SEXISM

Culture

Black Women Can't Get Angry

Serena Williams and Cardi B had very different motivations for publicly getting upset this week, but many common reactions to each incident speak to the same kind of misogynoir.
Victoria Uwumarogie
9.13.18
Sex

Why Men Exaggerate the Number of Women They've Slept With

A new study examines the gender discrepancy in a survey around sexual partners. We spoke with the lead author on the study about their findings.
Kimberly Lawson
7.27.18
SEXISM

Unlike Thinx, Erectile Dysfunction Ads Had No Problem Getting on the Subway

The agency behind the MTA's subway ads deemed menstrual underwear brand Thinx's 2015 campaign "inappropriate." Erectile dysfunction ads that went up earlier this year faced less scrutiny.
Leila Ettachfini
7.18.18
weddings

The Agonizing Wedding Expectations Behind the Sexist 'Bridezilla' Stereotype

The trope of the bride's ugly transformation is actually about other people's narcissism and entitlement.
Foram Mehta
6.25.18
The Scarlet Letter Reports

The Media Cast Me as a Sex-Crazed She-Devil—An Identity I Still Can't Escape

In this episode of The Scarlet Letter Reports, Amanda Knox shares her story of being vilified and shamed by the media, which began when she was arrested for murder 10 years ago.
Amanda Knox
5.2.18
The Scarlet Letter Reports

'I'm Choosing to Live Again': Anita Sarkeesian on Surviving Online Abuse

Anita Sarkeesian, who has been the target of vicious and coordinated online attacks since Gamergate, sits down with host Amanda Knox to discuss how she handles harassment today for The Scarlet Letter Reports.
Amanda Knox
5.2.18
The Scarlet Letter Reports

Amanda Knox: What I Learned Meeting Other Women Villainized by the Media

In filming "The Scarlet Letter Reports," I met with women who, like me, have faced vitriolic harassment by the media and the public—and learned so much from their strength and resilience in the face of these attacks.
Amanda Knox
5.1.18
misogyny

'Our Next Saint': How Incels Are Celebrating the Toronto Van Rampage

In the wake of Monday's deadly attack, an expert on hate speech explains how online vitriol can lead to very real violence.
Kimberly Lawson
4.26.18
SEXISM

Frats Will Never Be Anything but Hotbeds for Toxic Masculinity

The extremely racist and sexist video involving members of a Syracuse University fraternity that surfaced this week is just one recent incident in a long line of similarly offensive—and often dangerous—behavior.
Kimberly Lawson
4.19.18
Gender

Employers Don't Like to Hire Intelligent Women

A new study found that high-achieving women were less likely to get called back for a job interview than high-achieving men—as well as only moderately-achieving women.
Kimberly Lawson
3.22.18
SEXISM

Fighting Silicon Valley Sexism as a Queer Woman

After years of navigating the industry's insidious "Boys Club" culture, Leanne Pittsford founded the organization Lesbians Who Tech to combat the unique sexism queer women face in the workplace.
Linda Yang
3.19.18
labor

Lazy and Foolish Men Still Fail to Realize How Much Unpaid Labor Women Do

According to a new report by the UN, women do nearly three times as much unpaid domestic work as men. This disparity will persist until men actually step up, experts say.
Linda Yang
2.21.18