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Misogyny

2014 Misogyny of the Year: TIME Magazine

Charles Clymer | Posted 12.11.2014 | Media
Charles Clymer

When TIME ignores so many influential women in favor of less influential men, it increases the disparity of how women are viewed in society because when they put something on the cover (and choose to ignore other subjects), people talk about it (or don't), regardless of its importance or accuracy.

Brazilian Congressman Tells Colleague She's Not Worth Raping

The Intercept | GLENN GREENWALD AND ANDREW FISHMAN | Posted 12.11.2014 | Latino Voices

In the lower house of Brazil’s federal Congress on Tuesday, Maria do Rosário – a Congresswoman since 2003 from former President Lula da Silva’s...

7 Inspiring People And Organizations Fighting Misogyny In India

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women

A new generation of Indian women won't stay silent, owing largely to the brave men and women who have spoken up about women's rights and safety in the...

Why I'm Boycotting Movies About Men

Lori Day | Posted 11.30.2014 | Entertainment
Lori Day

I've spent half a century watching films that are by, for, and about men. I've paid too much of my hard-earned money supporting a fantasy world where half the human population has gone missing.

Our 'Rape Problem' Can't Be Solved By Colleges

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.01.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Particularizing "rape on campus" in the search for real and lasting prevention and solutions will not solve the problem of rape on campus. The culture that enables rape is the broader one of male dominance, violence and exploitation.

Awful Behavior At Tech Companies Probably Does Not Hurt Their Bottom Lines

AP | By BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses ...

The Week When a Woman Wanted to Ban the Word Feminist and Other Misogynistic Musings

Tina Issa | Posted 11.21.2014 | Women
Tina Issa

If my ability to vote and have equal pay and control my body emasculates a man, well the issue is with him, not feminists. I don't see any of these anti-feminists willing to throw away the accomplishments of feminists, and herein lies the irony.

How Long Can Eminem Keep It Up? (or: the Sociology of Aging Hip-Hop Artists)

Galanty Miller | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Galanty Miller

I think Eminem should probably stop with the misogynist lyrics. I support his right to free speech and creative expression. Rather, it just might be a good career movie to pivot in a slightly different direction.

A Petition Hopes To Ban Pickup Artist Julien Blanc From Brazil

BrasilPost | Andréa Martinelli | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women

“These step-by-step techniques will get her eyes brighter for you than a little dog’s.” “Get her to like you even if you’re boring.” ...

A Gay Dad's Open Letter to Rose McGowan on Lessons Learned

Rob Watson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

I am sorry that you have not felt that the outcry against misogyny from gay men has been loud enough. Given your comments about Speedos and Molly, I can only assume that your comments are in part the result of seeing the "gay community" as the buff young men on the party circuit.

Everything Wrong With Princesses In One Easy Image!

David Trumble | Posted 11.07.2014 | Women
David Trumble

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'Hello' Isn't Always 'Hello' in NYC

Shannon Deep | Posted 11.06.2014 | New York
Shannon Deep

I stared at my computer, at a loss for how to explain to a male non-New Yorker exactly why 'Hi!' doesn't mean 'Hi!' in certain situations to a female New Yorker. It can be a one-sided message from a man to a woman. And the message, loud and clear to the woman on the receiving end is: "I'm sexualizing you."

How Twitter Made Me a Feminist

Joe Randazzo | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Joe Randazzo

So many conversations are initiated and shaped by women on Twitter. Important conversations about terms that used to fly right by me in their ideological camouflage: Rape culture. Misogyny. Privilege, gender bias, slut-shaming.

Why I Fantasize About Covering My Aging Face With A Mask

Lori Day | Posted 11.04.2014 | Fifty
Lori Day

When I turned 50, one of the thoughts I had was 'like hell will I ever write anything for Huff/Post50.' And that right there is the problem. I'm finally over it. I'm over it because it's time to walk the walk.

Strange Bedfellows

Michael Ramah | Posted 10.29.2014 | Business
Michael Ramah

From doxxing (releasing of personal information, including home address and telephone numbers) to death threats and coordinated campaigns of bullying and harassment, it seems that any dissent or disagreement -- no matter how measured or mild -- can be met with nuclear levels of anonymous, shadowy malevolence.

What I Learned From Talking Back To Men

Ravishly | Posted 12.27.2014 | Women
Ravishly

He didn't spike my drink. He didn't even touch me. But for some reason, this messed with my head just as much, if not more, than other, more dire incidents of harassment that I have been involved in

Where Are My Rape Threats?

David Trumble | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
David Trumble

The malignant only threaten those who make inroads, who carve out spaces where they can be heard and can affect change, who realize their independent and collective power and wield it, from every dark corner into every dark corner.

The One Troubling Line In Jennifer Lawrence's "Sex Crime" Interview

Nick Simmons | Posted 12.20.2014 | Women
Nick Simmons

There is one bit of language in a recent Jennifer Lawrence interview that courts a perception that is still, I believe, a problem worth pointing out. It is a problem I've seen in my own personal life, and a problem I've seen in culture at large.

Sarah Silverman and the Art of Advocacy

Dana Beyer | Posted 12.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Social progress, with a concomitant increase in visibility, brings the need for that community to adapt in order to make further progress. A recent case in point is the politically correct backlash from some in the trans community directed toward Sarah Silverman and the equal-pay video from the National Women's Law Center last week.

The Threats Against Anita Sarkeesian Expose The Darkest Aspects Of Online Misogyny

Maureen Ryan | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women
Maureen Ryan

It is tremendously disheartening to suspect that the treatment of women online is getting worse, not better. We've had decades of experience dealing with those who use the Internet with the intent to cause mental or physical distress or harm. We really haven't leveled up?

Why Your College Campus Should Ban Yik Yak

Ryan Chapin Mach | Posted 12.03.2014 | College
Ryan Chapin Mach

If you think really, really hard, can anyone come up with a single conceivable way in which Yik Yak might do something so good that it outweighs the fear it's putting in members of these communities?

What's Wrong With Denigrating Girls and Women in Schools?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.02.2014 | Education
Soraya Chemaly

Sexism, gender-based double standards, and male entitlement are so normalized that girls think sexual assault and violence are just a "part of life" that they have to live with. Not to put too fine a point on it, but this is seriously f***ed up.

Bad Ads: Does Sexism Sell?

Matt Cohen | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Matt Cohen

You shouldn't target your audience by explicitly denigrating other audiences... especially when you've crudely drawn your segments along gender lines.

What's Wrong With the NFL Is What's Wrong With America

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Sexism. A culture of violence. Untrustworthy leadership. Runaway wealth inequality. An indifference to workers' health. Employees who are above the law. Hush-hush financing. Multimillion-dollar tax breaks. We're not talking about America's top corporations. We're talking about the NFL.

Do Men Hate Women?

June Eric-Udorie | Posted 11.23.2014 | Impact
June Eric-Udorie

I'm not a man-hating feminist, I'm simply stating the facts -- men are so threatened by women that they are willing to go to extreme lengths to control us and hate us so the system of patriarchy thrives and continues.