The OpEd Project has released a dismaying report showing that female op-ed writers still mostly write about “pink” topics such as women-specific health care. But those stories are critically important, and if women “break out” and write about other things, who’s left to cover them?
Via Mashable.com: “Comedian Kate Hendricks teamed up with Mashable to ask men on the street to discuss their plans for celebrating women during the month of March. While some gave genuine, honest answers to Hendrick’s questions, others stooped to sarcasm to avoid the topic entirely.”
A writer at the Daily Caller is mad that women who can’t access abortion locally might get the “vacation” of sitting on a bus to get outpatient surgery. Bill O’Reilly is mad that Beyoncé enjoys married sex. It seems like anything you do these days is making the right mad, if you’re female.
How do the words we use to describe girls dictate their behavior and self-perceptions, as well as the perceptions others have of what their behavior means? These are important questions, because when our societal standards of behavior for girls doesn’t match what we expect from boys, we perpetuate the sexism that holds girls back from becoming leaders. This “Ban Bossy” video by BBDO New York and LeanIn.org highlights the price we pay for discouraging girls from leading and calls on all of us to change the narrative. [via UpWorthy]
She hasn’t even announced if she’ll run for president in 2016, but critics and media analysts alike are already struggling to cover the former secretary of state without falling into sexist tropes.
On this episode of Reality Cast, I interview journalist Brian Beutler about the conservative waiver mania. In another segment, I discuss how things are getting really bad for women in the Rio Grande Valley, while the absurd and routine conservative attacks on women continue.
A recent Slate piece argued that coercing testimony from survivors of violence means more victims testifying, which means more offenders jailed, which means less DV and sexual assault. However, this position is, as it turns out, largely nonexistent in the real world.
MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry on National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and the “Barefaced & Beautiful, Without & Within” campaign last year.
From the Women’s Media Center’s report to the annual VIDA Count, recent number-crunching shows that we still live in a white male media ecosystem.
Susan Patton may be the only person in the history of the world to get a book deal by being a crank who writes nutty letters to the editor. Her viral letter telling young women to get married in college is now being turned into a book, but that doesn’t make her “advice” any less nutty.