Tag Archives: Sexism

Stephen Colbert and the trouble with ironic oppression

TweetThis piece is cross-posted from my blog Introverted Chicago. With the recent announcement that Stephen Colbert will take over The Late Show when David Letterman leaves in 2015, there have been a flurry of jokes about the fact that #CancelColbert seems to have “worked”—albeit in the comedian’s favor. Before the hashtag movement becomes immortalized as [...]
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What to do if you can’t tell the difference between sexual harassment and sexual liberation

TweetCrossposted at Of Means and Ends. 1) Stop publishing articles about feminism. 2) Stop talking to women, just to be safe. Guardian writer David Foster has faced a fierce and well-deserved backlash to an inane article blaming feminists for stifling sexual liberation by calling out sexism. Tweet
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Why an Australian Snickers ad is a kick up the vagina

TweetCross-posted at Miscellaneous Me. When I first saw the recent Australian Snickers advertisement online, I had no idea of what I was about to watch, presuming it to be a generic homemade video and not part of a corporate advertising campaign. The viral video was simply listed on an entertainment site as, “Aussie Builders Surprise Women With Loud Empowering Statements,” and was [...]
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HBO’s Silicon Valley: Where the women aren’t

Tweet I had the opportunity to see the premiere of the new HBO comedy series, Silicon Valley in, well, Silicon Valley. It was a red carpet night, not just for the stars and producers of the show but also for tech leaders, such as Elon Musk, Mark Pincus and Michael Arrington. Yes, these elites are [...]
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Real Men Buy Tampons, Right?

TweetAs a woman, I’m often ambivalent about going to a store when I need feminine products, but I happen to be married to a guy who LOVES going for me. (And this is not just a perk of marriage; he was cool with it when we were dating.) The more personal the item is the [...]
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