October 27, 2022

Women Can Make Their Own Health Care Decisions – Politicians Can Pound Sand

As evidenced by last night’s PA Senate debate performance against Democrat John Fetterman, GOPer “Dr.” Oz is a disgrace. His comment about women’s health care decisions […]
March 2, 2020

Chris Matthews, Resigning At Last

Now Chris Matthews in finally resigning after his 23 years of sexist and otherwise inappropriate comments? This is also a man who stated that the purpose […]
January 15, 2020

Why an Apology to Hillary Helps All Women

Hillary, long a lightning rod for sexist abuse, suffered horrid treatment from the male owned mainstream press, which warned all women: “Step up and you’ll get […]
May 21, 2019

Kamala Harris and Women’s Fight for Equal Pay

Senator Kamala Harris spoke with MSNBC’s Ari Melber last night pitching her plan to fine companies a part of their previous year’s profits if it is […]
February 1, 2019

Sexism Isn’t About THAT Woman—But ALL Women

Sexist attacks are daily lobbed at Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand and Amy Klobuchar over social media and, of course, by the pundit […]
January 3, 2019

Hey Tucker Carlson: My Mom is a Hero, Not an Emasculator

It’s not that FOX News’ Tucker Carlson is worth listening to or respecting, yet his comments about ‘women’s advancement harming society’ must be addressed; his poison […]
September 9, 2018

Fighting for Women’s Rights at the Voting Booth

GOP efforts to ram through Brett Kavanaugh’s  lifetime Supreme Court appointment while hiding vital information about him from the public showcases not only the urgency of […]
April 23, 2018

Women Candidates Are Stronger When They Fight Sexism

In Jonathan Chait’s New York Intelligencer article cautioning women “not to play the victim card” when running as 2020 presidential candidates, doesn’t he see that a […]
December 22, 2017

Misogynists Shape the Narratives that Keep Women from Power

The New York Times’ Glenn Thrush and The Young Turks’ Cenk Uyger are the two latest “journalists” to be hoist on the petard of their own […]
June 17, 2017

Kamala Harris Gets Hillary’d

When speaking of Hillary Clinton, anyone who ever bought or sold the line: “I’d vote for any woman just not THAT woman” can now put that […]
May 18, 2017

#TheResistance, Hillary and Onward Together

If the speed with which the #TrumpRussia investigation snowballs is in inverse proportion to the disaster the Trump White House can inflict upon our nation, it […]
May 3, 2017

Don’t Let Big Media Off The Hook

If reactions on social media are any indication, too many are giving The New York Times and other prominent news outlets a relative pass for their […]
March 28, 2017

The Insecure Male Behind Hillary Hate

Hillary Clinton was recently chosen America’s most admired woman for an unprecedented 21st year, yet the boundless admiration she inspires is matched by irrational revulsion.  The […]
February 8, 2017

Yet, She Persisted. And So Must We All.

Today, when Senator Elizabeth Warren stood on the Senate floor to quote civil rights activist Coretta Scott King’s 1986 letter exposing Senator Jeff Sessions’ racist past […]
September 8, 2016

Beltway Press, You Own Matt Lauer: Trashing Him Doesn’t Absolve You

Beltway press reviews are in on Matt Lauer’s abysmal performance at NBC News’ Commander-in-Chief Forum last night: Lauer was out of his depth, ill-prepared and sexist, […]
June 2, 2016

Was Hillary Clinton’s “Hard Road” to the Nomination Her Fault?

Hillary Clinton was just profiled in New York Magazine by the gifted Rebecca Traister, who wonders if Hillary’s road to the nomination needed to be as […]
March 11, 2016

Hillary’s Nomination Fight Complicated by Media Expectations

The New York Times editorial board, after penning a glowing endorsement of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, now chastises her for going hard at her opponent Bernie Sanders […]
February 18, 2016

Why Killer Mike’s “Uterus” Comment Matters

The now viral comment rapper Killer Mike made at a Bernie Sanders’ rally that “having a uterus doesn’t qualify a woman to be president” constitutes crass […]
February 5, 2016

Hillary’s Not Shouting, Boys. She’s In Charge.

