Posts Tagged Sexism

nashville

Nicely done, Nashville: Sexist anti-drunk driving campaign pulled

Tennessee’s most recent effort to prevent drunk driving was laugh-out-loud sexist. The Booze It And Lose It campaign, paid for with a federal grant and run by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, was aimed at young men — the people most likely to drive drunk — and chose sexism as a method for driving home the message that drinking impairs your judgement. 

Tennessee’s most recent effort to prevent drunk driving was laugh-out-loud sexist. The Booze It And Lose It campaign, paid for with a federal grant and run by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, was aimed at young men ...

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby admitted he got drugs to rape women — now can we believe it?

We all know the pattern: Women will say something is a problem — like, say, online harassment or rape culture — and the public will bend over backwards to avoid believing it. Then, a man will say the same thing and, suddenly, we find it much more credible. 

We all know the pattern: Women will say something is a problem — like, say, online harassment or rape culture — and the public will bend over backwards to avoid believing it. Then, a man will say the ...

simone

On contemporary sports culture: homophobia

In this series, I have covered the ways in which sexism governs contemporary sports culture, exploring masculinity and the notion of “protecting women”. These two concepts converge to drive homophobia in sport through the notion that perceived gender non-conformity among men or women means they identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual.

In this series, I have covered the ways in which sexism governs contemporary sports culture, exploring masculinity and the notion of “protecting women”. These two concepts converge to drive homophobia in sport through the notion ...

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Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers reunite to say “Really!?!” to sexist sports fans

Something great has come of Sports Illustrated contributor Andy Benoit’s recent inane tweets dismissing all women’s sports as “not worth watching.” Amy Poehler joined Seth Meyers on his show last night for an immensely satisfying reprisal of their SNL segment “Really!?!” 

Something great has come of Sports Illustrated contributor Andy Benoit’s recent inane tweets dismissing all women’s sports as “not worth watching.” Amy Poehler joined Seth Meyers on his show last night for an immensely satisfying reprisal of ...

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