scientists concluded that men who are nice to women are, in fact, actually sexist because they are tricking them into accepting the...
  • Sex-Selection Infanticide Dates Back to the Greeks: Girl Babies Were Killed, Thrown Into Sewers

    12/23/2014 8:20:55 AM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/23/14 | Murray Vasser
    (LiveActionNews) — A common narrative in our society is that, by opposing abortion and infanticide, Christians are conducting a “war on women.” However, in a fascinating study entitled “The Rise of Christianity,” published by Princeton University Press, sociologist Rodney Stark argues that the phenomenal growth of “the obscure, marginal Jesus movement” was due in large part to women. Stark argues that early Christianity was “especially attractive to women” because “within the Christian subculture women enjoyed far higher status than did women in the Greco-Roman world at large.”Furthermore, Stark argues that the Christian opposition to abortion and infanticide was one of...
  • DC Cancels Comic Cover After Complaints That Joker’s Threatening Batgirl Is Sexist

    03/18/2015 6:16:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | March 17, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    At the artist’s request, DC Comics has decided to cancel a cover design after complaints that the Joker attacking Batgirl is misogynistic and sexist and promotes violence against women. The cover, which features the villain holding a gun to Batgirl and drawing his blood-grin across her face, was supposed to be released as a “variant” cover in June as part of DC’s “Joker Month.”
  • Study: Being Nice to Women Is a Sign of Sexism

    03/12/2015 6:54:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/12/2015 | By Katherine Timpf
    If you’re a man who smiles at women and makes an effort to be kind to them, you’re probably an “insidious” and “treacherous” sexist, according to a study conducted by researchers from Northeastern University in Boston. Seriously. After observing 27 people playing Trivial Pursuit, the researchers determined that these kind of behaviors — previously known as “chivalry” — were actually signs of what’s called “benevolent sexism.” In other words: Men who think that women deserve to be treated well often also think that women should be treated particularly well because they’re women. This, they explain, perpetuates gender inequality. Offering your...
  • We Need a Woman on the $20 Bill

    03/10/2015 9:02:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 102 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 10, 2015 | Lucy Vernasco
    Rosa Parks should be on the $20 bill, not Andrew Jackson—one group is taking that argument all the way to the White House. Women make up 50 percent of the U.S. population and 85 percent of all consumer purchases, so isn’t it about time we got a face on some legal tender? Women on 20s is a nonprofit on a mission to make a woman on the $20 bill a reality. “This is designed to be a grassroots campaign. We want this to come from the people,” says Susan Ades Stone, executive director and strategist of Women on 20s. “This...
  • Professor: Women Genetically "Superior to Men," Males are Inferior Beings

    03/09/2015 9:49:42 AM PDT · by rightistight · 117 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/9/15 | Aurelius
    Melvin Konner, a Professor of Anthropology and Behavioral Biology at Emory University, believes that women will lead the world to “a better place.” More specifically, he argues, “male biology has brought the world war, corruption, and scandal.” He wrote his opinions down in an article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal titled, “A Better World, Run by Women.” Women, he believes, do not become corrupt, they are not scandalous, and shall not ever plunge nations or the world into war. Females, he explains bluntly, are “superior to men in most ways that will count in the future… because of...
  • Maher to Republicans Finally Dumping on Palin: ‘What Took You So Long?!’

    02/07/2015 4:06:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 6, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Bill Maher ended his show tonight finally talking about Sarah Palin‘s rambling Iowa speech that was the final straw for many Republicans and conservatives. But Maher had just one question for them: “What took you so long?!” Maher mocked the revelation as an “emperor has no clues” situation and asked Republicans why they took so long, saying, “The rest of us have been watching this dog eat grass for seven years!” However, while Maher was glad that many conservatives are finally admitting Palin “is a crazy person,” he said they should maybe consider what else they’ve been “wrong” about, like...
  • Am I the only one annoyed by the hectoring pro"women" Super Bowl "commercials?"

