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Tag Archive | "Sexism"

A Musical History of Wooing Women

Thursday, July 26, 2012

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CDZA (short for Collective Cadenza)¬†is a group of mostly Juilliard-trained music geeks (and we use that term in the most loving and respectful way) that “creates musical video experiments” — in other words, fun viral vids that play upon all sorts of musical themes and genres (think¬†“Evolution of Dance”¬†but with live musicians and no dancing). [...]

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Pro-Sexual Harassment Sign? Oh, Hell No!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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Change.org is like AA: it works if you work it. That was made quite clear this week when Holly Kearl of StopStreetHarassment.org posted a petition on Sunday and got results in less than 24 hours. MarketFair Mall in Princeton, NJ, was in the middle of some construction and had the bright idea to put up the above sign, which normalizes [...]

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Top 30 #VaginaMovieLines Tweets

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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To follow up on our Vaginagate roundup post from yesterday, now that the trending on Twitter had died down, here are our top 30 picks for best #vaginamovielines Tweets of the past week, so you can avoid scrolling through the endless stream of mediocrity and get straight to the good stuff: NEGATIVE (from the perspective [...]

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Guess the Celebrity Casual Sex Quote

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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photo via “The Voice” Most of the time when celebrities are interviewed, they blab on about how talented the director was or what their craft means to them (yawn). But every now and then they’ll open up about something a little more racy. See if you can match up the following celebrities to their quotes [...]

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Comment of the Week: Moving Past Rigid Gender-Based Dating Rules

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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photo via flickr James S. said the following in response to the post “Wise Guys: Can’t Women Ask Men Out?” I think that the root of many men responding negatively to women who approach men comes down to two things: sexism and pride. This form of sexism starts at birth in blue being for boys [...]

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Benevolent Sexism? Not So Much

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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In case you’ve been hiding under a rock lately — or watching the soon-to-canceled TV show Playboy Club – so-called benevolent sexism is doing or saying nice things for sexist reasons. Killing them with kindness, as it were. For example, holding open a door for a woman (when you don’t do it for men), or [...]

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The Media’s Pornification of Women

Friday, August 26, 2011

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Here’s¬†a fascinating but not all that surprising study from the University of Buffalo: they recently analyzed more than 1,000 images of men and women on Rolling Stone covers over the course of 43 years (they chose Rolling Stone since it’s a well-established, pop-culture media outlet) and found the following: In the 1960s, 11 percent of [...]

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Sexist Bill Maher on Sexism

Friday, July 22, 2011

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We’re two of those poor HBO-less saps who have to wait until the following Wednesday to get the free podcast of the previous Friday night’s episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher.” And so we only just discovered¬†his final “New Rule” from last week: “Republicans have to stop thinking up intricate, psychological explanations for why [...]

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Love Letters to VS Naipal

Thursday, June 30, 2011

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A few weeks ago we apprised you of the ridiculous and offensive comments made by Nobel laureate and jackass¬†VS Naipaul — basically that all women writers are ‘sentimental’ and ‘unequal to me’. There have been¬†some great reactions to that old-fashioned fart’s blatant sexism. The latest is writer¬†Joanne Elizabeth Valin’s new blog,¬†Love Letters to VS Naipal: [...]

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Beyonce, Who Run the World? Not Girls.

Friday, June 10, 2011

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Beyonce’s latest hit “Run the World” is a girl-power anthem, sort of: “Who run the world? Girls” over and over. Maybe it’s aspirational. Eh, probably not. We think this smart and harsh take by Vlogger “Nineteen Percent” is a better breakdown of the song: we don’t run the world, we do get disrespected, gypped at [...]

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