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Leslie Jones Doesn't Let Racists Win, Returns to Twitter

'Who else is gonna live tweet Game of Thrones,' asks the 'Ghostbusters' star

(Newser) - It appears it will take more than a bunch of racists to keep Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones off social media. The New York Daily News reports Jones quit Twitter "with tears and a sad heart" this week after what she describes as a barrage of "evil" tweets directed... More »

Taiwan President 'Extreme' Because She's Single: China Op-Ed

Tsai Ing-wen also labeled 'emotional,' 'erratic' in 'chauvinistic' Xinhua opinion piece

(Newser) - Tsai Ing-wen was sworn in Friday as Taiwan's first female president, and she's already been labeled "extreme" by the news agency for China's Communist Party—in large part because she's not married, the Guardian reports. The Xinhua-run International Herald Leader ran an opinion piece accusing... More »

Canada PM's Wife Sparks Outrage by Saying She Needs 'Help'

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau wants her own 'team'

(Newser) - Political gloves are off in Canada after the prime minister's wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, said she needs "a team" to help her "serve the people," reports MSN.com . In a French-language interview , the 41-year-old described her difficulty answering charity requests from her dining-room table while... More »

Woman: NYT Put 'Negative' Spin on My Trump Quotes

Rowanne Brewer Lane says she didn't have demeaning experience with the Donald

(Newser) - Donald Trump wasn't happy about what he calls the New York Times' "hit piece" against him, which documented his treatment of women over the years, and neither is one of the women interviewed for that article, USA Today reports. Rowanne Brewer Lane was the subject of the lead... More »

Weather Reporter Given Sweater On Air to Cover Up

Liberte Chan complained about having to put on 'librarian' cardigan

(Newser) - Liberte Chan was excited about the outfit she chose for her Saturday weather report on KTLA. "Even if it's early in the AM, can't beat a black beaded dress," she tweeted shortly before she went on air at the Los Angeles TV station, showing off her... More »

Worker Sent Home for Not Wearing Heels

Nicola Thorp wants British law changed

(Newser) - A 27-year-old woman is pressing the British government to intervene after she says she was sent home from work for not wearing heels. Nicola Thorp says she arrived at her temp job at London finance company PricewaterhouseCoopers in December and was told she had to wear shoes with a 2-... More »

School Tells Girls to Dress Modestly or Boys Will Get Bad Grades

'I don’t get offended easily, but this definitely crossed the line'

(Newser) - An Arizona high school had to apologize this week for what some say was an alarmingly sexist poster hung in the school library, ABC News reports. The poster, illustrated with cartoons, states girls who dress "pretty cute" will only be seen as "meat" by boys, who will be... More »

A 'Dads' T-Shirt Starts a Conversation on Parenting

'Aww, it's so nice of you to babysit' doesn't go over well with male primary caretakers

(Newser) - The message may seem so obvious as to not require stating, but a photo of a shirt that reads "Dads Don't Babysit (It's Called 'Parenting')" has sparked a larger conversation about parenting on Reddit and beyond. The man behind the shirt, Al Ferguson of The... More »

Hotel Staff, Guests Do Nothing as Woman Attacked

Video of the attack has gone viral in China

(Newser) - A man attacked a woman in a hotel hallway Sunday in Beijing for minutes on end as hotel staff and other guests ignored the situation, the Washington Post reports. Video of the attack has since gone viral on Chinese social media, bringing attention to the country's issues with sexism... More »

Tennis CEO Quits After Comments on Women Players

Raymond Moore offered his resignation from tourney to Oracle founder Larry Ellison

(Newser) - On Sunday he was riding high as CEO of California's Indian Wells Tennis Garden and director of the BNP Paribas Open tournament held there. On Monday, Raymond Moore stepped down from both posts, reports the New York Times , after making disparaging comments about women tennis players over the weekend,... More »

Tennis CEO Delivers Sexist Rant About 'Lady Players'

They 'ride the coattails of the men,' says Raymond Moore

(Newser) - It took Serena Williams 15 years to return to the BNP Paribas Open after she was booed in 2001. She might never return again. While discussing how money is awarded in men's versus women's tennis on Sunday, tournament director Raymond Moore said female players "ride the coattails... More »

The 10 States That Send the Worst Tweets

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(Newser) - Twitter, in the words of Chris Matyszczyk at CNET , gives us a place "upon which to emit every milliliter of our inner bile." But which states are responsible for the "nastiest, most racist, and most sexist" tweets? A study from Abodo , an apartment-hunting website, analyzed 12 million... More »

Producer's Tweets Reveal How Scripts Depict Women

'Startlingly ageist, sexist, and objectifying'

(Newser) - "JANE, 28, athletic but sexy. A natural beauty. Most days she wears jeans, and she makes them look good." So reads a tweet by film producer Ross Putman, who's taken it on himself to draw attention to the way women are described in scripts. "These are... More »

Ohio Politician Questioned for Running as a Young Mom

Jennifer Herold has two sons, ages 1 and 3

(Newser) - Ohio state Sen. Tom Patton is a term-limited Republican who's now going after an Ohio House seat, and he's running against a real "sweetie." At least, that's what the 62-year-old called his chief Republican opponent in a radio interview last week, but it's a... More »

Kansas Senator to 'Ladies': No Mini-Skirts, Please

Mitch Holmes has implemented a controversial dress code

(Newser) - A Kansas state senator has some people's knickers in a twist after implementing a new dress code that singles out women who wear "skimpy skirts or blouses with plunging necklines," the Topeka Capital-Journal reports. Mitch Holmes is the chairman of the state's ethics and elections committee,... More »

Study: Men With Beards More Likely to Be Sexist

Especially in the 'hostile' variety of sexism

(Newser) - A study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior found men with beards—or any other type of facial hair—were more likely to hold sexist attitudes. Australian researchers gave online surveys to more than 500 men between the ages of 18 and 72 from the US and India, Psychology... More »

Why Women Don't Benefit From Office Rage

Is it just a double standard?

(Newser) - Guys can blow a fuse and be respected for it, but women? Not so much, according to a new study that reveals an apparent double standard in the way we react to angry people, Pacific Standard reports. "Our results lend scientific support to a frequent claim voiced by women,... More »

Netflix Changes 'Racist' Summary for Pocahontas

Writer pointed out sexism and stereotypes against Native Americans

(Newser) - Until recently, the Netflix description for the 1995 animated Disney film Pocahontas read like the back cover of a Harlequin novel—and was sexist and racist to boot, a Native American writer asserts, per the Guardian . The original description, seen in a screenshot Adrienne Keene posted on the Native Appropriations... More »

Klum to Trump: 'Every Woman Is a 10'

Supermodel still can't figure out why Donald Trump brought her up

(Newser) - One day after releasing a video poking fun at him, Heidi Klum continued to fire back at Donald Trump's comment on her allegedly fading looks, saying it's disrespectful to assign numerical values to women, Mashable reports. It started when Trump told the New York Times that Klum was... More »

Bic Celebrates Women —With Sexism

Apparently, someone in marketing was thinking like a caveman

(Newser) - South Africa recently saluted its citizens of the female persuasion with National Women's Day, and pen-maker Bic decided to chime in with an ad proclaiming its own poorly-thought-out two cents. "Look like a girl, act like a lady, think like a man, work like a boss," read... More »

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