Survey: Only 39 Percent of College Students Know That Hate Speech Is Protected Speech
In a recent survey of college students, only 39 percent responded that they that believe that the Constitution protects hate speech — which, by the way, it does.
John Villasenor, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a professor at UCLA, ...
The Comforting Thing about Hearing Speech You Find Offensive
Ben Shapiro is set to speak at University of California–Berkeley Thursday night, and the school is offering counseling sessions to help panicked students deal with their distress.
“We are deeply concerned about the impact some speakers may have on ...
Prof Tweets That He’d ‘Be OK if #BetsyDevos Was Sexually Assaulted’
A professor at Austin Community College tweeted that he would “be OK if #BetsyDevos was sexually assaulted” because of her intentions to change the guidelines for how colleges handle sexual assault.
Rob Ranco, who is an adjunct professor of paralegal ...
Berkeley Mayor Is So Concerned About Antifa Violence That He Wants to Reward It
On Monday, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin said he was so “concerned” about Antifa violence at a scheduled speech at the University of California–Berkeley that the school should cancel it altogether.
In other words: His strategy for stopping Antifa violence ...
Catholic School Removes Jesus, Mary Statues Because They’re ‘Alienating’ to Non-Catholics
The San Domenico School, the first Catholic school in California, has removed all but 18 of its 180 religious statues in an effort to be more “inclusive” and “forward looking.”
Several parents have complained about the decision, according to Marinij.
“Articulating an ...
Do Democrats Remember That They Nominated a Hawkish Candidate?
Democrats are quite upset about President Trump’s decision to ramp up the war in Afghanistan — and I’m upset about it too, but I just have to ask: Do they remember that their own nominee had the most hawkish ...
I'm the Target of Hatred, and I'll Still Defend It as Free Speech
It has been hard to see some of the hateful, disgusting things that people have directed at me since I criticized President Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville — but I’m so glad that these people have the ...
The Size of Chairs Deemed a ‘Microaggression’ against Overweight People
The size of our society’s chairs is now being considered a “microaggression” against overweight people, according to a guide released by The New School, a private college in New York City.
In a list titled “Common Examples of Microaggressions ...
Report: Professor Allows Students to Choose Own Grades for ‘Stress Reduction’
A professor at the University of Georgia reportedly allows its students to choose their own grades as part of a “stress reduction policy.”
According to an article in the College Fix, computing instructor Rick Watson allows his students at the ...
Protesters Demand That a White Artist Be Banned Because She Painted Emmett Till Once
Protesters are demanding that the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston remove an exhibit by a white female artist because she once painted a picture of Emmett Till — even though the exhibit does not even contain that Emmett Till painting.
Illinois College Threatens ‘Disciplinary Proceedings’ for ‘Offensive Language’
Carl Sandburg College in Illinois may put students through “disciplinary proceedings” for using “offensive language” or “disparaging comments” — a policy that some argue exposes the college to First Amendment lawsuits.
According to an article in Campus Reform, the college’s ...
Hillary Clinton Is Even Less Popular Now Than She Was During the Election, HuffPo Blames Sexism
Hillary Clinton is even less popular now than she was when she was running for president — and according to an article in the Huffington Post, that’s because she’s a woman.
A little background: According to a Bloomberg poll ...
Feminist Geographers Warn Against Citing Too Many White Men in Scholarly Articles
Two geologists have warned against citing too many white men and/or too many “established scholars” in scholarly articles, because doing so contributes to “white heteromasculinism” and oppression.
“To cite only white men . . . or to only cite established scholars . . . does ...
Law Prof Found Guilty of ‘Sexual Harassment’ for an Exam Question about a Bikini Wax
A law professor at Howard University has been found guilty of “sexual harassment” for including in one of his exams a question about a hypothetical legal case involving a bikini wax.
According to the Daily Mail, Reginald Robinson got into ...
Chicago Students Won’t Be Able to Graduate without the Government Approving Their Plans
Beginning in 2020, Chicago high-school seniors will have to prove that they have a government-approved post-graduation plan in order to earn their diplomas.
