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Horrors! Nine West's shoe ads depict women who wear high heels and want to get married

My latest blog post for the Los Angeles Times:

Never, it would seem, has the feminist commentariat, from Time to Twitter, engaged in such an outpouring of rage, boycott threats, hand-wringing over the damage to women’s “self-esteem” the Nine West ads could cause, and just plain lack of sense of humor.

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Does female oppression exist? (Or are we just useless?)

In How To Be A Woman, Caitlin Moran offers the following explanation for women’s absence from historical records: “women have basically done fuck all for the past 100,000 years”: 1,689 more words


Michelle O: "Women are smarter than men"; Time Mag: "And men who disagree are stupid"

Time’s Charlotte Alter femsplains to all you dumb guys:

Michelle Obama Jokes That ‘Women Are Smarter Than Men,’ Men Don’t Get It

You can tell she’s joking because of the eye roll, the eyebrow raise, and the fact that the audience laughed after she said it.

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Females flying solo: A guide to empowerment

“66% of fourth grade girls say they like science and math. But only 18% of all college engineering majors are female.”

Verizon’s 2014 commercial raises some very good points. 568 more words

Pink Aisles and Blue Aisles

We’ve all heard about gender stereotyping in children’s toys, but what about everyday adult products?

You’d be surprised.


Sexism at the workplace

In the light of recent debates and discussions around gender stereotyping, The Hyderabad Times ran an article on sexism at the work-place.

MD & CEO Swarnalatha Iyer was quoted in their feature- “… change the way we bring up our boys, and things will change.” 10 more words


Little Girls Doing What They Love

I’m in love with these six-year-olds.

They skateboard because they love doing it and are showing everyone what they’re capable of.

One of the fathers admits being doubtful at times but that his little girl keeps proving him wrong. 24 more words