Sexism


Page by Kirsten Acuna, Business Insider
31 Jul 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. Jerry and I get into it over the concept of “personal responsibility.”  I pointed out that there is no way to put the responsibility on a woman for her mode of dress as this speaks to the rape culture in...

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21 Jul 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 leadership! I inquire whether a piece of pop culture, like the mighty Kacy Catanzaro shocking the world by completing the American Ninja Warrior Final’s course and beating out many men who could not even complete these herculean physical tasks,...

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Are There Signs We Are Ready to Embrace Female Leadership?
18 Jul 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 Dallas finals. Her jaw-dropping performance, beating out many men in the process, is an inspiration to women and girls everywhere.  Her video, shared below, has had nearly 6 million hits.  While many were moved by her discipline and achievement,...

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15 Jul 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 as often as possible, whether she has anything to do with the topic at hand or not. Dowd’s latest columns bash both mother and daughter.  First Dowd trashes Chelsea Clinton for the $75,000 fee she earns making speeches, although...

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Nick Anderson, Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, 
Houston Chronicle
08 Jul 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.  Rather than Utah Senator Mike Lee et al taking a victory lap over Hobby Lobby’s exemption from covering 4 types of contraception that it (wrongly) classifies as abortifacients in its health care plan, what should trouble Conservatives is the...

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Anita Finlay and Jerry Doyle Talk #YesAllWomen 5/29/2014
30 May 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, toxic masculinity and what we can do to open a dialogue to break that cycle.  We also discuss Jeopardy champion Arthur Chu’s brave and insightful Daily Beast article, Your Princess Is In Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement and Nerds.  The piece...

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Ramifications of #YesAllWomen/#NotAllMen in the Wake of Elliot Rodger’s Killing Spree
28 May 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, whether we blame mental illness or lax gun law enforcement, the roots of his rage were his misogynist hatred of and sense of sexual entitlement to the women he objectified, as illuminated by his chilling 137-page manifesto. Per Amanda...

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16 May 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 Publisher/Chairman Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. on Wednesday. Abramson allegedly had an “abrasive style” that contributed to her firing.  Color me skeptical.  If you want to find a reason to undercut a woman, call her “bossy,” “abrasive” or “pushy.”  But being...

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Celebrating Women at BlogHer 2014
07 May 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 female war heroes… please click the image to read… Also, a note of deep gratitude to Messrs. John Litchfield and Richard Pindlebury for their detailed features on Nancy Wake and Irene Sendler, which I had quoted in my piece.  Over the...

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23 Apr 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 me forgive him for not sharing this in 2008… I’ll take it now.  Thanks, Jon. Honestly, this ought to be required viewing for all talking heads. Watch and enjoy! (here is the link, just in case) ******************************* Anita Finlay...

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