When famed journalist Bob Woodward made reference to Hillary’s “shouting” the other day, I kept wondering if Bernie Sanders’ incessant barking, even yelling, on the campaign […]
January 10, 2016

What the Big 5 Sunday Shows Tell Us About Who to Value

Reporting for Rachel Maddow’s Blog, Steve Benen tallied political guests on the big five Sunday Talk Shows: “Meet the Press,” “Face the Nation,” “This Week,” “State […]
December 23, 2015

Hillary, You May Not Go To The Bathroom and Other Double Standards

The criticisms leveled at Hillary Clinton are in an orbit beyond familiar disparities in male vs. female candidates’ coverage and treatment. Last week, four of Bernie […]
November 7, 2015

No, We Are Not Done With Sexism

The tropes used to advanced sexist stereotypes may be more subtle now than they were the last time Hillary Clinton ran for President, but there is […]
November 3, 2015

Why Do “Brogressives” Fight Female Leadership?

Why do we still demand impossible metrics for women on likeability, “authenticity” and credibility while automatically conferring those qualities upon men? Senator Bernie Sanders got in […]
October 19, 2015

Playing False with Planned Parenthood is Damaging Republicans

Republicans have chosen to double down on defunding Planned Parenthood, even by shutting down government, if necessary. But is their crusade yielding the desired result? Presidential […]
September 16, 2015

Matt Damon Shuts Down a Female Producer Calling for Diversity

Matt Damon got himself in hot water in the fourth season of his reality show, Project Greenlight. Damon and his male judges were discussing a contestant’s […]
August 22, 2015

Sexism Still Being Used to Attack Hillary

  HillaryMen Peter Daou and Tom Watson have my gratitude for exposing certain media operative’s loop of sexist tropes used to attack Hillary Clinton. The words […]
August 11, 2015

Republicans Fake Feminist Outrage to Bash Trump – Hilarity Ensues

After Republican frontrunner Donald Trump retaliated against tough debate questioning by FOX News’ Megyn Kelly, saying “she had blood coming out of her wherever,” the menstruation slur had Republicans […]
July 5, 2015

Hey Michael Eisner: Women Are Beautiful AND Funny

When former Disney CEO Michael Eisner made the comment that “beautiful, funny women are impossible to find,” women took to Facebook to list any number of […]
June 17, 2015

Women Scientists Turn the Tables on a Sexist Nobel Prize Winner

When Nobel winning scientist Sir Tim Hunt showed up at a conference in Seoul and made the now infamous remarks that “when you have women in […]
June 12, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner Accepted Because She’s Pretty Enough

Caitlyn Jenner has triggered a long overdue debate among Americans about what it means to be a transgender person today. But when Caitlyn appeared on the […]
May 22, 2015

How Can Maggie Gyllenhaal, 37, Be “Too Old” to Play 55-Year-Old Man’s Love Interest?

Maggie Gyllenhaal revealed that she lost out on a movie role because she was told she was “too old” to play a 55-year-old man’s love interest on-screen. […]
May 21, 2015

Why Are Men in Congress Still Sidelining Women Staffers?

National Journal’s article that Some Male Members of Congress Won’t Be Alone with Female Staffers caused quite an uproar. This is a problem on both sides […]
May 15, 2015

Can a Man Ever Have a Bad Hair Day?

Every day, women have to budget extra time just to negotiate the “female uniform.” In our latest episode of Dare We Say, I confess my daily […]
April 16, 2015

Do TV Stereotypes Hurt Women?

In her latest column, The New York Times’ Maureen Dowd wrote: “Good Riddance Carrie Jamieson,” bidding a snarky farewell to Claire Danes’ character on the popular […]
April 7, 2015

Kelly Clarkson Told To Step Away From the Deep Dish Pizza

On Mike Gallagher’s radio show, FOX News’ Chris Wallace admonished Kelly Clarkson to manage her weight by “pushing away from the deep-dish pizza.” Wallace has apologized, […]
March 13, 2015

Beating Back the Drive-By Media on Hillary’s Emails

As nature abhors a vacuum, so the drive-by media is hungry to control and define any public figure whose impact might supersede their own. How do […]
February 23, 2015

Oscars Activism: Right or Wrong?

