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There is speculation that if we put a face to discrimination (racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.) then it will be easier to combat; however, the truth is that prejudice comes in many forms, from explicit hatred to micro-aggressive comments. A recent study also show that even those who claim to support equal rights can harbor internalized bias. Psychology of Women Quarterly released a study examining the implicit and explicit bias in a group of men who interviewed female job applicants. As explained by Fortune, the study was broken down into three parts: 1. Read More
From Rand Paul to plus sized dancers, we've got it all in this week's round up of feminist news stories. We know you've been busy running the world (or at least fighting off the patriarchy), so go ahead and take a breather. Grab a coffee, check out this blog post, and start your glorious weekend off right.  Meryl Streep Just Started A Screenwiring Lab For Hollywood Lepers (Women Over 40)  Meryl Streep is taking yet another step on the path of being absolutely amazing by funding a screenwriters lab for female writers over 40. Read More
The race for the White House has begun, and both sides are doing their best to attract female voters for their party. Democrats are riding hard on the Hillary train, knowing that she will not only perform with women but voters overall; the GOP keeps trying to get its foot in the lady door, but keeps picking complete assholes to speak on its behalf. Cue: Rand Paul. Rand Paul—in his unparalleled idiotic wisdom—said that the election of a female president would not be a huge achievement at all. Read More
As expected, once Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for President, there was a barrage of sexist trolls waiting to make his or her two cents known. It is possible to have a critical discussion about Hillary Clinton without bringing her gender into it. Truly!  Funny or Die released a hilarious video mocking the idiotic comments that some people are making. Read More
Take a look at today’s Google illustration, a young woman clad in a white button down shirt and bright blue bowtie surrounded by little circles of all things mathematics, as if she were simply daydreaming about theoretical physics and algebra. Odds are, she was. Meet Amalie Emmy Noether, better known as Emmy, born 133 years ago today. You may not know her—and today not many do, but it’s time we learn about the woman Einstein called “a genius” and why she was so influential to the mathematics world. Read More
It's no secret that Hillary Clinton is the popular choice for Democrat bid in the upcoming 2016 presidential election, and, just like the discourse surrounding her 2008 primary run, we're seeing a lot of iffy plays on gender politics popping up. One thing that's particularly irked us: Is it okay to put Bill in a dress? Bill For First Lady is a campaign supporting Hillary Clinton’s nomination for president. They are currently accepting signatures for a petition asking her to run and have gained just under 9,000. Read More
Just a few days ago, 17-year old Australian student Masa Vukotic was brutally murdered in a park during part of her exercise routine. Detective Inspector Mick Hughes, in response to this needless death, told the community that people—“particularly females”—should not be alone in the parks. Vukotic was attacked and killed around 7pm; it was still daylight, and there would have been people around. Even if she had been running at 4am in the dark, there was nothing wrong with her activity. Read More
In the war against sexism, we are taught to be resilient against slut-shaming, sandwich jokes, and gendered slurs, but what about when sexism is presented as chivalry? A new study suggests that micro aggressions are shown to be even more problematic than hostile sexism, especially because they are more difficult to pin down. Read More
Indonesian sports apparel manufacturer, Salvo, just brought us back to the 1950s with some solid advice on how to properly wash clothing. The short answer? By re-establishing antiquated gender roles. It’s a well known fact that misogyny leads to cleaner laundry, and now we have some direct instructions. Thanks to Salvo, men no longer have to struggle to understand complicated terms such as “tumble dry low” or “hand wash only," and us women can finally put down our knitting needles, babies, makeup (and whatever else us ladies do) to make ourselves useful. Read More
A Belgian advertisement for the upcoming 2015 E3 Harelbeke cycling competition released an image of a male biker reaching up to grab a woman’s exposed behind. The tagline: “Who squeezes them in Harelbeke?” Not only is this ad disgusting, but it says zero about the actual sport and alienates any female cyclists who might want to participate as equals. Sigh. The design was inspired by previous winner Solvak Peter Sagan, who pinched a woman’s behind at the Tour de Flanders in 2013; an off-putting and clear display of sexism and sexual assault. Read More