Brent Musburger Still Lusting After College Girls

Brent Musburger recently earned a demotion to the SEC Network, which is a shame. The legendary broadcaster is always saying something provocative, even if, as he did last night, it's "Ohhh yeah." Sexism, sure. Heteronormative? Usually. Interesting; always. » 3/15/14 9:15am 3/15/14 9:15am

Why It Took 90 Years For Women's Ski Jumping To Make The Olympics

The first measured ski jump was explicitly a show of manhood. In 1809, the story goes, a lieutenant in the Norwegian military launched himself 9.5 meters through the air "to show his soldiers what a courageous fellow he was." The sport that grew out of that jump was likewise a test of manliness—far too dangerous, it was… » 2/11/14 11:59am 2/11/14 11:59am

Morons Complain About Female Announcers On ESPN

Beth Mowins and Kara Lawson handled announcing duties for last night's BYU-Gonzaga game from Spokane. Mowins is one of ESPN's best on the play-by-play mic, and Lawson is an established star as an analyst. Turns out a lot of brain-damaged misogynists had a problem with basketball knowledge being spat at them by smart,… » 1/26/14 9:00am 1/26/14 9:00am

Why Can Men Be Such Jerks to Women Online?

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Right now, I must confess, I'm feeling queasy about my stash of Sarah Palin porn. I was collecting it with a mind to write an article about it, I swear. I thought it was funny and revealing that the Great American Subconscious was percolating up Photoshopped images of Palin getting fucked by Barack Obama's giant… » 1/16/14 2:01pm 1/16/14 2:01pm

Any Man Who Won't Clean Is a Terrible Asshole (Or Old, or Both)

If you are a man in a relationship with someone (most likely a woman) who is fed up with you because you don't clean house at all, or as much, or don't do it competently, or have to be asked, or have to be yelled at, or have to, in ANY way, shape, or form, be spoken to like a misbehaving child or an egregious pet, then … » 12/11/13 5:29pm 12/11/13 5:29pm

Men Who Insist You Change Your Name Make Terrible Husbands

I get a lot of dumb pushback at my job (itinerant lady-yelling), including but not limited to frivolous contrarianism, unhinged vitriol, and angry unsolicited advice (so angry!). But the shit that gets to me the most intensely and consistently is also the simplest. Just, "Nu-uh." Nu-uh, silly girl, that's not real.… » 10/17/13 2:25pm 10/17/13 2:25pm

Let's Bro-ify ALL the Woman Products So Men Won't Feel Like Pussies

We've covered at length the ways in which traditionally "male" fields and products (like pens!) are targeted at women: we ladies, weeping flowers that we are, are often offered a sanitized, delicate — often pink — version of a traditionally male product. The reverse situation is just as telling: when traditionally "female" … » 7/25/13 11:47am 7/25/13 11:47am

Quit Fucking Asking Me Questions: A Refresher Course

When it comes to being a woman on the internet, there are enough frustrating roadblocks every day to make your brain liquefy and dribble out your ear all gross (more frustrating roadblocks than there are fireplaces at Rosings Park, AMIRITE). But possibly the most frustrating of all are the gnashing hordes constantly… » 6/12/13 1:30pm 6/12/13 1:30pm

Hey Dudes, Whaddya Say We Wrap Up This Sexism Thing Together?

Hey, I got this cool idea: If us ladyfolk and you menfolk can agree that we're actually equal, that we both deserve the same freedoms, bodily protection, autonomy, respect, and paycheck dollars for our work, that we have a shared, vested interest in making sure the care of the children and the households and the sick… » 6/06/13 1:30pm 6/06/13 1:30pm

An Open Letter to White Male Comedians

Hey guys*: Listen, I know you're mad at me. I mean, maybe not me specifically, but a figurative "me"—the type of woman who thinks she's funny, who thinks she understands comedy, who has opinions (and shares them) about what kinds of jokes comics "should" or "should not" tell. » 5/11/13 12:36pm 5/11/13 12:36pm

CNN Sports Guy Asks News Anchor How Many Hot Dogs She Can Eat, Is…

When CNN ditched Sports Illustrated as its in-house sports arm and instead went to new acquisition Bleacher Report last month, we were alarmed. After all, SI has decades of work attesting to its journalistic pedigree while b/r has this. We expected Bleacher Report to quickly drag CNN down to its "cesspool." » 3/01/13 10:40am 3/01/13 10:40am

Joe Cowley Has Been "Reprimanded Appropriately," Reports Paper That's Not …

Boy, how did the Sun-Times get scooped on this one? Their columnist Joe Cowley spends years trolling everyone, degrading women, and just acting like an all-around dick, and he finally gets in trouble, and I have to read about it in the Tribune? I guess the Sun-Times isn't your one-stop shop for all things Chicago… » 5/01/12 3:50pm 5/01/12 3:50pm