By now, Patricia Arquette’s Oscar speech on behalf of women’s equality has gone viral. As much applause as she received for her remarks, the backlash has […]
February 23, 2015

Patricia Arquette Roars for Women’s Equality at Oscars

Patricia Arquette brought excitement to an otherwise lackluster Oscar telecast with her impassioned speech on behalf of women’s equality.  Upon accepting the award for Best Supporting […]
February 17, 2015

Republicans’ Hillary Bashing is a Mistake

The latest Hillary-bashing from Republicans hungry to win the White House in 2016 is the “Hillary’s Hiding” campaign, anchored by RNC billboards charging that Secretary Clinton […]
February 9, 2015

The Grammys’ Conflicting Message on Domestic Violence

Sunday’s Grammy Awards featured a PSA of President Obama calling attention to the shocking number of women in America who are raped or suffer domestic violence.  “It’s […]
January 31, 2015

Are Colleen McCullough’s Accomplishments Enough?

Beloved author Colleen McCullough, best known for The Thorn Birds, a book that sold 30 million copies worldwide, just received an obituary all but ignoring her […]
January 24, 2015

Maddie and Tae Show Us How To Fly!

Teen sensations Maddie and Tae scored a #1 single last year with their brilliant, funny and feminist “Girl In A Country Song.” Their new single, “Fly” […]
January 8, 2015

Phylicia Rashad’s Defiant Defense of Bill Cosby

How many women does it take to equal the weight of one man? To date, two dozen women have publically accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault […]
January 4, 2015

Kaley Cuoco’s “I’m Not a Feminist” Comments: Why the Backlash Matters

By now, Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco’s comments that she is not a feminist have gone viral.  The online backlash was so fierce that Cuoco […]
December 14, 2014

MBA’s New Feminist Anthem?

Columbia Business School Follies MBA students’ just produced a women’s anthem of sorts about being a “bitch in business.” Their video has gone viral and turns […]
November 2, 2014

Catcalling, Halloween and “Slutty” French Fries: Have We Jumped the Shark?

It may be Halloween, but whenever top syndicated radio host Jerry Doyle and I get to talking, the sky’s the limit in our conversation.  First, Jerry […]
October 15, 2014

Anita Finlay and Jerry Doyle Talk Tech Giants Freezing Women’s Eggs! 10/15/2014

When I read the headline that Apple and Facebook are now offering to freeze female employees’ eggs as a perk of employment, I thought I had […]
October 1, 2014

The Sting of Cross-Pollinating Entertainment, Politics & News – Anita Finlay & Jerry Doyle 9/30/14

In my recent post venting about The Good Wife‘s poor decision to have Presidential advisor Valerie Jarrett appear as herself on the show, Jerry Doyle and […]
September 28, 2014

Turning the Tables on Sexist Behavior – Anita Finlay & Jerry Doyle Talk

Today, a multi-media extravaganza that turns the tables on sexist behavior… First, Kansas City just became the latest in a list of cities considering a law […]
September 4, 2014

Sexism in the Senate? Do Tell…

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, once famously called “the Senate’s hottest member” by Democrat and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, has a book coming out this […]
August 27, 2014

Anita Finlay & Jerry Doyle Talk Beyoncé, Sofia Vergara & Wardrobe Malfunctions 8/26/2014

Both the Emmys and VMA awards this week garnered very strong reactions, both positive and negative for the way women were portrayed. First, Beyoncé’s 16-minute tour […]
July 31, 2014

Women Fight Sexual Harassment at Comic-Con – Anita Finlay and Jerry Doyle Talk 7/29/2014

At the recent Comic-Con Convention in San Diego, costumed female cosplayers were on the receiving end of much sexual harassment and are fighting back against the creep factor. […]
July 21, 2014

Anita Finlay & Jerry Doyle Talk Women in Leadership 7/18/2014

Jerry and I catch up on all things “vacational” and political before digging into my latest article asking if we are finally ready to embrace female […]
July 18, 2014

Are There Signs We Are Ready to Embrace Female Leadership?

