Benatar acknowledges that the sexism against women and girls (which he calls first sexism) is still a more severe problem in most parts of the world. However, he argues that, contrary to popular belief, men and boys can also be subject to discrimination. For example, he discusses state policiesContinue Reading Just two weeks ago, former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard gave aspiring female politicians a chilling warning: “Threats of violent abuse, of rape, are far too common. A woman in public view may expect to receive them almost daily.” Now, a new report has backed up Gillard’s claims, withContinue Reading A picture of fourth grade teacher Patrice Brown went viral on Twitter and Instagram Sunday, accompanied by the hashtag #TeacherBae. In the picture, above, Brown is wearing a form-fitting pink, knee length dress. Initial responses to the photo all hinged on how attractive Brown looks, but backlash came quickly, withContinue Reading Just as people have argued that “there’s no such thing as an anti-war film” (a quote generally attributed to the French filmmaker François Truffaut), I tend to disagree with Solnit and Schumer. There’s no such thing as anti-rape humor, at least not for the men in the audience. HumorContinue Reading

It is the extraordinary intimacy in the detail that makes the “reception service provider” Portico’s 2016 dress code feel almost pornographic. Here is a sample from its “what we want to see” list: “Regularly maintained hair colour (if individual colours hair) with no visible roots.” No flower accessories. “Makeup atContinue Reading A van rental business founded by a Brisbane mechanic, Wicked Campers, has ridden an eight-year wave of notoriety that exposed gaps in the teeth of advertising watchdogs in two countries while frustrated politicians, government officials and campaigners gnashed theirs.Continue Reading In recent days, Trump has threatened to begin attacking Hillary Clinton for her husband’s infidelities. But it’s Trump who has extensive experience with divorce-and it’s no wonder he would have preferred the Saudi system. Before finalizing his divorce from his first wife, Ivana, Trump began seeing Marla Maples, whoContinue Reading The main source of ire towards Gillard appears to come from her decision not to have children. “Anyone who has chosen to remain deliberately barren … they’ve got no idea about what life’s about,” said Senator Bill Hefferman in 2007. Then last year, Mark Latham, the former Labor leader,Continue Reading