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joliekerr:

femmedia:

girls are dumb about sports, but cleaning? Now there’s a topic they can write about! Right deadspincom ?
100percentmen:

Deadspin’s entire editorial staff and all staff writers (there is one female contributor, who writes about cleaning). 


I’m not dumb about sports. I began my career as a reporter at Sports Illustrated and a producer at FoxSports.
My book about cleaning is a New York Times bestseller. 
In closing, men clean too.

I’m confused, did no one notice that we are a feminist media blog?
Just to be clear joliekerr @beejoli @rebeccaadele: In no way were we calling Jolie dumb or saying what she writes about is dumb. Or to imply she’s not feminist because she writes about cleaning. It was sarcasm. She could write action movie reviews and we would have said the same thing.
Somehow folks didn’t pick up on the jokey irony we were putting down about how a major sports media blog doesn’t hire any women to write about sports, but they do hire them to occasionally write about non-sports things like cleaning. Seeing as Jolie is obviously just as knowledgeable about sport as the guys, why can’t she write about sports too?
In closing, Deadspin has exactly zero women on its staff. Which was the main point all along. 

joliekerr:

femmedia:

girls are dumb about sports, but cleaning? Now there’s a topic they can write about! Right deadspincom ?

100percentmen:

Deadspin’s entire editorial staff and all staff writers (there is one female contributor, who writes about cleaning). 

I’m not dumb about sports. I began my career as a reporter at Sports Illustrated and a producer at FoxSports.

My book about cleaning is a New York Times bestseller. 

In closing, men clean too.

I’m confused, did no one notice that we are a feminist media blog?

Just to be clear joliekerr @beejoli @rebeccaadele: In no way were we calling Jolie dumb or saying what she writes about is dumb. Or to imply she’s not feminist because she writes about cleaning. It was sarcasm. She could write action movie reviews and we would have said the same thing.

Somehow folks didn’t pick up on the jokey irony we were putting down about how a major sports media blog doesn’t hire any women to write about sports, but they do hire them to occasionally write about non-sports things like cleaning. Seeing as Jolie is obviously just as knowledgeable about sport as the guys, why can’t she write about sports too?

In closing, Deadspin has exactly zero women on its staff. Which was the main point all along. 

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girls are dumb about sports, but cleaning? Now there’s a topic they can write about! Right deadspincom ?
100percentmen:

Deadspin’s entire editorial staff and all staff writers (there is one female contributor, who writes about cleaning). 

girls are dumb about sports, but cleaning? Now there’s a topic they can write about! Right deadspincom ?

100percentmen:

Deadspin’s entire editorial staff and all staff writers (there is one female contributor, who writes about cleaning). 

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Dove Beauty Campaign vs. Axe

Did you know that Dove and Axe are both owned by Unilever?

Find out what it looks like when you combine Dove’s Real Beauty Campaign ads with Axe’s infamously disgusting and sexist ads:

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I think someone wants me to disappear.
Guerrilla Girls  (via thenewwomensmovement)

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triguenaista:

miss-andry-warhol:

nos3bleeds:

coppolaseyes:

Women in Film

this is so interesting to me

this pisses me off so much ughhhh

Now… out of all these women, take out the upper class white ones. The watch those numbers decrease closer to 0.

triguenaista:

miss-andry-warhol:

nos3bleeds:

coppolaseyes:

Women in Film

this is so interesting to me

this pisses me off so much ughhhh

Now… out of all these women, take out the upper class white ones. The watch those numbers decrease closer to 0.

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How hard is it to be a female human being in the media? Anne Hathaway is a pretty good measure. She learned everything she could about sex trafficking and prostitution to play Fantine, and knew only too well that modern-day Fantines were probably living within blocks of the Academy Awards. As she said in her acceptance speech, ‘Here’s hoping that someday in the not too distant future the misfortunes of Fantine will only be found in stories and never in real life.’



Did that get coverage? No. Instead, the huge and expensive media beast speculated on her nipples. In a way, that makes Anne’s point. No wonder there are still Fantines, so many in the media think like pimps, traffickers and johns.

Gloria Steinem (via alittlecoconuttart)

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thedailywhat:

Hacker Dad Gender Swaps Character Roles in Nintendo Donkey Kong for His Three-Year-Old Daughter

To fulfill his three-year-old daughter’s request to play as Pauline and rescue Mario in Donkey Kong, Mike Mika hacked a ROM of the 2010 NES version of the game and rewrote it to make Mario’s girlfriend the heroine of the day.

We LOVE this!



iamsosorry:

The Knife :: A Tooth For An Eye

[Released on International Women’s Day 2013]

‘A Tooth For An Eye’ deconstructs images of maleness, power and leadership. Who are the people we trust as our leaders and why? What do we have to learn from those we consider inferior? In a sport setting where one would traditionally consider a group of men as powerful and in charge, an unexpected leader emerges. A child enters and allows the men to let go of their hierarchies, machismo and fear of intimacy, as they follow her into a dance. Their lack of expertise and vulnerability shines through as they perform the choreography. Amateurs and skilled dancers alike express joy and a sense of freedom; There is no prestige in their performance. The child is powerful, tough and sweet all at once, roaring “I’m telling you stories, trust me”. There is no shame in her girliness, rather she possesses knowledge that the men lost a long time ago.

The knife

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Tay :(

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Amy’s Rules. Amy Rules.

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