Racism, misogyny hound Cécile Kyenge, Italy’s first black minister

Racism, seeped in a form of nationalism many citizens find easy to get swept up into, in Italy and other European countries is nothing new. We’ve seen it on display, from rising anti-immigrant sentiments to football fans shouting racial slurs at persons of color playing on various teams. But, the racism being hurled at Congolese-born […]

This guy proudly embraces rape culture and isn’t afraid to show it

Don’t we all just love these college-aged, usually white cis ultra-conservative males who feel the need to fully display their stupidity by declaring how edgy and anti-mainstream they are? Yeah, I don’t either. Anyway, some dude at the University of Arizona thought it would be cool to show up to an anti-rape rally earlier this […]

Embracing misogyny, PETA promotes violent sex with new campaign ad

From likening the abuse of animals to everything from racism to slavery, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals never ceases to amaze me. PETA’s latest campaign not only reeks of misogyny, but also perpetuates the sexist notion that all women want to be treated like elastic porn stars in bed. Here’s a transcript of the […]

“Why are you so angry?”

It’s a question many social justice activists get from those who are more than contempt with the way things are. When we are asked this question, it’s never out of genuine interest about the things we are passionate with; the inflection in the inquisitor’s voice is one of befuddlement, agitation, annoyance that you are committed […]

Santorum staffer: a female president would harm children’s lives

I saw this story on Think Progress and I visited the original article from the Des Moines Register, which referenced the staffer’s beliefs in a rundown on nine reasons why Michele Bachmann’s campaign imploded. Sexism among conservatives was listed as number 5: Rival presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s Iowa coalitions director, Jamie Johnson, sent out an email […]

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