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Give My Regards to Sexism

BY amanda in Feminizzle |

    If you had peeked into my home at 8 pm last Sunday night, you would have found my family and me sprawled out on our designated sides of the couch, eagerly anticipating what has developed into our favorite award show - the Tonys. Unlike the Oscars or the Grammies, which I usually glance at haphazardly while eating dinner to indulge my shameless fascination with Hollywood couture, the Tony Awards always require my full attention. The 3 hour long ... Read More
It is still of the upmost belief that in child custody battles, women have an advantage. In fact, it is a popular argument by many Men’s Rights Activists that men are “oppressed” because of this “fact.” As usual, these MRAs have no warrants to their claims. Unfortunately, more than just MRAs buy into this particular belief. Many women also believe that child custody cases favor them – meaning they believe that women more often ... Read More
In 2013 a student at Swarthmore college “was in her room with a guy with whom she’d been hooking up for three months… They’d now decided — mutually, she thought — just to be friends. When he ended up falling asleep on her bed, she changed into pajamas and climbed in next to him. Soon, he was putting his arm around her and taking off her clothes.”  She states that “‘I basically said, “No, I don’t want to have sex with you.” And then he ... Read More
Are you a lady? Do you love to go out drinking, but hate always ending your nights passed out on the bar table with vomit in your hair, since you’re just too darned stupid to regulate your own alcohol consumption? (Don’t worry no one blames you, you’re just a woman, you don’t know any better!) Do you wish that there was some way for you to walk out of the bar at a reasonable hour, with your dignity intact and your dress unscathed, without ... Read More
Are you still secretly five years old? Do you enjoy buying a cool toy every once in awhile? Are you frustrated at the lack of equal gendered-representation in the pink vs. blue toy world? If so, meet Dr. Ellen Kooijman and the people behind the #WeWantLeia campaign. Thanks to them, we have a few more fun, gender equal toys for kids and kids-at-heart. Kooijman, a geochemist from Stockholm, has always loved the LEGO brand, but didn’t quite love the lack of ... Read More
Perfect Pussy’s Meredith Graves doesn’t take sexist antics quietly. This Syracuse hardcore band confronted some unexpected sexism at a recent show in Dallas, Texas while performing with several other female bands, including Potty Mouth, an all girl punk outfit. Surprisingly, or perhaps not, misogyny permeates even the hardcore sector of the music world.  Case in point, the concert promoters produced a flyer for the show that prominently ... Read More
As a child, I was incredibly spacey and disorganized, so it’s a wonder that I wasn’t diagnosed with ADHD  until I was 17 years old. At family gatherings, my mom would often share a classic anecdote about me which, we now realize, probably should have served as a major red flag. When I was in second grade, I failed my first test. My mom was especially disconcerted about this because of the fact that it was a measuring test, where literally the only ... Read More
I exit the elevator at the penthouse level. As I enter the apartment, the host of the party bounds down the stairs, shouting my friend's name. Him: aviators, open white linen shirt. My friend: modest blue shorts and a brown sweater, gorgeous, thin, well-connected. Me: high-waisted flower-print skirt I've had for 12 years, see-through mesh top, and an awkward grin. And the penthouse: Xanadu, if Xanadu were in the West Village. I feel I should have dressed more ... Read More
Today, June 6th, is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, a victorious Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France that marked the near end of The Second World War. This part of history is a permanent aspect of the average American high school education; usually, this portion of the lesson plan entails a serious discussion about the evils of Nazi Germany and American valor.  However, what we do not learn about, are the thousands of young British women who contributed to ... Read More
Next week, the Senate will consider a bill from Sen. Elizabeth Warren concerning student loan payments. The bill will allow Americans with outstanding federal and private loans to refinance them at the same rates students receive when taking out new federal loans.   This in and of itself is a step in the right direction for all students without outstanding loans. However, Sen. Warren, Sen. Sherrod Brown, and many other Democratic Senators are framing this as ... Read More
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