Sexism

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.

Just How Many Campus Rapes?

How Many Campus Rapes

View image | gettyimages.com new study that reports “epidemic levels” of sexual assault among college freshman at one school on the East Coast adds to the complex debate over how exactly to quantify the campus rape crisis. Led by Dr. Kate Carey, who’s a professor at the Brown University School of Public Health, researchers surveyed […]

Women “Equal” in STEM Hiring? Not So Fast

Women STEM Hiring

Sikivu Hutchinson: When white women and women of color continue to receive a barrage of social messages and cues that they are not fit to be scientists, tech specialists, and engineers, their tendency to “choose” non-STEM disciplines and careers becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

When Gender Stereotypes Become A Serious Hazard To Women’s Health

Gender Stereotypes

View image | gettyimages.com hen Kathy tried to seek medical attention for abnormally heavy periods that were leaving her feeling so faint that she was unable to stand, four different medical professionals said it was all in her head. They concluded she was simply struggling with anxiety and perhaps even had a serious mental health […]

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

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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.