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The Time Everyone “Corrected” the World’s Smartest Woman
The Monty Hall problem. A few times I've had long, long arguments with people refusing to accept how it works. It's also a place where pigeons learn better than humans.
Interesting  statistics  probability  gender  sexism  maths 
february 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
8 Things Some A$$#ole Says in Every Debate About Sexism | Cracked.com
"I'M ON FIRE!" "Actually, before we start, I think you should say you're violently oxidizing. Not all oxidization is bad."
amusing  sexism  bigotry  gender  cracked  image  Internet  people-suck 
february 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
21 struggles faced by a dad raising a daughter in a sexist world
'You think handling another human’s warm excrement is bad? Wait until you discover that society has a rigidly pre-defined set of gender norms it’s just waiting to try and force your daughter into!'
amusing  sexism  bigotry  children  culture  parenting  lego 
january 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
#Shirtgate / #Shirtstorm - a bunch of people being disappointed and saying "That's inappropriate", not a feminist lynch mob
Assuming this is an accurate representation (I've not searched myself), the guy in the stupid shirt hasn't been 'hounded', he's just very visibly worn an inappropriate shirt, thus had quite a few people react (fairly mildly) to it.
culture  sex  sexism  image  science  space  spaaaaace 
november 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Case Against Male Suffrage
1. Because man’s place is in the army.
2. Because no really manly man wants to settle any question otherwise than by fighting about it.
amusing  not-actually-a-parody  sexism  oh-noes-misandy  equality  democracy  voting  USA 
november 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
A comic about Seagulls.
#NotAllSeagulls and/or 'Actually, it's about French Fries'
discrimination  webcomics  sexism 
october 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
All-male interview panels scrapped as Whitehall’s ‘macho culture' is tackled
'The long-standing gender imbalance at the top of the civil service that has proved remarkably resistant to change'
Interesting  politics  UK  Westminster  discrimination  sexism  Civil-Service  government  jobs 
september 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
A PSA About Nude Photos
'*Tasers you* *steals your shoes* SHOULDN’T WEAR SHOES BRO'

Well put. It's theft. But because its of women, and because there's a sexual/titillation element, the victim blaming suddenly appears.
sexism  theft  crime  hacking  people-suck  current-events  social-media  news  privacy 
september 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
I Can Only Enjoy Video Games With Featureless Blocks as Protagonists
'If you're a burger chef or a spaceship and you want to be represented in gaming, then either make the game, or become an economic force to be reckoned with.'
sexism  Gaming  computer-games  culture  amusing  Interesting  parody  a-rather-well-put-way-of-saying-that-hard-to-define-thing 
july 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Hearthstone tournament explains why women aren't allowed to play
Because apparently the only way that eSports will be accepted as 'real' sports is if they unnecessarily ape the gender divisions of such.
WTF  fail  sexism  computer-games  computers  bigotry 
july 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
“‘We Have Always Fought’: Challenging the ‘Women, Cattle and Slaves’ Narrative” by Kameron Hurley — A Dribble of Ink
'I’m going to tell you a story about llamas. It will be like every other story you’ve ever heard about llamas: how they are covered in fine scales; how they eat their young if not raised properly; and how, at the end of their lives, they hurl themselves – lemming-like - over cliffs to drown in the surging sea. They are, at heart, sea creatures, birthed from the sea, married to it like the fishing people who make their livelihood there.'
Interesting  feminism  gender  sexism  women  War  military  a-rather-well-put-way-of-saying-that-hard-to-define-thing  history  culture 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Booth Babes Don’t Work | TechCrunch
Someone compared a booth with 'babes' and one without for the same company at the same show.
interesting  statistics  culture  sexism  business 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Marks & Spencer Toy Store Gender Neutral | The Mary Sue
'Marks & Spencer has decided to ditch the gender-specific packaging that unfairly restricts toys by what gender they “should” be played with.'
Interesting  gender  sexism  Marks&Sparks  UK  shopping  children  toys 
december 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The legacy of the teen heroine
'what is Buffy the Vampire Slayer's legacy and why there are so few "daughters of Buffy": strong and complex fictional creations, who aren't simply the sole female lead in a predominantly-male cast'
Interesting  Buffy  geeky  culture  sexism  gender 
december 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Breeds of metal brethren - Imgur
Amusing. But how about the breeds of metal sistren? Or drawings of both for each category?
amusing  awesome  heavy-metal  music  alternative-culture  sexism 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Glass Ceiling Illustrated in one 'Meet the Staff' page
Funnily enough, that page has now disappeared from the company's website.
amusing  gender  sexism  discrimination  employment 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Swedish cinemas take aim at gender bias with Bechdel test rating | World news | theguardian.com
As has been said before, the Bechdel test is not an absolute; you can fail and be a pro-feminist film, or pass and be very misogynistic. It's more what it says about the proportion of films that fail it.
Bechdel-test  sexism  sweden  discrimination  movies  gender  interesting  culture 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Skepchick | Facebook Says a Page about Murdering a Feminist Isn’t Harassment
Until people start reporting it en masse, at which point suddenly it disappears…
bigotry  death  facebook  fail  sexism  social  media 
october 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
To The Dudebro Who Thinks He’s Insulting Me by Calling Me a Feminist | Whatever
Dear Internet; understand that when you attempt to insult a professional writer, they're likely to have a pretty good comeback.
bigotry  feminism  interesting  internet  posttofacebook  sexism 
august 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
A scientist's view: equality, feminism and men's rights | Andrew Holding | Science | guardian.co.uk
Yes, equality is important. Yes, there are issue that men face. But no, the 'men's rights' issues are not at the same level as the systemic and cultural disadvantage women face.
sexism  comment-is-free  posttofacebook  discrimination  equality  image  comment-on-comment  feminism  interesting  fairness  comment  culture 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
If I Admit That 'Hating Men' Is a Thing, Will You Stop Turning It Into a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?
Rather good set of points on the supposed claims of 'misandry' not actually having the societal/cultural entrenchment that misogyny does, and that most feminists don't want men to have to have all the bad stuff they get through similar cultural entrenchments.
sexism  posttofacebook  bigotry  feminism  interesting  comment  fairness  culture 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Little Wars - a set of rules for playing with toy soldiers, written by H. G. Wells in 1913
Who knew H.G. Wells was a miniatures wargamer? Not I. Pity about the sub-title 'a game for boys from twelve years of age to one hundred and fifty and for that more intelligent sort of girl who likes boys' games and books.' Though at least it's acknowledging that girls might want to play it
history  sexism  geeky  posttofacebook  gaming  amusing  interesting 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Hey Marvel, These AVENGERS Shirts Suck. | Badass Digest
Seriously... they have a bunch of cool heroines, yet relegate women to saved not saviour with thse t-shirts.
sexism  epic-fail  posttofacebook  fail  wtf  comics  culture 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
All-women shortlists save Labour from near-total male domination
'Party will use female-only lists in choosing 52 parliamentary candidates – after men win 17 out of 18 open contests'
democracy  elections  labour  politics  sexism  uk  westminster 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Teenage Girl Blossoming Into Beautiful Object | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
'in the span of 14 months, the high school junior underwent a staggering metamorphosis from a young girl with thoughts, feelings, and aspirations into a truly stunning commodity.'
sexism  posttofacebook  parody  amusing  The-Onion  women 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
WomCam whiteboards hit Rad Cam in radical revolution | The Tab Oxford
'Members of the public were photographed outside the Rad Cam and other locations holding whiteboards which read ‘I need feminism because…’'
photos  sexism  via-#maelfroth  Oxford  image  feminism  interesting  culture 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Rush Limbaugh: Feminism shrinks penises - Salon.com
'the average size of [a male's] member is 10 percent smaller than 50 years — it has to be the feminazis, the chickification and everything else.'
Xandar;our-reign-has-gone-on-long-enough.Indeed;summon-the-meteors  biology  sexism  people-suck  what-the-everliving-fuck  Rush-Limbaugh  wtf 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
New Statesman - The Sun's interview with violinist Nicola Benedetti was a masterclass in sexism
I've read the article itself and the the level of sexism just makes you want to weep. Read article via Andrew Ducker, this via Jennie Pink
posttofacebook  culture  image  media  The-Sun  people-suck  sexism  wtf  via-Andrew-Ducker 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Emmeline Pankhurst - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Emmeline Pankhurst had ninja bodyguards. That is all.

