Sexism http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/776/all en Sarah Silverman: ‘I’m Becoming a Dude’ in ‘Equal Pay’ Commercial http://mrc.org/articles/sarah-silverman-im-becoming-dude-equal-pay-commercial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Explicit video shows comedian holding artificial genitalia as she campaigns for liberal law center’s fundraising campaign. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-johnson">Matthew Johnson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/129808" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr"><em><strong>Editor’s note: Story contains graphic content and links to an explicit video.</strong></em></p><p dir="ltr">Crude comedian Sarah Silverman is no stranger to politics and controversial topics. In her latest shock video, she weighed in on male/female pay disparity claiming she’s going to have a sex change because of the “vagina tax.”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/sarah-silverman-im-becoming-dude-equal-pay-commercial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Media Politics Comedian comedy crowdfunding crude humor equal pay equal payback project gender discrimination gender pay gap National Women's Law Center pay discrimination pay disparity Sarah Silverman sex change Sexism sexual humor Thu, 09 Oct 2014 17:26:40 +0000 julia.seymour 47352 at http://mrc.org NBC's Lauer Asks Dem Senator Why She Didn't 'Call Out' Sexist Colleagues http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-lauer-asks-dem-senator-why-she-didnt-call-out-sexist-colleagues <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In an interview with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Monday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Matt Lauer asked the New York Democrat about accusations in her new memoir of male congressional colleagues making sexist remarks to her and voiced his disappointment that she had not "named names" [<em>Listen to <a target="_blank" href="/sites/default/files/uploads/mp3/2014-09-08-NBC-TDAY-Lauer.mp3">the audio</a></em>]: </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-lauer-asks-dem-senator-why-she-didnt-call-out-sexist-colleagues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division congress Kirsten Gillibrand Matt Lauer NBC Sexism Today Tue, 09 Sep 2014 19:38:13 +0000 kyle.drennen 47089 at http://mrc.org With Midterms Looming, Chris Matthews Spies Sexism from GOP Candidate Thom Tillis http://mrc.org/biasalerts/midterms-looming-chris-matthews-spies-sexism-gop-candidate-thom-tillis <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>MSNBC may be gearing up for another election season of &nbsp;the "war on women." The&nbsp;<em>Hardball&nbsp;</em>host on Friday speculated whether the Republican senatorial candidate from North Carolina engaged in sexism by aggressively attacking his Democratic opponent. Before showing clips of Thom Tillis sparring with Senator Kay Hagan, Matthews sneered, "But sometimes, the more we watch, the more we avert our eyes." [MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-09-05-MSNBC-HB-Matthews.mp3">here</a>.]&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/midterms-looming-chris-matthews-spies-sexism-gop-candidate-thom-tillis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chris Matthews Hardball Kay Hagan Midterms North Carolina Senate Sexism Thom Tillis Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:03:25 +0000 scott.whitlock 47079 at http://mrc.org SHIELD: Men Are Pigs http://mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/shield-men-are-pigs <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/evan-mantel">Evan Mantel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img width="145" height="194" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2013/Marvel%27s%20Agents%20of%20S.H.I.E.L.D.%20-%20Yes%20Men%20-%2008_01_13%20PM.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px; margin-top: 2px; margin-bottom: 2px;" />For only the second time since its inception, <i>SHIELD</i> has gotten <i>Marvel</i>ous. Last episode, gave us a longer look at Lady Sif who featured in both <i>Thor</i> movies. She's just your typical badass, female warrior who has to kick more butt than other secondary characters (BUT NOT THE MAIN HERO CAUSE STRUCTUREZZZZ!!!).</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/shield-men-are-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Lady Sif Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. men Sexism shield Women Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:26:35 +0000 emantel 45746 at http://mrc.org NY Times Editor Abramson Called Brusque, 'Very Unpopular,' Defenders Cry Sexism http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-editor-abramson-called-brusque-very-unpopular-defenders-cry-sexism <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Politico media reporter Dylan Byers stirred up media indignation with an unflattering article Tuesday on Jill Abramson, the <em>New York Times</em> executive editor, "<a href="http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=281B5C89-EC5A-42B5-939F-B279164C567A">Turbulence at the Times</a>", based largely on anonymous <em>Times</em> sources who snipe that Abramson is detached, brusque, and a "very, very unpopular" presence in the newsroom.<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Jill_Abramson.