video games
Women represent 48% of people who play video games. And still, Anita Sarkeesian can't sleep in her own home.
in

Aug 29, 2014 at 1:00pm | 184 comments

the internet
The Internet can be a terrible place, but don't hide behind that as an excuse to avoid dealing with inappropriate, cruel, and awful commenters.
weekend
My own attempts to challenge sexism within the sport have often been met with hostility. TRIGGER WARNING: descriptions of domestic and sexual assault.
dating
He used misogynistic terms to reduce me to a useless, shameful commodity...all because I rejected him.
street harassment
Most of the commenters thought that I should consider myself “lucky” to be street harassed and that I should take it as a compliment because of how unattractive I am.
ray rice
In addition to the whole “One of our teams is named for a racial slur” thing, the NFL has a culture of sexism bordering on misogyny.
in

Jul 26, 2014 at 10:00am | 50 comments

misogyny
What if the resources available to My Brother's Keeper were instead used to eliminate male domination so young women and men could build strong alliances and fight racism together?
elliot rodger
If I point out that 40 percent of mass shootings begin with incidents of domestic violence -- will it matter?
mass murder
television
I’m tired of watching middle-aged white men having mid-life crises and cheating on their wives and failing as fathers and committing terrible crimes and trafficking in moral ambiguity
youtube
I’m embarrassed by the fact that I expect this sort of behavior. I should expect more, we all should.
rape
Government interference with the operations of businesses should be anathema to Republicans, yet when it comes to abortion, their supposed core values go right out the window.
misogyny
We're supposed to sit there silently tolerating the abuse, maintaining stiff upper lips.
abortion
There's another Kermit Gosnell out there racking up medical complaints right now, and no one is making a move to stop him.
bad words
INCLUDING: what "bitching" once had to do with pouring tea, and some unexpectedly amazing English origins of the c-word. This is not a place for delicate sensibilities.
in

Jul 3, 2013 at 1:00pm | 163 comments

mra
So what now? I guess I’m supposed to be filled with regret over my barren womb and spinster future?
jezebel
"Real Beauty" features and advertisements cleverly sell you products under the guise of body-positivity while actually reinforcing the idea that a woman's worth is based on the way she looks to others.
misogyny
All you have to do is type "karma" and "Angelina" in Twitter search engine to find the sad.
gdc
Video games are changing, and more women are playing them. Whether you like it or not.
in

Mar 28, 2013 at 11:00am | 116 comments

black women
Commentator Zerlina Maxwell did a brave thing this weekend. She went on Fox News, not exactly a bastion of human rights commentary, and said that if we want to stop rape, we need to educate men on the subject, rather than putting the responsibility on women.
domestic violence
Whatever Steenkamp endured in their relationship before her death was quietly shoved under the carpet, and no one talked about it; just like no one talks about domestic violence in any cases involving “heroes.”
feminism
When people can’t even engage respectfully with a woman saying she’s harmed by something people in her environment are doing, it’s kind of impossible to hope for any meaningful change.