Why there are too many women doctors, women MPs, and women bosses
‘Woman’ is not an acceptable adjective, any more than ‘lady’ once was. Let’s eradicate this misuse and give language a nudge in the right direction
Feisty, flounce and bossy: the words used to put women down
Do you ever hear men described as ‘hysterical’? Do people say they ‘whine’ or ‘nag’? Thought not. Here are eight sexist words we’d like to never hear from again Continue reading
Misogynist rants from Young Libs
August 10, 2014
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Henrietta Cook and Farrah Tomazin
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‘Social media is a very, very tricky game for people’ according to Dr Lauren Rosewarne.
Young Liberals at one of the country’s most elite universities have posted racist, crude and misogynist comments on social media, describing women as ”sluts”, Muslims as ”degenerates” and saying all feminists are ugly. Continue reading
July 14, 2014 – 11:47AM
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A thought experiment: Imagine how people might react if Taylor Swift released an album made up entirely of songs about wishing she could get back together with one of her exes.
We’d hear things like: “She can’t let go. She’s clingy. She’s irrational. She’s crazy.” Men would have a field day comparing her to their own “crazy” exes.
Yet when Robin Thicke released “Paula” – a plea for reconciliation with his ex-wife Paula Patton disguised as an LP — he was called incoherent,obsessed, heartfelt and, in particular, creepy.
This story first appeared on Mashable
Have you ever tried typing “women should,” “women shouldn’t” or “women can’t” into Google? The autocomplete suggestions you get may surprise and horrify you, as a new series of ads from UN Women makes abundantly clear. Continue reading
Gok Wan feels heat for calling breasts ‘bangers’ in Australian ad
Target defends its use of British host in television advertising campaign amid viewer complaints about ‘degrading’ comments
theguardian.com, Monday 26 August 2013 19.14 AEST
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Under fire: Gok Wan. Photograph: Murdo Macleod/The Guardian
Target has been forced to defend itself from complaints about the British TV host Gok Wan’s use of the word “bangers” to describe breasts in its Australian advertising campaign. Continue reading
Not our lucky, lucky Prime Minister though, who on Tuesday voiced some concerns about sexism in politics and was instantly rewarded by blokes from seemingly every walk of life in Australia choosing this week to act like utter berks. Continue reading