Sexism

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Blogger and media critic Anita Sarkeesian in a Feminist Frequency video. from www.feministfrequency.com

Rape threats and cyberhate? Vote no to the new digital divide

Cyberhate would deny women their full democratic rights as citizens, yet this is trivialised and dismissed – just as sexual violence, discrimination and workplace harassment have been for decades.
The call for a male author on a paper was met with outrage from within the scientific community and the general public. Keoni Cabral/Flickr

Sexism in science: one step back, two steps forward

Sexism still exists in science, but a recent scandal shows that progress is being made.
We could all pay better attention to what comes out our mouth. Emmanuel Szép

Mansplaining the word of the year – and why it matters

The Macquarie Dictionary last week named “mansplain” its word of the year for 2014. The Dictionary defines mansplain as: verb (t) Colloquial (humorous) (of a man) to explain (something) to a woman, in…
How do men feel about the way they are depicted on the covers of romance novels? Book Thingo

Gamergate and the bodice-ripper have little in common, with respect

Buttons open to the waist, skin gleaming with sweat, hair tousled, intriguing flashes of curves … men on the covers of classic romance novels, or “bodice rippers”, are objectified in many of the same ways…
Covert sexism is typically wrapped in normal communication or interactions. Shutterstock

Overt or covert, sexism at work causes real harm

It is fairly common for media to report incidents of overt sexism and sexual harassment at work. Colleagues demanding sexual favours and verbal and physical abuse are examples of behaviour that have been…
Happier times for Brooks. Cabinet Office

Why Brooks Newmark is a twit, but not a knit-wit

Two topics now compete for the opening paragraph in MP Brooks Newmark’s political obituary. One is of course his hubris in thinking that a 26-year old woman – be she Tory or not – would be interested in…

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