August 18, 2022

Dirty Words on Clean Skin

In this video, Anita Finlay discusses and introduces her book “Dirty Words on Clean Skin”.
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 […]
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 […]
June 10, 2018

The Shame in White Male Savior Syndrome

Shame on every man from NBC’s Chuck Todd and Joe Scarborough, CNN’s Jake Tapper, Vox’s Ezra Klein, Rep. Trey Gowdy, former FBI Director Jim Comey, to Steve […]
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 […]
November 28, 2017

How Long Must We Pay the Price for Ideologues?

Having gone silent in disgust watching the deflections of a Hillary-bashing media, I now raise my head to see a platform still offered to the reckless, […]
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 […]
March 9, 2017

How Sexism Upended an Election and Why It Won’t Change

Five years ago, I published Dirty Words on Clean Skin, a book exposing the sexism, coming mainly from the left, that derailed Hillary Clinton’s 2008 razor-close […]
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 […]
June 18, 2016

Sanders Missed His Moment By Not Endorsing Hillary Last Week

On June 7th, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made history, becoming the first woman to be named presumptive nominee of a major political Party. Clinton […]
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 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton Faces Social Media Sexism Which Cannot Be Minimized

The Washington Post presented a 6-chart study documenting how much sexist verbiage Hillary Clinton receives on social media, and how many of these slurs can be […]
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 11, 2016

Can We Make Networks Give Us News, Not Infotainment?

The Big 5 Sunday “News” shows feature bloviating (white) men in suits on the hosting and guesting side, telling us what we should value and where […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
June 6, 2012

Why Can't We Stop Skewering Hillary Clinton?

by Anita Finlay This woman just cannot get a break.  Let’s start with biographer/author Ed Klein taking her apart on FOX news last night because she […]