Posts Tagged Sexism

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Feministing Reads: Joanna Russ’s “We Who Are About To…”

One of the most enduring themes of mainstream fiction is heroism against impossible odds: no matter how staggeringly unlikely the hero’s ultimate triumph may be, you can rest assured that through some contrivance, it will be secured by the end of the third act. But, even if it’s a bit hopeless, might there not be something interesting and profoundly human in impossibility itself?

One of the most enduring themes of mainstream fiction is heroism against impossible odds: no matter how staggeringly unlikely the hero’s ultimate triumph may be, you can rest assured that through some contrivance, it will be secured ...

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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

Ed. note: This post is part of a series on street harassment. Read the first post here.

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! 

Ed. note: This post is part of a series on street harassment. Read the first post here.

Most days I am a bitch. Most days I try to be a sharp woman, razor, ...

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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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