Yep. Rather than allow its young people the freedom to approach their futures creatively, Chicago will force its ...
Milwaukee Requiring Permits for Pokemon Go Developers to ‘Put’ Pokemon in Public Parks
In response to last summer’s Pokemon Go craze, the city of Milwaukee started requiring game developers to obtain a permit before making any of its parks a site for people to play their games — and now, one game developer ...
University: Saying ‘Gender Plays No Part in Whom We Hire’ Is a ‘Microaggression’
According to a document on Rowan University’s official website, saying that “gender plays no part in who we hire” is a microaggression, and you should intervene and correct people if you hear them saying it.
The phrase is just ...
Why Is Hillary Clinton Comparing Herself to Wonder Woman?
In a video earlier this week, Hillary Clinton seemed to compare herself, or at the very least her values, to Wonder Woman — and I’m just not sure what in the fresh hell she could possibly be talking about.
A UN Committee Is Considering Making Cultural Appropriation Illegal Worldwide
Indigenous activists from all around the world are calling on a United Nations committee to make cultural appropriation a criminal offense.
The 189-delegate committee, which is a subset of the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organization, has been in Geneva ...
The Danger of Selective Outrage
After a lot of anticipation that James Comey’s hearing would reveal some kind of “smoking gun,” a lot of people were left disappointed.
Comey wound up claiming that President Trump had actually told him to “get anybody satellite to ...
Making Sense of the Travel Ban, 132 Days Later
President Trump’s team has insisted that we need a so-called travel ban as a 90-day pause in order to give the administration time to review procedures and develop a new, improved “extreme vetting” system before allowing people from the ...
Kathy Griffin Can’t Be Criminally Prosecuted for What She Did — and That’s Great
The picture of Kathy Griffin holding a replica of President Trump’s severed head is disturbing, and it makes sense that people are upset.
What does not make sense, however, is the fact that people are calling for Griffin to ...
Academic Journal: Newtonian Physics Is ‘Oppressive’ to Marginalized People
A feminist scholar has published a paper claiming that Newtonian physics is oppressive and that we must use “quantum feminisms” to make the science more intersectional.
In a paper for The Minnesota Review, culture and gender-studies researcher Whitney Stark argues ...
The Internet Is Upset That Demi Lovato Was Not More Sensitive about the ‘Cultural Appropriation’ She Didn’t Even Commit
Pop singer Demi Lovato was falsely accused of cultural appropriation earlier this week.
But now, she’s being accused of insensitivity for not making it clear that it would have been very bad if she had done what people were ...
HuffPo: The ‘Male Romper’ Is Offensive Because Rompers Should Be Gender-Neutral
A group of business school friends is trying to raise funds to launch a line of rompers for men called “RompHim” — and, according to a piece in the Huffington Post, its marketing campaign is very problematic.
According to Claire Fallon, ...
Social-Justice Math Class: ‘Math Has Been Used as a Dehumanizing Tool’
A new online course instructs math teachers how to incorporate social-justice ideology into their lessons by discussing how mathematics has historically been used to oppress people.
The class — titled “Teaching Social Justice Through Secondary Mathematics” — was developed by Teach for ...
U of Arizona Is Hiring Students to Tattle on Others for ‘Bias Incidents’
The University of Arizona is hiring students to be “social-justice activists,” and the job description demands that they “report any bias incidents or claims to appropriate Residence Life staff.”
In other words: These kids are being paid to tattle on ...
Apparently, ‘Activist Appropriation’ Is a Thing Now
According to an article in the University of California–Los Angeles publication The Rival, people who are kind of into activism but not totally into activism are guilty of “activist appropriation.”
“Activist appropriation, adhering to my definition, is the popularization ...
British Student Union Aims to Ban Clapping and Cheering Because It Excludes Deaf People
The National Union of Students warned audience members at its conference that they must not clap or cheer during speeches because clapping and cheering make deaf people feel excluded.
According to an article in The Telegraph, attendees at last week’...
Choosing to Live in a Tiny House Deemed ‘Poverty Appropriation’
According to an article in the “intersectional” blog The Establishment, people who don’t have to live in tiny houses living in tiny houses is a “troubling” example of “poverty appropriation.”
