Posts Tagged Sexism

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New favorite Instagram: Feminist_Tinder

I’m definitely swiping right on Feminist_Tinder, a new Instagram account where one woman is documenting what it’s like navigating Tinder as a feminist. Laura Nowak just added the line “hello i am a feminist” to her profile, and the guys do the rest. 

I’m definitely swiping right on Feminist_Tinder, a new Instagram account where one woman is documenting what it’s like navigating Tinder as a feminist. Laura Nowak just added the line “hello i am a feminist” to her profile, and the ...

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On street harassment: Asking for it

Most days I am a bitch. Most days I try to be a sharp woman, razor, bird ready to flip. Most days I walk down the street with my bitch face very active. Keep away! I want to shout. My pussy secretes poison! My nipples shoot fire! Touch me and your fingers will burn off! 

Most days I am a bitch. Most days I try to be a sharp woman, razor, bird ready to flip. Most days I walk down the street with my bitch face very active. Keep away! ...

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Doctor pens anonymous essay recounting sexual misconduct in operating rooms

In an anonymous essay published in the Annals of Internal Medicine last week, a physician gives us a sickening — and potentially triggering — look behind the operating room curtain. 

In an anonymous essay published in the Annals of Internal Medicine last week, a physician gives us a sickening — and potentially triggering — look behind the operating room curtain. 

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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