Tag Archives: sexism

I’m just a hothead & it’s just tennis

  Fabio Fognini was having a bad moment at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York. Actually, 3 bad moments. In the singles, Stefano Travaglia, was beating him. In the process of losing he had 3 temper tantrums. These … Continue reading

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I saw what you did, lady

Hot summer afternoon in North Carolina. Rebecca Landis Hayes went to the grocery store. She spotted a parking space reserved for veterans, and pulled into it. She was just going to run in quickly, and it was hot. So she … Continue reading

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Lower your expectations, ladies. Or not. Or not! Don’t hit a guy!

SorryWatch hopes it will not give reason to apologize because one of its members (Sumac) is off to Antarctica for several months, under the auspices of the NSF and the US Antarctic Program. But SorryWatch is not worried yet. At … Continue reading

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What goes around comes around, and bites you from behind

It was a great get. The CEO of Microsoft agreed to speak at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference as their first male plenary speaker. He ran around talking to people, and then did an onstage interview. … Continue reading

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It’s sexism clobberin’ time!

Peter V. Brett, a fantasy novelist and dad, got a superhero board game for 6-year-old daughter Cassie. As he wrote on his blog, he was gobsmacked to learn that in a children’s game about DC superheroes and supervillains, made by the … Continue reading

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A vlogger explains how to apologize (ugh, I typed “vlogger”)

Comic Franchesca Ramsey (aka Chescaleigh) is best known for her video “Sh*t White Girls Say…to Black Girls” (SWGSTBG). But this video is serious-serious rather than funny-serious; it’s about how to respond when someone is offended by your offensiveness. I like that she calls … Continue reading

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Urban what was that?

Scientific American has many blogs in various scientific fields. One is The Urban Scientist, by Danielle N. Lee, a biologist specializing in the excellent fields of animal behavior, mammalogy, and urban ecology. She has blogged about her fieldwork in Tanzania … Continue reading

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