Tag Archives: Gender

Feministing Chat: Ban Bossy?

Tweet Maya: Let’s discuss Lean In’s latest project to “ban bossy.” My first thought is that Beyonce is obviously the best part of the whole thing. Tweet
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Who creates drama at HBO?

TweetSurprise! According to an analysis by Maureen Ryan at the Huffington Post, in 40 years on the air, the creators of HBO’s highly respected dramas and miniseries have been almost entirely white men.  Tweet
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“The cockpit is no place for a woman”: Female pilot gets sexist note from passenger

TweetAfter subjecting oneself to the modern miracle of air travel, most passengers give thanks to their god and/or the pilot who safely got them to their destination. But not David in seat 12E, who flew on a WestJet flight from Calgary to Victoria this weekend. He passive aggressively left this note on his seat for Capt. Carey [...]
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Marissa Alexander now could face 60 years in prison for defending herself

TweetThe state of Florida seems determined to punish Marissa Alexander for defending herself. You may recall that in the fall, the black mother who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot into a wall to scare off her abusive husband, was granted a retrial. She was released, after three years in [...]
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Chart of the Day: Being able to stay home when you’re sick is a perk for the rich

TweetDo you get paid sick days? Count yourself lucky. Although several cities mandate universal paid sick leave, for the most part, such policies are left to employers. And while they’ve been slightly more generous in the last few years, more than 41 million people in this country can’t take a paid day off when they or [...]
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