Category Archives: Sexism in the Media
Women are supposed to be sexually available to men, that’s our assigned role; if we are hot, we are supposed to put out since we are signaling we want sex, and if we are not hot, we are supposed to be so grateful for male attention we do anything the attending dood wants. Otherwise, death to us…
Some links and post excerpts about the Sodini murders: Anna N. at Jezebel: Sodini was clearly disturbed, but his bilious diary displays an extreme version of a type of grievance misogyny that is all too common. His conviction that all … Continue reading
What is it about fashion designers and bondage? The ad campaign for “Elohim by Sabrina Goh” is both incomprehensible and entirely familiar (women in chains, bound legs, etc.). According to her website, Goh is a self-described “Malaysian born, Singapore based … Continue reading
Via Marge Twain.
“Women who drink alcohol, wear short skirts and are outgoing are more likely to be raped, claim scientists at the University of Leicester.”
Actually, that isn’t at all what the scientists found. But it is apparently what a reporter and editorial staff at the UK Telegraph wished the study had determined, for some reason. An article in the UK Guardian reports: There is … Continue reading
Over at Daily Kos is a post entitled “Abbreviated Pundit Round-up,” by “BarbinMD” with a first sentence that touts itself as “Your one stop pundit shop.” The pundits receiving links and blurbs? William Kristol, Tony Blankley, Richard Cohen, Cal Thomas, … Continue reading
“Fill your desire for something long, juicy and flame-grilled with the New BK Super Seven Incher. Yearn for more after you taste the mind-blowing burger that comes with a single beef patty, topped with American chees, crispy onions and the … Continue reading
In this season’s finale of Desperate Housewives, Lynette discovers she’s pregnant with twins. She and her husband Tom already have an extensive family and clearly don’t want the baby. But the show never even raises the possibility that … Continue reading
Read Dr. Socks.
A cartoonist at the Oklahoma City newspaper The Oklahoman responds to criticism of his drawing of Judge Sotomayor as a pinata to be struck by waiting GOP elephants. The cartoon by Chip Bok of Creators Syndicate ran in The Oklahoman … Continue reading
An illustrated overview of the Happily Ever After myth, monetized, here at StilettoRevolt. –Ann Bartow
Playboy.com began hosting a feature on the website listing and mocking conservative women they’d like to”hate-fuck.” And at least one supposedly liberal blog (ETA: or not, some controversy on this point) picked up on it as a “lighter side of … Continue reading
” 10 Infants, Small Children Murdered by Fathers in Past Two Weeks? Not News, Really. Mom Murders Son? Headlines Everywhere.”
Heart notes: A quick perusal of Google yields 10 instances of fathers or stepfathers murdering their infants or young children within the last two weeks or so: link, link, link, link, link, link, link, link, link, link, link. Had I … Continue reading
From After Ellen, Via Crooks & Liars: Fox Sports has compiled a list of women that can hold their own against men in the sports world : because everyone knows the real measure of a female athlete is how she … Continue reading
“At least 84 Afghan girls were admitted to a hospital Tuesday for headaches and vomiting in the third apparent poison attack on a girls school in as many weeks, officials and doctors said.”
That’s a sentence from this frightening NYT article. Here’s another excerpt: Tuesday’s apparent attack is the third alleged poisoning at a girls’ school in less than three weeks. It comes one day after 61 schoolgirls and one teacher from … Continue reading
Via Phyllis Jeden, who will no doubt ace her law school finals.
Historiann observes: Nina Totenberg’s report on All Things Considered last night on the”strip search”case heard yesterday at the Supreme Court is the only news report I can find that notes that lone woman Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was on her … Continue reading
Important post by Jen Nedeau, here’s the first paragraph: Yet another diversity FAIL in the world of technology. While the State Department brings it’s first “New Media Technology” delegation to Iraq with the noble purpose of exploring “new opportunities to … Continue reading
Snarky post by that title at Wonkette.
