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KFC Pays College Women To Wear 'Double Down' Pants

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Six months after the debut of KFC's Double Down marketers are focusing less on the sodium-laced sandwich's culinary assets and more on those of its co...

Is Oprah Sexist? Should Authors Say Less and Write More?

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

So Oprah picked Jonathan Franzen's new novel for her Book Club, despite the hullabaloo about the amount of "sexist" press coverage his new novel was getting. Does that make Oprah sexist?

Lance Briggs: 'I Don't Think Women Should Be In The Locker Room'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs doesn't think there should be a debate about a woman being harassed in a men's locker room--because he doesn't t...

The Meaning of Breasts

Juliette Fretté | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Juliette Fretté

There should be nothing wrong with perceiving female breasts (or male breasts) with sexual adoration. But let us also be careful to avoid pigeonholing their entire meaning based on that appreciation.

This just in: The measure of a female candidate isn't in her measurements

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

I never understood the toxic level of sexism in our society until I experienced it firsthand. And then I realized something else: Politics remains one...

Introducing "Sexism Ed"

Amy Siskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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Amy Siskind

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By Wealthy Men, For Wealthy Men: Texas Governor Rick Perry's Testosterone-Fueled Prize Package

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Farris

Governor Perry is giving his best campaigners a chance to win exclusive prizes -- because nothing says "grassroots" like Forbes Wealthiest Americans giving away free shooting lessons at a gun range.

Rick Perry's Men-Only Fundraiser Dinner

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Farris

Guess who's not coming to dinner? In an invitation circulating this week, Governor Rick Perry is inviting some of his closest, wealthiest friends to a "Wild Game" dinner in Houston--just not their wives.

The F Word: New York's Real Culture War

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The clash of civilizations continues, 9 years after the attacks of 9-11, the threat to our freedoms remains real. Shadowy individuals aim to control o...

Secretary Clinton, Middle East Negotiations and Her Hair? Get Over It.

David Helfenbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Helfenbein

Secretary Clinton is in the midst of probably the most intense and arguably most important diplomatic talks in years, and what are some of the newspapers writing about? The length of her hair!

An Ode to Black Women and a Fair, Firm Message to ALL Others

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
BlackAndBrownNews

As a Black woman in America, I have never known a time in my life when I have felt more unsafe, vulnerable and unprotected. This acute sense of insecu...

Alan Simpson Embarrasses Obama, Insults Women, and, Well, Everyone

Natale Zimmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Natale Zimmer

Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Commission Co-Chair Alan Simpson has crossed the line. We're all entitled to our own opinions, but not our own facts. And when he didn't like the facts, he took to personal insults and profanity.

"Tit Man" Alan Simpson Makes An Ass of Himself -- Women's Groups Call for Resignation

Martha Burk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha Burk

The flamboyant co-chair of Obama's Fiscal Commission, Former Republican Senator Alan Simpson of Wyoming, who became an instant You-Tube star earlier this summer with a rant against senior citizens, is at it again big-time.

Do Kids Kill Careers?

Ilene H. Lang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ilene H. Lang

Gender, not kids, charts career success. Women and men jump off traditional career paths at equal rates -- but only women are penalized for it when they try to get back on track.

Rand Paul and the "Boys Will Be Boys" Logic That's Harming American Men

Shelby Knox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shelby Knox

The norm exacted on boys is that violence, intimidation, and coercion are acceptable and even expected behaviors as long as they're perpetrated before reaching some magical, unspecified age that signifies adulthood.

Separate Still Isn't Equal: Sexism Among TED Conferences

CV Harquail | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
CV Harquail

From an organization that claims to be all about cutting-edge ideas, TED's decision to create a separate women's conference to address sexism displays simplistic, outdated, and unenlightened thinking.

Five Sexist Trends the Advertising World Just Can't Shake

Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alex Leo

Here are the worst of them--the trends that won't die despite our cultural outrage, and personal boredom.

Mother's Day 2010: Mothering on My Mind

Emilie Townes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Emilie Townes

Mother's Day was a high holy day for us when I was growing up. We arrived at church proudly wearing our roses, and the entire service was designed to honor the mothers in the congregation.

The Man, the Myth, the Ms.

Jill Di Donato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jill Di Donato

There's a Greek myth that goes like this: On a mountaintop in the Peleponnesus peninsula of Greece, a man, Tiersias happened upon a pair of copulating...

Iron Butterflies: How Women Can Rule the World Without Compromising Their Best Qualities

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Russ Wellen

Iron Butterflies is essential reading for young women who often fail to appreciate just how hard-won are the opportunities they enjoy today.

(VIDEOS) Bad Boys and Runaway Husbands?

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

This article was originally published by RH Reality Check. Early last Friday morning, I started a workout at the gym by getting on the elliptical and...

Send Me "Back to the Kitchen"?

Rep. Betty Sutton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Betty Sutton

Tom Ganley, who wants to take my place in Congress, has shown his true colors by funding a campaign mailer that reads: 'Let's take Betty Sutton out of the House and send her back to the kitchen.'

The "Rise of the Woman" and Other Bellwethers of Change

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Morford

Not all grown men are suave, sexy, progressive George Clooney/Viggo Mortensen/Colin Farrell lookalikes with sharp blue eyes, stubbly outgrowths and ab...

Why Your Car Dealer May be a New-Fashioned Sexist

Catherine Lutz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Catherine Lutz

Our interviews with owners, buyers and salespeople show that men, though on the whole more knowledgeable about cars -- tend to be less rational about their car purchases than are women.

Ohio GOP To Rep. Betty Sutton: Vote Her Out Of The House 'Put Her Back In The Kitchen'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GOP operatives in Medina County, Ohio recently sent around the Spring 2010 edition (.pdf link) of their newsletter which encouraged their constituents...