In an article titled “The Troubling Trendiness of Poverty ...
So ‘Physically Average Privilege’ Is a Thing Now
According to an article in the social-justice blog Everyday Feminism, being “physically average” is now another “privileged class.”
In an article titled “3 Unfair Ways Being Perceived as Physically Average Privileges and Protects You,” Rebecca Lays explains that although the social-justice ...
Pomona Students: ‘Truth . . . Is a Myth and White Supremacy’
A group of students at Pomona College wrote an open letter to the school’s outgoing president claiming that “the idea that there is a single truth . . . is a myth and white supremacy,” according to a report by The Claremont ...
Harvard Activists Say They're So Sorry for Posting Fake Deportation Notices
A group of activists at Harvard University have apologized for posting fake deportation notices in dorm rooms, explaining that they were simply trying to get people to think about how bad deportation is.
“We regret to inform you that a ...
Another College Stops Using the Word ‘Master’ Because of Slavery ‘Connotation’
Rice University has decided to stop using the term “master” to describe the heads of its residential colleges over concerns that the word is associated with slavery.
The school will instead use the term “magister,” a classical Latin word meaning “...
U.K. Bans Body-Positive Video Game Ad for Sexually Objectifying Women
The U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a video-game ad featuring plus-sized models wearing swimsuits on the grounds that it “sexually objectified women.”
In case you’re not familiar with U.K. law, its ASA has the ...
Boston Globe Asks ‘What’s With’ Melania Trump Crossing Her Arms in White House Photo
On Tuesday, the Boston Globe published an article examining Melania Trump’s official White House photo, and promoted it with a tweet asking: “So what’s with the crossed arms?”
The White House released an official portrait of Melania Trump. ...
No, It Wasn’t ‘Racist’ or ‘Sexist’ for Sean Spicer to Tell a Reporter to Stop Shaking Her Head
People are accusing White House press secretary Sean Spicer of being “racist” and “sexist” for telling a reporter to stop shaking her head — because the reporter was black and female, and apparently any criticism of anyone with these attributes automatically ...
Pulling Your Hair Back with Bobby Pins a Certain Way Deemed ‘Cultural Appropriation’
An Instagram post showed Kim Kardashian with her hair pulled back into a bun using a headband of bobby pins – and the Internet is freaking out that it’s appropriating Caribbean culture.
Kardashian’s stylist, Chris Appleton, posted the photo ...
United Employees Had Every Right to Bar the Leggings-Wearing Girls from Flying
People are freaking out about United Airlines refusing to board three young girls, who were flying for free as pass travelers, on Sunday morning because they were wearing leggings — calling it a sexist, ridiculous, and unfair decision.
Controversy broke out ...
College ‘Diversity Council’ Admits to Posting Fake Racist Flyers On Campus
The Diversity Leadership Council at Gustavus Adolphus College admits that it — with the help of other social-justice groups — planted fake racist flyers on campus “to educate” people about racism.
The flyers, according to a photo obtained by Campus Reform, stated:
Students Allegedly Assaulted White Girls because Their Braids Were ‘Cultural Appropriation’
A Hampshire College student has pleaded “not guilty” to charges related to the alleged physical assault of a white basketball player over the fact that her braids were “cultural appropriation,” and I just have to ask: What happens inside of ...
NDP Candidate Removes Post with Beyoncé Lyrics after Cultural Appropriation Accusations
New Democratic party candidate Niki Ashton has deleted her social-media posts containing Beyoncé lyrics because a Twitter account attributed to Vancouver’s Black Lives Matter said that using those lyrics was “appropriating black culture.”
Ashton had posted “Like Beyoncé says, ...
High-School Kids Slammed for Wearing USA-Themed Attire to a Basketball Game
Students at Valley High School in Iowa wore USA-themed gear during a basketball game — and fans of the opposing team, Des Moines North High School, are saying that was offensive.
According to local news source KCCI, Valley fans say that ...
