Tag Archives: sexism

What kind of man stands in front of thousands and mocks a sexual assault survivor? And, more importantly, what kind of country allows it to happen?

Two days ago he said that Dr. Blasey Ford was "credible." What changed? pic.twitter.com/tNrzuEG1bu — Mark Maynard (@MarkAMaynard) October 3, 2018 Clearly Donald Trump has made a decision to go on the offensive. It’s disgusting, but it doesn’t surprise me. I’m just curious as to why he’s decided to change direction now, after several days […]

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School shootings, the delay-and-do-nothing right, and those who blame women for “the destabilization of the sexual marketplace”

I’d wanted to write about something else entirely tonight, but then I stumbled across the above tweet, and it sent me tumbling through the looking glass, into a pitch-black world of toxic masculinity and weaponized insecurity, where women, having been debased to the point of no longer being considered human, are seen merely as instruments […]

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Did Betsy DeVos roll back Title IX regulations dealing with the reporting of sexual assaults on campus at the request of MSU?

The above photo of Trump administration Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos chatting with former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon was taken on September 20, 2017. Two days later, on the 22nd, DeVos would announce that the Department of Education would be rolling back Title IX regulations dealing with the reporting of sexual assaults […]

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I was going to post something completely different tonight, but here’s Oprah’s Golden Globes speech

“I want all of the girls watching here now to know, that a new day is on the horizon.” Here is Oprah’s full speech accepting the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award. #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/x2siib4WZI — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 8, 2018

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What the John Conyers case tells us about how sexual predators are treated in Congress

Late last week the Washington Post added a little more fuel to the “Jesus Christ, Men Really Suck” bonfire when they reported that Congress’s Office of Compliance has paid out approximately $17 million over the past 20 years in unreported settlements to 264 federal employees, many of whom, you can be sure, collected those settlements […]

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