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Category: Gender Bias

Lebanese TV Host Cuts Short Interview

I’m just gonna leave this right here… But if you wanna get to the good part, just skip ahead to 1:43… /EMH Originally viewed on Al-Jaheed TV. The TV host is Rima Karaki, she is interviewing Hani Al-Seba’i.    

#LikeAGirl

This article from The Huffington Post explores the very strong public reaction on Twitter to Always’ #LikeAGirl commercial that was aired during the Superbowl. I’d actually already seen the commercial, in its full length, online several weeks prior to the Superbowl. After watching it I was, at first moved, and then couldn’t help but wonder somewhat about […]

Montreal Police Tell Women To Not Take Taxis In The City Alone Anymore

The Montréal Police Service has instructed women not to take taxis home late at night and to drink responsibly, after a series of women were sexual harassed by their cab drivers. A somewhat embarrassing notice to issue if not prefaced by “this is a short-term solution”. This kind of recommendation is a bandaid and in no way […]

Your Princess is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

As I delve further and further into a discussion around feminism, female representation, and pop culture, I keep reading more and more articles about women in video games. As Anita Sarkeesian and many female video game developers, writers and players, are very aware it’s not atypical for a certain part of the video gaming community to turn […]

Why I Will No Longer Speak on All Male Panels

A somewhat controversial article that Macleans Magazine writer Scott Gilmore has penned an article about a recent experience of his. While on a panel, all men, the second question asked from the audience was: “Why are there no women on stage?” None of the panelists had an answer. But Scott did: he will no longer sit on panels […]

Spain Abandons Plan to Ban Abortion

Spain has abandoned its planned abortion bill. The proposed legislation would have restricted the reproductive choice for women to two scenarios: rape or a risk to the mother’s health. Oh, and you’d need two doctors to substantiate the need, as well as a mandatory week between the country granting a request to reflect on whether […]

Target Canada Selling Sexist Superman PJ’s For Girls

Professor Christine Logel, PhD., encountered two cute little PJ onesies on sale in a Waterloo Target. The blue jumper features the words “Future Man of Steel”, while the little pink jumper reads “I Only Date Heroes.” Hmm. Interesting. What’s worse? The assistant store manager said that they’re “cute” and couldn’t understand the issue. What’s even […]

20 Facts Everyone Should Know About Gender Bias in Movies

The Huffington Post recently published a great article about a recent study, released by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, of women in the film industry. The numbers are low, achingly so, but they are certainly higher than recent years. It’s worth a read and a think about representation, both of gender and diversity, […]