Category: 5. Rampant Sexism

  • Ignoring The Shy Nerdy Girls

    “We were told repeatedly, we ugly, shy nerdy girls, that we were not even worthy of the category ‘woman.'”

  • Freely Available Contraception Will End Civilization

    Republican Congress Member Steve King of Iowa on the new requirement for coverage of women’s birth control in health plans: If you apply that preventative medicine universally, what you end up with is you’ve prevented a generation. Preventing babies from being born is not medicine. That’s not—that’s not constructive to our culture and our civilization. […]

  • Let's Have Bake Sales for Women's Health

    BILL O’REILLY: Leslie, how are you feeling today? How are you feeling? LESLIE MARSHALL: I’m feeling great. BILL O’REILLY: OK. LESLIE MARSHALL: But I’m not feeling great about these cuts— BILL O’REILLY: No, no, Leslie. Just take it one at a time. LESLIE MARSHALL: —with Planned Parenthood, though. BILL O’REILLY: I’m a simple man with […]

  • Dan Savage on Weiner

    “And here’s the inevitable “professional help” question: Is he going to seek professional help. Because horniness is an illness. Wiener is being asked to apologize to Andrew Brietbart… and he does. Ugh. A reporter asks if Weiner was drinking or using drugs—if he has a problem—because only a man who has a drinking problem or a […]

  • Pretty Girl Syndrome

    “Pretty women are socialized differently from everyone else.”

  • Roseanne Barr on the Lack of Change in the TV Industry

    “The line was a ridiculously sexist interpretation of what a feminist thinks—something to the effect of “You’re my equal in bed, but that’s it.” … Matt, who was watching from his office, yelled over the loudspeaker, “Say the line as written!” I said, “No, I don’t like the line. I find it repulsive, and my […]

  • Idaho Rejects Rape Exception In Abortion Bill Because ‘The Hand Of The Almighty’ Was At Work

    Whittle, whittle: Marching in step with the GOP’s nationwide war on a woman’s right to choose, the Idaho legislature gave final approval to a bill that would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks…. But this year during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, state Republican lawmakers found plenty of reasons to advocate for it. State Rep. Shannon McMillan (R) […]

  • Indiana Abortion Bill Requires Physicians to Lie to Patients

    Further down the spiral: The bill also requires abortion providers to tell patients that abortion carries risks, including the possibility of breast cancer. Rep. Peggy Welch, D-Bloomington, tried to remove that language, saying studies have shown no link between abortion and breast cancer. via

  • South Dakota By The Hours

    From The Awl: “South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a law Tuesday requiring women to wait three days after meeting with a doctor to have an abortion, the longest waiting period in the nation.” Should, however, you be in the market for a handgun, the wait is a more manageable two days. via South Dakota […]

  • Inside Planned Parenthood

    Via Metafilter: I get feedback from our patients, and the common thread that people are surprised at the respect with which we treat them. Over and over, I hear how impressed people are that we’re friendly, we’re clean, we don’t make them feel like bad people for accessing (STI services, birth control, abortion services). I […]