Sexism


24 Jan 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” is so lovely, the tears were rolling before I heard half the lyrics. “Fly” is a sweet anthem of encouragement in challenging times.  If you’re taking on something new that has you freaked or if the day’s struggle just...

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08 Jan 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 with the allegations spanning a 40-year period. These rumors have surfaced previously on a number of occasions, but not until male comic Hannibal Buress mentioned them in his act did this pick up steam in the mainstream press. In...

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Kaley Cuoco’s “I’m Not a Feminist” Comments: Why the Backlash Matters
04 Jan 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 has walked back her original statements.  Pundits who miss no opportunity to perpetuate feminism’s negative branding have chastised those who criticized Ms. Cuoco for daring to part from “the tribe.”  Yet finger-pointing is less important than understanding both what...

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MBA’s New Feminist Anthem?
14 Dec 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 the tables on the “Wolf of Wall Street” attitudes that men have long been rewarded for. Will it make some uncomfortable? Yup. Did its crudeness make me uncomfortable? Some. But that’s the point. A man in business would never...

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Catcalling, Halloween and “Slutty” French Fries: Have We Jumped the Shark?
02 Nov 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 starts by sharing Chris Rock’s lowdown on the top five “slutty” costumes.  Typically, we are focused on the behavior and dress of woman. But we seem to have gotten bored with “sexy nurse” and have moved on to the...

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15 Oct 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 entered the Twilight Zone! Is that taking progress a bit too far?  Is this move a way for companies to push women to push their choice to have children later and later in life? Convenient for the company.  Not necessarily...

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01 Oct 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 I discuss the cheapening of news, politics and entertainment by using each one as if it is nothing more than an advertisement for the other. We really have taken a shocking turn if the phrase “political theatre” can be...

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from Maddie & Tae's "Girl in a Country Song"
28 Sep 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 against street harassment that would encompass everything from catcalls to drivers forcing bicyclists off the road.  Clearly, harassment is a crime, but is it possible to legislate respect?  The abuse discussed in HuffPo’s article Kansas City Might Outlaw Catcalling...

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Sexism in the Senate? Do Tell…
04 Sep 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 month entitled “Off the Sidelines.”  In it, she shares that she has had to put up with sexual harassment and “fat shaming” from other male Senate colleagues and Congressmen.  The Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus shares a few of the...

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Anita Finlay & Jerry Doyle Talk Beyoncé, Sofia Vergara & Wardrobe Malfunctions 8/26/2014
27 Aug 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 de force medley of her new CD at the VMAs was hailed as a feminist masterpiece…though I can’t quite agree.  I was pleased she had a neon sign with the word “Feminist” behind her and I applaud her huge...

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