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="259" width="329" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-editor-abramson-called-brusque-very-unpopular-defenders-cry-sexism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Brian Stelter Dylan Byers Howell Raines Jill Abramson Liberal Bias Sexism Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:09:22 +0000 clay.waters 43317 at http://mrc.org NYT Neuters Obama's Cutie Comments on Kamala Harris, But WashPost Suggests 'White House Boy's Club' http://mrc.org/articles/nyt-neuters-obamas-cutie-comments-kamala-harris-washpost-suggests-white-house-boys-club <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>President Obama caused ruffles on a fundraising jaunt to San Francisco when he said in a speech at a fundraising house party that state Attorney General Kamala Harris (pictured) was "by far the best-looking attorney general in the country." The <em>Washington Post</em> made a full story out of it, using the throwaway line the same way the media has done so often against Republican politicians, suggesting it was part of a larger pattern of regrettable behavior: "<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-rekindles-talk-about-boys-club-after-comment-about-california-attorney-genera</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nyt-neuters-obamas-cutie-comments-kamala-harris-washpost-suggests-white-house-boys-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Barack Obama Bias by Omission Double Standards Kamala Harris Michael Shear Sexism Washington Post Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:16:39 +0000 clay.waters 43107 at http://mrc.org New York Times Goes After Obama White House From the Left: 'Inner Circle...Dominated by Men' http://mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-goes-after-obama-white-house-left-inner-circledominated-men <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A day after the <em>Washington Post </em><a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2013/01/08/washpost-airs-criticism-obama-left-choice-white-men-disappointing-dive#ixzz2HU42S8fx">devoted 21 paragraphs</a> on page A7 to "Obama's bypassing of women for Defense, CIA posts," as recounted by Ken Shepherd at NewsBusters, it was the <em>New York Times</em>' turn.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-goes-after-obama-white-house-left-inner-circledominated-men" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Annie Lowrey quotas Sexism White House Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:42:46 +0000 clay.waters 42198 at http://mrc.org NYT's Egan Calls Romney 'Toff' With '1956' Mentality, Spreads Phony Tale of Ryan Washing Clean Dishes http://mrc.org/articles/nyts-egan-calls-romney-toff-1956-mentality-spreads-phony-tale-ryan-washing-clean-dishes <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Timothy Egan, a liberal reporter for the <em>New York Times</em> who is now a left-wing columnist for nytimes.com, wrote a post <a href="http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/18/the-other-missing-man/">Thursday </a>on the second presidential debate. It followed the paper's desperate–sounding editorial that same day that tried to paint Mitt Romney as sexist for a reasonable observation about flexibility for women in the workplace.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nyts-egan-calls-romney-toff-1956-mentality-spreads-phony-tale-ryan-washing-clean-dishes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign 2012 Debate Sexism Timothy Egan Fri, 19 Oct 2012 18:36:14 +0000 clay.waters 41577 at http://mrc.org Sexual Stereotyping Now OK at the Times? Claims Women Are Simply Better at Fashion, Managing http://mrc.org/articles/sexual-stereotyping-now-ok-times-claims-women-are-simply-better-fashion-managing <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sexual stereotypes are acceptable, as long as they portray women as superior to men. That's the takeaway from Cathy Horyn's feminist hyperventilating over two fashion icons on the front of Thursday's Styles section, keyed on a new show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art called “Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada: Impossible Conversations.” <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Fashion.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" width="300" height="190" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/sexual-stereotyping-now-ok-times-claims-women-are-simply-better-fashion-managing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Cathy Horyn Fashion Headlines Sexism Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:15:17 +0000 clay.waters 39824 at http://mrc.org More Liberal Hysteria From NYT's Rosenthal: 'The G.O.P. Is Anti-Woman' http://mrc.org/articles/more-liberal-hysteria-nyts-rosenthal-gop-anti-woman <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here's your daily dose of liberal hysteria, courtesy of New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal's Thursday evening post, "<a href="http://loyalopposition.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/15/grand-old-and-anti-woman/">Grand, Old and Anti-Woman</a>."<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Andrew_Rosenthal_6.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="293" width="246" /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/more-liberal-hysteria-nyts-rosenthal-gop-anti-woman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Andrew Rosenthal Racism Sexism Violence Against Women Act Fri, 16 Mar 2012 14:53:38 +0000 clay.waters 39445 at http://mrc.org Hollywood Reporter Brooks Barnes on P.C. Patrol at the Movies http://mrc.org/articles/hollywood-reporter-brooks-barnes-pc-patrol-movies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Brooks Barnes asks the important questions: &quot;Over a two-hour dinner at a trendy restaurant here earlier this month, [Pixar founder and film director John Lasseter] was at turns solemn and introspective yet genuinely ebullient when describing how much he loves the &#039;Cars&#039; franchise. He didn&#039;t want to talk much about certain aspects of Pixar, like the studio&#039;s shortage of directors who are women and female protagonists in its films.