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Living in the Shadow of Men

Within the past week: A man in north Alabama shot and killed his wife and then himself. An Oregon man beat his wife to death, shot his three children in the head, set their home on fire and then killed himself. A Texas plumber shot and killed his wife and her elderly father, then set their home … Continue reading

How NOT to Sell a Car to a Woman

I know I write about sexism and gender bias more than some of you want to read, but I have to tell you this story, because I still can’t believe it’s true. And yet, I know it is, because it happened to me earlier today. As I mentioned before, I’ve been mulling over whether to trade in … Continue reading

Gender Inequality and the Women Who Love It

Recently I overheard a conversation between two women in management talk about a promotional position one was interviewing for. The second woman told the first she was a shoo-in because she’s a pretty woman and “sex sells.” Despite the fact women are graduating college at rates higher than men, we continue to earn less on average than men. … Continue reading

The World According to NCIS

I watch NCIS. Yeah, I admit it.  I started watching after several Facebook friends posted they watch the show and talked with each other about the episode while watching. I wanted to join in the conversation, so I started watching too. But Facebook has long since deleted Rumpy’s account, and I got tired of the bullshit that … Continue reading

Why Do We Still Believe Sexism Doesn’t Exist?

I have questions.  Is Joy Behar truly sorry for her comments, or is she sorry she messed with the mostly female nursing profession when she dissed Miss Colorado for her monologue on her career as a nurse? And is it irony that she becomes more contrite as more sponsors break ties with The View? Is it … Continue reading

Gender Inequity in the Animal Welfare Movement

Jen here. I recently had the pleasure of meeting (through the Internet) a fascinating scholar by the name of Corey Wrenn. She wrote a paper entitled, “The Role of Professionalism Regarding Female Exploitation in the Nonhuman Animal Rights Movement,” published in The Journal of Gender Studies. Ms. Wrenn makes one point that it not new- … Continue reading

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