Tag: Sexism

Rolling Stones Officially Retire Classic —Yet Controversial — Rock Song ‘Brown Sugar’ That Includes Lyrics About Slavery

“Brown sugar” appears to no longer “taste so good” for U.K. rock band the Rolling Stones. The New York Post’s Jesse O’Neill reported that the group has “retired one of their most popular rock songs due to lyrics that depict the horrors of slavery.” According to O’Neill, “the Stones have…

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Fox News Hit With Another Workplace Lawsuit Involving Claims of Sexual Harassment, Gender Bias and Racial Discrimination

Following news in June that conservative opinion outlet Fox News had been fined a record $1 million by the New York City Commission on Human Rights for repeated worksite sexual harassment of female employees and rampant job retaliation, the cable station is now embroiled in another workplace controversy. The Associated…

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Olympic Officials Commit to Less Sexist, More Inclusive and Unbiased Games for Female Athletes

With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics finally underway after the COVID-19-related postponement, event organizers have one message they are committed to driving home to spectators watching the Summer Games: women athletes don’t deserve to be sexualized or treated differently than their male counterparts. Graham Dunbar of the Associated Press reported that…

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Chicago Agrees to $1.8 Million Settlement in Sexual Harassment Suit Involving 5 Female Paramedics

Sexual harassment remains one of the most troubling and disturbing issues that women will ever encounter in the workplace. The issue is especially prevalent in large urban centers like Chicago, where an estimated 62% of female paramedics say they have been sexually harassed while on the job. And now, as…

Marilyn Monroe statue in Palm Springs

Palm Springs Erects Giant ‘Sexist’ Statue of Marilyn Monroe

Throughout much of her life, and even now, 69 years after her death, Marilyn Monroe is considered a larger-than-life Hollywood icon. And now, thanks to a new 26-foot-tall, 34,000 pound-memorial statue of the actress recently unveiled in Palm Springs, the actress is literally larger than life — but not everyone…

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‘Work From Home’ Causing Spike in Gender and Racial Harassment According to Survey from Ellen Pao’s ‘Project Include’

Workers in the tech industry have experienced a dramatic increase in harassment based on gender, age, race and ethnicity while working remotely over the last year, according to a new survey from the Silicon Valley nonprofit advocacy group, Project Include. Shannon Bond of NPR has reported that the increases in…

Congressional interns

Most Congressional Interns are White, New Study Reveals

In news that won’t come as a surprise to many, a new study from a D.C.-based advocacy organization, Pay Our Interns has found that most young adults interning in congressional offices are white. In a review of more than 8,500 pages of payroll data tracking interns who had paid positions…

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Tokyo’s Olympic Committee Names New President After Scandal Over Sexist Comments From Previous Leader

Following a scandal over sexist remarks made by its former chair, the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee has named a new president: Japanese athlete-turned-politician Seiko Hashimoto. A former cyclist and speed skater who competed in seven Summer and Winter Olympics, Hashimoto steps into a highly volatile role as Tokyo Olympic Organizing…