Campus-Wide E-mail Tells White Girls to Stop Wearing Hoop Earrings Because It’s Cultural Appropriation
A resident assistant at Pitzer College sent out an email to the entire school about how upset she was seeing white girls in hoop earrings because it’s culturally offensive to “[t]he black and brown bodies who typically wear ...
‘March for Science’ Attempts ‘Female’ Outreach — Only to Offend People over Use of the Word ‘Female’
An environmentalist group, March for Science, posted a tweet asking “female[s]” who had changed their minds about engineering careers to offer suggestions for how to make the field more welcoming to women — only to end up having to apologize ...
Someone with ‘Microaggressions Bystander’ Training Would Be the Worst to Hang Out With
Illinois State University is now offering a “bystander training program on microaggressions” — and I could not possibly think of a more intolerable person to hang out with than someone who is a microaggressions bystander.
The purpose of the program, according ...
Study: Overweight British Patients Get Offended if the Doctor Suggests a Diet
A recent survey of British general practitioners found that one in three of them claims to have upset an overweight patient by suggesting that it is not healthy to be overweight.
The poll was conducted by Pulse magazine and surveyed 1,141 ...
People Are Furious over ‘Sexist’ Statue of A Christmas Story Leg Lamp
People are sounding off on Facebook because the city of Lakeland, Fla., put up a statue of the leg lamp in A Christmas Story, saying that it’s “sexist” and “sick” and that it’s going to hurt the children ...
MSU to Ban Whiteboards from Dorm Doors to Reduce Bullying
Michigan State University plans to ban whiteboards from its dorm-room doors starting next semester to stop students from using them as ways to bully other students, according to an article in the Detroit News.
Kat Cooper, the director of university ...
Cosmo: ‘Boyfriends of Instagram’ Page Is Sexist
According to a piece on Cosmopolitan.com, the “Boyfriends of Instagram” Instagram page — which features shots of dudes taking pictures of their girlfriends — is “sexist garbage” because apparently, no one is allowed to have any fun anymore ever.
“The newest ...
Princeton’s Constitution Day Lecture Titled ‘F%*# Free Speech’
This year’s annual Constitution Day lecture at Princeton University was titled “F%*# Free Speech: An Anthropologist’s Take on Campus Speech Debates” and maintained that “the academy has never promoted free speech as a central value.”
According to an ...
I Stand with Bikini-Wearing Baristas
Baristas in Washington state are suing for their right to serve coffee in bikinis after their city passed an ordinance demanding that they cover up — and I stand with them.
According to an article in the Seattle Times, a group ...
Hillary’s Tour of Petty Proves She Cares More about Herself than Her Party
It’s so difficult to think of a single good thing that could come from Hillary Clinton’s What Happened book tour that it’s almost as if she’s more concerned about her own desperate quest for vindication than ...
Frat Retreat Ends Early after Students ‘Frightened’ by a Banana Peel
A weekend fraternity retreat at the University of Mississippi ended early on Saturday because a student threw his banana peel away in a tree — and some students who saw it got “frightened” that the peel was a racist attack.
Professor’s Facebook Rant: ‘All Republicans’ are ‘Racist’ and ‘Scum’
A Clemson University professor who claims to specialize in online decision-making went on a rant on his Facebook page, calling “all Republicans” “racist” and “scum.”
In a series of posts earlier this month, Bart Knijnenburg — an assistant professor of human-centered ...
Survey: Plurality of Med Students Support Trigger Warnings
According to a survey conducted by Ohio University medical-school professors, a plurality of med students think that using “trigger warnings” in med-school classrooms is a good idea.
According to the study, published in Teaching and Learning Medicine, 31 percent of the 259 ...
What’s So Generous about Spending Other People's Money?
The popularity of Democratic Socialism is rising, and more and more people are viewing it as a generous, compassionate alternative to “cruelty” of capitalism.
As The Week notes, membership in Democratic Socialists of America has more than tripled in the ...
It’s Idiotic to Say a Congressman’s Hijab Painting Violates the Separation of Church and State
A conservative group is demanding that Representative J. Luis Correa (D., Calif.) remove a high-school student’s painting from his office because it shows the Statue of Liberty wearing a hijab — and it claims that violates the separation of church ...
