The Men Who Say Sexism Isn’t That Big a Deal Are Right

It’s another instance of thought crime. “More than half the men in America don’t think gender inequality is a thing,” tut-tutted Fusion’s headline, underneath the label “Uphill Battle.” The Huffington Post was even brasher: “LOL, 56 Percent Of Men Think Sexism Is Over.” Under fire were the respondents to a Pew Research Center poll released … Continued

Culture

‘New York’ Magazine’s War on Men

New York magazine’s digital fashion blog The Cut announced last week that it is addressing “the gender wars” in a new blog, as well as a column, intended to provide its largely female readership with a greater understanding of men and masculinity. This seemed like an intriguing and positive step toward easing tensions in the … Continued

Culture

Who’s Afraid of Big, Bad Barbie?

Holiday shopping season is usually the time we hear handwringing about “gendered” toy traditions—trucks, action figures, and building blocks for boys, and princesses, stuffed animals, and, worst of all, dreaded Barbies for little girls. The White House Council on Women and Girls appears to be coming late to this game and is hosting a daylong … Continued

Culture

Is Siri Sexist?

Just as smart phones went from being pricey, specialty gadgets to ubiquitous today, some tech industry leaders believe artificially intelligent personal assistants (IPAs) could be the next innovation to transform society and further embed technology into the fabric of our lives. Major companies are competing to design the most appealing IPA, and commentators are taking … Continued

Culture, Tech

In the Name of Diversity, You Must Conform!

Huffington Post Women has a new cause du jour, complete with a catchy twitter hashtag: ridding the globe of conference panels that fail to feature female speakers (#allmalepanels). A United Nation’s affiliate, the U.N Global Compact, has announced that its employees will not take part in any all-male events and is urging member companies (which … Continued

Culture

The Unfortunate Politics of ‘Zootopia’

The type of stories we tell our children are important. No one, regardless of his or her politics or religious convictions, disputes this. Cultures and corresponding taboos may change, and post-modern intellectual claptrap promoting moral relativism and political correctness may seep into our collective consciousness, but most people, at most times, want to find a … Continued

Entertainment, Movies

Time Poverty—The Feminist Obsession with Domesticity

Over the years, my husband and I have divided the domestic duties. I’m not sure it comes out perfectly even, but it seems to work. I cook, take care of the kids during the day and do most of the cleaning, while my husband handles laundry, fixing things around the house, and at night, he … Continued

Culture

Want to See Life as a Perpetual Victim? There’s an App for That!!

It’s a common conundrum at the end of a meal at a restaurant:  How to split the bill fairly? Rather than using that boring process of figuring out who ordered and ate what, a new app called “Equipay” divides the bill based on group members’ demographic characteristics and the presumed wage gap that they suffer … Continued

Culture

Disney Princess Panic

Parents rightfully worry about the culture to which their kids are exposed, from coarse language in music, to sexualized television commercials, to the glorification of bad behavior in sitcoms, reality television, and just about everywhere else. Here’s one thing that no parent worries about: Who speaks more in Disney princess movies, the boy or girl … Continued

Culture, Entertainment, Movies

‘Girl Meets World’ Star Might Want to Meet a Biology Textbook

Tumblr, a mecca for liberal SJW (social justice warriors), lists dozens of user-generated “genders” created on their blogging site. If it wasn’t so scary to see what passes for politically correct thinking in the millennial generation, some of the examples would be downright hysterical. Okay, I take that back, they are hysterical. Here are a … Continued

Culture