Posts Tagged Sexism

Kathrine Switzer running in the Boston Marathon

Photo of the Day: The women who forced their way into the Boston Marathon

In honor of yesterday’s Boston Marathon, there were a couple great profiles of the trailblazing female runners who forced their way into the race back when it was thought that women couldn’t run 26 miles without dropping dead or turning into men or something. 

In honor of yesterday’s Boston Marathon, there were a couple great profiles of the trailblazing female runners who forced their way into the race back when it was thought that women couldn’t run 26 miles without ...

Peggy Young talking to reporters

Supreme Court sides with pregnant workers in discrimination case

As you’ll recall, the Supreme Court has been hearing the pregnancy discrimination suit brought by Peggy Young. Yesterday, in a 6-3 decision, the court ruled in favor of the former UPS employee who was forced to take unpaid leave when she became pregnant. 

As you’ll recall, the Supreme Court has been hearing the pregnancy discrimination suit brought by Peggy Young. Yesterday, in a 6-3 decision, the court ruled in favor of the former UPS employee who was forced ...

chart of male and female registered nurses' pay

Chart of the Day: Male nurses outearn women by about 5K per year

Men in nursing have earned more than women — $7,700 per year in outpatient settings and nearly $3,900 in hospitals — pretty consistently for the last 25 years. That’s according to a new study of 290,000 nurses that controlled for age, race, marital status, and children in the home. 

Men in nursing have earned more than women — $7,700 per year in outpatient settings and nearly $3,900 in hospitals — pretty consistently for the last 25 years. That’s according to a new study of 290,000 nurses that controlled ...

Ashley Judd at Kentucky game

Ashley Judd on the misogynistic harassment she received for tweeting about sports

This past weekend, Ashley Judd, actress, feminist, and Kentucky basketball fan, made a comment on Twitter about how her team’s opponent was “playing dirty & can kiss my team’s free throw making a—.” For this minor bit of shit-talking, hardly out of the norm within the craze of March Madness, she was — surprise, surprise — inundated with a barrage of misogynistic tweets. 

This past weekend, Ashley Judd, actress, feminist, and Kentucky basketball fan, made a comment on Twitter about how her team’s opponent was “playing dirty & can kiss my team’s free throw making a—.” For ...

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Conservative women declare the Republican “War on Women” over

We can all exhale and unbunch our panties. Because the War on Women is officially over, according to the right-wing, anti-feminist, evangelical Christian organization Concerned Women for America. 

We can all exhale and unbunch our panties. Because the War on Women is officially over, according to the right-wing, anti-feminist, evangelical Christian organization Concerned Women for America. 

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