    02/01/2015 5:29:34 PM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 193 replies
    my own fevered imagination | February 1, 2015 | me
    Am I the only person watching this "football game" (which is actually a good football game) annoyed by these annoying lectures, masquerading as commercials, about how powerful, capable, independent and valuable women are, so we barbaric men shouldn't devalue them, disrespect them (not actually a word) or hit them? Is this really what we need to be told while we're trying to just watch a ball game? I know the rest of the culture insists on this, but aren't men the primary clientele of the NFL? Why does the NFL have to subject us to this nonsense?
  • Berkeley students outraged course reading includes Plato, Aristotle but nothing from transgenders

    01/22/2015 12:58:37 PM PST · by Zakeet · 63 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 22, 2015 | Maggie Lit
    Two students at the University of California, Berkeley are calling for students to “Occupy the syllabus,” or consider dropping a course if it only includes the works of white men as class material. Students Rodrigo Kazuo and Margaret “Meg” Perret wrote an op-ed in The Daily Californian, the independent student newspaper, titled “Occupy the syllabus” where they called for a student-wide occupation of all social science and humanities classes after they found their upper-division course on classical social theory lacked the works of women, trans people, and people of color. “The course syllabus employed a standardized canon of theory that...
  • The View under fire for being 'racist and sexist' after show insiders leaked rumors that Rosie Perez

    01/22/2015 7:28:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 21, 2015 | Topper Touissant and Josh Gardner
    The View has come under attack from a group of prominent Hispanic women who say the recent treatment of reportedly ousted panel member Rosie Perez has been both racist and sexist. The actress is the center of much talk at the moment that she was fired as a present on The View after less than one season. She is currently on hiatus to perform in Broadway's Fish in the Dark, but insiders say she never adjusted to either the show's signature hard news/soft news chat format or reading a teleprompter. A source on the set of the ABC show also...
  • First World Problems: Real or Imagined

    01/10/2015 12:44:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 9, 2015 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    One of you is going to watch this, and comment: This is 3 minutes and 44 seconds of my life I’ll never get back. There is so much wrong there, it’s hard to know where to start. Please, don’t hate me for posting this. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)
  • If Hillary Clinton wins in 2016, who will dare use ‘old woman’ as an insult?

    01/03/2015 7:10:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | January 2, 2015 | Jonathan Freedland
    Making it to the White House will shift prejudices not only in America, but far beyond. Hillary Clinton was on my mind even before word came of the death of Mario Cuomo. The former governor of New York will be remembered by those who have long forgotten, or never knew, his record running that state chiefly for his oratory and his knack for an enduring phrase. Eight minutes spent on YouTube watching his 1984 rebuttal of Ronald Reagan’s depiction of the US as a “shining city on a hill” will not be wasted. It was Cuomo who memorably told us:...
  • I Kissed the Girl at School (Memories of an Octogenarian)

    01/02/2015 10:07:07 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/2/14 | Jerry Todd
    Today’s little girls still want to be princesses and little boys will naturally gravitate to playing war and competitive games and sports – often to impress a girl – “loving pure and chaste from afar.” I still remember picking a fight with a kid in order to impress Carol McGovern who I had a crush on in 6th grade – got the hell beat out of me as she walked by. Life lesson learned as Ken and I became friends. At least kissing Donna Hoffman in 1st Grade didn’t get me expelled, but surely chastised by Sister Mary Bernice! That’s...
  • Leftist McClatchy Online Ads Disrespect Women

    01/02/2015 2:08:25 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 1 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 12/31/2014 | David Lightman
        Leftist McClatchy (Fresno Bee, Sacramento Bee), routinely trumpets the Demogoguecrat line about "The War on Women". Then look at their online ad policy in action, putting their money where their mouth is. These ads are demeaning to all women and to everyone who cherishes a Mom, Wife, Sister or Daughter I tried to read a serious article about Hillary Clinton, whom the McClatchy Editorial Board has supported in the past. This despite Secretary Clinton's persecution of Kathleen Wiley, Paula Jones and a whole host of other victims of Bubba's serial groping.   You'd think that the Bee chain...
  • Men really are more stupid than women, research shows

    12/12/2014 9:00:17 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 119 replies
    Sarah Knapton, Science Editor ^ | 11:30PM GMT 11 Dec 2014
    It's enough to start a new battle of the sexes, but when it comes to needless and untimely deaths, men win hands down. A 20 year study of the Darwin Awards, an annual review of the most foolish way people have died, found almost 90 per cent were 'won' by males. ... Of 332 independently verified nominations 14 were ruled out of the analysis because they were shared by male and females - usually overly adventurous couples in compromising positions.
  • Pelosi Suggests Questions About Her Future Are Sexist

