Category » Feminism
Want to hear the biggest dad joke of the year? Missouri state Representative Paul Joseph Wieland wants to prevent his three daughters from obtaining birth control through their group health insurance. Did I mention that two of his daughters are adults? It’s not enough for Wieland to tell his daughters not to take birth control. He wants their insurance to block coverage for the three women in case they decide to disobey his wishes. Read More
Karbonn Mobiles, an Indian cell phone company, recently decided to start a contest on Twitter. Using #WhatWomenWant, dudes were told to “woo girls” with their charm for a chance to “win big.”   The hashtag took a turn for the best when some smart users decided to tell the world what women really love. Hint: it's more than just fancy dates and flowers. Here’s just some of that Twitter witnessed: The company (of course) chose winners who gave one of the expected, cliché responses. Read More
Yesterday, actress Caitlin Stasey wrote a story for Jezebel about her recent altercation with a misogynist magazine editor. Earlier this year, Stasey launched a website called Herself.com, which is a “safe space for women of varying backgrounds, body types and belief systems to amplify their concerns, wishes, dreams, complaints and woes—a platform dedicated to expanding the scope of visible female experience and of visible female bodies.” According the Stasey, “The courageous, luminescent women you will find there are nude, shot by female photographers. 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
Yesterday, July 20th, marked the 46th anniversary of Apollo 11’s landing on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first two people to walk on the moon, but they couldn’t have done it without Margaret Hamilton. Not only did Hamilton lead the team at the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory (now the Draper Laboratory) that wrote the Apollo Guidance Computer, which navigated and controlled the spacecraft, but she pretty much saved the Apollo from missing its landing. Read More