Posts Tagged Sexism

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Stop telling women to talk like men

Over at Slate, Marybeth Seitz-Brown has an important piece on uptalk, the rising intonation some women use at the end of their declarative sentences. That speech pattern, and the women who employ it, are frequently belittled or outright dismissed, while the men who use it — and many do — escape the same censure. Seitz-Brown calls that out for what it is: sexism.

Over at Slate, Marybeth Seitz-Brown has an important piece on uptalk, the rising intonation some women use at the end of their declarative sentences. That speech pattern, and the women who ...

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May we have this dance? On learning and writing as a trans woman of color

I have a little ritual that I perform whenever I open a new nonfiction book. I go to the index and look up “transgender” “transsexual” and “sex change.” Often I heave a sigh of relief if I don’t find them, but if I do, I flip to the listed pages with newly crossed fingers praying I don’t find something dehumanizing.

I have a little ritual that I perform whenever I open a new nonfiction book. I go to the index and look up “transgender” “transsexual” and “sex change.” Often I heave a sigh of relief if I ...

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Shonda Rhimes: “I haven’t broken through any glass ceilings.”

Shonda Rhimes accepted an award at the annual Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Breakfast the other day. And her acceptance speech is, in fact, as good as everyone is saying it is. 

Shonda Rhimes accepted an award at the annual Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Breakfast the other day. And her acceptance speech is, in fact, as good as everyone is saying it is. 

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New favorite meme: Feminist Hacker Barbie

Last week, the internet was disappointed to discover that, countary to the title, Mattel’s illustrated book Barbie: I Can be a Computer Engineer sends pretty much the opposite message. Instead, Barbie says things like: “I’m only creating the design ideas. I’ll need Steven’s and Brian’s help to turn it into a game.”

Last week, the internet was disappointed to discover that, countary to the title, Mattel’s illustrated book Barbie: I Can be a Computer Engineer sends pretty much the opposite message. Instead, Barbie says things like: “I’m only ...

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Cari Champion, Artie Lange, and the price of being a black woman in public

While the country was voting, or trying to convince people to vote, or wondering if Lil’ Jon would make it to Georgia in order to vote, or debating Lena Dunham, comedian Artie Lange was being a racist, sexist asshole. 

While the country was voting, or trying to convince people to vote, or wondering if Lil’ Jon would make it to Georgia in order to vote, or debating Lena Dunham, comedian Artie Lange was being a racist, ...

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Watch a professional mansplainer try to mansplain street harassment to a woman on CNN

I didn’t actually know that a dude mansplaining street harassment is one of the single most annoying things in the world, but thanks to this CNN discussion between Steven Santagati and comedian Amanda Seales, now I do. 

I didn’t actually know that a dude mansplaining street harassment is one of the single most annoying things in the world, but thanks to this CNN discussion between Steven Santagati and comedian Amanda Seales, now I do. 

Watch: GamerGate gets The Colbert Report treatment

Last night Stephen Colbert sat down with Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian to discuss GamerGate and the fact that “feminazis in the gamer world are coming for our balls to snip them off, put them into a little felt purse and take them away, so we have to play your non-violent games.”

Last night Stephen Colbert sat down with Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian to discuss GamerGate and the fact that “feminazis in the gamer world are coming for our balls to snip them off, ...

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