salon.com
“We don’t want that crap”: Sanders repudiates sexist “Bernie Bro” supporters
“Anybody who is supporting me that is doing the sexist things — we don’t want them”
By Sophia Tesfaye

“Tension between supporters of both Democratic presidential candidates has grown since voting first began last week, with Sanders supporters in Iowa shouting “She’s a liar!” during Clinton’s speech following the Iowa caucuses last Monday and some of Clinton’s most prominent female backers suggesting that support for Sanders is anti-feminist. Responding to the growing scrutiny over the level of discourse from certain sectors of his supporter base, Sanders emphatically disavowed any sexist attacks aimed at either Clinton or her supporters.

“I don’t want anybody, anybody, who is engaged in sexism to support me,” Sanders told NBC News’ Kate Snow in New Hampshire on Sunday. “I don’t want that support,” he insisted, calling that type of behavior from some supporters “unacceptable.”

In another Sunday interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sanders called the behavior of so-called Bernie Bros “disgusting,” saying his campaign is working to address the issue on online harassment.

“Look, we don’t want that crap. … We will do everything we can and I think we have tried. Look, anybody who is supporting me that is doing the sexist things is—we don’t want them. I don’t want them. That is not what this campaign is about.”

Read the full piece and watch the video here

washingtonpost.com
The sexist double standard behind why millennials love Bernie Sanders
The Vermont senator’s brand of “authenticity” is off-limits to Hillary Clinton and other female politicians.
By https://www.facebook.com/crampell

Interesting article and something I personally believe is very much in effect with the Democratic contenders… As far as we’ve come… there is still a strong gender double standard in America… yup, even the Millennials suffer from it…


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“Mother Goose as a Suffragette” (1912)

The New York State Woman Suffrage Party was a local branch of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, which formed as the result of a national convention of suffrage groups in 1890.

In addition to protesting and organizing, the Woman Suffrage Party also published literature including magazines and pamphlets to inform suffragettes on news of the movement and recruit people to the cause.

This booklet was aimed at young and old readers alike, laying out the case for suffrage in nursery rhymes that anyone could grasp.

Eight years after this was published, the 19th Amendment was ratified, securing the right to vote for women nationwide.

Click on the pictures to make them bigger and follow the link for more rhymes!

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Oxford Dictionary accused of sexist word examples

Oxford Dictionary is under fire after Michael Oman-Reagan, an anthropologist and Ph.D. candidate, pointed out these instances of sexist example sentences accompanying words like “rabid” and “shrill.” At first, Oxford Dictionaries responded with the above flippant tweet — but later apologized and vowed to change at least one of the words.

I’m thrilled there’s a Marvel universe franchise with an equal female/male split. That’s a huge step forward. But Jessica Jones being perceived as a mostly female show points to a major perception problem, one women are so entrenched in already.

anonymous asked:

It seems like most people who oppose to Hillary Clinton oppose to her because she's a woman. Did you stumble in your hurry to be edgy and feminist while super ironically shoehorning her? Wow, you must be so unbiased.

Contrary to what you or Gloria Steinem might think, I have put a lot of thought into which presidential candidate I support. My decision was based on who cares about the issues that I believe are important, not who is the same gender as me. Supporting a candidate solely because she is a woman is not feminism.

I have an issue with Steinem’s comment that young women who support Bernie Sanders are only doing it to impress boys. It’s incredibly insulting, especially coming from someone who is supposed to be a feminist icon. I also don’t appreciate being told by Madeline Albright that if I’m not on Team Hillary, I’m betraying my gender and deserve “a special place in hell.”

Hillary Clinton has and will always encounter sexism as a result of being a woman in politics, but supporting another candidate is not sexism. I will speak out and defend her against sexism, but she does not get free pass on misappropriating feminism in order to gain supporters.

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Advertising towards boys and advertising towards girls: “build your own creations” vs. “easy to build”. Sexism begins young, folks.

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There’s a reason that I didn’t realize right away that the Juniors Legos were not for the same age group. It’s because I was walking down an aisle labeled “Girls” and I was seeing dolls and pre-made Lego sets and items that inspired little to no creativity. This was after I went down an aisle clearly labeled “Boys” and saw things like free creation Legos and even science sets. In my haste and frustration, I posted this picture. But the reason behind it is still there. 

Lego Friends and other products like that are marketed towards girls through having all girls in their advertisements, and being placed in traditional girl toy aisles. Minecraft is a wonderful game, and I agree that it is gender neutral. However, this game is NOT marketed equally to the female community.
All I’m saying is that I’m so tired of this. Despite age groupings, I saw in the girls toy aisle a variety of pink and purple boxes that contained different and uncreative toys.

I’m sorry for posting this in haste. I should have checked the age groups. But I’m also sorry that my society is setting up women to be ordinary.

Also, it makes me really happy that some stores are ridding themselves of “boys” and “girls” labels. It’s a step in the right direction. I hope it continues.