BY Teresa Lu
on Apr 05, 2013
Yesterday, protesters in various cities joined the Ukrainian feminist group Femen for an international "topless jihad" to combat oppressive sexism in Muslim communities. The protest was inspired by Amina, the young Tunisian woman who was condemned by her country for posting topless photos of herself on the internet."Our boobs will be stronger than their stones" says a protester. Participants have posted photos from Paris, Milan, San Francisco, Montreal, and more.
Check out the Femen blog for updates on the movement.
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BY Teresa Lu
on Mar 23, 2013
19-year-old Tunisian feminist Amina, who posted the following photos of herself on the internet, has recently been delivered by her family to psychiatric care.
The photos were first posted to the Femen-Tunisia webpage. The first photo displays the words "Fuck your morals" written in ink across her torso. The second one shows her smoking a cigarette, adorned with the Arabic words, "My body is my own and not the source of anyone's honor," in an effort to combat sexism in her Islamic community. Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Mar 08, 2013
Want to learn a foreign language? No? Are you sure these big boobs can’t convince you? Dan Lyons from ReadWrite published an article today about all those tacky, outdated, sexist Facebook ads. You know, the ones that use young women in sexy poses to sell everything from Spanish language classes to solar panels (wut?). Facebook has always presented itself as an ideal forum for companies looking for targeted, one-to-one marketing opportunities. The social media site has created complex algorithms meant to tailor advertisements to each product’s ideal consumer. Read More
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 him. 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. Read More
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. 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 on Forbes, decrying how easy it is for girls these days to fly their geek, freak, and nerd flags as high as they damn well please. Read More