Posted by: Kelly Maxwell
on Apr 23, 2013
Words matter. They carry some real weight. Simon Moritz, an out and proud gay man, recently tore down an experience where he was called a common gay slur. It made him realize that a real part of homophobia is linked to misogyny. He exposes the celebration of masculinity, in gay culture, as another example of “demonizing femininity.”
He discusses how being labeled made him question the root of that label. He discovered a ... Read More
Posted by: Teresa Lu
on Mar 29, 2013
Athletes, moms, and activists have become unanimously pissed off at rapper Rick Ross and his explicitly date-rapey lyrics.
The disturbing line in Ross' song, "UOENO" is as follows:"Put molly all in her champagne, she ain't even know it/ Took her home and enjoyed that, she ain't even know it."Ross is currently the face of the Reeboks Classics series, a line of sneakers that takes pride in its roots and history. "It takes a lot to make ... Read More
Posted by: Brittany Houlihan
on Oct 12, 2012
In a debate earlier this week, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard called out opposition leader Tony Abbott on his sexism and misogyny. In what could be considered an important moment for Australian women and women all over the world, Gillard excellently declared her feelings about Abbott while standing up for women.
The debate was held because of some recent remarks by Speaker of the House Peter Slipper, who sent texts demeaning ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Chrislande
in Music Stuff
on Mar 06, 2012
In repulsive news of the day, The Game, formerly of 50 Cent’s G-Unit, spat on female fans in Australia:
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The allegedly grown-ass man leaned over a railing and spat on a couple of curious fans, bringing to mind the question, "Who the hell does this idiot think he is?" Of course, this isn't his first offense; gossip site Necole Bitchie (sigh) confirms that he and his crew are ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Kerishma
on Mar 02, 2012
At this point, dealing with the shit that spews from Rush Limbaugh’s mouth becomes physically exhausting. I don’t know how he manages to keep topping himself, but he’s done it again – this time in the form of a horribly misogynistic (and just plain creepy) radio rant against Georgetown Law School student Sandra Fluke.
Fluke testified during an unofficial hearing headed by Nancy Pelosi, giving a personal account ... Read More
Posted by: Lisa Kirchner
on Jan 30, 2012
Leave it to The Gray Lady to publish a story about a very current case involving New York cheerleaders that uses archaic, offensive, and misogynistic language.
The cheerleaders' woes began some three months ago when a group of girls from a high school outside Buffalo, NY, began to exhibit uncontrollable tics. Last week it was widely reported that the cause was "conversion disorder." The Today Show also flashed around the words "mass ... Read More
Posted by: Erina Davidson
on Jun 24, 2011
Reader Discretion Is Advised: This is a post about Odd Future
Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All AKA Odd Future is all over the blogosphere, particularly due to its unpopularity with the feminist crowd. If you’re not familiar with the blog beef, here’s a brief list of reasons why some people are really not into Odd Future and its leader ‘Tyler, the Creator’:1.) Lyrics include: “I tell her it's my house, ... Read More
Posted by: mikki
in Music Stuff
on May 21, 2011
I have not been around much lately. (Although you can read my cover story with SECRET PERSON in next month's Bust!) But I wanted to post about this show and say some things about Japanther, and women, and the music scene.
As you know, if you are in a band or go to shows, rock and roll sexism is alive and well! Brooklyn Vegan and other music sites regularly feature disparaging comments about the appearance of female ... Read More