Gender

Fox News Host Jesse Watters Takes Abrupt Vacation After Ivanka Trump Comment

The host is taking a break after making a seemingly crude sexual joke while talking about respecting women.<p>Fox News host Jesse Watters is taking a break from primetime just a week after being promoted to a permanent spot on “The Five.”<p>Watters announced the brief family vacation on Wednesday’s …

Sexism

Ariel Winter Calls Instagram Slut-Shaming Double Standard

Why are guys allowed to be shirtless?<p>At this point, Ariel Winter has pretty much become a professional at shutting down body critics and slut shamers. She gets so much hate about pretty much everything on social media, and she refuses to put up with it. But beyond her epic clap backs, Ariel also …

Feminism

15 Reasons We Actually Don't Need Feminism

These things aren't problems at all.<p>Posted on April 27, 2017, 20:01 GMT<p>1. Because look how diverse in gender and color the presidents of the USA have been.<p>So many women leaders, WOW.<p>2. Because globally women hold a whole 24% of leadership roles in businesses.<p>Loryn Brantz / BuzzFeed<p>Less than a …

Feminism

Female Marines Tackle What They Call A Corps' 'Culture of Sexism'

It was a standard post on Instagram back in May 2016: Eight women, all smiling in their Marine Corps uniforms. Then someone copied it and posted it to a Facebook group.<p>"And I watched in real time as hundreds of people commented on this photo and said things like they wanted to rape us," Maj. Janine …

Sexism

The Son Of An NBA Star Opened Up About His Rape & How To Talk To Survivors

Last year, Josh "Zeke" Thomas met a guy on Grindr, a dating app for gay men. The first date went well, so Thomas felt no qualms about meeting up with the guy again. They met at a bar, where Thomas's date drugged him and then took him to his own home and raped him.<p>Thomas, who DJs under the name Zeke …

Feminism

Heineken just put Pepsi to shame with an ad that actually makes people think

It’s not often you’ll walk into a bar ready to have your views challenged by a total stranger.<p>But in a new Heineken advertisement called “Worlds …

Feminism

Caitlyn Jenner: Donald Trump doesn't want to lose in golf to 67-year-old trans woman

Jenner does have a point about the president wanting to win<p>Caitlyn Jenner recently went on NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" to discuss a variety of topics, and of course President Donald Trump, who Jenner cast a vote for in the last election, was a topic of conversation. The two are apparently …

Transgender

Jessa Crispin Can’t Do It Alone in Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto

It’s an awkward time for radical women to declare themselves <i>not</i> feminists. In February 2016, Breitbart News published an article titled ‘Would you …

Feminism

It's legal to pay women less than men based on past salaries, court rules

Employers can legally pay women less than men for the same work based on differences in the workers' previous salaries, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.<p>The decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower-court ruling saying pay differences based exclusively on prior …

Women's News

Some call it 'stealthing,' others call it sexual assault

<b>(CNN) —</b> Some people call it "stealthing" -- a practice where men secretly remove or damage condoms without their partners' knowledge. Others call it sexual assault.<p>But giving it an official name could be a major support for survivors of sexual assault, many of whom face an uphill battle in the …

Feminism

If you have to ask whether something is harassment, it probably is.

In an essay at <i>Charisma News</i>, <b>Dr. Michael Brown</b> — a man who considers himself the “world’s foremost Messianic Jewish apologist” — discussed his …

Sexism

New disturbing sexual trend called 'stealthing' raising huge concerns

- A disturbing new trend called “stealthing” is making its way into bedrooms nationwide, but there is nothing sexy about it and can be even dangerous.<p>…

Feminism

Tropes vs. Women ends the series with a look at female sidekicks (update)

After two seasons, Feminist Frequency’s series comes to an end<p>After more than four years, Feminist Frequency’s <i>Tropes vs. Women in Video Games</i> series has come to a close. Host Anita Sarkeesian sends the show out with little fanfare, focusing the final installment on the sorry state of “lady …

Feminism

The Fall of Modern Movie Manhood

Under these terms, the femme fatale of film noirs is as pernicious a patriarchal construct as that which proliferated in the gynephobic decadent art …

Feminism

Who Is Bill Cosby's Daughter? Read Full Text Of Essay By Evin Cosby As Comedian Says He Is Blind