Tanya Gold in The Guardian: … When Susan had finished singing, and Piers had finished gasping, he said this. It was a comment of incredible spite. “When you stood there with that cheeky grin and said, ‘I want to be … Continue reading
Now public hair is racialized as well as pornified. (For a prior ad, see this post by Bridget): –Ann Bartow
On photo retouching.
Via the f-word blog, which notes: This is Burger King’s new ad for its 99-cents kids meal. Yes, because nothing sells fast food to children better than provocatively-dressed women shaking their asses to a remix of Sir-Mix-a-lot’s”Baby Got Back”: the … Continue reading
Here, at Stiletto Revolt.
For background, go here. From an account at the HuffPo: … “I struggled every single day to maintain my law school studies, in the face of incredible stress and anxiety,” Williams said in a prepared statement. “Still, I refused to … Continue reading
See e.g. this. Between March 10th and April 7th, this newspaper reports that mass shootings have claim 57 lives. Given the limits placed on the count, “mass” and “shootings,” the number almost certainly underestimates the number of people who were … Continue reading
You wouldn’t know it from reading the New Yorker article described here.
The 7.2 million jury verdict was handed down this afternoon in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of West Virginia. Former Miss West Virginia, Allison Williams, filed a lawsuit in 2005 against 59 defendants who posted advertisements on pornographic … Continue reading
Somebody sent me a link to a funny, innocuous YouTube clip today. After the clip finished I noticed a video recommendation in the sidebar billed as depicting a very tall woman. The clip, which appeared to be some sort of … Continue reading
That’s the title of this (U.K.)Times Online article. Two excerpts follow: … Fifty years ago, in The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir described womanhood as a socially constructed activity; today, after several waves of feminism, and a recognised right to … Continue reading
She can’t be just right, no woman ever is.
The media dubbed Nadya Suleman the “octo-mom,” but noone calls Travis Henry the “novem-dad.” The former NFL running back has fathered nine children with nine different women in six years (see NY Times story here). He is engaged to … Continue reading
Read Amanda Terkel’s story here.
What’s with all the new movies in which the woman has to fix herself so that she may be loved by a man?
That’s what Emma Rosenblum asks here in NY Magazine, writing in part: … Since Sex and the City, a woman has become the central protagonist in a genre that used to have two (so instead of Spencer Tracy and Katharine … Continue reading
Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination by recipients of federal funds has had, among other things, a tremendous effect in equalizing the funding and status of women’s collegiate sports. The Women’s NBA would not exist were … Continue reading
Tennis.com features this interview with Billie Jean King, who was “outed” in 1981 by a former lover. Here are some highlights/soundbites from the interview: “No person should be discounted by their sexuality or any other reason. You just don’t do … Continue reading
Brittan and Heide are two women, heavily victimized by AutoAdmit, who have been willing to stand and fight. An article about the AutoAdmit litigation called “Slimed Online” can be found here at Portfolio.com. Here is an excerpt: Autoadmit, like innumerable … Continue reading
“Whatever you think Suleman’s choices say about her, I know I’m a whole lot more disturbed by what the cruel, bigoted, violent responses to those choices say about our society.”
Kate Harding at Broadsheet wrote the first post about Nadya Suleman I’ve wanted to link to. The title of this post is her concluding sentence, and she speaks for me on this too. –Ann Bartow
Amanda Marcotte has some interesting analysis here that was sparked by this:
Here, at Jezebel. Props to post author “Intern Katy.” Via Jen.
Via. In response some dood named Harry Knowles writes: Star Trek Barbies? That’s how to make future babes geeks!!! Hey folks, Harry here… with a brilliant concept. TREK BARBIES!!! Yes, every little girl in the world needs Star Trek Barbies, … Continue reading
Or even that Obama couldn’t be a feminist? I know I didn’t. Nor would I, in a million years. Nor did anyone else, that I am aware of. What the hell are these women talking about? Ms. Magazine decided it … Continue reading