sexism Archive

I'm the Mother of Three Grown Men, And Donald Trump's Sexism Isn’t a ‘Women’s Issue’

A gender gap emerges as the chest-beating damnations of Donald Trump from Republicans build momentum following their presidential candidate’s inexcusable braggadocio about sexual assault.And it is not an obvious one.From Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to Rep. Scott Garrett of New Jersey and … Continue reading Source link

Republican leaders' support for Trump unwavering despite his boasts of groping women

Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Mitch McConnell reaffirmed their support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday, offering only milquetoast rebukes to his boasts of groping women. Ryan: “I am sickened by what I heard today. Women are to be championed and revered, not objectified. I hope Mr. Trump treats this situation with the seriousness it deserves and works to demonstrate to …

I Caught Myself Being a Sexist Pig Toward Hillary Clinton — And I'm a Feminist Lesbian

In 1984, Geraldine Ferraro ran as the Democratic vice-presidential nominee. She wasn’t the first woman to run for vice president or even president, but she was the first vice-presidential candidate for a major party and maybe the first who had a real chance at winning. I was 16, and while my mom, a … Continue reading Source link

Women competitors must wear hijabs at chess world championship, oddly awarded to Iran

If you thought soccer’s world cup being awarded to baking-hot Qatar marked the zenith of sporting corruption, give FIDE a chance: the international chess federation’s forthcoming world championship is headed to Iran, and women players must wear the hijab to compete. UK tabloids quote leading women chess players as threatening to quit the tournament rather than obey. US women’s champion Nazi Paikidze said: ‘It …

I Was Obsessed with Weddings Until I Realized My Favorite Traditions Are Sexist

For someone who’s in college, painfully single, and kind of a potato, I’ve got a wedding obsession that just won’t quit. I’ve pinned an obscene amount of wedding content on Pinterest, have a fat stack of issues of The Knot on my coffee table, and care way too much about floral arrangements. … Continue reading Source link

The ultimate guide to talking to a woman with headphones on

Everyone’s angry today about a sexist guide to “approaching women with headphones on” which encourages socially awkward men to ignore this obvious social cue and harass women in public. Nasty tips include “don’t allow her to ignore you” and “don’t allow her control the interaction.” Typical pickup artist griftbait, in other words: selling an idea the reality of which will only make things worse in …

What I Learned From My Boss Reading Me a Sexist Email on My First Day of Work

I typically don’t share details about the sexism I’ve faced at work. While educating others about the obstacles I’ve overcome is necessary to raise awareness, talking about them paints a picture to younger generations of a steep, uphill road that lies ahead. As if choosing a major and getting into … Continue reading Source link

Why Can't Men Handle It When Women Excel at Video Games?

More than once, I’ve had people reach out to me to comment on my “fixation with sexism” embedded into the geek world. Maybe this comes from the fact that I’ve spent my life as a particularly social geek, and I’ve noticed it pretty obviously. Maybe it’s because so many people in the geek … Continue reading Source link