BY Sholeh Hajmiragha
on Mar 07, 2013
Though the Oscars happened two weeks ago, critiques over the sexist undertones of the event are still going strong, specifically over Seth MacFarlane’s unnecessarily demeaning song “We Saw Your Boobs.” This YouTube parody really highlights the issues surrounding MacFarlane’s song, and responds by asking the crucial question – where was your dick? Check out the video below!
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BY Sarah Fonder
on Mar 06, 2013
Several Christian institutions have notoriously severe punishments for sexual activity, but none seem quite as cruel as the case of San Diego Christian College employee Teri James. After the school discovered she was pregnant with a co-worker's child, they not only fired her, but offered her partner a job. The school claims they fired James for the act of premarital sex, but they were well aware that her now-husband Brandon James was the father when they contacted ... Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Feb 25, 2013
OK. We get it. Seth MacFarlane is super audacious and doesn't give a crap who's offended by his comedy. A lot of the time, we love him for it. But seriously, what was with all the sexist nonsense at last night's Academy Awards? It seemed like every other punchline out of his mouth was engineered to be as smugly degrading toward women as possible. And it wasn't just sexism—for good measure, he sprinkled in some racism and homophobia, as well.
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BY Kari Belsheim
on Feb 06, 2013
In another idiotic article by Fox News, Suzanne Venker continues to argue that feminism is a scary, evil monster destroying the American familial institution and all the happiness in the world. Discussing feminism’s role in the destruction of pre-1970s perfect marriages, she says, “Feminism didn’t result in equality between the sexes—it resulted in mass confusion. Today, men and women have no idea who’s supposed to do what.” ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Jan 17, 2013
Guitarist, songwriter, and singer Kate Eldridge is probably one of the hardest working musicians in the punk scene right now. Big Eyes started in Brooklyn, NY (although they’ve relocated to Seattle, WA), and has been releasing LPs, EPs, split 7 inches, and touring left and right since 2009. Kate shreds on guitar and writes some catchy-ass lyrics (see “Back From the Moon”). Big Eyes is like rock ’n’ roll but a little heavier. ... Read More
A recent study by the Yale department of Psychology to determine the relationship between gender and body mass on jurors’ perceptions of guilt has proven that there actually is a correlation, sad as that may be. The study concluded that both weight and gender of a defendant may affect juror perceptions of guilt and responsibility, especially when a male juror is presented with an overweight female defendant.
The 471 adult participants of the study, both lean ... Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Jan 08, 2013
2012 was a banner year for misogyny in the geek/nerd subculture. The Web was absolutely flooded with sexist nonsense on the subject of girls and geekdom. The astoundingly dreadful “Idiot Geek Girl” meme debuted (much to the chagrin of just about everyone), while Tony Harris spewed out his now infamous blog post about how “COSPLAY Chiks” should take their slutty costumes and go home. Tara Tiger Brown even barged into the fray ... Read More
BY Kari Belsheim
on Dec 19, 2012
If you’ve ever had a long mansplanation given to you, you could find yourself needing to vent about it. (“Mansplaining” is when someone gives you a patronizing and often extraneous explanation of something that you already know about, assuming that your pretty little woman brain wouldn’t have this knowledge already because, well, you’re a woman).
Luckily, there is a Tumblr where you can share these special mansplanation moments with ... Read More
BY Genevieve Bleidner
on Dec 17, 2012
2 Chainz has one request in his latest track: dude just wants some “big booty hoes.” But not everyone is okay with this portrayal of women, especially when they see the music video for the popular “Birthday Song,” where the objectification of these women is so incredibly apparent.
In the vid, 2 Chainz, Kanye West, and some male friends are partying it up in the company of beautiful women of color who have—you guessed it—large ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Dec 11, 2012
I can’t get behind elaborate touchdown dances or emotionally overwrought ESPN documentaries, but I’ll always appreciate the hard work of the mascots on the sidelines.
One of my earliest sports memories is being nuzzled by the Phillie Phanatic as I played a pre-game show on the field with my elementary school band. (Popularity: I haz it.) And at my alma mater, inflatable mascot (and John McCain doppelganger) Baldwin the Eagle was known for a tricky ... Read More