Girl Math-1

Quick hit pieces, such as charts and graphs, call outs of sexism, irreverent but relevant posts that don’t fit elsewhere

Something Doesn’t Add Up

Phyllis Schlafly’s recent article “Fact and Fallacies About Paycheck Fairness” proves at least one point – women can’t do math. In her article, she argues that gender wage inequality is a good thing because it supports the institution of marriage,… Read More ›

Commuting to Flatsville

Think about that train you take every morning to work. It’s a scene right out of Working Girl: at every station it pulls up to, women line up at the platform in blazers, pencil skirts, tights . . . and… Read More ›

Freedom Feminism

Like the campaign against french fries in 2003 that resulted in “freedom fries” in congressional cafeterias, the American Enterprise Institute is trying to adopt “freedom feminism” in a style that is opposed to pre-eminent French foremother de Beauvoir. Freedom is… Read More ›

There She Is

I was hesitant to write about the racist craziness that exploded on the internet after Miss New York Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America last night, becoming the first Indian-American to win the title. First of all, I don’t approve… Read More ›

Cover It Up, Ladies!

A recent viral YouTube video with a talk by swimwear designer Jessica Rey is making the rounds, where Rey essentially says “Cover it up, ladies! Men cannot control their gaze, so we better hide our bits from them!” Rey seems… Read More ›

Where My Girls At?

Is blogging a guy thing? In a recent blog post on the Oxfam blog From Poverty to Power, Oxfam advisor Duncan Green asks this question, citing the prevalence of male bloggers and blog commenters in the development world. Even though… Read More ›