When Donald Trump boarded his massive private jet yesterday he must have been feeling pretty good. He was still leading the Republican race to the White House.And police in North Carolina had decided NOT to charge him with inciting violence at one of h… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Turbulent Day on the Campaign Trail
I’m not sure if talking about patriarchy while discussing a TV show based on conspiracy theories is the best plan, but what the hell. If this sort of shit is happening to Gillian Anderson, it can (and probably does) happen to you, if you happen to be female. “Anderson and Duchovny’s legendarily potent onscreen pairing—rife […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Se”X”ism Files – The Patriarchy at Work In Hollywood.
Nope. No extra barriers, playing field even, no systemic problems to see here… ‘Of course she would have to avoid stereotypical female behavior, and so she could never cry. She would work long hours and hide her pregnancies and her preschooler’s art. One of my co-workers even hid being married. When confronted, she practically […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Women on Wall Street – Maureen Shelly
Extra ‘bonus’ features of not being the default normal in society. So when you see women achieve you know that, most likely, they know their shit because they’ve had to work twice as hard as a dude to get similar results. ‘When women display the necessary confidence in their skills and comfort with power, they […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Cordelia Fine On Impression Management for Successful Women
Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Patriarchy, Sexism . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Catcalling – Just don’t.
In case you weren’t sure yet if the Republican party really hates women, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) doubled down on Donald Trump’s vulgar obsession with Clinton’s bathroom breaks, last seen during Trump’s she got “schlonged” rant.In the middl… . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Republicans Faceplant As Rand Paul Doubles Down On Trump’s Sexist Attack On Hillary Clinton
I already knew Donald Trump was a RepubliCon clown, and that every inch of him was poisonous.I knew he hated Muslims and Mexicans, and anyone who dares stand up to that bully bigot.But it still stuns me to see how much he hates women. Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Disgusting Con War on Women
Oh hey, if you have not zipped over and read the whole article on the New York Times, you should. The attitudes expressed and the hurdles women face are replicated in almost every occupation and fascinatingly enough the dudes in charge seem pretty “OK” with the situation. “There had long been a strange sort of […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Pervasive Sexism in Hollywood, Shocking.
In yet another example of pervasive misogyny in Canada, a new YouTube video shows Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski calling a provincial candidate an “NDP whore.” The post Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski called female candidate an “NDP whore” appeared… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski called female candidate an “NDP whore”
When Rona Ambrose was crowned temporary Queen of the Cons, and promised that her shell shocked MPs would set a "new tone" i.e. raise their behaviour out of the gutter, and stop acting like animals.I remember wondering whether she was dumb or … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Are Rona Ambrose’s Ghastly Cons Out of Control?
Yet I still hear people everday proclaiming that we are ‘done’ with feminism and that ‘for all intensive purposes’ the sexes are treated equally in society.
Horsefeathers to those notions, I say.
Filed under: Education, Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Sexism, Sports Media, The Status Quo
The definitional understanding of what sexism can only take one so far. Living it, raging against it and grappling with it are in another category completely. This from the tumblr blog One Word at a Time.
“here is what sexism does. one day it’s catcalling, and you answer back because it’s not right and you want to fight back. and then the next day it’s a someome telling you to go make him a sandwitch. and for the hundreth time you explain to him all the reasons why the joke is inappropriate. and then the next day (Read more…)
I've never had much time for Gen. Tom Lawson, our country's top soldier.I believe he has helped turn our military into Harper's Army. And has not done enough to fight this hideous problem.The Canadian Armed Forces perpetuates a sexualized military culture that is hostile to women and gay members, and harassment and assault are often tolerated by senior officers, according to a report released Thursday.But this is the absolute limit. Read more »
It's now been two full days since this shocking report on sexual harassment and violence in the Canadian Armed Forces. The Canadian Armed Forces perpetuates a sexualized military culture that is hostile to women and gay members, and harassment and assault are often tolerated by senior officers, according to a report released Thursday. But still Jason Kenney, the Defence Minister, has yet to issue a single solitary statement, about the problem and what he expects the military to do about it.So now I'd like to ask that grotesque chicken hawk which of these details does he NOT find offensive?Read more »
Ever since he came to power Stephen Harper has been trying to militarize this country.
Trying to destroy our noble peacekeeping traditions, and turn our military into Harper's Army, with his hollow slogan:
STRONG. PROUD. FREE.
But as a new report makes clear the truth couldn't be more UGLY.Read more »
Okay, I admit it. Irene Jansen is my partner. But I still think it’s pretty cool that she got the normally excellent outdoor gear retailer Bushtukah to change some of the promo copy for its kids bikes so that it’s not so Ken and Barbie.
You might think that after all that happened at the CBC this year, Rex Murphy might know when to press the mute button.You might think that with all those horrible stories about violence against women, that nasty Con dwarf might exhibit a smidgen of human decency.But no, he'd rather use his last National Post column of the year to dump all over the feminist movement.Read more »
Signal boosting as even this basic message seems beyond so many people.
Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Dude Education 101, Feminism, Sexism
Anita Sarkeesian, a prominent Canadian-American feminist cultural critic, was forced to cancel an appearance at Utah State University after receiving threats of a Montreal Massacre-style attack.
The post Canadian-American feminist cancels talk after “Montreal Massacre style” threat appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Some people who read The Independent last week thought that there was a debate going on between Hans Rollmann and Drew Brown over Judy Manning’s appointment as attorney general and minister of justice, public safety, and whatever-the-department-name-will-be-tomorrow.
The pair agreed on everything, except one minor issue.
Fearless amateur sociologist Sam Pepper conducts ground breaking social experiments such as this one.
Yah… he really did that and continues to do creepy things to women objectifying and violating their personal boundaries because in our society in 2014 – the boundaries of women don’t matter. This individual is showing us exactly what women have to put up with on a daily basis (and yes of course not exactly this, everything comes in degrees).
Look at the number of hits on this video, look at the number of “thumbs up”. If anything the greater idea being sent is (Read more…)
Why yes, yes they are. Next question. But hey, here’s a video with a catchy tune replying to the anti-feminist Christina Hoff Sommers.
Filed under: Gaming Tagged: Gaming, Sexism
With just three weeks to go before the independence referendum things are definitely heating up in Scotland.Especially since the leader of the YES side was declared the winner of last Monday's TV debate.And polls suggest the gap between the two sides is narrowing as the momentous decision approaches. Read more »
This and that for your weekend reading.
- Joseph Stiglitz wraps up the New York Times’ series on inequality by summarizing how the gap between the rich and the rest of us developed, as well as how it can be reduced: The American political system is overrun by money. Economic inequality translates into political inequality, and political inequality yields increasing economic inequality. In fact, as he recognizes, Mr. Piketty’s argument rests on the ability of wealth-holders to keep their after-tax rate of return high relative to economic growth. How do they do this? By designing the rules of the game (Read more…)