Topic: Sexism

Lego Magazine Thinks 5-Year-Old Girls Need Beauty Tips

Lego Magazine Thinks 5-Year-Old Girls Need Beauty Tips

When kids play with creative toys like Lego bricks, they should be thinking about how to build things creatively or imagining amazing stories to tell about the lives of those little brick dudes and dudettes. What they don’t need to be thinking about is whether their haircut suitably frames the shape of their face, or if they need a headband or barrette to really complete their appearance. More »

17 Flawless Responses To Give If Someone Slut Shames You

17 Flawless Responses To Give If Someone Slut Shames You

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No matter how many times we talk about how calling someone a slut is wrong and that being a slut isn’t even a thing, people are still slut-shaming left and right. I hate it. People, primarily women, are called sluts for basically every reason under the sun from hooking up with someone to wearing shorts to not having sex with a guy who asks. It’s ridiculous and makes no sense. More »

23 Flawless Responses Female Celebrities Had To Sexist Reporter Questions

23 Flawless Responses Female Celebrities Had To Sexist Reporter Questions

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If you’ve ever watched a red carpet special before an awards show, you know that the standard questions for women go something like this: “Who are you wearing?” “Tell us about how you got ready for this event.” “Are you going to be able to eat while you’re wearing that?” And if the female celeb in question is a mom, it’s, “How do you balance your career and your family?” Even in regular interviews or press conferences, questions similar to these come up. More »

New Ghostbusters Won’t Ruin Anyone’s Childhood, But Not Having Female Role Models Might

New Ghostbusters Wonât Ruin Anyoneâs Childhood, But Not Having Female Role Models Might

If you don’t have a giant baby-man in your circle of friends, you might not be aware of the latest threat to American childhood: the announcement of a new Ghostbusters movie that’s being made with an all-female cast. Yes, by the mere report of its existence, this single reboot is going to retroactively erase everything good and lovable about the original film from history. What a travesty! More »

If Baby Girls Are Divas, Then So Are Baby Boys

If Baby Girls Are Divas, Then So Are Baby Boys

Babies are difficult by their very nature. They can’t even hold their own heads up for the first few months of life and we all know the amount of general upkeep they require. That is why I find it incredibly annoying that so many people say baby girls are “divas”, as if being a normal, fussy baby is somehow uniquely feminine. More »

I Don’t Give A F**k What My Husband Thinks About My Hair, But Thanks For Asking

I Donât Give A F**k What My Husband Thinks About My Hair, But Thanks For Asking

I’ve never been afraid to experiment with my hair. It’s naturally a chocolate brown, but I’ve colored it orange, red, black, blonde, and most recently, purple. I’ve had hair down to my butt, side bangs, front bangs, angled bobs, and even a really awful haircut in sixth grade that looked like I walked into the salon and said, “Give me the Jonathan Taylor Thomas circa 1992, please.” More »

The Gender Divide In Children’s Books Is Hurting Our Kids

The Gender Divide In Childrenâs Books Is Hurting Our Kids

Picture books are pretty much universally acknowledged to be awesome. There’s a handful I can recite by heart, full of love and emotion, even when it makes my kids sigh. But then, children move into early and middle grade books. This is where the problem lies. I knew, kind of, that the books my sons and their friends read are very gender specific. Then I worked one afternoon at the book fair with my third grader and kindergartener in tow, and my feminist heart almost broke. More »