Topic: Sexism

  • Forcing DeWine to address rape

    A protest at the Ohio attorney general's office came with lessons about what it will take to build the fight against sexual assault.

  • Guilty verdicts are only a start

    Two Steubenville teens have been found guilty of rape in a case that has become emblematic of sexual assault in America.

  • Persecuting the victim

    Landen Gambill has been victimized twice--once by her rapist, then by her university. But she refuses to be silenced about the need to confront sexual assault.

  • Locating the source of oppression

    Looking at capitalism as a relationship and not a thing situates women's oppression in the social reproduction of labor.

  • How a victim-blaming system excuses rape

    Behind the horrifying facts about a gang rape in an Ohio town lies the reality that rape is widespread today--and society's institutions are responsible.

  • Iowa justices side with sexism

    Iowa's Supreme Court upheld the decision of a dentist to fire an employee because he found her an "irresistible attraction."

  • Rape happens here

    Women who are sexually assaulted on campus face a culture of silencing and victim-blaming from college administrators.

  • Young women with no hope

    The contradiction between what young women want for themselves and what society offers puts huge pressures on them.

  • Is it a woman's world now?

    A number of books and articles are claiming that women have surpassed men on any number of fronts, starting with jobs and wages. Are they right?

  • A struggle that's going strong

    Over 400 people gathered in downtown Chicago to continue the movement against slut-shaming and sexism.

  • Criminalized for having condoms

    A recent report by Human Rights Watch is shedding light on the harassment that sex workers face from police.

  • The single mother myth

    Inequality is glaring and growing worse in U.S. society--and the New York Times has a handy scapegoat to explain it all: single mothers.

  • Spreading lies and STDs

    The right-wingers behind 1flesh.org promote pseudo-science to blame contraception for everything wrong in our sexual lives.

  • Why Tosh is no laughing matter

    Is it really considered "edgy" to make light of the torment that so many women suffer without getting any justice?

  • Talking back at a sexist bigot

    When Daniel Tosh made jokes about rape at a comedy club, it wasn't an exception. What has been exceptional is the angry response.

  • How capitalism degrades women

    Under capitalism, a whole host of women’s “problems” have been manufactured in order to sell them the “solutions.”

  • Why is it still 77 cents?

    Equal pay for women should be treated like the urgently felt issue it is, not a talking point raised only during election seasons.

  • Ann Romney works hard! (at being rich)

    Republican posturing over a supposed Democratic slight about stay-at-home mothers highlights how little either party has to say to working women.

  • Rush Limbaugh's sexist rants

    The public outcry against the conservative talk radio host has only grown in the wake of his sickening sexist tirades.

  • Calling out the sexists at UVM

    Some 200 angry people turned out to protest a fraternity that circulated a survey asking members who they'd like to rape.

  • No place for sexism in Occupy

    I hope the sexist "Hot Chicks of Occupy Wall Street" video sparks a discussion about the links between women's oppression and corporate greed.

  • Many voices against sexual assault

    The 3,000-strong SlutWalk NYC shows the potential for a new fighting women's rights movement that makes the connections between all forms of oppression.

  • Baltimore protests sexism

    Some 250 people marched from Baltimore's Inner Harbor to demand respect for all women, regardless of their job or attire.

  • Greensboro takes on sexism

    Three hundred people marched in Greensboro, N.C., as part of SlutWalk to protest rape culture and victim-blaming.

  • Confronting police rape

    Activists gathered outside a police station in Chicago to protest incidents of cops committing rape and sexual assault.