BY Ada Guzman
on Feb 04, 2015
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul showed some seriously sexist behavior in a recent CNBC interview: Paul, frustrated by the line of questioning, told female correspondent Kelly Evans to "calm down"—and at one point even shushed her. Yes, SHUSHED. You can see it for yourself right here:
Needless to say, it’s unlikely Paul would have shushed a male reporter (though that wouldn’t be any more appropriate). Evans took the shushing in stride, but ... Read More
BY Lise Broer
on Jan 30, 2015
The Australian's bizarre obituary of bestselling novelist Colleen McCullough has received international attention for its sexist second sentence:
"Plain of feature and certainly overweight, she was, nevertheless, a woman of wit and warmth."
McCullough's The Thorn Birds sold over 30 million copies worldwide, making her the most successful author in Australian literature.
So for your pleasure I have written a few other obituaries in the style ... Read More
BY Ada Guzman
on Jan 30, 2015
A recent interview has Joss Whedon pointing out the cold, hard truth: The lack of women in comic book movies has sexism in the industry to blame. “It's a phenomenon in the industry that we call 'stupid people'," he said. "There is genuine, recalcitrant, intractable sexism, and old-fashioned quiet misogyny that goes on.”
This isn’t the first time that the avid screenwriter has spoken out against sexism in the industry. During his acceptance speech ... Read More
BY Meg Zulch
on Aug 29, 2014
This week, did the Emmys put women on a pedestal, or did they knock them off of it?
Thanks to Queen Bey’s VMA performance this past Sunday, feminism is the f-word on everyone’s lips. A word that normally warrants skeptical and dismissive looks, Beyoncé and other celebrities are making it “trendy” through efforts to mainstream it. With that taste still fresh in our mouths, Sofia Vergara being displayed on a rotating ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards
on Jul 29, 2014
Food policing sucks. It can totally catch you off guard the first time it happens.
“You’re getting fries too? Those’ll go straight to your hips, you know.”
“Are you sure you seconds are a good idea?”
“Just a salad? You’re so thin—eat a darn cheeseburger!”
It’s startling, uncalled for, and people often don't know it’s a problem until it actually happens to them. ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Jul 01, 2014
Everyday sexism strikes again. On the Today show last week, Matt Lauer hosted an exclusive interview with General Motors CEO, Mary Barra.
The interview mainly covered the controversy over the late ignition switch recall, and if the interview stopped after those three minutes, it would have been great; however, Lauer asked two more questions that, by God, were so stereotypically sexist that I could not believe someone had not stopped him from going forward ... Read More
BY Elle Brosh
on Apr 04, 2014
There are more than 124 women who will be taking the stage this weekend at the "Women in the World: Stories + Solutions" summit to speak about their stories, accomplishments, and missions for change. One of the attendees was the magnificent Hillary Rodham Clinton, who got the ball rolling with a critique of a media-driven double standard for women.
“The double standard is alive and well," Clinton notes, "and I think in many respects the media is the ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Jan 28, 2014
Praise the App Gods. The incredible ass-kicking team behind Miss Representation has given us yet another gem. #NotBuyingIt is an app dedicated to calling out sexist representation, and celebrating media that empowers women and girls.
The app reads like an Instagram/Twitter hybrid. As you scroll through your #NotBuyingIt timeline, you read short posts from other righteous feminists calling out some horrible stuff, and you ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Dec 06, 2013
It's 2013--by now, we should have the cure for cancer, hoverboards, and all be dressing like Zenon. Instead, we remain entrenched in the archaic days of attempting to disprove a woman's argument by calling her "fat."
The Representation Project compiled a supercut of advertising, television, music, and news to reveal just how pervasive this mentality is in every media outlet imaginable. Though the video also takes time to commend the strides made toward ... Read More