Tag Archives: Sexism

“The cockpit is no place for a woman”: Female pilot gets sexist note from passenger

TweetAfter subjecting oneself to the modern miracle of air travel, most passengers give thanks to their god and/or the pilot who safely got them to their destination. But not David in seat 12E, who flew on a WestJet flight from Calgary to Victoria this weekend. He passive aggressively left this note on his seat for Capt. Carey [...]
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Learning to dress “professionally” in a white man’s world

Tweet (Image source: Women’s Economic Development Agency) As someone who has recently started their first office job, I’ve found that there is a high learning curve to beginning to dress professionally. All the tweed and the blazers  and the high-necked dresses can often mean buying an entirely new wardrobe to wear in the place you’ll now [...]
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Lifetime’s “Preachers’ Daughters” Shows Everything That is Wrong with Purity Culture

Tweet This week, I came home to my sister watching a show On Demand, Preachers’ Daughters, that followed the lives of three different daughters who had one or both parents as pastors. As someone who grew up in a family that regularly attended a Pentecostal church, I was interested in seeing how Lifetime would choose to [...]
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Walking all over Wisconsin women: The alarming silence around Scott Walker’s secret emails

TweetThe flood of emails released last week, linking Wisconsin governor Scott Walker to a secret email system that was used to avoid public scrutiny during his days as Milwaukee County Executive, yielded something that should surprise no one. The soon-to-be governor was directly responsible for the firing of a competent woman doctor for no reason [...]
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How “You get what you put out” encourages victim blaming

TweetThere are two things about me that continue to have a significant impact on my life: (1) I spend a LOT of time on the internet; and (2) I have spent a LOT of that time feeling down and out in the aftermath of traumatic episodes. As a result, I am confident that I have [...]
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