Category Archives: Sexism and Misogyny

It was “Got drunk and had sex and then regretted it later-rape”

It sure as hell wasn’t “rape-rape”. In Not That Kind of Girl Dunham tells us why denial is simpler, at least in the beginning The most remarkable part of Lena Dunham’s new memoir Not That Kind of Girl: A Young … Continue reading

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Whose War On Women?

Look who fired the 1st shot in the real "war on women". Hint: it wasn't the GOP. See this excerpt from Hillary's book pic.twitter.com/kKBShf9vHj — Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) June 9, 2014 I remember the day that Sarah Palin was chosen … Continue reading

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This Is What Real Misogyny Looks Like

Lisa Daftari at Fox News: Islamophobia in action? ‘Honor Diaries’ screening shut down by CAIR CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) is at it again. This time they have succeeded in shutting down a screening of the film, “Honor Diaries,” at … Continue reading

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An Exercise In Futility

Merced Sun-Stroke: UC Merced students participate in effort to end violence against women About a dozen people used their Monday morning to add UC Merced to a global campaign to end violence against women and girls. Students and staff shot … Continue reading

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Promiscuity Does Not Empower Women

If you find the advertisement above to be offensive you are a sexually frustrated Republican who wants to slut-shame women because you are a misogynist who can’t stand to see strong, powerful women who are in control of their own … Continue reading

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Right For The Wrong Reason

ABC News: Indonesia Axes Bikinis for 2013 Miss World Pageant Miss World has axed the famed bikinis from this year’s pageant in Indonesia, replacing the skimpy swimsuits with conservative beach sarongs amid mounting protests from hard-line Muslim groups, organizers said … Continue reading

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Hormones Do Not Cause Rape

Open mouth, insert foot: Chambliss blames military rapes on ‘the hormone level created by nature’ Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) on Tuesday suggested that the “hormone level created by nature” was to blame for rapes in the military and that all … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS!!! New White House Scandal!!!

“Shoegate” No, seriously. From WaPo: A White House counsel known for her shoes It may say more about Washington than White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler that she’s known in the West Wing for her fabulous shoes. Ruemmler first attracted attention … Continue reading

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Margaret Thatcher, UKs only female Prime Minister, dead at 87

The BBC reports that Lady Margaret Thatcher has died at age 87 of a stroke. The daughter of a grocer, Thatcher served as PM from 1979 to 1991. Reaction across the web was typical, and can be summed up with … Continue reading

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It’s Different When We Do It

Garance Franke-Ruta at Slate: It seems to me–and I touched on this a bit a 2009 Slate piece–that a simple distinction between the two worlds in which women today operate can help us think about this: They are the system … Continue reading

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Facepalm – VP Edition

Biden: ‘This Isn’t Your Garden-Variety Slap across the Face’ Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a new domestic-violence-reduction initiative in Maryland this morning. Unfortunately, Biden’s choice of words seemed to downplay certain forms of domestic abuse: We’ve learned that certain behaviors … Continue reading

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Just The Facts

I see this: This stat is horrendous beyond words: The leading cause of death for pregnant women is homicide http://t.co/uNV79FwKwm #IWD — Peter Daou (@peterdaou) March 8, 2013 So I did some checking. Yahoo: The article that everyone is buzzing … Continue reading

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Whose War On Women?

Yesterday by Maureen Callahan in the NY Post: “I had a young reporter asking tough, important questions of an Obama Cabinet secretary,” says one DC veteran. “She was doing her job, and they were trying to bully her. In an … Continue reading

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Get A Grip!

So FLOTUS shows up on the Jimmy Fallon show last week to do “The Evolution of Mom Dancing”. Not my cup of tea but different strokes for different folks. While we do expect a certain amount of decorum in affairs … Continue reading

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{{Yawn}}

Jezebel: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Goes to 7 Continents, Finds Exotic People to Use as Props For the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, the magazine photographed models on all 7 continents. A world tour of ill-fitting “swim” wear! But sometimes … Continue reading

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Do As We Say, Not As We Do

Hiring Inequality Through The Daily Show As it turns out, that fawning defense of The Daily Show by its women employees illustrates exactly what’s wrong with the show’s hiring practices. They write: Jon’s not just a guy in a suit … Continue reading

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The Obama War On Women

Weakly Standard: Kerry: Obama Offered Me the Job a Week Before Susan Rice Pulled Out John Kerry says that President Obama offered him the secretary of state job a week before Susan Rice publicly pulled out of the running for … Continue reading

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Just STFU

They never learn: GOP looks for ways to stop the rape comments Rep. Phil Gingrey’s attempts to explain Todd Akin’s rape remarks are leaving many Republicans beyond frustrated that a few in their party can’t help but insert rape into … Continue reading

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It’s Not Chauvinism If She’s Really Stupid

I came back from limbo for this? Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski had a huge fight on Thursday’s “Morning Joe.” The blowup came after the two argued repeatedly about the diversity in President Obama’s cabinet, which has become an issue … Continue reading

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Obama’s Binders Are Full Of Men

Let us hearken back to those long ago days of autumn when Mitt Romney committed a major gaffe: Mitt Romney showed up Tuesday night talking about “binders full of women” being brought to him when he was governor. Sounds kind … Continue reading

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