Tag Archives: Sexism

Guest Post: Fear of a trans college

TweetEditor’s note: This is a guest post by Emma Caterine. Emma is a prison abolitionist, decriminalization advocate, socialist, and cat lover. She has written in the past for Autostraddle, RH Reality Check, The Feminist Wire, and Tits and Sass. You can find more of her writing at sassysyndicalist.tumblr.com. Fear, perhaps more extremely than any other emotion, [...]
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Why the NWLC’s video featuring Sarah Silverman “getting a penis” to avoid the gender pay gap fails

TweetThis week, the National Women’s Law Center, an organization that does good work, released a video starring Sarah Silverman, a comedian we often love, to highlight the injustice of the gender pay gap, a worthy cause indeed. Unfortunately, it seems that at some point in the creation of the video, everyone involved forgot that trans [...]
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“Sit back and shut the f*ck up”: On taxis, gender, and power

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post by Jeanann Verlee. Jeanann is an author, performance poet, editor, and former punk rocker based in New York City. A few years ago, sharing a cab with a male friend of mine, I asked the driver to make two stops. The driver dropped my friend first and scarcely [...]
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When we call bad guys good

TweetRecently, the National Women’s Political Caucus announced that the organization would present a “Good Guy Award” to the infamous faux feminist Charles Clymer, who used to run the “fastest-growing feminist page on Facebook,” Equality for Women. The NWPC’s press release reads, “We salute men who stand up for women’s rights, especially men like Charles who [...]
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We must dissent: Intel bows to GamerGate campaign to silence feminist video game critics

TweetThe #GamerGate movement, which might be explained best to outsiders as the Tea Party of video gaming, was born in a fire of harassment against one woman in August. The crowdsourced terroristic harassment campaigns that have historically been directed at individuals—by now a dreary feature of everyday life online—have now, with the advent of GamerGate, [...]
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