Women Behaving Badly

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Bikini Protest in France Against Brutal Park Beating

Protests erupted after a young French woman was brutally attacked by a gang of Islamist women for wearing a bikini in a public park in Reims. Read more. 

Men Behaving Badly

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Louis C.K. & Daniel Tosh Rape Jokes

On The Daily Show, Louis C.K. said the controversy over Daniel Tosh’s rape joke boils down to ‘a fight between comedians and feminists, which are natural enemies.’ Media critic Jennifer L. Pozner talks to nine comedians about C.K., Tosh, and whether feminism and comedy are natural combatants. Read article.

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Men are threatened by intelligent women, study finds

…“feelings of diminished masculinity accounted for men’s decreased attraction toward women who outperformed them.” Read more. 

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Women Employed by Lawmaker Describe Sexually Hostile Office

Five women who worked for Vito J. Lopez, the assemblyman at the center of a broadening sexual harassment scandal, described in interviews an atmosphere of sexual pressure and crude language in his office, with frequent unwanted advances by him and others, requests for provocative dress, personal questions about their boyfriends and fears of reprisals if they complained. Read article.

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Bullying Experts: Trump Is an Eighth-Grade Girl

“He delights in his own ability to manipulate and to show that nobody can stop him.” Read more.

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Female WWII pilots barred from Arlington National Cemetery

But earlier this year, then-Secretary of the Army John McHugh reversed course and ruled WASPs ineligible. Read more. 

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Why Men Are Prone to Interrupting Women

At SXSW, Eric Schmidt repeatedly cut off America’s Chief Technology Officer … during a conversation about gender diversity. And it only got worse for him when he was called out on it. Read more. 

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All-Female Flight Test Crew Asked How They Will Cope Without Make-Up Or Men In Space

“It will be particularly interesting in terms of psychology. They say that in one kitchen, two housewives find it hard to live together.” Read more. 

It’s Time to Stop Talking Over Women

Saudi Therapist Gives Advice on Wife Beating

Companies Behaving Badly

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The artificial turf at the Women’s World Cup was reportedly 120 degrees at kick off

The research, partly funded by the city of Las Vegas, found artificial turf above 122 degrees is considered unsafe for sustained athletic use and that, depending on the air temperature, turf can get as hot as 180 degrees. Read more. 

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5 Food Companies Run by Radical Right-Wingers

For all the Oreo Cookies out there – companies that support gay rights, if only because doing so is good for business – there are plenty of food companies that have not come around on progressive social issues. Read more.