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Women in the Obama Administration Came Up With a Clever Strategy to Make Themselves Heard

They used “amplification” to combat a subtle, common form of sexism.

Posted on Sep 18, 2016 READ MORE


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The Selling of Subordination: How the Female Body Is Reduced to Products

Welcome to the marketplace built on women’s oppression, disposability, desperation and despair.

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 READ MORE



How Prostitution Became the World’s Most Modern Profession

There is considerable difference between the reality for those caught up in the sex trade and the rhetoric promoted by sex-workers unions and pro-prostitution advocates—including feminists.

Posted on Sep 7, 2016 READ MORE



Truthdiggers of the Week: The Women at Khabar Lahariya, a Feminist Newspaper in Rural India

Now in its 14th year, the publication just expanded into digital platforms in the hope of increasing readership and inspiring other young women.

Posted on Aug 20, 2016 READ MORE



The Summer Blockbuster That’s More About Politics Than You Think

When male trolls bully their way onto social media and into our elections, who you gonna call?

Posted on Aug 2, 2016 READ MORE



The ‘Woman Card’ Brings a Wealth of Disadvantages

According to a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll, the notion that women are more privileged than men has serious traction: Thirty-eight percent of all men, and 34 percent of all white Americans believe that a candidate’s femaleness is a trump card (no pun intended).

Posted on May 26, 2016 READ MORE


Trump for President









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Trump-Rendell









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Why April 17, 2016, Should Be Remembered as Brazil’s Day of Men

The disgraceful scenes played out in Brazil’s congress last month signaled not only a threat to democracy, but to the rights of Brazilian women.

Posted on May 16, 2016 READ MORE


Amy Schumer’s Pap-Smear Skit Shows Clueless ‘Congressmen’ Meddling in Women’s Health Issues (Video)

As a group of older “congressmen” gather around the comedian’s “vagina-y parts,” Amy Schumer brilliantly illustrates just how absurd, sexist and outdated lawmakers’ rulings on women’s reproductive health are.

Posted on Apr 24, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


‘SNL’ Rips Into Donald Trump for His Misogynistic Comments and Encouragement of Violence (Video)

Just because Donald Trump was invited to host “Saturday Night Live” a few months ago doesn’t mean the show is above criticizing the Republican front-runner.

Posted on Apr 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



With ‘Fierce Love and Conviction,’ Women Take Stand for Mother Earth

On International Women’s Day, activists honor the assassinated Berta Cáceres and other females fighting against oppression and global capitalism.

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 READ MORE



A Woman in the Presidency Is Simply Not Enough

Hillary Clinton is touting her gender as one of the central appeals of her campaign, but as recent history in Afghanistan shows, simply giving women a “seat at the table” doesn’t necessarily improve women’s lives.

Posted on Feb 18, 2016 READ MORE



AUDIO: ‘Asterisk: A Glyph’: A Forceful Poem About Why ‘Forsaken People … Turn Athletes Into Gods’

Hakim Bellamy, Albuquerque’s first poet laureate, writes a series of questions about reactions to the tennis star Serena Williams that will echo in your mind for days on end.

Posted on Feb 17, 2016 READ MORE


Trumped









Posted on Sep 21, 2015 ENLARGE


Megyn Kelly









Posted on Aug 12, 2015 ENLARGE



On the Eve of the Turkish Election, Leftist Women Literally Turn Their Backs on Erdogan via Twitter

In Turkey, left-of-center and Kurdish women took to Twitter on Wednesday to post pictures of themselves turning their backs to President Tayyip Erdogan. And Erdogan responded with a statement that some said had derogatory sexual overtones.

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 READ MORE



A New Model in the Fight for Abortion Rights

The dramatic reversals this month of anti-gay laws in Indiana and Arkansas may offer a path for the pro-abortion-rights movement. The lesson from the LGBT community is clear: Find new allies and make noise. Lots more noise.

Posted on Apr 30, 2015 READ MORE



Boycott Indiana—for Imprisoning a Woman Who Miscarried

It’s baffling why the outrage over the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act isn’t carrying over to the case of Purvi Patel.

Posted on Apr 2, 2015 READ MORE



The Romanticization of Elizabeth Warren

The fervor for an Elizabeth Warren presidential candidacy stems from a dearth of women politicians and shows how much American politics is about ticking off boxes.

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: ‘India’s Daughter’ Filmmaker and Activists Protesting the Documentary’s Ban

The documentary “India’s Daughter,” about the gang rape and evisceration of 23-year-old medical student Jyoti Singh in Delhi in 2012, has burst into the media spotlight because of a ban on the film in India.

Posted on Mar 15, 2015 READ MORE



‘Pornography Is What the End of the World Looks Like’

“Fifty Shades of Grey” is part of a corporate capitalist onslaught that has seen women dehumanized, men desensitized, children damaged and violence and exploitation glorified.

Posted on Feb 15, 2015 READ MORE


Gamergate Wants You!









Posted on Oct 30, 2014 ENLARGE



Feminist Gaming Critic Threatened With ‘Montreal Massacre Style Attack’

Feminist gaming critic and blogger Anita Sarkeesian chose to cancel a Wednesday speech at Utah State University after an anonymous email purportedly sent by a student promised to violently attack her and her audience if she went forth with the event.

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 READ MORE


The UAE’s First Female Fighter Pilot Called ‘Boobs on the Ground’ by Fox News Host

The fact that the United Arab Emirates’ Mariam Al Mansouri is leading airstrikes against Islamic State has some social media users in a sexist uproar, but none compare with the illustrious “Five” on Fox News whose hosts are perfect evidence that misogyny isn’t unique to the Middle East.

