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Okay, so of course all sexist jokes are dumb, but it turns out we can now say for certain that all those jokes about women being bad drivers are just plain false. Let's look at the facts.  According to a study from Quality Planning, a research firm that works for insurance companies, men are 3.4 times more likely than women to get a ticket for reckless driving and 3.1 times as likely to be cited for drunk driving. This is due to the fact that "women are on average less aggressive and more law-abiding drivers -- attributes that lead to fewer accidents. Read More
  Need a little pick-me-up this evening? Here’s a heartwarming tale of boys just bein’ boys! Professor emeritus Paula Nicolson, of Royal Holloway University, discusses in the Times Higher Education Supplement some of the struggles that women deal with in the workplace. One of those struggles? Sexism is used by men “as a bonding experience.” D’aww! Male bonding! Nicolson’s remarks follow the uproar in response to Tim Hunt’s comments about female scientists working alongside male scientists. Read More
You’re having a great time chatting with friends, when suddenly someone says something off-handedly sexist, spurring you into a feminist rant that is awesome but probably not very helpful. Or you don’t say anything, and these kinds of subtle comments or jokes just keep happening. Sound familiar? We’ve been there, too. Though it’s important to surround yourself with friends whose values line up with your kickass progressiveness, no one’s perfect—we’re all capable of saying something insensitive or offensive. Read More
For your consideration: "The Domestic Anti Nag Gag," a soccer ball-shaped device that promises to silence women and allow men to live their lives free of pesky female requests. The English branch of international clothing store River Island recently came under fire for selling this shockingly inappropriate item. Consumers were outraged when they saw the gag pop up on the brand’s website; among those offended was actor Jenny Bede, who promptly shared her thoughts with thousands of Twitter followers: “This can’t be real surely?! It’s disgusting. Read More