Tag Archives: Sexism

Watch: Jay Smooth on the Donald Sterling tapes and the psychology of racism and sexism

TweetEverybody’s talking about the Donald Sterling tapes. And no wonder. As Jay Smooth explains in this must-watch response, there’s just so much to study about the psychology of racism and sexism in the recording of the LA Clippers’ racist-as-fuck owner berating his girlfriend for associating with Black people. ”Being in denial about racism and being a [...]
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Sexist Static: How a lust for crude misogyny is hobbling an important artform

TweetIf modern art has a single defining characteristic that sets it apart from the efforts of previous epochs, it is that no era of art has so fully, so consciously, and with such studied diversity, embraced consciousness as its subject. The Mona Lisa of the industrial and post-industrial eras has been the psyche; the foreboding [...]
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An open letter to my former dentist

Tweet Ed. note: This is guest post from Kiera Butler. Kiera is a senior editor at Mother Jones. Her first book, which is about 4-H, will be published in October 2014.  Dear Dr. B., I’m writing to tell you why I’m taking my business to different dental office. Let me explain: The last time I had [...]
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“You can’t self-help away deeply-ingrained structural discrimination.”

TweetJessica has a good piece in The Guardian today on the gender confidence gap and the new book The Confidence Code which “argues that what’s truly holding women back is their own self-doubt.” As Amanda Hess has noted, this book is part of a genre that’s enjoying popularity right now — one that she describes as teaching women [...]
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I love Outkast. I hate misogyny.

Tweet I love Outkast. Everyone should. I don’t trust people who don’t love Outkast. If you don’t love Outkast, stop reading this. You aren’t welcome here. (I’m not really kidding!) So I, like many others, was incredibly excited to find out that the duo of Andre 3000 and Big Boi would reunite this spring/summer, after [...]
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