France remained on the cutting edge of determining what women should look like as President Sarkozy supported a country-wide dress code for its ladies. Switzerland decided Roman Polanksi was doing just fine where he was, thank you very much. It remained unverified whether Geneva native J-J Rousseau was rolling around in his fucking grave over of the decision. Argentina joined the Netherlands, Sweden, and Portugal in legalizing gay marriage. But the USA is definitely still the land of the free, home of the brave. Yeah.
An enterprising coder made a webpage to show people who they write like; it was found that everyone writes like a white, male author. Tavi Gevinson, a fourteen-year-old blogger, called out Seventeen Magazine for an inane, dangerous headline.
Montreal did not want you to see that Pamela Anderson is just another piece of meat. Dutch scientists found that brain activity in at least twenty-four women changed when the women saw a celebrity endorse footwear; Sarah Jessica Parker’s agent gave a not insignificant jump for joy. The Vatican placed ordained women in the same category as sexually-abusive priests.
Forbes offered helpful advice to lady business leaders showing them how to be “powerful, credible, and confident,” which could be boiled down to a timeless dictum: Act like a man. The New York Times crafted an interactive map that shows women how much less pay they’re likely earning compared to their male counterparts.
Mary Elizabeth Williams asks whether Mel Gibson is too talented to boycott? Not asked: Are sexism, racism, domestic violence, murder, peeing on fourteen-year-old girls, child abuse, drug dealing, and rape more important or less important than maintaining a consistently high level of being entertained? Pitchfork was found to maybe not like middle-aged women as much as everyone else. When hypothetically asked for comment, a Pitchfork representative hypothetically said, “[That sort of music] reminds me of my mom yelling at me to pick up my socks.” Gizmodo called on its readers to stalk sexy black women on Twitter. Really.
Maureen Ryan cited a study by the San Diego State University that showed the television industry may be more sexist than Wal*Mart. Selina Scott, who had already won an age discrimination settlement from Channel Five, compiled a what she calls “revolutionary” dossier of institutional ageism and sexism at the BBC, object of much love by American liberals. The story recalls some other story from weeks past… What was it? Something about institutional sexism in some media outfit much loved by American liberals. I don’t remember.