Tag Archives: Sexism

Vintage sexism: 20 things men don’t like about women in the office

TweetThis gem comes from a 1945 book by Thomas D. Horton called What Men Don’t Like About Women: Tweet
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Not buying sexism: How inclusive games show hope for gaming culture

TweetThe tiresome canard about how “sex(ism) sells” has been dealt with in a number of ways. Empirical studies demonstrate no correlation between a film or video game’s sexist/sexual content and its marketplace success, and we have evidence that suggests that among game industry doyens, this notion may simply be a classic case of a self-fulfilling [...]
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Dear Mike Huckabee: Saying you “respect women” is how we know you’re sexist

TweetIn an interview with The New Republic, Mike Huckabee explained that running against a female candidate requires a special touch: “I’ve twice run against women opponents, and it’s a very different kind of approach,” he tells me. Different how? “For those of us who have some chivalry left, there’s a level of respect. … You [...]
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The Feministing Five: Saru Jayaraman

Tweet Back in college, one of my favorite American literature professors remarked, “If you want to sense of a culture’s inner-workings, take a look at what’s happening around the kitchen table.” At the time he was referring to the plethora of metaphors of America as “melting pot” vs. “salad,” but I was reminded of his observation [...]
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Out From Privacy’s Penumbra: What the “Peeping Mike” Case Tells Us About Women and Law

Tweet In her peerless analysis of privacy’s social construction, feminist legal theorist Catharine MacKinnon pointedly observed in Women’s Lives, Men’s Laws that, “The realm in which women’s everyday life is lived, the setting for many of these daily atrocities [rape, battery, sexual assault], is termed ‘the private.’ Law defines the private as where law is [...]
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