    11/13/2014 9:22:05 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 26 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | 11/13/14 | BY BILLY HOUSE
    Pelosi Suggests Questions About Her Future Are SexistTop House Democrat wonders why Mitch McConnell wasn't asked about stepping down the way she has been. BY BILLY HOUSE November 13, 2014 Nancy Pelosi on Thursday suggested that sexism plays a role in questions over whether she should remain House Minority Leader after her party's election shellacking last week. "As a woman, is there a message here?" asked Pelosi, 74, at a Capitol news conference. Pelosi challenged how many times reporters had asked that of soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, 72, as his party failed previously to capture the Senate majority...
  • Satire: NY Dems Warn Voters

    10/31/2014 11:56:04 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 Oct 2014 | John Semmens
    The New York State Democratic Committee (NYSDC) has sent out letters to registered Party members warning them that they are being watched to see if they vote in this election. While the letter tried to assure the recipients that their ballots would be secret, it emphasized that “whether you vote is a matter of public record.” NYSDC Chairman, former New York Governor David Patrick, characterized the note as a “friendly reminder. The Democratic Party has done its part to secure a lot of benefits for these people. It’s only fair that they do their share to help keep the cash...
  • Southern Shockwave: Mary Landrieu Blames Obama's Unpopularity on Racism

    10/31/2014 2:39:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 85 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | October 31, 2014 | Wynton Hall
    In comments sure to cascade into regional races across the South, embattled Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) told NBC's Chuck Todd on Thursday that Southern racism is to blame for President Barack Obama's unpopularity. "Why does President Obama have a hard time in Louisiana?" asked Todd. “Let me be very, very honest with you," said Landrieu. "The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It's been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader." Landrieu added: “It has not always been a good place for women, to be...
  • Shoshana Roberts doesn’t want men to “harass” her, but her own webpage mentions her DD breasts

    10/29/2014 7:52:19 PM PDT · by grundle · 46 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 29, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Shoshana Roberts doesn’t want men to “harass” her, but on her own online biography she mentions her DD breasts Shoshana Roberts is the woman who recently made a video about how she was “harassed” when she walked down the sidewalk. Much of this “harassment” consisted of people saying hi and being friendly.You can see the video here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1XGPvbWn0AThe Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also wrote this article about her video and the “harassment” that she received.However, on her online biography, she mentions that her breast size is DD.Shoshana Roberts has every right to list her breast size on her biography....
  • Jennifer Garner decries sexism in Hollywood,

    10/22/2014 3:40:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 21, 2014 | Kirthana Ramisetti
    Jennifer Garner delivered a fiery speech about sexism in Hollywood in which she noted how she and husband Ben Affleck are treated differently by the media. While being honored at Elle's 21st annual Women in Hollywood event Monday night, the "Daredevil" actress lamented the need for having an event dedicated to celebrating female actresses.
  • Are Gay-Marriage Bans a Form of Sexism?

    10/11/2014 5:17:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/11/2014 | ​ALEXANDRA BRODSKY AND ​ELIZABETH DEUTSCH
    Last week, the Supreme Court declined to hear a collection of marriage-equality decisions and deferred for another term what seems now an inevitable ruling for marriage equality. The very next day, the Ninth Circuit handed down an opinion, Latta v. Otter, striking down a number of same-sex-marriage bans. In doing so, the appeals court provided the first of what will surely be many such decisions from which the Court can choose when the justices consider what cases they might hear in the future—and so offers potential rationales by which they might make marriage equality the law of the land. The...
  • Pro-Choice Hypocrisy: Men Should Speak Up if They Support Abortion, Shut Up if Not

    10/07/2014 7:17:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    Life News ^ | Lauren Enriquez
    The abortion movement could also be called the hypocrisy movement. They call themselves feminist, yet are thoroughly anti-woman. They say women have a right to abortion, but deny the right to LIFE. They encourage men to speak up if they advocate abortion, but demand that they shut up if they are Pro-Life. “You don’t have a uterus!” they shout, suggesting that an absence of female reproductive organs disqualifies men from making judgments of right and wrong. But this anatomical difference is no problem – in fact, it is a great boon – when men want to express their belief in...
  • Superhero fans slam 'sexist' Batman, Superman shirts

