Posts tagged "sexism"

bitch-media:

Comics writer Janelle Asselin surveyed 3,600 people about harassment in the comics industry—here’s what she found. 

Read more about the survey at BitchMedia.org.

Cosplay photo credits: Pat Loika, Ryan C, Josh

mediamattersforamerica:

How media treated Justice Sotomayor after she condemned the “extraordinary” nature of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision.

The Wall Street Journal downplayed a “rare” and “extreme” Supreme Court order that could make it even more difficult for women to obtain contraceptive coverage in the wake of the Hobby Lobby decision, arguing that Justice Sonia Sotomayor “may come to regret her furious dissent” from the ruling.

(via mediaconsortium)

Japanese officials have been talking sporadically about doing something to improve women’s social status for years. Last year, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wrote in the Wall Street Journal that he wanted to boost women’s participation in the work force to 73 percent by 2020 and close a wage gap that keeps women earning, on average, 30 percent less.
This sexist heckling incident has spotlighted male authorities’ dismissive attitude towards women and the unmet work-life balance needs of many working women. 

Japanese officials have been talking sporadically about doing something to improve women’s social status for years. Last year, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wrote in the Wall Street Journal that he wanted to boost women’s participation in the work force to 73 percent by 2020 and close a wage gap that keeps women earning, on average, 30 percent less.

This sexist heckling incident has spotlighted male authorities’ dismissive attitude towards women and the unmet work-life balance needs of many working women. 

Three writers, including Krystie Lee Yandoli one of our amazing former editorial interns, deconstruct the “friend zone” with Daniel Radcliffe. 

Three writers, including Krystie Lee Yandoli one of our amazing former editorial interns, deconstruct the “friend zone” with Daniel Radcliffe

Always sponsored a study that echoes other research in finding that the start of puberty and their first period mark the lowest moments in confidence for girls. Only 19 percent of girls have a positive association toward the phrase “like a girl,” the study finds.

While there are laws in the country to prevent the sale of blood, there are no binding guidelines for such procedures related to assisted reproductive technology. With no monitoring of their impact on the health of women, most clinics just do as they please.
Sudha Sundararamanvice president of the All India Democratic Women’s Association, speaking about the death of Yuma Sherpa
Crime in the NFL is no recent trend, but lately it feels as though criminal activity has increased in intensity and decreased in severity of punishment, especially when the act involves women.
Read more: http://womensenews.org/story/athleticssports/140612/dear-nfl-stop-fumbling-the-ball-sex-violence

Crime in the NFL is no recent trend, but lately it feels as though criminal activity has increased in intensity and decreased in severity of punishment, especially when the act involves women.

Read more: http://womensenews.org/story/athleticssports/140612/dear-nfl-stop-fumbling-the-ball-sex-violence

"What has become clearer and clearer since the founding of Women’s eNews is that the incidents in my life, from age 6 through mid-career, were absolutely standard operating procedure, reflecting my place in the world. I was trained to keep quiet early and take without complaint the punishment handed out to me for being female." - Rita Henley Jensen, Founder of Women’s eNews

"What has become clearer and clearer since the founding of Women’s eNews is that the incidents in my life, from age 6 through mid-career, were absolutely standard operating procedure, reflecting my place in the world. I was trained to keep quiet early and take without complaint the punishment handed out to me for being female." - Rita Henley Jensen, Founder of Women’s eNews

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