It Is Not Okay for Sessions to Threaten That He’ll Go After Reporters
On Friday, Jeff Sessions announced an all-out crusade against White House leaks — one in which the reporters who published leaked information might even face legal consequences.
Now, it goes without saying that the level of leaking that President Trump has ...
U.K. Police Force Vows to Ban Anyone Who Posts ‘Offensive’ Material on Twitter
The Wiltshire Police in the United Kingdom posted a tweet promising to go after people for “spewing abuse” on the Internet — then, when people criticized it, promised to ban any account that had posted anything “offensive.” The initial tweet, posted ...
So, We’re Just Whipping Water into Journalists’ Faces Now?
Last night, I went to speak at a campaign event for a nonpartisan friend of mine who is running for local office — but, unfortunately, was unable to do so after a complete stranger came in with the clear sole purpose ...
U.K. University to Replace Portraits of Its Founding Fathers because They’re White
King’s College in London has announced that it will replace some of the portraits of its founding fathers from its main entrance because they are “white,” and that that might be “intimidating” to people who are not white.
Seattle-Area Councilman: Hosing Poop-Covered Sidewalks Might Be Racially Insensitive
A councilman in Seattle is reportedly opposed to hosing sidewalks that reek of excrement near a local courthouse because he fears that it might be racially insensitive.
No, this is not a joke.
The area surrounding King County Superior Court ...
Evergreen State Asks Profs to Take Protesters’ Feelings into Account When Grading Them
Officials at Evergreen State University are asking professors to take the “emotional commitment” of students who had been involved in recent protests into account when determining their final grades.
Evergreen’s interim provost, Ken Tabbutt, made the request in an ...
Chris Christie Is Not Good at This
It’s no secret that New Jersey governor Chris Christie has been having a tough time recovering politically after he was accused of colluding to shut down bridge lanes for his own political benefit.
He wasn’t charged, of course, ...
Senator Feinstein Thinks It’s Acceptable for Violent Mobs to Control Speech
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing earlier this week, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) said that it was okay for universities to cancel controversial speakers over threats of violence — and people got mad at her for trying to silence “conservative” ...
Berlin Considers Banning Ads That Show ‘Beautiful but Dumb’ Women
Berlin is considering banning advertisements that show “beautiful but dumb” women, according to reports from local news sources.
According to The Local, a publication that reports Germany’s news in English, Berlin voted to ban “sexist” billboards in 2016, and officials ...
Skittles Is Accused of Racism for Making White Skittles
In honor of Pride Month, Skittles has removed rainbow coloring from its candies — explaining that “During Pride, only one rainbow matters. So we’ve given up ours to show our support.”
As Heat Street notes, some of the sales of ...
Cambridge University to Examiners: Don’t Use the Words ‘Flair’ or ‘Genius’ Because of ‘Gender Inequality'
Cambridge University has warned its examiners not to use words such as “flair,” “genius,” or “brilliance” when reviewing students’ work because they “carry assumptions of gender inequality.”
“Some of those words, in particular genius, have a very long intellectual history ...
Professor: White-Marble Sculpture Contributes to ‘White Supremacy’
According to an essay penned by a University of Iowa professor, seeing white-marble sculpture “continues to influence white supremacist ideas,” and it’s a shame that this is “often ignored.
The essay, titled “Why We Need to Start Seeing the ...
Not Wanting Your Boyfriend to Wear Lace Shorts Is Deemed Problematic
So, lacy shorts for men are a thing now, and just like with the male romper, the Internet is split into three camps on the issue: The people who think it’s awesomely progressive, the people who don’t like ...
SJW Blog: Modern Veganism ‘Completely Erases’ Trans People
According to a post in the social-justice blog Everyday Feminism, some aspects of modern veganism are “oppressive” and even “super trans-exclusionary.”
In a piece titled “4 Ways Mainstream Animal Rights Movements Are Oppressive,” Mahealani Joy explains how problematic it is that “...
Student Group Sues School for Allowing a Social-Media App Where People Posted Mean Stuff
A feminist student group at the University of Mary Washington has filed a Title IX lawsuit with the school, claiming that it failed “to protect them from a sexually hostile school environment” because it didn’t block a social-media app ...
