Topic: Sexism

  • Refusing to accept sexism

    A group of activists and scholars take issue with several articles at the CounterPunch website that recycle sexist tropes.

  • Bluff, bluster and bullshit at Counterpunch

    The Counterpunch website unleashed a torrent of abuse when an SW contributor challenged sexist language and attitudes.

  • Brought out into the open

    Angelina Jolie's announcement should open up a public discussion about lack of access to life-saving health care.

  • Attacked for addressing sexism

    When she pointed out sexism at her campus, a University of Connecticut student became the target of abuse.

  • Cries for justice for Rehtaeh

    Rehtaeh Parsons' death was caused by the institutional failure to deal with sexual assault--and thousands are outraged by it.

  • Putting the blame on teen parents

    A campaign of scare ads on the New York transit system stigmatizes teen parents--but it has sparked an angry response.

  • Scandalous sexism in Silicon Valley

    "Donglegate" involves lots of sexism, two firings and disillusionment if you thought women were getting more respect.

  • Trapped in the bell jar

    Fifty years after her death, poet and author Sylvia Plath is still a strong voice against the status of women in U.S. society.

  • How can we fight rape?

    Millions of people--women and men--want to take a stand against sexual assault and victim-blaming that are all too common in this society.

  • Berkeley takes back the night

    Some 100 participants gathered at UC Berkeley for a Take Back the Night event to break the silence around sexual assault.

  • 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.

  • Voices raised in Steubenville

    I drove to Steubenville, Ohio, to stand with those showing solidarity with Jane Doe outside the trial of her rapists.

  • 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 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?