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What would you do if you lost your agency after tweeting a photo of a casting note you found sexist? You'd probably quit the industry, right?  That's exactly what Rose McGowan did. But don't take her decision to leave the industry as a sign of weakness. In fact, the last thing McGowan is, is weak. After 25 years working as an actress, she has endured many instances of sexism including the casting note from Adam Sandler asking for her to wear a form-fitting tank top and a push-up bra. Read More
Recently, GOP candidate, business tycoon, and repulsive sexist pig Donald Trump has become a major target on Twitter. This onslaught of tweets with the hashtag #periodsarenotaninsult is coming from women who are live-tweeting their periods. And man, never has live-tweeting been so amusing. After his clash with Fox News correspondent Megyn Kelly (p.s. I cannot get over this name spelling) during Thursday night’s GOP debate, Trump told CNN’s Don Lemon: “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever. Read More
I think last night was the first and only time I have ever and will ever feel pity for a Fox News correspondent. And of course, only someone as foul as Republican frontrunner Donald Trump could cause me to feel for Megyn Kelly. Thursday night at the Fox News Republican primary debate in Cleveland, Kelly asked Trump about his history of disparaging comments about women. And what followed was yet another foul, sexist attack on women and Kelly herself. Read More
About a week ago model/actress/muse Cara Delevingne made headlines for what the Internet called a “painfully awkward” interview with Good Day Sacramento meant to publicize her lead role in Paper Towns, the eponymously named filmic adaption of author John Green’s bestselling young adult novel. Things got a little heated when the host asked Delevingne a sexist, condescending question – and rightfully so. Hollywood press junkets are basically sexism summits,  if this new Funny or Die sketch starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg is an accurate depiction. Read More
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
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
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
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