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Why This Chef Said Women Ruin Food

Denise Vivaldo | Posted 05.14.2012 | Women
Denise Vivaldo

I asked for clarification. When women have their periods, they ruin the food? Yep, that was it.

Why Some Women Are Sexists

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.13.2012 | Home
Soraya Chemaly

Every day people, like me, are banging their heads on their desks, asking "What is wrong with that woman?" "Why is she doing that?" "Doesn't she realize she's being used by a system that denigrates her?" Women in these positions clearly don't see it that way.

A Slut Manifesto

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Every woman, even one simply speaking intelligently in her own interest, is a potential slut. A slut is also any woman who wants to control her reproduction, build a life, earn a living of her own, dress how she wants, and take care of her health and her family.

Religion in Novels Is Better Than Religion in Politics!

Dave Astor | Posted 05.09.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Yes, many novels have religious content that dominates a book or at least adds a small thread to its tapestry. Some of these novels take a jaundiced view of religion, while others treat it more kindly.

Losing the Count: Gender Disparity in the Mainstream Media

Erin Siegal McIntyre | Posted 05.07.2012 | Media
Erin Siegal McIntyre

In 2011, the number of articles published by women in top thought-leader magazines was significantly less than the number of articles published by men.

No Place for Rush Limbaugh in Hall of Famous Missourians

Randy Turner | Posted 05.06.2012 | Media
Randy Turner

The timing of Missouri Speaker of the House Steve Tilley's announcement that he had named Rush Limbaugh to the Hall of Famous Missourians could not have been any worse.

Faux-Apology Not Accepted: Fire Rush Limbaugh for His Hateful Misogyny

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

The entire planet has spent the last two hundred years coming to terms with the implications of race and class on society. Now some people are having the dawning realization that gender is salient, too.

Gender Disparity In The Clergy

Gilah Kletenik | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
Gilah Kletenik

Together with my female colleagues, on a daily basis, I am engaged in the arduous task of breaking the stained glassed ceiling.

The Systematic "Whorification" of the Young African Woman

Brigitte Sesu Tilley-Gyado | Posted 05.02.2012 | World
Brigitte Sesu Tilley-Gyado

I care about this notion that a young woman is primarily a passive, dependent object. And I will stand up and be counted as a full, complete and powerful individual.

'What's Chauvinism?'

Jayanti Tamm | Posted 05.02.2012 | Women
Jayanti Tamm

An uncomfortable silence filled the classroom. No one had started writing a response to the question I had written. Finally, one student raised her hand."What does 'chauvinist' mean?"

Why We Need More Women in Poliltics

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.01.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

When women run, they are just as likely as men to win -- but they are not running. The study details exactly why -- and it's not because of a biological mandate.

Sexist Leap Day Fun

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.30.2012 | Home
Chris Weigant

Aurora, Illinois used to be famous for its Leap Day fun, when the unmarried women took over the town and arrested all the unmarried men for the "crime" of being a bachelor. Yes, you read that right.

Latina Leadership: How Far Have We Come, How Much Further Do We Have to Go?

Placida V. Gallegos | Posted 04.30.2012 | Latino Voices
Placida V. Gallegos

Much has changed since the late sixties. Unfortunately, much has not changed. Latinas were then and continue to be underrepresented in leadership positions in all institutions and sectors

Why I Couldn't Be Catholic And A Woman

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Either you are willing to support and participate in a culture in which men, refusing to accept women as equals, use a perverted claim of divine right to control women and their bodies, or you don't.

Sarah Palin: Is the GOP's "Trash Talker" Sexy -- or Sexist?

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

Still, no one trash talks, or walks the fine line between vitriol and verbal abuse, like Palin does. And with her use of highly-charged and salacious language growing, even some leading conservatives are wondering if she's crossing a line.

This is What Real Women Working Look Like

Nancy Hiller | Posted 04.22.2012 | Women
Nancy Hiller

Photos like these present the idea of work as a kind of fashion accessory for these women, an occasion for dressing up. Sexy babes meet The Village People.

Gauguin Exhibition Strikes Controversy

Posted 02.21.2012 | Arts

Almost as legendary as Paul Gauguin's colorful depictions of Tahitian utopia is the colorful story of how he got there and what he did once in the tro...

Why Male Authors Are More Successful Than Female Authors

Pamela Redmond Satran | Posted 04.17.2012 | Books
Pamela Redmond Satran

It would be as comforting as it is infuriating to believe that, but I'm not so sure. It's not so much that Jonathan Franzen is eating my lunch, I'm afraid, as that he's eating the lunch I should be eating, could be eating, but, through my own damn fault, have not been freaking eating.

The Church Of Latter-Day Saints: Heterosexism, Racism And 'Revelation'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.16.2012 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

"Heterosexism" is pervasive throughout society and each of us, irrespective of sexual or gender identity and expression, is at risk of its harmful effects on many levels.

'How I Proved To My Class That Sexism Still Exists'

| Posted 02.06.2012 | Home

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full pote...

These Urinals Are Making A Lot Of Women Angry

Posted 02.02.2012 | Arts

Once upon a time the Rolling Stones lamented that they couldn't get no satisfaction. Today, the Rolling Stones Fan Museum in Germany has similar woes,...

What Tintin Taught Me -- For Better or Worse -- About Travel

Doris Gallan | Posted 03.31.2012 | Fifty
Doris Gallan

What I learned from Tintin is that my own sense of adventure and imagination were all that was needed to realize my dream of seeing all the countries of the world. Whether or not the books or movie do it for you, find your own personal Tintin that will inspire you to travel.

"Late Show" Booker Fired For Comments About Women Comedians

The Jane Dough | Posted 01.19.2012 | Women

The Late Show With David Letterman has fired its head comedy booker, Eddie Brill, after he told The New York Times he believes women comics are less "...

Forced to Wear a Skirt?

Elizabeth Plank | Posted 03.19.2012 | UK
Elizabeth Plank

With the London 2012 Olympics rapidly approaching, I am eagerly awaiting the inauguration of female boxing as an official discipline. Despite this being a long overdue development, as a beginner to the sport, I am thrilled to see female boxers finally gracing the ring at the most important sporting event of the year. In preparation, the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) met yesterday to discuss the games and draw up recommendations, including suitable dress requirements. One of the items up for discussion was whether female boxers should have to wear skirts.

Why the "Shit Girls Say" Meme is Sexist, Racist and Should End

Naima Ramos-Chapman | Posted 03.10.2012 | Black Voices
Naima Ramos-Chapman

I arrived late to the new meme "Shit Girls Say," but my family members were quick to fill me in over the holidays. I laughed -- but only with half my heart.