Posts Tagged Sexism

On sexism in the alt-lit community and a message for all us wannabe male feminists

I find myself rereading Kiese Laymon’s essay “Kanye West is Better At His Job Than I Am at Mine (But I’m Way Better at Being a Fake-Ass Feminist)” a lot.

Kiese’s a friend now, but I knew this essay before I knew him, and it’s when I read it for the first time that I knew I loved him and that he loved me. I could tell because he was willing to tell the truth about us. “I am a wannabe black male feminist who is really bad at loving women who are really good at loving me,” he wrote. It made me tense up, breathe oddly, and mutter a bunch of ‘fuck’s to myself. Truth, man. That shit ...

I find myself rereading Kiese Laymon’s essay “Kanye West is Better At His Job Than I Am at Mine (But I’m Way Better at Being a Fake-Ass Feminist)” a lot.

Kiese’s a friend now, but ...

The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams invites us into her “feminized atmosphere” of street harassment

“Sexism. Does it still exist? Many men say no. Jessica Williams explores….”

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Williams has been all over the sexism beat lately, and it’s glorious.

“Sexism. Does it still exist? Many men say no. Jessica Williams explores….”

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Photo of the Day: “I Only Date Heroes” pajamas for girls

Those new “Training to be Batman’s Wife” tees from DC Comics are hardly the only superhero gear to send the message that boys can be heroes, while the best girls can aspire to is dating them. A shopper at a Target in Ontario snapped a photo of this pair of onsies for kids: “Future Man of Steel” for the boys and “I Only Date Heroes” for the girls.

Those new “Training to be Batman’s Wife” tees from DC Comics are hardly the only superhero gear to send the message that boys can be heroes, while the best girls can aspire to is dating them. ...

Quote of the Day: Veterans take down Fox News for “boobs on the ground” joke

Sixty US veterans from the Truman National Security Project have written an open letter to Fox News’ Eric Bolling and Greg Gutfeld over their oh-so-funny jokes about Major Mariam Al Mansouri, the female UAE pilot who led airstrikes in Syria.

 “[B]efore you jump to the standby excuse that you were ‘just making a joke’ or ‘having a laugh,’ let the men amongst our number preemptively respond: You are not funny. You are not clever. And you are not excused. Perhaps the phrase ‘boys will be boys’—inevitably uttered wherever misogyny is present—is relevant. Men would never insult and demean a fellow servicemember; boys think saying the word ‘boobs’ is funny.”

Word. 

Sixty US veterans from the Truman National Security Project have written an open letter to Fox News’ Eric Bolling and Greg Gutfeld over their oh-so-funny jokes about Major Mariam Al Mansouri, the female UAE pilot who led airstrikes in ...

Headline of the Day: “Internationally acclaimed barrister Amal Alamuddin marries an actor”

In case you missed the news, The Businness Woman reports: “Amal Alamuddin, a 36 year old London-based dual-qualified English barrister and New York litigation attorney who has long been a high-profile figure in international refugee and human rights law has gone against the trend for professional women in her field and married… an actor.” According to the article, his name is George Clooney (“we’re told”) and he seems a bit clingy. Very handsome though.

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing.

In case you missed the news, The Businness Woman reports: “Amal Alamuddin, a 36 year old London-based dual-qualified English barrister and New York litigation attorney who has long been a high-profile figure ...

Photo of the Day: “Women: Like men, only cheaper.”

This “Women: Like men, only cheaper” image should look familiar–we’ve sarcastically used to “celebrate” Equal Pay Day in the past. But an Australian tech executive was all-too-serious when he included it as a slide during his talk at a tech conference recently. Evan Thornleye explained how “forward-thinking” people such as himself can take advantage of the wage gap by hiring qualified women “for relatively cheap.” 

This “Women: Like men, only cheaper” image should look familiar–we’ve sarcastically used to “celebrate” Equal Pay Day in the past. But an Australian tech executive was all-too-serious when he included it as a ...

Watch: John Oliver takes on the Miss America Pageant

We gave this John Oliver segment on the Miss America Pagent a shout-out in the DFCS yesterday, but, goddamn, it deserves its own post. Feminist critiques of beauty pageants are certainly nothing new, of course,  but Oliver’s absolute incredulity that Miss America is still a thing in 2014 is really charming and contagious.

We gave this John Oliver segment on the Miss America Pagent a shout-out in the DFCS yesterday, but, goddamn, it deserves its own post. Feminist critiques of beauty pageants are certainly nothing new, of course,  but Oliver’s absolute incredulity ...

4Chan users threaten to release nude photos of Emma Watson because she’s a feminist

Sadly, it could probably have been predicted that Emma Watson’s speech at the UN would reveal the absolute worst of the misogynist internet. Enraged by her audacity–having an opinion about feminism and saying it aloud for important people to hear!–4Chan users immediately set up a countdown site called Emma You Are Next, which threatens to release hacked nude photos of her

Sadly, it could probably have been predicted that Emma Watson’s speech at the UN would reveal the absolute worst of the misogynist internet. Enraged by her audacity–having an opinion about feminism and saying it aloud for ...

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