Sexism or gender discrimination may stem from the belief that a person of one sex is intrinsically superior to a person of the other. The articles in this category focus primarily on discrimination in employment but may contain pieces on discrimination in lending, housing and other vital areas of life.

What Skeletons Does Hobby Lobby Have in Its Closet?

Hobby Lobby Protests

Maya Paley: The Supreme Court acknowledged that even if science proves that these four types of contraception do not cause abortions, which Hobby Lobby claimed, the employers’ religious beliefs still trump that of the workers.

Hobby Lobby Contraception Protest

Hobby Lobby Burbank Protest

Ruth Dawson: The Reproductive Justice Coalition of Los Angeles is organizing a protest outside of the new Hobby Lobby store in Burbank on Saturday, October 11 from 12:00-2:00 pm.

Football, Violence and the Language of Male Domination

Football Male Domination

Mark Naison: The culture of football, as I experienced it in the 1960s and 1970s, was something that I could easily see spilling over into domestic violence, both because so many of the people who played it well were filled with rage, and because women were so thoroughly objectified by the language almost everyone used.

Rice Domestic Violence Video


Anthony Samad: For years our culture has condoned men “manhandling” women that stepped “out of their place,” in the same way society reinforced racial hierarchies when people of color (regardless of what color) exerted any sense of equality.

Working Women Vote: Now Let’s Get Them Elected

Electing Working Women

Sophie Rane: The moment a woman announces a bid for office, the media starts questioning whether she is fit for the role. Who will care for her children? Will she be able to focus her attention on governance?

Photoshopped Model Feels Pinch

Photoshopped Model Feels Pinch

Tara Culp-Ressler: An Australian model is speaking out against a company that altered a photo of her body to appear several sizes smaller, saying she was “extremely shocked” to see the photoshopped image online after agreeing to participate in a photoshoot for the swimwear brand Fella Swim.

Getting on Up: Cult of the Charismatic Black Man

James Brown Get On Up

Sikivu Hutchinson: Charismatic black men slapping black women around are funny. This was the takeaway conveyed by some audience members at a screening I attended of the new James Brown biopic Get On Up at a predominantly black theater in Los Angeles.