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Watch: The Daily Show takes on sexist attacks on Senator Gillibrand

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It was infuriating and depressingly unsurprising to hear some of the sexist, inappropriate comments male members of Congress have made to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. As we learned last week, colleagues told the Senator she was pretty even when she was “fat” and urge her not to get “too porky.” But The Daily Show‘s take down of the Senate’s sexism will let you laugh and cry.

“I like my girls chubby.” And other comments male colleagues made to Senator Gillibrand about her body

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand decided to give us a little taste of some of the comments about her body that she’s received from her colleagues — who are, might I remind you, elected officials given the privilege of representing the people in our great nation’s governing legislative body — during her tenure. An interview with People, along with some additional examples from her new book, reveals these gems:

“Good thing you’re working out, because you wouldn’t want to get porky!” – an older male colleague

“You know, Kirsten, you’re even pretty when you’re fat.” – a Southern member of Congress, while holding her arm

“When I first met you in 2006 you were beautiful, a breath of fresh air. To win [the ...

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand decided to give us a little taste of some of the comments about her body that she’s received from her colleagues — who are, might I remind you, elected officials given the privilege ...

Flowchart of the Day: Should you catcall her?

Playboy, which recently rebranded its digital site with some SFW content, has a handy flowchart to help you answer this age-old question:

Read on to find out the one scenario in which it is A-okay to yell sexually suggestive comments at her in public.

Playboy, which recently rebranded its digital site with some SFW content, has a handy flowchart to help you answer this age-old question:

Read on to find out the one scenario in which it ...

Chart of the Day: Sexual harassment and assault at scientific field sites

Though this survey of more than 600 anthropologists, archaeologists, biologists, zoologists, and other scientists wasn’t nationally representative, it suggests that sexual harassment and assault could be one of the reasons contributing to the dearth of women pursing careers in the sciences. 

Though this survey of more than 600 anthropologists, archaeologists, biologists, zoologists, and other scientists wasn’t nationally representative, it suggests that sexual harassment and assault could be one of the reasons contributing to the dearth of women pursing ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

More on Maya Angelou’s funeral.

Good news: the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against an Arizona law that restricted the use of abortion-inducing medications.

Kiera Wilmot, the school-to-prison pipeline, and the consequences of criminalizing school discipline.

The women reporters who covered World War II.

More on Maya Angelou’s funeral.

Good news: the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against an Arizona law that restricted the use of abortion-inducing medications.

Kiera Wilmot, the school-to-prison pipeline, and the ...

Photo of the Day: Restaurant’s awesome response to customer’s demand that servers “show more skin”

Recently, a customer at the Atomic Grill in Morgantown, West Virginia complained on UrbanSpoon that the restaurant’s servers should “show more skin.” Because, obviously, as everyone knows, when you go out to eat, you are paying not just for the meal but also the chance to ogle the women whose job it is to serve it to you. 

Recently, a customer at the Atomic Grill in Morgantown, West Virginia complained on UrbanSpoon that the restaurant’s servers should “show more skin.” Because, obviously, as everyone knows, when you go out to eat, ...

An open letter to my former dentist

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 my teeth cleaned at your office, your hygienist told me that the bonding on two of my teeth was coming off, and that I should come back so that you could fix it.

So I made an appointment to do just that. I asked you to take a look at the bonding, and you did. Then you took off your glasses and said, “Forget ...

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. ...

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