White Author: Editor Told Me My Fictional Book Shouldn’t Have a Black Protagonist Because I’m White
Bestselling author Anthony Horowitz is claiming that an editor warned him against including a black character in his new book because he’s white — and that would be “inappropriate” and “patronizing.”
The Daily Mail reports that Horowitz, author of the ...
Professor Banned Republican Club from Public Women’s History Month Event
A professor at Orange Coast College in California banned the school’s Republican Club from attending a public African American/Women’s roundtable discussion in March — apparently over “safe space” concerns.
Jessica Alabi, a sociology professor, apparently e-mailed three campus ...
Social-Justice Blog Says 'Stupid' Is an 'Ableist Slur'
According to a post in the social-justice blog Everyday Feminism, the word “stupid” is not just a kind of mean thing to say, but actually an all-out “ableist slur,” regardless of whether you’re using it to describe things or ...
Student Launches Website for People Who Want to Mail Their Dead Bodies to the GOP to Protest AHCA
An American University student has launched a website where people can sign up to have their ashes mailed to a Republican member of Congress as a way to protest the Republicans’ health-care bill.
MailmetotheGOP.com, which was created ...
Gallery Cancels Art Show after Accusations of ‘Cultural Genocide’
An art gallery in Toronto canceled a scheduled exhibit of a Canadian artist’s work after she was accused of committing “cultural genocide” against indigenous people with her paintings.
The artist, Amanda PL, told CBC Toronto that she “tried to ...
The People Protesting Speeches in the Name of Stopping Fascism Kind of Sound Like Fascists
Ann Coulter has canceled her speech at UC – Berkeley because of violent threats from protesters – and yet somehow, her invitation is what’s been discussed as an example of fascism.
Yesterday, in a piece for the the Daily Californian, a ...
Oxford University: Avoiding Eye Contact Is Racist
According to Oxford University’s Equality and Diversity Unit, not making eye contact and “not speaking directly” to people are examples of racism.
The Telegraph newspaper reports that Oxford has informed students that these things can be examples of “racial ...
Fundraiser for Vets Cancelled over Concerns That ‘Bad(minton) and Boujee’ Title Was Cultural Appropriation
An American University fraternity’s fundraiser for veterans has been canceled over concerns that the name — “Bad(minton) and Boujee” — might be “cultural appropriation.”
The fraternity, Sigma Alpha Mu, told Campus Reform that it had planned a badminton fundraiser for ...
HuffPo Fell for a Hoax Piece Demanding That White Men Lose Voting Rights
The Huffington Post South Africa defended publishing a controversial piece — which argued that white men should lose the right to vote — only for it to turn out to be a hoax written by a troll under a fake identity.
Op Ed: Hearing Instructors in Sign-Language Classes Is ‘Cultural Appropriation’
The president of the Quad-Cities Deaf Club, which serves northwestern Illinois and southeastern Iowa, penned an op-ed claiming that hearing people teaching American Sign Language classes amounts to a form of “cultural appropriation.”
Dirk Hillard wrote the op-ed in response ...
Clemson Diversity Training: Expecting People to Arrive on Time Is Culturally Insensitive
According to materials from a diversity-training course at Clemson University, it’s culturally insensitive to expect people to show up on time because “time may be considered fluid” in some cultures.
Clemson’s “Diversity Benefits for Higher Education” initiative — which ...
College Op-Ed: We Have to Make Veganism ‘Intersectional’
According to an op-ed by a University of Texas–Austin student, modern veganism is too focused on rich, white-people vegans, and it needs to become more intersectional and inclusive.
In an article titled “Vegans must feed everyone, not just wealthy ...
Stanford Accepts Student Who Just Wrote ‘#BlackLivesMatter’ 100 Times as His Answer to an Application Question
A high-school student from New Jersey answered the Stanford University application question, “What matters to you, and why?” by simply writing “#BlackLivesMatter” 100 times, without any explanation — and he was accepted to the school.
After being accepted, Ziad Ahmed of Princeton ...
