Category » Feminism
It’s time for Missouri Capitol interns to update their wardrobe! After sexual text messages between House Speaker John Diehl and an intern were released, as well as two accusations from interns of sexual harassment against Senator Paul LeVota, Representative Kevin Engler lead the revision of the Missouri House’s internship policy. In addition to a minimum GPA and mandatory training, Representative Bill Kidd suggested that the interns have a dress code. You know, to prevent sexual harassment. Read More
  If you love music mash-ups, you’ll love this video by MediaMatters4America on YouTube. Seventy clips of Fox News being sexist have been woven together for your viewing pleasure! It’s hard to believe, but these aren’t vintage clips I’m sharing with you. That’s right – these lovely reports and interviews, ripe with sexism, are ultra-modern. Not only are these clips modern, but they’re super diverse. We have sexism ranging from male dominance, to women in the kitchen, to slut shaming, so if you have a preference, I’m sure you’ll find it. Read More
It's not news that advertising is pretty damn sexist. Women are seen as objects. By that, I mean they're portrayed as if they exist only for men's pleasure. But also, they are literally made into objects. As bad as it is now, ads back in the day made women out to be ridiculously dumb. Car companies were some of the worst culprits in this trend because, you know, a woman can't possibly know anything about cars. Here's a few examples that will drive you insane:   Image via Jalopnik 1. Read More
The University of Alabama’s Alpha Phi sorority made a recruitment video, like many other sororities do, and posted it to various social media outlets. What made this specific video different is how it was greeted –  with pretty intense backlash. Deemed “worse for woman that Donald Trump” by A.L. Bailey on AL.com, the video is a montage of attractive women laughing, blowing glitter into the air, and waving from various locations in slow motion. Bailey called it “hyper-feminine, so reductive and objectifying, so Stepford Wives: College Edition. Read More
Oh, life as a teenage girl: it's awkward, hormonal and...cutting-edge?  It's true –  has been for centuries, actually. Young women have been leaders in vocabulary innovation since the 1500s, argues Gretchen McCulloch for Quartz. It's bizarre to think about, especially when words like 'selfie,' and 'bootylicious' seem hardly cutting-edge at face value. Still, both can be found in the Oxford English Dictionary now, meaning McCulloch may be on to something. Read More
Modeling can be detrimental, mentally and physically, both to those who do it and those who it influences. Cara Delevingne has decided that the damage the industry put her through just isn’t worth it anymore and has officially quit. Cara developed psoriasis, a condition that causes rashes, because of the stress she was under. “It is a mental thing as well because if you hate yourself and your body and the way you look, it just gets worse and worse,” she told The Times. Read More
It takes a fearless badass to roam South Africa day and night in search of illegal poachers. There’s the wildlife to worry about, and on top of it all, the poachers themselves pose a huge threat. Still yet, it’s a job that must be done, and who better than The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit? The Black Mamba is part of the Balule Game Reserve in South Africa and is composed of 26 vigilant females. That’s right, an all women team of anti-poachers. Talk about badass. To add to their already impressive list of girl-power, these women work day and night without any weapons. Read More
What would you do if you lost your agency after tweeting a photo of a casting note you found sexist? You'd probably quit the industry, right?  That's exactly what Rose McGowan did. But don't take her decision to leave the industry as a sign of weakness. In fact, the last thing McGowan is, is weak. After 25 years working as an actress, she has endured many instances of sexism including the casting note from Adam Sandler asking for her to wear a form-fitting tank top and a push-up bra. Read More
    I have a lot of time on my hands. I have a lot going on, work/hobby-wise, sure, but it mostly takes place online in some way, which means that I have many opportunities to be distracted by random nonsense, which is the mailing address of "The Computer."    Internet C/O The Computer 212 Random Nonsense Blvd. Flat Surface, FU 66666   So yeah, sometimes, while working on things, I'll get these brain tics telling me I absolutely HAVE to search for something online at that VERY minute. Read More
Once upon a time, on the Tube in London, a little old lady called out a slut-shaming wanker for being, well, a wanker. We were lucky enough that Scott Sparrow posted this story on his Facebook. Read on: "I am having such a wonderful day on the tubes I can't not share this story. Let me build the scene:Central Line between Oxford Circus and Chancery Lane, possibly St Pauls.To my right is sat a lady, 25-30, wearing a revealing dress. To my left is an old lady, almost dead is how old she is. Standing in front of us is a man, 50's, suit and tie, eyeing revealing dress. Read More