A sexist storm of double standards and hypocrisy is brewing, with Office of Budget and Management (OMB) nominee Neera Tanden at the center, putting her confirmation to lead the government agency in serious jeopardy.
The National Black Justice Coalition and Cartoon Network partnered to release a comic strip about pronouns and respect.
“I wish I had seen this sort of thing as a kid. I definitely would have come out sooner than I did. I’m glad that this generation of kids are learning these things.”
Many of the women President Biden has nominated into various federal positions in his record-breaking administration have yet to be confirmed—including the three women Biden has picked to lead core elements of the Department of Justice: Kristen Clarke, Vanita Gupta and Lisa Monaco.
Intentionally and unintentionally, America put Vice President Harris on a well-deserved and hard-earned pedestal that’s higher than President Joe Biden’s. But heavy accolades come with high expectations that are rarely met in everyone’s eyes.
Kamala Harris is being set up to fall short of high expectations. Her inevitable mistakes will reinforce unrealistic standards for women of color.
Studies show that when girls are taught to place too much value their physical appearance and sexual identity, they’re also being taught to neglect other qualities that are seen as “incompatible with sexiness.”
Despite a shift towards feel-good rhetoric and “girl power,” the social message girls continue to get is that sex appeal is valued above all else.
Katherine Burgess always found media coverage of her female athlete inspirations to be lacking, to say the least. So she decided to call it out.
Burgess, who is a graphic designer, has created a series of visual representations of this gender disparity in sports reporting, which she’s shared on social media.
From September 18, the day Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, through September 29, weekday cable news hosted overwhelmingly white and primarily male guests to discuss her legacy and President Donald Trump’s September 26 nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. 76% of the guests on weekday cable news were white and 62% were men.
Would Rep. Yoho have had the confidence to speak to AOC as he did if he knew he’d be challenged on it by other men? Would Yaser Said’s son and brother have been able to keep him hidden for 12 years if they weren’t safe in their masculine circumstance? Would ICE have turned one of its detention centers into “an experimental concentration camp” if they thought they’d face consequences?
We need men to practice allyship by unlearning toxic behaviors and speaking out against those who make degrading comments about women.
Women are subject to objectification, and in particular, sexual objectification, at significantly higher rates than men.
Objectification is just one strategy used to devalue and undermine women in politics. However, psychology research teaches us that these tactics can be particularly insidious not only for women candidates, but for women in the electorate too.
As the U.S. celebrates Women’s Equality Day, it’s time to take a deeper look into sexist stereotypes, why female names are used when describing negative personality traits and, more broadly, why the language we use to refer to women is often derogatory.