Tag Archives: Sexism

“I like my girls chubby.” And other comments male colleagues made to Senator Gillibrand about her body

TweetSenator Kirsten Gillibrand decided to give us a little taste of some of the comments about her body that she’s received from her colleagues — who are, might I remind you, elected officials given the privilege of representing the people in our great nation’s governing legislative body — during her tenure. An interview with People, along [...]
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The Feministing Five: Dr. Telle Whitney

TweetIf you happen to be in Phoenix, Arizona in early October, and you see many women engineers, programmers, or students talking about their latest creations, you can thank Dr. Telle Whitney, President and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute. Founded in 1987 as a digital community for women in computing, the Anita Borg Institute supports [...]
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Quote of the Day: “My past is littered with the bones of men…”

TweetShe said she was all too aware that if she was selected, she would represent several hundred male athletes in the N.B.A.; she would deal with league officials and agents who were nearly all men; she would negotiate with team owners who were almost all men; and she would stand before reporters who were predominantly [...]
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New Favorite Comic: Manfeels Park

TweetThe brilliant new comic Manfeels Park, created by two women based in Scotland, pairs scenes from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice with actual anti-feminist, mansplaining comments on the interwebs. As Sarah Seltzer notes at Salon, in a good encapsulation of the feminist response to sexist trolls, most of the comics involve Lizzy Bennet rolling her eyes at the [...]
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Watch: The Smile Bitch Training Camp will teach you to smile like a lady

TweetIf constant reminders from random men on the street haven’t turned that frown upside yet, the Smile Bitch Training Camp may be right for you. As this promotional video from comedians Janelle James and Laura Prangley explains, this camp will “teach you how to smile like a lady” so that “guys never have to have their day [...]
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