Sexism

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Why IBM Will Not Hire Women

When Lyndsay Kirkham went to lunch with her family, she hardly expected to be seated next to the embodiment of "Mad Men" style patriarchy. The Toronto editor and coder overheard the conversation of IBM executiv...
Gaby Dunn (Photo credit/CJ Johnson)

The state of play for lady journos

In the midst of helping my mother move out of my childhood home, I came across a book in my old closet. It is a book about female journalists, given to me by a journalist who visited my high school for a career...
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Hollaback now, girls

If you’ve ever been whistled at or called “baby” by a stranger, Kate Ziegler knows how you feel. Ziegler was used to being the victim of street harassment before she started training for a marathon in 2011. Sh...
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"Models' Rights Law" signed by Cuomo

Coco Rocha, a longtime model, speaks at a press conference last TuesdayThe past week provided a huge step forward for young women working in the modeling industry, which is often volatile, hostile, and, at tim...
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Please don't call me "ma'am"

There is so much attached to turning 30. People expect things from you. They think you should be married…or at least on the marriage track. They think you should have a fulfilling career and the beginnings of ...
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What the Bible says about Abortion

Abortion is very much in the news again with various states restricting it left and right, trying to legislate it away, while a couple of very brave, bold states are actually expanding access. While legally, n...
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8 Reasons NOT to Send Your Son to College

If you want to know if you're about to post a sexist bit of tripe, try swapping out the genders before you post. If your arguments still seem reasonable, carry on. If they suddenly appear to be a bit ridiculous...
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Women vs. Music Culture

Barely clothed women in music videos is not something new to the industry. Whether it's a female or male artist, sex sells. But when women being sex objects becomes the centerpiece of music culture, as opposed ...