Amy Poehler YAYOne of my friends from Goodreads and twitter,@Ceilidhann tweeted about Amy Poehler having a webseries. I amazed that I have never heard of this. It's a completely adorable series called Amy Poehler's Smart Girls which is targeted at and stars young smart girls. Like this adorable and brilliant 7 year old:
Someone made what is supposed to be a parody twitter account but either they don't understand parody or they're not very funny. Or actually both. It's called @SFWAfascists. They claim to be "Screeching Feminist Witches Association - parasites destroying institutions and society with political correctness" Hilarity ensued when they made a list (that they've already changed the name of once so I'm worried about hyperlinking but really you can find it on their page) of feminists/people they were trying to shame. Almost everybody on the list immediately got a bump of around 60 followers while the original account hovers at a measly 19. So yeah that plan backfired.
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Doctor WhoJezebel pointed out that none of the episodes of Doctor Who were directed by a women this season. Somehow this doesn't surprise me but it's still sad.
That’s the thing about institutionalized sexism: it’s woven into the fabric of an industry, so much so that people — men and women — start believing that certain jobs are for women while other jobs are for men, that men are intrinsically suited to sit behind a camera or build a bridge, while women are best left to manage a home or become nurses.(Read more here)
Sports, Sexism and Body ShamingYou think winning the Wimbledon might be the best day of Marion Bartoli's life. Actually it probably was. But the people of the internet, sitting on their lazy asses watching from a screen, were very disappointed that she wasn't a skinny mini blonde. Probably more than other recent incidents of sexism really angered me. Why? Because it reminded me that the world still sees a woman's worth not through her accomplishment but by how attractive they look. They don't give a damn that she's obviously physically fit and that she just achieved her dream. They care how she looked while doing it. You see this a lot with women's sports, but also when women are accomplished at anything it's either noted that it's amazing they worked so hard despite being pretty or that they work so hard because they aren't pretty. Pretty isn't everything.
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