'She tried to evade police harassment by wearing disguises and eventually the WSPU established a jujutsu-trained female bodyguard squad to physically protect her against the police.'
posttofacebook  post  ninjas  history  fairness  democracy  Westminster  sexism  awesome  amusing 
june 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Michigan bans women representatives for using the V-word - Telegraph
... in a debate about abortion.

There's an argument that it was for the context of the use: "And finally, Mr. Speaker, I'm flattered that you're all so interested my vagina, but 'no' means 'no.'", but that's not an argument that the people supporting it seem to be using much; given comments like "It was so offensive, I don't even want to say it in front of women. I would not say that in mixed company."

Also, I am wondering if the telegraph was trolling with their original title for this story: "Michigan bans women representatives for vagina use‎"
wtf  posttofacebook  culture  language  abortion  USA  sexism  sex  interesting 
june 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Julie Bindel: Where's the Politics in Sex?
The story relating to the 400 women called Sarah group. The rather flabbergasting idea that people should choose to be lesbian for political reasons.
LGBT  bigotry  sexism  I-do-not-agree-with-the-page-linked-to  what-the-everliving-fuck  posttofacebook 
june 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Richard Hanna, GOP Congressman, Tells Women To Give Their Money To Democrats
They're trying to remake the Equal Rights Amendment, which Congress passed in 1972 but has not yet been ratified by the necessary 38 states, which simply says that equality under the law "shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex."
fairness  equality  Republicans  USA  discrimination  sexism  women  politics  feminism 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Supermarket magazines - fuck you gender binary
'Men's lifestyle' versus 'Women's home interest' — rather sexist division of magazines
posttofacebook  culture  image  people-suck  discrimination  bias  gender  sexism  interesting 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Janet Howell, Virginia State Senator, Attaches Rectal Exam Amendment To Anti-Abortion Bill
So that men have some equality in terms of unnecessary and expensive procedures being made mandatory.
posttofacebook  politics  USA  sex  sexism  fairness  abortion  news  interesting 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
The New Muslim suffragettes of the United Kingdom
An increasing number of Muslim women activists are receiving death threats, fatwas and even hate-mail from extremist male and female Muslims. Their crime: Rescuing fellow Muslim women from violent and life threatening situations.
posttofacebook  fear  abuse  violence  Islam  religion  freedom  sexism  discrimination  news 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
5 Old-Timey Prejudices That Still Show Up in Every Movie | Cracked.com
'…certain weird movie stereotypes refuse to die, but there are larger, sadder trends that seem like they'll never go away.'
film  racism  discrimination  sexism  image  interesting  people-suck  via-Andrew-Ducker 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
The rape of men | Global development | The Observer
Trigger warning for discussion of rape. Article on rape of men, largely in the context of Africa and various wars and such there, the silence and way their culture can't accept men as being victims in that way, and the lack of aid programs or NGOs helping them.
crime  gender  trigger-warning  abuse  sexism 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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