Posted by: Daisy Becerra
on Jun 13, 2013
The fight for gender equality in fiction lives on. For the past year, gendered book covers and the people fighting against them have highlighted the inner workings of sexism in the publishing biz. Who could forget the outcry over The Bell Jar’s 50th anniversary cover?
By the way, that cover is still featured on Google’s results page for the novel. Thanks for listening, publishers.
And what about author Jim ... Read More
Posted by: Hallie Marks
on Jun 10, 2013
In today's feature of “How did these people get elected?” news, Governor Phil Bryant from Mississippi is blaming America’s troubled education system on working mothers.
Education is a hot topic in today’s political sphere, and while almost everyone can agree that our system needs to be reformed, how to do so and the causes of our failing education system are highly contested. On June 4th, The Washington Post, ... Read More
Posted by: Hallie Marks
on Jun 07, 2013
Do you own a TV and/or eyeballs? Then chances are, you've seen a commercial for Viagra or some other drug that improves men’s sex drive. You know the kind - couples sitting in separate bathtubs on the beach, a man trying and failing to build a fire, people swing dancing in their kitchens for no reason.
But have you ever seen a commercial for drugs that boost lady libidos? No ma'am.
A new pill being developed might change that. ... Read More
Posted by: Kelly Maxwell
on Jun 03, 2013
This isn’t the first time we've written about Anita Sarkeesian, of Feminist Frequency and Tropes vs. Women in Video Games. And we have a feeling that it won’t be our last. She has some amazing stuff in the works and it's guaranteed to ruffle internet feathers. (Because of the overwhelmingly negative reaction to her videos and the incredible voice of her supporters, she's already become an expert feather rustler. Now anything she does ... Read More
Posted by: Sholeh Hajmiragha
on May 02, 2013
Is this for real? Possibly the most sexist TV program in history? In this Danish chat show, women walk out in a bathrobe and stand in front of two men – host Thomas Blachman and his male guest. The women then strip as Blachman and his guest assess their naked figures, oftentimes with humiliating comments.
Blachman, a judge of the Danish X-factor, insists that he is doing women a favor since the “female ... Read More