Mighty Kacy Catanzaro (ht. 5 feet, wt. 100 lbs.) just made history on American Ninja Warrior as the only woman to complete the course at the […]
July 15, 2014

Is Maureen Dowd Necessary? Defanging a Hillary Basher via a Chapter from “Dirty Words on Clean Skin”

Maureen Dowd, arguably the most powerful columnist at The New York Times, has made a career of loathing Hillary Clinton, painting her in a negative light […]
July 8, 2014

Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision May Be a Disaster for Republicans

Last week’s firestorm set off by the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision has brought into sharp focus the problem Republicans have in their outreach to women.  […]
May 30, 2014

Anita Finlay and Jerry Doyle Talk #YesAllWomen 5/29/2014

In response to my recent article, Ramifications of #YesAllWomen/#NotAllMen In the Wake of Elliot Rodger’s Killing Spree, Jerry and I look at our society’s addiction to misogyny, […]
May 28, 2014

Ramifications of #YesAllWomen/#NotAllMen in the Wake of Elliot Rodger’s Killing Spree

Struggling to make sense of Elliot Rodger’s rampage at UC Santa Barbara last Friday, murdering six men and women and wounding thirteen others before killing himself, […]
May 16, 2014

Was The New York Times’ Jill Abramson Fired for Being Bossy While Female?

  Shock waves reverberated through the publishing world as Jill Abramson, the first ever female Executive Editor of The New York Times was abruptly sacked by […]
May 7, 2014

Celebrating Women at BlogHer 2014

I’m so proud to be one of the bloggers chosen by BlogHer as a Voice of the Year for my piece on World War II’s unsung […]
April 23, 2014

Jon Stewart Gives Sexist Blowhards What For

Jon Stewart’s brilliant takedown of the preposterous double standards leveled at Hillary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein and, for that matter, all women in politics is almost enough to make […]
April 22, 2014

News Flash: Hillary Clinton Is Not Pregnant

Media outlets are abuzz with Chelsea Clinton’s announcement that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child this fall. Sharing the joyful news at […]
April 8, 2014

Was Mary Barra Set Up to Take the Fall at GM?

Last week, newly minted GM CEO Mary Barra withstood a battering from a Congressional committee over GM’s recent recall of 2.6 million vehicles. Per Allan Stamm […]
February 11, 2014

Is Equality in Marriage a Sexual Turn Off?

Psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb’s NY Times Magazine article, “Does a More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex?” shares sociological studies examining “Egalitarianism, Housework and Sexual Frequency in Marriage,” […]
January 28, 2014

Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul and the Female Libido

Women represent 53% of the voting electorate.  Vital as it is for Republicans to gain female votes in 2014, their need will reach critical mass in […]
January 24, 2014

The Rush to Define Hillary as a Space Alien or the 50-Foot Woman

Republicans fearful of Secretary Clinton contesting for the Presidency in 2016 are falling over themselves to define her early, trotting out tired ageist, sexist attacks while screaming […]
January 14, 2014

The Dishonest Coverage of “Hillary’s Hit List”

Chris Christie’s political hopes took a hit last week as the burgeoning “Bridge-Gate” scandal painted him and those in his inner circle as bullies who will […]
January 8, 2014

Janet Yellen’s Confirmation as Fed Chair and the Republican Messaging Problem

The eminently qualified Janet Yellen was confirmed yesterday as our first female Fed Chair, albeit by the narrowest margin in Senate history.  The vote, 56-26, reflects 18 […]
December 16, 2013

Miley Cyrus vs. Rashida Jones: What is Feminine Power?

Actress/Producer Rashida Jones (“Parks and Recreation”) has gotten blowback from some feminist groups for complaining that “stripper poles, G-strings, boobs, and a lot of tongue action […]
December 12, 2013

First Female CEO of GM: Trend or Anomaly?

Starting at GM as a teenaged intern and rising to global product development chief, Mary Barra, now 51, has been made the company’s first female CEO.  According to […]
October 18, 2013

I’m Proud to Support the Brave Girls Alliance!

The Brave Girls Alliance is a magnificent group of women of all ages working to take back mainstream media and show young girls just how fabulous they […]
October 14, 2013

Why Were Women Shut Out of the Shutdown Negotiations?

While there is no guarantee that women in Congress would bring the government shutdown to an end, historically women have a better record of cutting across party […]
October 11, 2013

Real Women vs. “Catfights”: Can Good TV Eat Bad?

