Monthly Archives: November 2011

2012 Election Sexism Watch #8: Bachmann Enters Stage to “Lyin’ Ass Bitch”

Earlier this week, Michele Bachmann entered the set of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon accompanied by the musical musings of The Roots covering the Fishbone song, “Lyin’ Ass Bitch.”  Glenn Beck responded by calling Fallon a “despicable human being.” The Women’s Media Center noted that this gender slur was … Continue reading

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“Hot Chicks of Occupy Wall Street”: Really?

Demand #8 from the Occupy Wall Street list of demands is a call for a “gender equal rights amendment,” a good sign that OWS is thinking about inequality in all its various forms.  This sentiment seems to be lost on (supposedly) liberal … Continue reading

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“Tower Heist” Reveals Nostalgia for Racist Stereotypes in Hollywood

Tower Heist (2011) the new movie starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy, is the latest installment in blatantly racist movie-making. It is embarassing for Hollywood and its “critics” to continue to be so ignorant. Continue reading

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Election 2012 Sexism Watch #7: Manicure Alert

Michele Bachmann’s French manicure has created quite the chatter amongst bloggers and “news” organizations (see here , here, here, here, here, and here) who are debating whether the polish style is classy, tacky, or even worth discussing.  Hint: It’s not worth discussing any … Continue reading

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