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Chris Matthews Hot for Melania Trump's 'Walk'

Hot mic captured comments Tuesday

(Newser) - The hot mic claims another victim: Hardball host Chris Matthews apparently forgot he was wearing a microphone when Melania Trump walked onstage during MSNBC's coverage of Donald Trump's Indiana primary victory speech on Tuesday. "Did you see her walk? Runway walk. My God is that good,"... 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 »

Ky. Student Sent Home for Showing Her Collarbone

Students say dress code is outdated, sexist

(Newser) - Stacie Dunn got called to her daughter Stephanie's Kentucky high school last week because she needed a scarf—not because the teen's neck was cold, but because the school said she was dressed inappropriately. Her offense: an exposed collarbone. Stephanie's wardrobe malfeasance is just the most recent... More »

Gamers Who Harass Women Actually Suck

Poor-performing males who stand to lose status take it out on ladies: study

(Newser) - Like low-status Neanderthals, contemporary men who aren't exactly winners—literally, when it comes to playing video games—are more likely to harass women online, new research cited in the Washington Post finds. Scientists who conducted the study published in Plos One played 163 games of Halo as either male-voiced... More »

Anti-DUI Campaign About 'Marginally' Hot Girls Flops

It was a swing and a miss for Tennessee

(Newser) - How would you react if you spotted a coaster at a bar bearing these words: "Buy a drink for a marginally good-looking girl only to find out she's chatty, clingy, and your boss's daughter." If your response is "man, I shouldn't drink and drive"... More »

You Guys, Stop Saying 'You Guys'

Vox writer says oft-used phrase promotes sexism, even if it's not intentional

(Newser) - Jenee Desmond-Harris admits that she used to start many of her social media posts with the informal and conversational "you guys" greeting, and her initial reaction to the idea of banishing the phrase was "oh, come on." But now she's ready to purge the popular phrase... More »

Nobel Scientist Who Made Sexist Comments Resigns

Dr. Tim Hunt has stepped down as honorary professor at University College London

(Newser) - Tim Hunt may not be crying like a woman in a science lab over the hubbub he's caused, but he's now resigned from his University College London role because of it. The BBC reports that the Nobel Prize-winning biochemist and Royal Society fellow— under fire this week for... More »

Nobel Laureate Complains About 'Girls in Labs'

Then apologizes ... sort of

(Newser) - Apparently it is possible to win the Nobel Prize and yet still make extremely ill-advised public comments: A Nobel Prize-winning British scientist has apologized for saying the "trouble with girls" working in science labs is that it leads to romantic entanglements and harms science. Tim Hunt, 72, made the... More »

Mattel Sorry About Inept Computer Engineer Barbie

2010 book shows male coders helping her reboot her computer

(Newser) - The supposed mission of Mattel's "I Can Be" Barbie book series is to empower girls to realize their career dreams. Hence the uproar over "I Can Be a Computer Engineer," which shows the iconic doll struggling to reboot her computer, then finding male coders to rescue... More »

Students to BU: Cancel Robin Thicke Show

'Blurred Lines' celebrates sexual violence, group says

(Newser) - Robin Thicke may have had the " song of the summer ," but at least a few Boston University students (and nearly 2,000 people who've signed their petition ) think his "Blurred Lines" is also sexist —and they don't want him performing on campus. Thicke... More »

'First Lady' Role: It's 'Sexist,' Needs to Go

It's outdated, and hurts women: Nabila Ramdani

(Newser) - It may be time to do away with the "feeble, sexist, and outdated" role of first lady, writes Nabila Ramdani in the Guardian . Look at Valérie Trierweiler: Upon learning that her partner, French President François Hollande, was having an affair, she spent eight nights in the hospital—... More »

Goldman Sachs: 'a Frat on Steroids'

Marie Myung-Ok Lee recalls her time at the firm

(Newser) - Goldman Sachs recently released its list of the year's promotions, and women make up just 14% of new lifetime partners. In the Atlantic , Marie Myung-Ok Lee writes of her time as an editor at the firm in the '90s, and notes that it was a lot like the... More »

New Romney Spokesman Tweaking Left and Right

Left calls Richard Grenell sexist, right annoyed that he's gay

(Newser) - Mitt Romney's newly appointed foreign policy spokesman Richard Grenell has only been on the job a couple of days, but already he's drawing plenty of heat from both sides of the aisle. The left is upset with Grenell's tendency to make sexist attacks on women, particularly on... More »

Jane Curtin: Belushi Was Totally Sexist

'SNL' was a 'misogynistic environment,' she tells Oprah

(Newser) - You hear a lot of nostalgic reminiscing about John Belushi and how funny he was , but not from Jane Curtin. Yesterday on Oprah she recalled the "misogynistic environment" of Saturday Night Live in the 1970s, noting that Belushi was particularly to blame. "[John] said, 'Women are just fundamentally... More »

Why I'm Done With American Apparel

One longtime fan has had enough of the skeevy sexism

(Newser) - Emma Silvers has had “a conflicted, guilt-ridden love affair” with American Apparel since the first time she encountered its “baffling dresses that claimed to be 14 styles in one” and its “endearing insistence that gold lamé was an appropriate material for a swimsuit.” The company's “... More »

UK Cleric to Women: 'Submit to Your Husbands'

Church blames divorce on behavior of 'modern women'

(Newser) - Two clerics at a British church have shocked parishioners by urging wives to "submit to their husbands in everything." Angus MacLeay of St. Nicholas Church in Kent distributed a leaflet last week entitled "The Role of Women in the Church," which tells women to "remain... More »

Leggy Palin Pic Is Gender Neutral: Newsweek

Nothing sexist about leggy cover, says editor

(Newser) - A Newsweek cover of Sarah Palin in running shorts showing lots of leg met a "gender neutral" standard despite Palin's complaints of sexism, said the magazine's editor. "We chose the most interesting image available to us to illustrate the theme," Jon Meacham said in a statement provided... More »

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