Posted on Sep 27, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart: Even When It Comes to Fucking Sexism, the Senate Is Gridlocked

Much to the “Daily Show” host’s dismay, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand recently revealed she’d been on the receiving end of several misogynistic comments from her colleagues in the legislative branch of the U.S. government.

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


John Oliver’s Hysterical Explanation of Why Women Getting Paid Less Than Men Is Outrageous

In a “Last Week Tonight” clip that was posted online Monday during the show’s hiatus, John Oliver delivers two of the most memorable metaphors for the wage gap to date, followed by a faux commercial for the currency every sexist boss has dreamed of.

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



The Purpose of Argument Online

The “public face of social liberalism” is synonymous with “an endless list of things that you can’t do or say or think, and with the constant threat of being called an existentially bad person if you say the wrong thing,” journalist Freddie deBoer writes.

Posted on Aug 23, 2014 READ MORE



Five Reasons Why I Refuse to Watch the World Cup

Soccer (or football, as the rest of the world refers to it) is the most popular sport globally. But can you love the game while hating the World Cup?

Posted on Jun 26, 2014 READ MORE



Why It Is Crucial to Examine India’s Rape Epidemic Through the Lens of Caste

India, the world’s largest democracy, has a PR problem.

Posted on Jun 19, 2014 READ MORE



The Common Roots of Misogynist Culture in Pakistan and the U.S.

In the wake of sexual assaults in the Global South, American conservatives and liberals alike naively ask the question of what is it about the “cultures” of countries such as Pakistan, India and Afghanistan that generates such misogyny.

Posted on Jun 5, 2014 READ MORE



#YesAllWomen Changes the Story

The Isla Vista murderer took out men as well as women, but blowing away members of a sorority seems to have been the goal of his rampage. He evidently interpreted his lack of sexual access to women as offensive behavior by women who, he imagined in a sad mix of entitlement and self-pity, owed him fulfillment.

Posted on Jun 2, 2014 READ MORE


#YesAllWomen









Posted on May 29, 2014 ENLARGE



Schlubs, Pick-Up Artists and Nerds: Hollywood Gets Its Close-Up in the Isla Vista Debate

As is always the case when catastrophic outbursts can be in any way linked to entertainment and mass culture, some critics have zoomed in on Hollywood as a fomenting agent for grandiose and antisocial delusions that wind their way into volatile minds like Elliot Rodger’s—and everyone else’s, for that matter.

Posted on May 28, 2014 READ MORE



#YesAllWomen Are Speaking Up: How the Hashtag Has Started a Much-Needed Conversation

In the aftermath of the horrific Isla Vista slayings, which some have speculated were fueled by misogynist extremism, women in the Twitterverse have decided it’s about time they talk about male privilege.

Posted on May 28, 2014 READ MORE



What the Isla Vista Killings Have to Do With ‘Misogynist Extremism’

When violent eruptions like the killings in Santa Barbara on May 23 happen, discussions in the news often—as they have in this case—focus on individual culpability as well as the assumed (and often substantiated) mental illness of the perpetrator.

Posted on May 25, 2014 READ MORE


#Pushy









Posted on May 22, 2014 ENLARGE


Pedestal Envy









Posted on Apr 12, 2014 ENLARGE


Stephen Colbert, the Unlikely Feminist

In honor of Women’s History Month, the pundit went on a rant about the beauty industry that will leave misogynists’ heads spinning till April.

Posted on Mar 20, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Hillary’s Weight









Posted on Mar 7, 2014 ENLARGE


Stephen Colbert Destroys Bill O’Reilly for His Comments About the Cons of Having a Female President

Bill O’Reilly put his foot so far down his throat with misogynistic statements that not even other Fox News commentators could agree with him.

Posted on Mar 6, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Stephen Colbert on the Most Scandalous 2016 Presidential Election Projection Yet

Fox News and other conservative outlets have uncovered Hillary Clinton’s age, rehashing the age-old question with a misogynist twist: How old is too old to run for president?

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



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What Reactions to the Obama-Thorning-Schmidt-Cameron Selfie Say About the Media

A glance at U.S. media coverage of Nelson Mandela’s memorial service will tell you only two important things happened: President Obama shook hands with Cuba’s Raul Castro and also took a selfie with the prime ministers of Denmark and the U.K. Neither of these nonevents should have received the attention they did, but the fact that they did tells us a lot about our media’s priorities.

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 READ MORE


Secret Service









Posted on Nov 17, 2013 ENLARGE



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How Texas’ Voter ID Laws Affect Women

It’s no secret voter ID laws were drafted with minorities in mind, but they’re not the only ones who could have their voice suppressed by such legislation. This fall in Texas, women may also face difficulties exercising their right to vote.

Posted on Oct 19, 2013 READ MORE



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Bollywood Actresses’ Victim Blaming Video’s Gone Viral

Rape is no joking matter, that much is clear. But the members of an Indian comedy group has used sarcasm to highlight the absurdity of blaming victims of sexual assault, and has succeeded in sparking a much-needed debate in their nation.

Posted on Oct 12, 2013 READ MORE



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Let’s Face It, Pope Francis Still Ain’t That Great

There’s no denying the latest pope is one of the better leaders the Catholic Church has seen. But does that really make him the “best pope ever”?

Posted on Sep 21, 2013 READ MORE


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