Tag Archive for sexism

Thank You Geraldine Ferraro

Geraldine Ferraro died yesterday at the age of 75 from complications related to blood cancer. It’s Women’s History Month and Ferraro was definitely a woman who made history. In 1984 she inspired generations when she was chosen by Walter Mondale…

Guest Post: Pretty Young Professionals

The following post was written by Amanda Pouchot, co-founder of Pretty Young Professional. I don’t care what they say about progress: women are still lagging behind.  Although women make up more than half of all college graduates and PhD candidates,…

ESPN Fires Franklin

ESPN has fired Ron Franklin the sportscaster who made derogatory comments to his coworker Jeannine Edwards. Oh, and for the record, Franklin apparently called Edwards “sweet baby”not “sweet cakes.” The sports network’s swift disciplinary action is a sharp contrast to…

Tinseltown Turns to Teens

A new report from the Parents Television Council (PTC), Tinseltown’s New Target: A study of Teen Female Sexualization on Primetime TV, shows a disturbingly high amount of sexualized image of teen girls on primetime television. The study follows PTC’s report…

News from Around the Web

Yesterday we wrote about research from Catalyst Inc. that shows progress has stalled as far as women achieving the highest level and highest paid positions in U.S  businesses. Both the UK and Australia have seen similar lack of growth, and…