NH Senate Candidate Kelly Ayotte is a GOP misogynist; lets cops abuse women.

http://KingCast.net -- Reel News for Real PeopleYour really need to watch this video and read this lawsuit to see how hateful the new GOP really is.More women against Ayotte:http://kellyayottesenate.blogspot.com/2010/10/kingcast-meets-more-women-...The lawsuit:http://seminal.firedoglake.com/diary/77118...more

Harvard, Final Clubs, and Sexism in the Movie "The Social Network"

"The Social Network" is more than just a movie about one young boy's rise from geekness; it exposes the privileged and sexist behavior fostered by final clubs, exclusive all-male fraternities that throw sex parties during which college girls are brought over in a bus, made drunk, and reduced to strippers and uninhibited sexual partners. It is known that these clubs/parties often involve sexual assaults, but nothing id=s done about it.  ...more

Why Raising Awareness through Sexism Isn't Actually Beneficial to Anyone: the Facebook Breast Cancer Memes

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and with the start of the month comes the deluge of pink reminders peering at us from everywhere from grocery stores to online ads.  Much has been written on the idea of using commercial products painted pink as a sign of supporting breast cancer research; I am not fully opposed to the idea, insofar as the money that is actually donated to research funds.  What I am concerned about is what these attempts at awareness say about the women of our culture....more

Panels Over Magazine Covers Bring Out the Bra-Burner in Me

My favorite local grocery is rather liberal in its purchasing decisions: tiny cans of caviar, French orange flower water, various beers from small producers. Why then, in this seeming oasis, do I also find opaque panels over the covers of such magazines as Shape and Outside? The covers this month feature beautiful women of natural beauty, who are healthy, toned, and outdoors....more

Frank Deford: Accepted Sexist?

This morning, making my hour-long commute into the town where I attend graduate school, a segment on NPR’s “Morning Edition” began.  The topic was about male golfers, and so I let my attention wander, being almost completely unconcerned about the state of America’s golfing business.  I was slapped back into attention with the following quote:  “U.S. men's golf is starting to look like women's golf, where an American hasn't led the LPGA money rankings since 1993.”...more

Will 'Name It. Change It.' Support Conservative Women?

A new initiative called Name It. Change It. is supposedly calling out sexism in the media. Sponsored by the Women's Campaign Form, the Women's Media Center and Political Parity, the site highlights examples of sexism and contains a section for reporting sexist news stories....more

Survey Says: Sexist Attacks Negatively Impact Women Candidates, But Calling It Out Regains Points

Here's Susan Page on new survey results from Celinda Lake coming out today: The poll, taken Sept. 1-8, asked 800 likely voters to listen to descriptions of two hypothetical congressional candidates, Jane Smith and Dan Jones. Half then heard a back-and-forth about the candidates that used the words "ice queen" and "mean girl," then the word "prostitute" to characterize the woman. The other half of the sample heard a political back-and-forth without those labels....more

Wall of Shame: Majority Leader Reid Calls Gillibrand "Hottest Senator"

Why no, he didn't mean "hottest" like "she takes a stand on the hottest issues" including cyber security and health care. According to Maggie Haberman at Politico.com, this happened yesterday at a fundraiser for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: ...more

All I can say is Go http://www.nameitchangeit.org/
Boy do we need more women in politics so ...more

Palin Continues To Damage Women While Others Spend Time, Money To Help Them

In a week that saw the launch of a funded, organized, coordinated effort to help us get at the roots of sexism (check out Name It. Change It), we also get Sarah Palin demonstrating the carelessness with which she's accused many others in using sexist rhetoric. From CNN Politicalticker:...more
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