Tag Archives: Sexism

Quote of the Day: “White men in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency.”

Tweet As we learned during the last election, sometimes there’s nothing like a recording of a closed-door event with supporters to reveal what politicians really think. In a private event at the all-male Hibernian Society of Charleston, Senator Lindsey Graham, who is considering a presidential run, told the audience: “I’m trying to help you with your tax [...]
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Some of Johann Sebastian Bach’s greatest works may have actually been written by his wife

TweetAccording to a new documentary about to premiere in London, some of the most famous works by the “father of all harmony,” Johann Sebastian Bach, might have actually been composed by his wife, Anna Magdalena.  Tweet
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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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