Hooters! It's Where You Have a Hoot!

As my son and I walked through the mall attempting to decide where to eat. His eyes looked up at the bright orange sign and said, "Why don't we give Hooters a try?" I sighed, "Umm. Let's go somewhere else that you might like to try!" "Mom! Everybody says Hooters is the place where you have a hoot!" ...more
@isthisthemiddle A funny way to be welcomed into the city - it must have been a relief to see ...more

Shoes That Kill (Your Dignity)

So many women love their high heels. They say the shoes make them feel sexy, confident, sophisticated, thinner, and more powerful. They say that high heels make their legs look better, make their butts look better, and pull their outfits together. They say that men love the look of high heels. ...more

Weiner Makes Lewd Comments to Female Reporter, But It’s Ok Since He’s Liberal

If you’ve followed the ordeal of Rep. Anthony Weiner  and his recent Twitter issues, the story seems to get more bizarre by the day. Regardless of what you think happened, on Wednesday a rather sexist dialogue occurred in the U.S. Capitol between Rep....more

Feminism, Masculinity, and the Mystique of the Asian Woman

Feminism, Masculinity, and the Mystique of the Asian Woman   In The Asian Mystique, by Sheridan Prasso, Prasso discusses the stereotypes, expectations, and fantasies the Western world has of Asia and, especially, of Asian women....more

Prom: It's More Than Just a Dance

It’s prom season around our house. My seventeen-year-old son is a prom pro. He’s been to so many in the past few years, I don’t even need to give him the Prom Speech.  He knows the drill and I trust him. This year, however, his fifteen-year-old sister was invited to the prom. Funny how different my reaction was; I said, “No!”...more
Sometimes I think parents are entirely too quick to put their own issues on children. My prom ...more

Bridal Shower Blues

Of all the traditions associated with weddings, bridal showers might be one of the ...more

Sexism on SNL: Jane Pulls Back Curtain on Belushi's Misogyny

Yesterday, Oprah invited some of the greatest SNL writers and performers of all time to chat in a fun little special.   But things took an oddly serious turn when OG cast member Jane Curtin couldn't control her MASSIVE EYE ROLL to Chevy Chase's spin on the "womens issues" that existed in studio 8H back in the days of Disco....more

The New Yorker had a piece by Tina Fey within the last month. She says that to this day, women ...more

Ashley Judd’s Remarks about Hip-Hop and Misogyny…..Why Are People Upset?

It seems that these days when a celebrity has something to promote, they ( or their publicist) release something provocative (even though it usually has nothing to do with the actual product) in order to gain attention. For the actor/activist Ashley Judd, a snippet of her memoir, All That Is Bitter And Sweet was, ahem, “leaked” -- and Judd was forced to give a public apology. From her book:...more

I Write Like A Man

Or at least that’s what the internet tells me. Today I stumbled across a web site called “The Gender Genie.” Sounded like something that would instantly turn me into a man, so I had to check it out. Turns out that it analyzes a block of text and predicts the gender of the author based on words used in the text, such as ‘with,’ ‘your,’ and ‘her’ for women and ‘above,’ ‘more,’ and ‘is’ for men....more

The Rise of Enlightened Sexism

By Susan J. DouglasCross-posted at On The Issues Magazine....more