    10/02/2014 4:58:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 2, 2014 | Victoria Taylor
    Holy sexism, Batman! A series of superhero T-shirts are being blasted for sending female fans the wrong message. One of them, a grey top being sold in Walmart’s junior’s section, says “Training to be Batman’s wife” in bold, pink letters.
  • 6 Modern Societies Where Women Literally Rule

    09/29/2014 8:21:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | September 29, 2014 | Laura Turner Garrison
    Who runs the world? In these six societies: Girls. By standard definition, a matriarchy is a “family, group or state governed by a matriarch (a woman who is head of a family or tribe).” Anthropologists and feminists have since created more specific classifications for female societies, including the matrilineal system. Matrilineality refers not only to tracing one’s lineage through maternal ancestry, it can also refer to a civil system in which one inherits property through the female line. While the legendary Amazons (probably the most widely known matriarchy) are relegated to mythology, there are a handful of female-led societies...
  • "Good for her" When A Woman Abuses A Man

    09/19/2014 8:08:46 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 14 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 9/19/14 | Bob Parks
    The very ABC News that’s owned by the same corporation that owns the very same ESPN that quickly latched onto the anti-violence-against-women media crusade, came out with a segment that aired on “Primetime” in 2006. It would appear none of the sanctimonious in the media remember the segment, if they saw it at all.
  • Prof. dresses as robot to protest Iowa’s ‘sexist,’ ‘homophobic’ pink locker room

    08/29/2014 10:02:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | August 29, 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Kembrew McLeod, director of graduate studies at the university, is organizing a robot march to protest Iowa's sexist pink locker room. McLeod accuses the university of siding with the jocks who used to beat up ‘queers’ in high school. A University of Iowa (UI) professor is protesting the venerable football team’s “sexist” pink visitor locker room by marching around in a robot costume Friday afternoon. Kembrew McLeod, director of graduate studies at the university, organized Friday’s march in order to draw attention to criticism of the locker room as some students and faculty have deemed its pink paint job...
  • Hillary Clinton's five rules for successful women

    08/07/2014 10:45:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Daily Life ^ | August 8, 2014 | Effie Mann
    Speaking with Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive recently, for the magazine's September issue, Hillary Clinton shared her views on combating sexism, and encouraged women to let go of perfection in their quest for success. It’s a sad reality that Clinton, despite her great success, must address the issues of sexism and physical appearance in every interview – imagine if a male politician was quoted encouraging men to throw down their grooming kits and just ‘go for it’, it’s laughable, right? But until women are judge only on their achievements and conduct, until the media’s obsession with women's physical appearance wanes, it’s...
  • Women’s fund seeks share of prosperity for female-focused firms (video)

    08/07/2014 10:57:36 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    pbs ^ | 8-5-2014
    One of the major causes of the financial crash of 2008 was the insularity of the “good old boys” network on Wall Street, says Sallie Krawcheck. The former Citigroup CFO has started a socially responsibly stock mutual fund that promotes the world’s 400 most female-focused firms. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
  • Why A Girl-Powered 'Ghostbusters' Matters

    08/04/2014 10:20:44 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 73 replies
    forbes ^ | 8-4-2014 | Scott Mendelson
    The director of Bridesmaids, The Heat, and the upcoming Melissa McCarthy/Jason Statham action comedy Spy just had to go and get Sony interested in a female-centric reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise (Variety). Hollywood makes fewer smaller-scale releases for multiplex audiences, and the conventional wisdom is that the expensive films need white male leads to maximize worldwide box office potential.  We all saw as Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent ended up becoming one of the biggest grossing films of the year domestically ($234 million) and worldwide ($717m) following a year when the biggest film in America (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and worldwide (Frozen) were female-centric. Even Melissa McCarthy’s Tammy, written off after opening weekend as...
  • Pat Schroeder: Clinton would face 'subdued sexism' (BTW, *Bubba is still dating)

