BY Ivanna Avalos
on Mar 01, 2012
A San Diego sports anchor has been suspended from work for a week without pay for comments he made about Nascar driver Danica Patrick during a live broadcast.
The sports segment focused on Danica’s move from indie driver to Nascar driver and showed a clip of her talking about her distaste for the words used to describe female athletes, particularly descriptions of their looks, such as "sexy".
The anchor responded, “I’ve got a few words. It’s starts with a ‘b’ and it’s not beautiful.”
The more I watch this video, the more annoyed I get. Read More
BY Intern Maura
on Feb 07, 2012
We all know a Super Bowl just ain’t a Super Bowl without the sexist ads. Never mind the fact that just as many women watch the Super Bowl as men, and that a lot of them especially like to tune in to watch the commercials—nope, plenty of companies remain members of the “boobies = $$$” school of thought. This year, though, the organization Miss Representation started the #NotBuyingIt hashtag on Twitter, encouraging users to point out which ads were especially demeaning to women. Read More