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Men Can Be 'Cat Ladies,' Too

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 01.29.2012 | Women
Hayley Rose Horzepa

Gymboree's indiscretion last week continues to offend me. If you haven't heard about it, some moms were in an uproar because the children's outfitter ...

Will the President Ever "Man Up" for Women?

Keli Goff | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Keli Goff

Those of us who are tired of political posturing should remember that the real culprits in the political standoff over contraception are not conservatives.

Are You A Slut Shamer?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.21.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

I'm not saying girls should be "like boys" (whatever that means) or that I think promiscuity is a good thing. I'm saying there should be the same standard of behavior for both sexes.

GQ Names Kristen Wiig 'Bro' Of The Year, Posts Half Naked Photo

Laughspin.com | Posted 11.22.2011 | Comedy

It seems every now and again, GQ tries to act like they give a shit about comedy. In July, a half-naked Mila Kunis adorned the cover of their fourth a...

Why Are Whiskey Companies Ignoring Women?

Brooke Carey | Posted 01.17.2012 | Women
Brooke Carey

I met a guy friend at a bar. He ordered a Bud Light; I ordered a Jameson on the rocks. "Damn," he said, looking at me like I'd just set myself on fire. "You're more of a man than I am."

Q: Are Men Funnier Than Women? A: Shut Up

Carol Hartsell | Posted 01.17.2012 | Comedy
Carol Hartsell

That loud banging noise you hear every time someone asks "which gender is funnier" is the collective sound of actual, real-life funny women slamming their heads against whatever hard object they can find.

High School Football Coach Issued Shockingly Offensive 'Hurt Feelings' Survey

Posted 01.13.2012 | Education

An embattled high school football coach in Wyoming has resigned following an incident where he handed out an offensive survey, titled "Hurt Feelings R...

Women Own 1% of the World's Property -- Occupy That

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.04.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

How much poorer do we want women to get in the world? It's really hard to imagine. Despite the successes of feminists during the past century, even in the U.S. we have a persistent and growing feminization of poverty.

Porn-Addled Teenage Boys Do Rule The World

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.01.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

So what if we don't have a female head of state for the next 500 years. Go get a facial. You'll feel better. Develop a hobby. I hear recreational pole dancing is really fun.

Standing Up to Street Harassment

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.29.2011 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Here are three things to think about before we continue to tell our daughters to ignore a lifetime of "cat" calls, sexually explicit comments and sexist remarks.

Meet Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Kate Adie

More.com | Posted 12.26.2011 | Fifty

Reporting from war zones in Bosnia, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone, covering disasters in Bangladesh, massacres in Rwanda and the siege of the I...

Is Smurfette Giving It Away? What the Smurfette Principle Teaches Your Kids About Girls

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.19.2011 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

My involvement in Smurfland is limited to checking in now and then to make sure, when my kids are in school, that the plants get watered and don't die. 'Til I heard the question, "Mom, can I buy Smurfette?"

Fox News To Female Comedians: Be Sexy

Posted 12.13.2011 | Comedy

At least they didn't say, "No Fat Chicks." FoxNews.com is drawing fire today for suggesting that the time of the "frumpy" female comedian is coming...

Is It Better That No One Can Define 'Hooking Up'?

Posted 10.12.2011 | Women

How do you define "hooking up?" A recent study of how social networks lead college students to define, perceive, and participate in “hooking up...

Why You Shouldn't Let Sexist Comments Slide

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 12.12.2011 | Women
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

If no one points out to "Jim" in the office that his remarks about women are offensive, it's not likely he's going to figure it out on his own.

PICS: Offensive T-Shirt Company Succeeds In Offending

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.11.2011 | Style

Sometimes companies make offensive t-shirts by mistake -- after which they pull the product, make a public apology and try to sweep the whole thing un...

Do Same-Sex Schools Lead To Sexism?

Posted 12.06.2011 | Home

According to recent studies, separating boys and girls in schools might cause more problems than it solves. Supporters of same-sex schools usually arg...

CO Springs Radio Host: If I Say Chewbacca, What Do You Think of? Michelle Obama?

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.03.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Colorado Springs talk-radio host Jimmy Lakey was sitting at a cigar club at some point, he didn't say when, and he heard someone refer to Michelle Obama as "Chewbacca."

Mondays With Marlo: Anita Hill

Posted 10.13.2011 | Women

Anita Hill's testimony in the Clarence Thomas hearings is credited with launching the awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace. Today she joins...

Warren Taps on Massachusetts' Glass Ceiling, But Can She Break Through?

Barbara Lee | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Barbara Lee

Despite the Bay State's liberal reputation, reporters at allegedly "liberal" news outlets have already begun criticizing her hair and clothes.

Do Atheists Have A Sexism Problem?

Posted 11.15.2011 | Religion

By Kimberly Winston Religion News Service (RNS) Rebecca Watson meant it as a funny story, almost an aside. In a video blog, the popular skeptic...

Michelle Obama Is Like a Character in Planet of the Apes. Are You Howling With Laughter Yet?

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.12.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

When it comes to being insensitive toward minorities and women, sometimes the line between humor and insult is obviously in legitimate dispute. But there are cases that I don't want to sit there and accept as okay.

Reflections on Labor Day

Marjorie Faulstich Orellana | Posted 11.12.2011 | Los Angeles
Marjorie Faulstich Orellana

The stratification of the job market is even more acute today than it was in my youth. Adult immigrants are trying to raise families on the kind of jobs I did as a way of contributing to my college expenses.

3 Reasons Why It Pays to Not Let Sexist Comments Slide

Forbes Women | Posted 11.07.2011 | Women

Your colleague Jim calls you “honey,” makes cracks about women drivers, and suggests that you be the one to shop for the retirement gift for Bob b...

5 Bizarre Dark Sides To Modern Orchestras

www.cracked.com | David Moye | Posted 11.06.2011 | Weird News

Most people think of the orchestra as a hoity-toity elevator music club invented for your granny's listening pleasure. And while it's true that mo...