    07/23/2014 2:55:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    MSN ^ | 7/22/14
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Former House Democrat Pat Schroeder predicts that Hillary Clinton would face "a lot of sexism" if she decides to run for president in 2016. Schroeder served in the House from 1973 to 1997 as the first woman elected to Congress from Colorado. Now 73, she appears in "Makers: Women in Politics," a film airing this fall on PBS. She was asked about Clinton on Tuesday at a summer TV critics' meeting. "She's still going to have a lot of sexism," Schroeder said. "I can't believe there's people saying can she still be a grandmother and...
  • The Armpit of Academia

    07/21/2014 5:36:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Mike Adams
    "'Life' in this 'society' being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of 'society' being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation and eliminate the male sex." - Valerie Solanas.Professor Breanne Fahs is a revolutionary. She teaches Women's and Gender Studies at Arizona State University. Recently, she decided to give extra credit to her female students for "defying social norms" by refusing to shave their armpits. In the name of equality, she also gave her male students an opportunity to earn...
  • Lerner Associate: "I Don’t Understand How Anyone But Straight White Men Can Vote Republican”

    07/16/2014 12:46:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7/16/14 | Guy Benson
    Federal employees, like all Americans, are entitled to hold passionate political beliefs. Most executive branch federal employees, however, may not engage in certain political activities, thanks to an anti-conflict of interest principle enshrined in a federal law called the Hatch Act. To wit, President Bush requested the resignation of his GSA administrator in 2008 after the US Office of Special Counsel determined she had violated federal law by participating in a video conference with Karl Rove and sending out partisan letters. (The New York Times was scandalized at the time, though I strangely can´t find their editorial calling for Kathleen
  • Female Yahoo executive sued for sexual harassment

    07/12/2014 7:21:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 11, 2014 | Devika Krishna Kumar
    A high-level female Yahoo Inc executive has been sued in California by a woman who worked under her and is accusing her former boss of sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Maria Zhang, a senior director of engineering at Yahoo Mobile, has been sued by Nan Shi, who worked as a principal software engineer in Yahoo from February 2013, according to a complaint filed on July 8 in Santa Clara Superior Court in San Jose, California.
  • New WH spokesman, Josh Earnest -- same flippant attitude: ‘Never heard of a computer crash before?’

    06/18/2014 2:03:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 06/18/2014 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    Despite growing outrage over the mysterious disappearance of former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner’s emails, the new White House press secretary sees nothing wrong with the government’s inadequate explanation. “I think it’s entirely reasonable. And it’s fact,” incoming spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One on Monday, according to CNN. “You’ve never heard of a computer crashing before?” The IRS admits that it can’t find two years’ of emails requested during the time tea party activists claim they were targeted. Even CNN anchor John King found the explanation unbelievable. “Do you believe in the Easter Bunny?” he...
  • Hillary Clinton Hits Back At Sarah Palin's 'War On Women' Accusation

    06/10/2014 7:14:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 10, 2014 | Colin Campbell
    Hillary Clinton is taking issue with Sarah Palin's interpretation of the Democratic presidential front-runner's book, "Hard Choices."Palin addressed Clinton's new novel on Twitter Monday. "Look who fired the 1st shot in the real 'war on women,'" wrote Palin, a former GOP vice presidential contender. "Hint: it wasn't the GOP." Palin included an excerpt from Clinton's new novel that described how President Barack Obama once asked her to criticize Palin's candidacy. However, speaking on "Good Morning America" Tuesday morning, Clinton said Palin's claim was inaccurate. "Well, that’s not exactly what I said. What I said was that in beginning the process...
  • Mum Dies of Breast Cancer After Doctors Told Her It Was Just TENNIS ELBOW

    06/02/2014 2:28:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Mirror ^ | Jun 02, 2014 | Adam Aspinall
    By the time the illness was diagnosed Jill Goodrum, 46, was terminal - yet she refused to criticise medical staff A mum-of-five has lost her fight with breast cancer after the disease was wrongly diagnosed for two years as tennis elbow. By the time it was discovered that Jill Goodrum, 46, had the condition, it had spread to her lymph nodes and liver – and it was terminal. Her family said she had not criticised doctors for failing to spot the cancer earlier because it would have been so hard to detect. Jill’s daughter Lyndsey Todd, 27, said: “Mum never...