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Appearing on the front of the Arts section Tuesday interviewing Pixar founder and 'Cars 2' director John Lasseter, Hollywood reporter Brooks Barnes indulged in his preoccupation with political correctness on screen and in movie studios: '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/18/movies/john-lasseter-of-pixar-defends-cars-2.html?ref=brooksbarnes&pagewanted=all">It Wasn't a Wreck, Not Really</a>.' <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/hollywood-reporter-brooks-barnes-pc-patrol-movies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BrooksBarnes Cars2 liberalmediabias Movies NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Sexism TimesWatch Wed, 19 Oct 2011 18:27:00 +0000 admin 584 at http://mrc.org Another Summer Spoiled: Critic Dargis Again Hits 'Separate and Unequal' U.S. Movies http://mrc.org/articles/another-summer-spoiled-critic-dargis-again-hits-separate-and-unequal-us-movies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Manohla Dargis&#039;s latest movie &quot;spoiler&quot; - another cri de couer about the lack of women on screen in summer movies: &quot;Is there a lesson here for those big-studio executives who even now are reading the latest iteration of the three-men-and-a-monkey story (but no women) and believe that the current state of American cinema - separate and unequal - will continue to fly?&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> Joyless New York Times movie critic Manohla Dargis took to the Sunday Arts & Leisure page to spoil yet another summer movie season by ranting about the alleged paucity of roles for women on film: '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/12/movies/few-summer-movies-aimed-at-women.html" target="_blank">The Living Is Easy; The Women Are Missing</a>.'<br /><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/another-summer-spoiled-critic-dargis-again-hits-separate-and-unequal-us-movies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch liberalmediabias ManohlaDargis Movies NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Sexism TimesWatch Tue, 14 Jun 2011 18:35:00 +0000 admin 361 at http://mrc.org Thank Goodness: Obama-care 'Will Lower the Costs of Being a Woman' http://mrc.org/articles/thank-goodness-obama-care-will-lower-costs-being-woman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times&#039; Denise Grady cribs from a feminist group to accuse health insurance companies of sex discrimination, something that will be cured under Obama-care: &quot;Being a woman is no longer a pre-existing condition.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Thank goodness. Did you know that the Obama-care "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/30/health/30women.html">Overhaul Will Lower the Costs of Being a Woman</a>"?<br /><br />That ideologically loaded headline is lurking in the special health care edition of the paper's Tuesday Science Times section, by reporter Denise Grady. She took a <a href="http://www.nwlc.org/">left-wing feminist group</a>'s word that insurance companies had previously taken "full advantage" of the lack of regulations to discriminate against women in health insurance.<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/thank-goodness-obama-care-will-lower-costs-being-woman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch DeniseGrady Feminism HealthInsurance LabelingBias liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Obama-Care Sexism TimesWatch Wed, 31 Mar 2010 18:10:00 +0000 admin 7471 at http://mrc.org It Begins: Dem Loss in Mass. Senate Due to Sexism? http://mrc.org/articles/it-begins-dem-loss-mass-senate-due-sexism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Strangely, Ted Kennedy is not mentioned in a story about sexism in Mass. politics. Reporter Katie Zezima instead wonders if Mass. voters knew Martha Coakley was a woman, since she &quot;never mentioned her gender.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Monday, the Times joined other media outlets in suddenly uncovering sexism in overwhelmingly liberal Massachusetts, after the shocking takeover by Republican Scott Brown of a seat held by Democrats for almost 60 years. Katie Zezima reported from Boston Monday: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/25/us/25mass.html?scp=2&amp;sq=zezima&amp;st=cse%20">After Senate Race, Some Say Barrier for Women in Massachusetts Still Stands</a>." <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/it-begins-dem-loss-mass-senate-due-sexism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Feminism KatieZezima liberalmediabias MarthaCoakley NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias ScottBrown Senate Sexism TedKennedy TimesWatch Mon, 25 Jan 2010 15:53:00 +0000 admin 7333 at http://mrc.org Movie Critic Dargis Angrily Demands More Female Film Directors http://mrc.org/articles/movie-critic-dargis-angrily-demands-more-female-film-directors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Movie reviewer Manohla Dargis demands more female directors and asks about the lack of same: &quot;Feeling queasy yet? Resigned? Indifferent? A little angry?&quot; Um, not yet. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sunday Arts &amp; Leisure section featured a rant from movie critic Manohla Dargis against the lack of women in film: "<a href="http://mrc.org/timeswatch/articles/2008/20080507103740.aspx">Women in the Seats but Not Behind the Camera</a>." We join Dargis alrady in progress:<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/movie-critic-dargis-angrily-demands-more-female-film-directors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch liberalmediabias ManohlaDargis Movies NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Sexism TimesWatch Mon, 14 Dec 2009 20:26:00 +0000 admin 7253 at http://mrc.org