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby, who is facing a sexual assault trial, said Wednesday that he has gone completely blind. In an essay published the same …

Feminism

How Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale succumbed to the feminist curse

Hulu's stunning adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i> into a series starring Elizabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, and Alexis Bledel has — …

Feminism

Heineken’s new ad about political unity tries to succeed where Pepsi failed

Reactions to the “Worlds Apart” ad campaign illustrate why political change takes more than sharing a drink.<p>The latest attempt by a major beverage company to wade into the turbulent sociopolitical climate through advertising is being met with significantly more praise than Pepsi’s recent botched …

Feminism

Sexism, racism and bullying are driving people out of tech, US study finds

A first-of-its-kind report analyzed the reasons why tech workers leave their jobs, and found a common thread of sexual harassment, bullying and stereotyping<p>Sexual harassment, bullying and racist stereotyping are common in the technology industry, creating a culture that drives underrepresented …

Sexism

Rupert Murdoch’s disturbing corporate legacy: chronic sexual harassment in U.S., rampant lawbreaking in UK

Somehow Murdoch has been portrayed as a distant player who was oddly not culpable for what transpired at Fox News.<p>Bill O’Reilly may be gone at Fox News, but Rupert Murdoch’s festering Fox News mess isn’t going away anytime soon.<p>Murdoch cut ties with the host last week after multiple women’s reports …

Sexism

Watch Joe Biden Go Off on Male College Students in Speech About Sexual Consent

As a vocal supporter of the White House’s “It’s on Us” campaign, which was launched under President Obama in 2014, former vice-president Joe Biden …

Sexism

Why Trans People Have a Constitutional Right to Change Their Birth Certificate

The Constitution protects trans people’s right to correct the gender on their birth certificates.habari1/Thinkstock In a pair of new lawsuits filed …

Transgender

Amandla Stenberg: ‘People really, really want to see black girls as leads in movies’

“Growing up is weird, and then in the context of acting and movies and being in the public eye, it gets weirder.”<p>That’s why you haven’t seen much of Amandla Stenberg since first appearing as that little District 11 kid named Rue, fighting for life alongside Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen in …

Feminism

Transgender woman sues Columbia companies for harassment

A transgender woman has filed a harassment lawsuit against two Missouri construction companies.<p>The Columbia Daily Tribune (http://bit.ly/2qiU5YC ) …

Transgender

Women face hate crime charges for plastic vagina protest

A feminist protest in Spain that saw a giant vagina carried on a plinth like ‘the Virgin Mary’ has brought about allegations of ‘crimes against religious sentiment’<p>Three women in Seville who carried a giant vagina replica in a feminist protest are facing claims that they’ve committed a ‘religious …

Feminism

16 Superheroes Better Known For Being Hot Than Heroic

Let’s take a look at eight male and eight female superheroes in comics who are more hot than heroic in the eyes of most readers.

Comics

Some Female Dragonflies Pretend to Be Dead to Avoid Male Dragonflies

Rassim Khelifa was studying dragonflies in the Swiss Alps when he observed a strange phenomenon: dragonfly ladies dropping out of the sky rather than …

Feminism

How Women Made Streetwear Their Own

Two years ago, drop camp-outs and streetwear Facebook groups were a mostly male affair. Not any more.<p>Proof that streetwear is a boy's club isn't hard to find. You can see it in the crowds of thumb-twiddling guys lining up outside shops; feel it in the lad-filled forums selling Supreme money guns …

Feminism

The Biggest Lesson Of The Handmaid's Tale? Silence Is Complicity.

To pretend that this couldn’t happen here is absurd. It's already happening here.<p><b>SPOILERS for the first three episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu.</b><p>So, it’s here. The show that will launch a thousand think pieces (including this one — sorry). Is it true to the book? Is it feminist? Is it …

Feminism

'Let women eat cake too': why equality is not a zero-sum game

From education to economic growth, the co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party says everyone is better off when there is greater gender equality<p>When the Women’s Equality Party (WE) revealed that Sophie Walker would run against Philip Davies in the forthcoming general election, the MP for Shipley …

Feminism

The myth of ‘liberal’ ESPN

To quote SportsCenter host Michael Smith, “‘Don’t hit women’ isn’t politics.”<p>Yesterday was a horrible day at ESPN, and for sports journalism as a …

Feminism