I can think of a lot of “worst things you can say to a woman.” Mostly, telling them to smile. Every woman hates that. However, I haven’t considered this as a seriously as The Daily Mail who has a list of the worst things you can possibly say to a woman. They report:
Asking a woman ‘when’s the baby due?’ when she is not actually pregnant has been voted the worst thing a man can say to a lady – according to a new poll. More
Margaret Thatcher – a woman who was or was not a feminist – died this morning at the age of 87. She was the first female Prime Minister in the UK. She died of a stroke after a long struggle with dementia. There are a lot of different people who will describe her in a lot of different ways. She was known for her strong stand against the miner’s union, and her close relationship with Ronald Reagan, and the words you use to describe her might depend on how you feel about those topics. However, whatever you feel about those things, it’s still worth remembering that she was the first female Prime Minister in the UK. More
Imagine that the government told you that you couldn’t show certain sections of your legs, and if you were to reveal those portions of your body, you would be arrested. Each and every morning, you would have to double check … More
I don’t actually know for a fact that women in 1906 were more badass than you. Maybe they weren’t! Maybe you fight crime! Maybe you are a ninja! I do not know your life. What I may be saying is that this one particular woman is much more badass than me: More
Yesterday, an editor at Esquire (Alex Bilmes) talked about the way women are portrayed in Esquire, and said:
“The women we feature in the magazine are ornamental. I could lie to you if you want and say we are interested in their brains as well. We are not. They are objectified..“[Esquire] provide pictures of girls in the same way we provide pictures of cool cars,” he said. “It is ornamental. Women’s magazines do the same thing.”
As Sam pointed out, this is one of those cases where people pretend that someone is being brave by saying an awful thing, when, in reality, they are still doing something awful.
Unless! Unless Esquire editors do not understand what objects are. I have a lesson for them. Take this quiz, and see if you can spot the objects vs. the human people. More
You know, just in case you thought for a moment that you might be people.
You’re not people. More
You know, I am not entirely comfortable with these ads for Nair for Men that promise to remove their public hair. Why? This is why: More
As Paint demonstrates, things get pretty dicey for Disney Princesses Ariel, Belle, Jasmine and Pocahontas after ever after. More
We’ve established that I really hate perfume, most perfume, I mean, unless perfume smells like vanilla. However, I’m always interested in people who enjoy it, and the kind of scents they gravitate towards. Do I judge them? Damn right I judge them.
White smoke has finally blown above the Sistine Chapel as bells rang at approximately 7 p.m. local time in Vatican City, signaling the choice for a new pope has been made. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina will now be known as Pope Francis I. He is the first Jesuit and first Latin American to be appointed as pope, both of which are steps away from tradition for the Roman Catholic Church.
But what of other traditions? The prohibition of women being ordained as priests — and thereby disallowing the possibility of a female pope — is one many have been asking about during this papal election. So, why can’t there be a female pope? More
Women who code
Women who run with the wolves
Women who love too much
Women who kill
Women who age well
Women who are players
Women who act like men
Women who ask for money
Women who attract gay men
Women who are amazing in bed More
Austin’s annual music & film festival South by SouthWest hasn’t historically provided the most welcoming environment for women, but that’s beginning to change. Several panels this year focus on issues facing female journalists, and so far no startups have been reduced to hiring women to attend their parties yet. Here are a few of the things the women of SXSW are up to this year.
Oh, God, I just found you the best excuse to avoid going to the gym. You aren’t lazy. You are possibly just allergic to exercise. More
I love Hooters and have no real qualms with its business model. But what do you think about the establishment trying to be more female friendly? More