BY Erika W. Smith
on Aug 24, 2015
Apparently, laughing while black can be dangerous.
A group eleven women — ten of them black — were kicked off the Napa Valley Wine Train for laughing too loudly during a book club outing.
The Napa Valley Register writes that the women boarded the Wine Train at 11 a.m. on Saturday and were told to leave the train in St. Helena, reportedly because of noise complaints. The women, including an 83-year-old grandmother, were escorted through six cars and off the train, where police were waiting for them. A van then took them back to Napa. Read More
To all the females who walk the streets of New York in fear of getting catcalled, this mural is for you.
The mural, created by artists Danielle McDonald and Jazmine Hayes, will be revealed in full on August 28 at 10 a.m. next to a Food Bazaar Supermarket in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn.
As depicted in the teaser above, this form of sexual harassment is not a compliment and it needs to be stopped. Although a mural is hardly the end-all to the problem, it does detail the reality of what it's like to be a woman in the city and is a start nonetheless. Read More
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
BY Kathryn Hensch
on Aug 20, 2015
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
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