BY Hanna Lustig
on Aug 04, 2015
Women of the workplace, unite! Even your office building’s air conditioner is sexist, new research suggests. This week, two scientists (both male, thanks fellas!) published a study revealing the guidelines most office buildings use to set temperatures were created in the 60s, when women were largely absent from office environments. You know, because we weren’t wanted there and women aren’t fit for work outside the home, blah, blah. With only male employees, the “thermal comfort model” equation was formulated with male metabolic rates in mind. Read More
BY Olivia Harrison
on Aug 03, 2015
It seems like painfully uncomfortable celebrity interviews are becoming a major trend. This time, the interviewers out did themselves by managing to be both sexist and racist. Quite an accomplishment. The victims: Michael B. Jordan and Kate Mara.
In a recent interview about the upcoming Fantastic Four film with the Rock 100.5 Morning show in Atlanta, the interviewers had a lot of trouble with the concept of Mara and Jordan playing siblings. One interviewer asked, “You’re white and you’re black. Read More
You’ve just spent hours in the delivery room pushing through the pain, and the moment you’ve been waiting for has arrived – your child is here.
You and the father glance at each other – happily – because you did it, and once you arrive home, the one thing you want to do is sleep, after all, you did just produce a baby. Unfortunately, research suggests the father will pull a 180 and want you to do all the work; it seems sleep is no longer an option for you. Read More
BY Elizabeth Ollero
on Jul 30, 2015
A study conducted by The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics has found that black borrowers on average pay 29 basis points more - that’s about .3% more - than comparable white borrowers. Black women suffer the most from this disparity, receiving this different treatment more than black men do. The study was conducted using data from three waves of the U.S. Survey of Consumer Finance. This wasn’t just a fluke.
If you were wondering what a small .3% difference is in dollar terms, Quartz spelled it out for us. Read More
BY Kathryn Hensch
on Jul 22, 2015
Karbonn Mobiles, an Indian cell phone company, recently decided to start a contest on Twitter. Using #WhatWomenWant, dudes were told to “woo girls” with their charm for a chance to “win big.”
The hashtag took a turn for the best when some smart users decided to tell the world what women really love. Hint: it's more than just fancy dates and flowers. Here’s just some of that Twitter witnessed:
The company (of course) chose winners who gave one of the expected, cliché responses. Read More
When you’re Zoe Saldana, your resume is impressive – over 30 films, countless public appearances, and even the label of co-producer on projects like Rosemary’s Baby.
You would assume that Saldana worked hard over the years to obtain this lengthy resume, and while this may be true, another factor came into play, and it’s incredibly sexist.
In a recent interview to promote the new movie Infinitely Polar Bear, Saldana states, “A producer once told me he hired me for the way I held a gun while wearing panties, not for my opinions. Read More
It’s hard to tell if you’re a slut, sometimes. Most of us have heard it at least once, to our faces, behind our backs, written in a bathroom stall (do people still do that?). Read More
BY Alexa Salvato
on Jul 02, 2015
We wrote about the recent passage of a law banning female genital mutilation in Nigeria on Monday, and that isn’t the only feminist news coming out of the African country this week. An all-women’s book club in Nigeria spawned the hashtag #BeingFemaleInNigeria to discuss their experiences of prejudice, sexism, and the unrealistic expectations placed upon them. “The hashtag emerged from a book club based in the capital of Abuja, fronted by young Nigerian woman, Florence Warmate,” Ade Onibada reported for The Voice. Read More
Writer, musician, actress, and former BUST covergirl Carrie Brownstein is perhaps our favorite sentient being. And, as a sentient being, she understands you perfectly. Read More
Adam Sandler keeps popping up in the news lately—not because of his work, but because of fashion. Yeah, that’s right. “Adam Sandler" and the word “fashion” in the same sentence is not something you’d expect to hear, but considering Sandler refuses to dress well, yet keeps himself surrounded by women who are expected to be a certain way, clearly it's something we should be talking about. Read More