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Tag Archive | "Sexism"

Battle of the Sexists: “Blurred Lines” VS. “Rude”

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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During this, the last official week of summer, we thought we’d compare this year’s “Song of Summer” with last year’s official hit to see which would win the title of “Most Offensive.” For the sake of argument, we’re calling “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke the winner of 2013 (though it was pretty much a tie [...]

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Why Lo Won’t Watch “Game of Thrones” Anymore

Monday, June 9, 2014

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Lo wanted to pen a smart, thoughtful piece on all the serious, misogynistic, pro-rapey problems with “Game of Thrones” that have made it unwatchable for her, but after reading Bethany Jones’ piece ‘Game of Thrones,’ Sex and HBO: Where Did It Go Wrong For TV’s Sexual Pioneers? over at Indewire’s “/bent” blog last week, there was [...]

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Highlights from #YesAllWomen

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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The Twitterstorm known as #YesAllWomen that’s blown up over the past week — in response to both the misogyny-fueled killing spree at UCSB last Friday and the misguided hashtag “NotAllMen” that took off shortly thereafter — has shined a bright light on how much more work needs to be done dismantling idealogical sexism. Here’s a [...]

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Does Enjoying Anal Play Mean You’re Gay?

Friday, May 16, 2014

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Something we here an awful lot around these here parts is the concern many straight men have with receiving — and, heaven forbid, enjoying — a little backdoor attention. Just this week we got another comment on the topic: My boyfriend has recently discovered he likes me lubing him up and fingering his anus, rimming [...]

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What Kind of Feminist Are You: Miley, Beyonce, or Pharrell?

Thursday, May 1, 2014

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Time magazine just announced its list of the top 100 most influential people, declaring this to be “the year of pop feminism.” Their evidence? The lyrics, quotes, and attitude of BeyoncĂ©, Pharrell (“Blurred Lines” notwithstanding)… and Miley Cyrus. “BeyoncĂ©, Miley and Pharrell aren’t just accidental feminists,” according to Time. “They’ve actively promoted women’s empowerment through their songs, [...]

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Losing It: How We Popped Our Cherry Over the Last 80 Years

Friday, April 11, 2014

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Author Kate Monro has managed to make us jealous of her job: searching the world for first-time tales that don’t often get told. In her new book, “Losing It: How We Popped Our Cherry Over the Past 80 Years,” she picks up where Nancy Friday left off, letting a wide range of people — from a 90-year-old [...]

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That Pesky C-Word

Thursday, March 20, 2014

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“The ultimate sexist put-down: the prick which lies down on the job. The ultimate weapon in the war between the sexes: the limp prick. The banner of the enemy’s encampment: the prick at half-mast. The symbol of the apocalypse: the atomic warhead prick which self-destructs. That was the basic inequity which could never be righted: [...]

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Infographic: How Sexual Norms Have Evolved in 50 Years

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Just when your blood is about to boil over all the reproductive rights rollbacks that have taken place in recent years, when you’re about to puke if you hear one more Fox pundit talk about “family values,” and when when your head is about to explode at the idea that “Dancing with the Stars” is a [...]

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The Bachelor’s Big Reveal: Juan Pablo & the Fantasy Suite Charade

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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photo courtesy of ABC/Guy D’Alema Many episodes of The Bachelor of have been touted as “the most dramatic ever!” — last night’s truly was. It has been a long-time coming: 18 seasons to be exact (and that’s not even counting all the spin-offs). But after yesterday’s fantasy suite episode of The Bachelor with Juan Pablo, the [...]

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Which Disney Princess Are You? (Em & Lo Style)

Monday, January 27, 2014

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Results from the Zimbio quiz “Which Disney Princess Are You?” have been popping up in our Facebook feed this week. Most of them are as saccharine and subtly sexist as the Disney movies themselves: They’re just begging for a more honest edit, with a little tough love thrown in — one that reflects the disturbing [...]

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