Comedian Bri Pruett performs at the All Jane, No Dick comedy festival last year. Photo by Jason Traeger.
On Saturday night in Portland, comedians packed a large cafe, one by one climbing onto a corner stage to take the mic-and destroy. The thing that was different about this comedy night than any of the other hundreds of comedy nights happening at the exact same time across the country was that almost every comedian was a woman.
Yoga pants and leggings are increasingly being banned by school dress codes. Photo by Matt Madd.
I was driving by one of the high schools here in Portland the other day and the football team was headed out in their practice gear: dozens of 16-18 year old guys, swaggering along in shoulder pads and tight white pants.
There was a time when people had one answer to online harassment: “Don’t read the comments.” This week, it’s become painfully clear how harassment women endure online is not something we can fix by just ignoring it. Instead, in this era, online harassment can become a life and death issue.
In her 2011 music video for "Yankin," the rapper Lady does whatever she pleases.
On September 29, the U.S. metal band Mastodon unleashed their video for “The Motherload,” a gratuitously twerk-tastic romp featuring women of color dancing against a Nine Inch Nails-esque backdrop. The backlash followed soon after, and when reached for comment, drummer Brann Dailor said he did not see the sexism of the video, saying that the band sought only to make something “fun” and “bizarre.”