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Misogyny

This Is The Kind Of Bullsh*t You Face As A Woman In The Music Industry

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women

With the help of women on Twitter, a music critic has shed light on an uglier aspect of the industry she works in. Jessica Hopper, music and culture c...

Above the Keyboard Warriors' Din

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 08.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Let us look at a few examples of activists and artists rising above the din of the keyboard warriors to propose useful reforms or tell their stories in ways that help us see differently.

This Feminist on Straight Outta Compton

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment
Vanessa Carmichael

I would recommend seeing Straight Outta Compton. I hope the producers recognize their obligation to the community that is making it such a success. The movie has a lotta heart. Now Cube, Dre, and F. Gary Gray, please show that heart to Compton.

Yes, Bernie Sanders, "Hair" Is an Important Issue

Charles Clymer | Posted 08.18.2015 | Women
Charles Clymer

Bernie Sanders has the luxury of dismissing a woman reporter's concerns over double standards as "worrying about hair styles instead of important issues."

Donald Trump Has Blood On His Hands

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 08.12.2015 | Entertainment
Janet Eve Josselyn

I would never say that your hormones render you a misogynist, Donald Trump. Your hormones don't render you anything other than who you are. Nor do mine. Nor do Megyn Kelly's.

How the Return of BET Uncut Would Have Set Us Back

Cierra Lockett | Posted 08.12.2015 | Black Voices
Cierra Lockett

The uncensored music videos with women dancing to sexually-charged lyrics were welcomed back with open arms by some. What wasn't considered by that portion of the community was how BET Uncut would set African-Americans back in terms of black women's imagery and sexuality.

Dads Against Dads Against Daughters Dating

Mike Reynolds | Posted 08.11.2015 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

Oh summer. A time to spend with our families doing things we often end up fighting over, a time to complain about how hot it is (only if we're talking about the humidity of course), and a time to watch men on the beach walk around with their young daughters proudly wearing their D.A.D.D. t-shirt.

Megyn Kelly Reportedly Getting Death Threats

New York Magazine | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.11.2015 | Media

In the fallout since the first GOP debate, Fox News chairman Roger Ailes has found himself caught between Donald Trump, who has the full backing...

Take It From a Middle School Teacher, Trump's a Bully

Raina Bowe | Posted 08.11.2015 | Entertainment
Raina Bowe

It took the observation of a Facebook friend who's also worked with young adults to point it out to me. "Kids that bully are bad kids, but adults that bully are apparently funny." Trump is a bully.

Why Us 'Fat Pigs' And 'Slobs' Won't Vote For Donald Trump

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 08.07.2015 | Women
Janet Eve Josselyn

In the Republican presidential primary debate on August 6, 2015, Donald Trump failed to retract or even apologize for calling some women "fat pigs" and "slobs." When questioned by Megyn Kelly about whether he was part of the "war on women," Trump responded that he didn't "frankly have time for total political correctness." Apparently, misogyny is a time saver. Who knew?

Straight Outta Rape Culture

Sikivu Hutchinson | Posted 08.20.2015 | Black Voices
Sikivu Hutchinson

As national outrage over state violence grows, the release of the film should prompt fresh reconsideration of how institutionalized sexual and intimate partner violence against black women continues to be all but invisible in mainstream discourse about black self-determination.

No, Islam Is Not Inherently Misogynistic. Here's Why.

Bina Shah | Posted 07.23.2015 | World
Bina Shah

The advent of Islam sought not only to introduce a new kind of social order but to limit the excesses of Meccan society, which directly harmed women and girls. Early Islam sought to elevate women and define them as independent agents possessed of free will, responsible for their own actions and imbued with certain rights and privileges over men.

Sandra Bland and Texts of Terror

Susan M. Shaw | Posted 07.22.2015 | Religion
Susan M. Shaw

The Bible contains a number of stories that biblical scholar Phyllis Trible calls "texts of terror." These stories of abuse, exploitation, and violence against women expose the misogyny of patriarchal biblical cultures, and their lack of comforting resolution leaves uneasy questions for people of faith.

Why Women Don't Get Promoted on Wall Street

John LeFevre | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
John LeFevre

Forcing or pressuring companies to promote women based on anything other than merit is simply a different form of prejudice. There's also no point unless there are substantive changes in company policy and corporate culture.

God is Transgender

Christian Piatt | Posted 07.02.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Many of us have accepted such patriarchal theology because it feels familiar. But that doesn't make it right.

Can I Love Hip-Hop and Not Hate Women?

Rich Hawkins | Posted 07.01.2015 | Women
Rich Hawkins

No man should consider women as disposable, irrelevant or only as sexual playthings, even if he can sell a million copies of the track by doing so. I guess all I'm saying is let's drop some feminism into hip-hop.

What Teenage Boys Should Know About Teenage Girls

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Our lives, beginning when we were teenagers, have distinctly different aspects and are affected in ways that teenagers today are usually still not talking about. As young as 11 or 12, different rules and double standards based on gender begin to alter our day-to-day experiences in subtle, and often not-so-subtle, ways.

His Watch Has Ended, And So Has Mine: An Open Letter To 'Game Of Thrones'

Sezin Koehler | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Sezin Koehler

I can't in good conscience, feminist and otherwise, continue watching a show that is so blatant -- so over the top -- in its sexism and misogyny and makes no apologies for it. As a human being, I agree with Tyrion Lannister: "There's always been enough death in the world for my taste: I can do without it in my leisure time."

Auto Repair: No Place for Women

Lora Frost | Posted 06.18.2015 | Women
Lora Frost

I learned a powerful lesson when I took that car for its first drive with a working clutch. Knowing I could fix anything on my own was liberating and I was hooked on the freedom of knowing that I could learn anything.

The Problem With Sir Tim Hunt's Comments About Women in Science

Dr. Zoe Schnepp | Posted 06.12.2015 | Science
Dr. Zoe Schnepp

I realize that Sir Tim Hunt probably thought he was being light-hearted or funny, but in a world where women still face real discrimination in science it is spectacularly inappropriate for someone so prominent to say the things he has said.

Gwyneth Paltrow Blasts 'Misogynistic' Comparisons In The Media

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.05.2015 | Women

Gwyneth Paltrow is fed up with being compared to and pitted against other women -- especially when those comparisons stem from her leadership of lifes...

The New Misogyny: Taking Aim At The Women Of The One

Wednesday Martin | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
Wednesday Martin

Our zeal in excoriating modern-day Marie Antoinettes reveals an insidious, widespread, and totally accepted form of misogyny -- one that masquerades as engaged cultural critique while rehearsing and repeating the very same sexist salvos most enlightened men and women have long banished from their vocabularies.

Women Are Growing Tired of Conforming to Men's Standards

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.30.2015 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Many women like how they look in heels. They shouldn't be made to feel as if they're abandoning the feminist cause, or kowtowing to the patriarchy if they choose to wear them. It's possible to want to wear high heels and also want equality in the workplace at the same time.

Stones' (Dis)Satisfaction Defined the Summer of '65

Candy Leonard | Posted 05.28.2015 | Fifty
Candy Leonard

Listening to "Satisfaction" today, I hear a tirade against a culture that thwarts the basic human need to feel fully alive and engaged -- intellectually, emotionally and physically.

What Exactly Does 'It's A Man's World' Mean?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

In the United States, women in the House of Representatives didn't get a bathroom near the Speaker's Lobby until 2011. It matters that the vast majority of architects, engineers, construction workers and legislators are not affected by this problem.