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During an interview with an Islamist sheikh, news anchor Rima Karaki probably didn't expect her subject to demand she stop talking. The sheikh, Hani al-Sibai, is known for being an extremist, most recently he was accused of supporting the terrorists of al-Qaeda. Now, Sibai can add sexist to his list of radical tendencies – during the short-lived interview, he can be heard saying, “It’s beneath me to be interviewed by you. You are a woman who…” before Karaki cuts him off completely. Read More
Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas has managed to turn the exciting event of creating the first female rapper wax figure into a weird sexist mess. Nicki Minaj’s wax figure was recently revealed, and the finished product is mildly disturbing. The figure is on all fours, barely clothed, with her ass popped out. The team of 20 artists devoted six months to “sculpting, plastering, meticulously inserting hairs and painting the shiny gleam on her backside” and even with all that time, they didn’t once stop to think, “Hmm this might be a little sexist. 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
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
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
Mo’ne Davis remains a better person than any of us as she steps up to defend the college baseball player who was removed from his team after calling her a slut via Twitter. Davis, 13-years-old, wrote to Bloomsburg University asking the school to reconsider its decision to kick Joey Casselberry from the team after his online comments. Dear Dr. Soltz, I am writing about the Tweet sent out by your baseball player, Joey Casselberry, and his dismissal from the team because of it. While I admit I was pretty hurt when I read his comments, I felt sad that he was dismissed from the team. Read More
Remember getting your first tattoo? You were probably so excited, nervous, and super fearful that turning eighty would bring that beautiful, unique piece of body art to a brand new—and most likely undesirable—location.  We've all heard it: "Think about how silly you're going to look when you're old." It's the timeless complaint people put up against tattoos. These older women, however, obviously didn't let that stop them when it came to getting their bodies inked. We've collected images of radical women middle age and up owning their ageless body art. Read More
Roughly 40 years ago, the U.S. education system took a major step towards equality: We're talking Title IX, the amendment specifying that any educational program receiving funds from the federal government cannot discriminate against, deny, or judge a U.S. citizen on the basis of their sex. Because of this, women have been allowed more representation in sports, the sciences, and technical schools. However, gender barriers still exist today and so does the association between testosterone and contact sports—but we didn’t need to tell you that. 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
The love and dating gurus over at Meetville (the dating app) created this super educational infographic and we just had to share it with you. Where else can you get this many informative facts about "tities"? In case you couldn't tell from the title of the post "Men's Love Starts Behind the Bra," this horrible, typo-ridden, boob-filled fact sheet reduces women to their breasts in every way— how much they weigh, how much they cost, how "a small percentage of women can even reach orgasm through breast play alone" (um, who are these women??). Read More