Five-Year-Old Suspended for Playing with Gun-Shaped Stick
A five-year-old girl was suspended from her North Carolina elementary school for playing a game with a stick that looked like a gun, according to her mother.
Brandy Miller, the girl’s mother, told WRAL.com that her daughter Caitlin ...
No-White-Girls-In-Hoops Student Crusaders Now Slamming School Newspaper for Covering Their Crusade
Three Pitzer College students are slamming a school newspaper, the Claremont Independent, for publishing an article about their crusade against white girls wearing hoop earrings after people on the Internet attacked them for their opinion.
In case you aren’t ...
Mother Claims Her Four-Year-Old Was Suspended for Bringing a Shell Casing to School
A preschool in Illinois suspended a four-year-old boy for a week because he brought a spent shell casing to school, according to a Facebook post by the boy’s mother.
The mother, Kristy Jackson, explained that her son had been ...
Columnist: It Should Be Illegal to Be a Stay-at-Home-Mom with School-age Kids
A columnist for the Daily Telegraph wrote a piece actually suggesting that Australia make it illegal to be a stay-at-home parent once your kids are old enough to go to school.
“Rather than wail about the supposed liberation in a ...
Wonder Woman Absolutely Should Not Have Armpit Hair, Sorry
Wonder Woman doesn’t even come out until June, but people are already complaining that the movie is not feminist enough, because the superhero is conforming to unrealistic, patriarchal beauty standards by not having visible armpit hair.
The trailer for ...
Student Who Claimed Her Face Was Scratched in a Pro-Trump Hate Crime Now Admits She Scratched It Herself
A University of Michigan student who had reported that a man scratched her face with her anti–Donald Trump pin in a pro-Trump hate crime has just pleaded guilty to one count of a false report of a misdemeanor for ...
University Specialist: Girls Need Safe Spaces to Be Able to Do Science
According to one specialist, girls ages 10–14 need a safe space to study science in order to be as successful in the STEM fields as males.
“We need to provide a non-judgmental bridge period until girls are confident enough to embrace ...
City Installs 'Female' Traffic Signals for Equality, Gets Slammed for Stereotyping Women as Skirt-Wearing
The city of Melbourne, Australia, has started installing dress-wearing, “female” traffic signals in the name of gender equality, and now they’re being hit for perpetuating the sexist idea that women should wear dresses.
According to an article in the ...
University Language Guide Deems ‘Homosexual’ and ‘Housewife’ to Be Offensive Terms
Cardiff Metropolitan University in Wales is instructing its students and teachers to not use “potentially discriminatory” words like “homosexual” and “housewife.”
There are a total of 34 no-no words listed on the school’s “Code of Practice on Using Inclusive Language” ...
Student Op Ed: It Is Offensive to Wear a Choker without Knowing the Cultural History of Chokers
According to a Western European student at the University of Washington, the choker-necklace trend in the U.S. is cultural appropriation, and girls should learn the history of the necklaces before wearing them.
In a piece for the school’s ...
British Politician: I Did Not Have Cake at My Wedding to Fight the Patriarchy
British Labour Party politician Harriet Harman is bragging that she and her husband did not have cake, guests, or photos at their 1982 wedding — because having those things would have propped up the patriarchy.
“There are no photos of my wedding, ...
HuffPo Writer: I’m Not Exactly Really White because My Boyfriend’s Not White
A freelance writer wrote a column for the Huffington Post explaining that he “sort of” no longer identifies as white because his boyfriend is not white and he understands the experience of nonwhite people more than other white people do.
Yale Students Are Offended — Calhoun College's Name Was Changed to Honor a White Woman
People were complaining that Yale University’s John Calhoun College was named after a slave owner, so they changed it to “Grace Hopper College,” in honor of the female computer scientist and rear admiral — but some people are still upset, ...
Students Wearing White Pins as a Reminder of the ‘Oppression’ of White Privilege
Students at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania are wearing white, puzzle-piece-shaped pins for a month to remind themselves of white privilege.
The project is being sponsored by the school’s chapter of College Democrats, which will continue to distribute the pins ...