CBS’ Person of Interest deserves kudos, not only for sharp writing, but for the way its female characters are treated and portrayed. The show’s producers go […]
October 3, 2013

Teens Damaged by Social Media and Internet Porn – Tracing the Source of the Problem

  Friends Without Benefits, Nancy Jo Sales’ disturbing essay in the current Vanity Fair offers evidence that teen preoccupation with social media is changing the nature […]
September 18, 2013

Women’s Issues Are Not “Soft”: Sexism and the Urge to Devalue

In the media’s obsession with all things Hillary, the prognosticators for 2016 are exercising their insatiable need to sell copy by conjuring a blood feud between […]
August 16, 2013

Is Sheryl Sandberg "Leaning In" to Hypocrisy?

Despite declaring herself a feminist and penning a best-selling treatise on women succeeding in the workplace, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has reinforced the criticism that she […]
August 8, 2013

Fed Chair Unsexy, But Crucial to All of Us

Fed Chair may not be as sexy a job as President, but the occupant of that position is just as vital, if not more so, to every […]
July 30, 2013

Daily Beast Insults both Diane Lane and Hillary Clinton Because…?

Way to go, Daily Beast. Thanks for a slap in search of a story. Stating that actress Diane Lane cannot do any more than smolder because she […]
July 25, 2013

Anthony Weiner and Larry Summers Make My Head Ache

You really have to ask yourself what it takes to get some of these guys off the stage.  Anthony Weiner disgraced himself, losing his Congressional seat […]
June 3, 2013

Are Women Breadwinners Signaling An End To Society As We Know It?

Watching Lou Dobbs’ all-male panel on FOX News freak out over the news that women are sole or primary breadwinners in 4 in 10 households with […]
April 9, 2013

Why President Obama’s Sexist Remark about Kamala Harris Matters

We live in a society attracted, even addicted, to pretty packaging.  That is unlikely to change.  Notwithstanding those with a seeming compulsion to praise or deride […]
March 27, 2013

Victoria's Secret…Are They Really Marketing to Teens and Tweeners?

Having heard the latest uproar caused by Victoria’s Secret’s Bright Young Things lingerie line, I decided to check it out for myself.  Many parents are outraged […]
February 26, 2013

"We Saw Your Boobs" at the Oscars – Seth MacFarlane's Sexism, Biting Satire or Both?

Seth MacFarlane performed what is likely Hollywood’s most thankless job Sunday night — hosting the Oscars.  Right on cue, his bad reviews came in.  Buzzfeed, among many […]
February 20, 2013

Hypersexualizing Women Leads to Self-Objectification, More Destructive and Prevalent than Society Admits

Images of Rihanna nestled close to fiancé Chris Brown at the Grammys last week were disturbing, considering he had previously punched her in the face, bitten […]
January 24, 2013

Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi Testimony and the Men Who Fear Her

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave 5-1/2 hours of patient and thorough testimony before the Senate and House yesterday regarding the events surrounding the tragic deaths […]
December 4, 2012

Study Finding We Are Done with Gender Bias Omits Important Data

“Good News for Hillary 2016: New Study Says Media Gender Bias Has Almost Disappeared”   …so reads The Grindstone headline to Ruth Graham’s latest article.  Quoting […]
November 27, 2012

Citing “the War on Men,” One Woman Thinks We Would be Better Off as 50s Housewives

Suzanne Venker, author of the new book, ‘How to Choose a Husband (and Make Peace with Marriage),’ insists feminism has been bad for women and good […]
September 19, 2012

Apologies to Hillary, Revisionist History and Cognitive Dissonance

These past two years, we have been stunned by a pundit class offering everything from grudging to glowing praise of Hillary Clinton, a candidate they had […]
August 29, 2012

I Am Not My Hair (humble thanks to India.Arie for her inspiring lyrics)

At Best Buy one lazy Sunday afternoon six years back, I sampled my first Ipod. The pre-programmed music selections featured India.Arie singing “I Am Not My […]
August 14, 2012

Female Olympians, Like Women in Politics, Are Still Stuck in the Cheap Seats

There is a reason why Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fights for the empowerment of women and girls around the world.  Even in the 2012 Olympics, […]
June 20, 2012

Ask A Woman What She Thinks!

by Anita Finlay “Men Rule Media Coverage on Women’s News,” Abigail Pesta’s recent Daily Beast article, makes clear that men still control the news narrative at all levels.  The data […]