Posted by: Ellyn Ruddick-Sunstein
on Nov 20, 2013
Stuart Varney, a host on Fox Business, thinks the absence of women in boardrooms has more to do with our hysterical, uterine-controlled brains than with discrimination. In discussion with Scottie Hughes of the Tea Party News Network, the host asked if companies should feel pressure to hire more women. His answer is no, and he goes on to defend sexism in technology with this embarrassing question: “Is there something about the ... Read More
Posted by: Eloise Giegerich
on Nov 01, 2013
Guess what?! A middle-aged white man said something stupid on Fox News! Yesterday, John Stossel of Fox Business News complained about ObamaCare, claiming that the Act’s insistence that health insurance companies not discriminate against women based on gender is unfair to him and his wallet.
Arguing that women should really be charged more for health insurance, Stossel explains to Steve Doocy, “When did you last go ... Read More
Posted by: Ellyn Ruddick-Sunstein
on Sep 18, 2013
Blogger and Fox News contributer Erick Erickson has said so many infuriating things about women and their bodies. First, he disparagingly called the 2012 Democratic National Convention the “Vagina Monologues.” Then he said women working to support their families go against science, implying that men are genetically programmed to work outside the home and to play a “dominant role” in the family.
Clearly, he ... Read More
Posted by: Mary Grace Garis
on May 31, 2013
This week in stupidity, a completely male-dominated Fox newspanel discussed how it’s deeply problematic that four out of 10 (so less than half) households have a female primary breadwinner.
Apparently this set-up is “hurting our family.” It’s resulting in abortions and high school drop outs. And, my favorite quote courtesy of Erick Erickson, supporting female bread-winners is “anti-science” because of ... Read More
Posted by: Sholeh Hajmiragha
in Boob Tube
on Mar 14, 2013
Connecticut’s Fox News tweeted an apology yesterday morning for the controversy over its coverage of an International Women’s Day march in Hartford. The coverage, a 13-second clip of a close-up shot of a woman’s breasts, objectified women the very day that around the world women were celebrating their achievements and the struggles that they’ve overcome. Apparently Fox CT thought that International Women’s Day could ... Read More
Posted by: Kari Belsheim
on Feb 05, 2013
In another idiotic article by Fox News, Suzanne Venker continues to argue that feminism is a scary, evil monster destroying the American familial institution and all the happiness in the world. Discussing feminism’s role in the destruction of pre-1970s perfect marriages, she says, “Feminism didn’t result in equality between the sexes—it resulted in mass confusion. Today, men and women have no idea who’s ... Read More
Posted by: Diana Denza
on Jun 12, 2012
We all have that one family member who starts off an offensive statement with something like “I’m not racist… but my company has been hiring too many foreigners.” Right.
But while your totally not-racist uncle/step-mother/second cousin’s biggest platform is probably a Yahoo! chat room and your sorry ears, things work a little differently when you’re Ed Klein. A former editor of The New York Times ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Kelsie
on May 07, 2012
Talk about silent but deadly. This is without a doubt the best piece of journalism to grace any of my news feeds today. According to FOX News, dinosaurs "may have farted themselves to extinction." What follows reads just like a piece from the Onion, but, dear BUSTies, we think this is FOX taking a stab at a real news story.
Rejecting the asteroid and volcanic activity theories, FOX presents "British scientists" Graeme Ruxton and David ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Chrislande
on Feb 14, 2012
Fox News contributor Liz Trotta recently spewed a very hateful and contemptible rant against women in the military that will leave you angered and confused. When asked to comment on changes in the Pentagon's policies towards women that may put them in jobs closer to the front line of warfare, Trotta thought it was a great opportunity to re-victimize victims of military rape, hint that sexual abuse is expected in the ... Read More
Posted by: Katie Oldaker
on Feb 05, 2010
Yep, it's Rush Limbaugh being distressingly offensive again. Apparently, someone called into question his judging the Miss America pageant, being as that he seems to hate women in every way, shape, and/or form, so he went on Fox News (where else?) to explain that he supports women. What?
The transcript and video from Think Progress:
CARLSON: So for those who were critics of you in judging this pageant, and saying that you haven’t ... Read More