sexism

Court Gives Women the Right to Sue Wal-Mart for Gender Discrimination

by Cara April 27, 2010

Yesterday, a federal appeals court ruled that a class action lawsuit against Wal-Mart, for alleged discrimination against female employees, can go forward. For almost ten years, the company has attempted to block the lawsuit, and is still unprepared to give up: A federal appeals court ruled Monday that thousands of female Wal-Mart employees can sue [...]

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Greek Woman Allegedly Set Attacker’s Genitals on Fire

by Cara August 8, 2009

A woman in Greece was out at a club. A man, a British tourist out at that same club, allegedly exposed his genitals and started waving them around and making obscene gestures and remarks. He then allegedly forcibly fondled the woman, including between her legs. During the course of this alleged assault, the woman allegedly [...]

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Target Women: Laundry

by Cara May 23, 2009

(Click here if you can’t view the embedded video.) Oh Sarah, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways . . . Tweet

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On Gender and Sexual Insults

by Cara May 18, 2009

Yesterday, a piece by India Knight about the breakup of Katie Price and Peter Andre appeared in the Times Online (h/t Gauntlet).  It seems that these two are reality television stars in the UK.  I’ve never heard of them before in my life.  So let’s just get it out of the way that I have [...]

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Unfinished and Random Thoughts on the Politics of Female Anatomy

by Cara May 9, 2009

I don’t remember the first time I heard the word “clitoris,” but I do know that the first time I heard it and it registered with me was sometime when I was in my early teens.  I didn’t know what it was.  Once I figured out that it was a part on a woman that [...]

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Missing the Point on Teen “Sexting” Cases

by Cara April 9, 2009

You’ve probably seen a lot of media coverage lately around the phenomenon of teenagers sending nude or otherwise sexual pictures of themselves to each other, and the fact that a lot of parents, and more notably law enforcement officials, are really freaking out about it. It wasn’t so long ago that I wrote about an [...]

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Sarah Haskins Blow Out

by Cara April 2, 2009

In case you’ve missed them, below are two new Target Women videos for your viewing pleasure. First up, Lifetime! (Click here if you can’t view the embedded video.) You know, I’m sure that the dogs reenacting scenes from famous movies is actually supposed to be a joke on the part of Lifetime (Right? Someone please [...]

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Target Women: Barbie

by Cara March 13, 2009

The latest from Sarah Haskins: (If you can’t view the embedded video, click here.) And for those of you who missed it, she also had a pretty awesome Op-Ed in the Washington Post on Barbie’s 50th birthday. (Yeah, I’ll admit it; that’s how I played with my Barbie, too.) I so cannot wait to see [...]

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Because What’s the Point of a Woman You Can’t Fuck?

by Cara March 3, 2009

From contributing editor Mark Binelli’s otherwise decent Rolling Stone article Motor City Breakdown, about the dying automobile industry in Detroit: At the show, the traditional rituals are still taking place. If you’ve never been to an auto show, the main ritual involves adults climbing in and out of vehicles they will not be allowed to [...]

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Jim Beam Ad Remakes Even Worse Than Originals

by Cara February 26, 2009

You might have seen the extremely offensive and sexist Australian Jim Beam ad series last year at Hoyden About Town. The Neighbours shows naked women sunbathing outside in their backyard, with men peeping on them.  The Girlfriend shows a doormat of a woman explaining how she likes when men neglect her.  The Tragedy shows a [...]

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