Tag Archives: sexism

No Shit, Wayne

My dad says this any time one of us states the obvious in a self-important fashion. He’s quoting A. R. “Babe” Schwartz, a beloved former state senator and representative in the Texas legislature. Another senator, Wayne Connally, had stepped up … Continue reading

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Whose Discourse? Our Discourse!

Someone at MSNBC tweeted something implying that right-wing Republicans’ long history of intolerance and racism might mean they would not appreciate a commercial that features a biracial family being cute about breakfast cereal and heart disease. The response from the … Continue reading

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Changing the Culture of the Texas Legislature

Olivia Messer wrote a remarkable story for the Texas Observer about sexism in the Texas legislature. Read the whole thing. Direct quotes from her piece: What surprised me was how many women who work in the Capitol—legislators, staffers, lobbyists, other reporters—felt the … Continue reading

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Denying Women’s Agency (AKA the Yoga Pants Kerfuffle)

Making the rounds today, a blog post about one man’s angst over yoga pants, as worn by women, and many, many responses to that post. I’ve observed a few back & forths over what may or may not be offensive … Continue reading

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Maybe I Should Scream Sexism Now?

Although to do so would seem to be playing into your hands, Dave Andrews, a.k.a. MrBigShot. Thanks so much, by the way, for the constructive feedback on my post about the racist joke on last night’s NewsFix. Dave’s comment on … Continue reading

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My Heart Goes Pitter-Pat, Not PETA-Pat, for James Willerson

Kudos to Dr. James Willerson of the Texas Heart Institute for signaling he will turn down PETA’s offer to provide the Institute with “sexy” posters and other PETA-propaganda promoting the benefits of a vegan diet for heart health. As if … Continue reading

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Being Clear about the Crime

Listening to a (usually excellent) progressive radio talk show sometime in the past few days, I was bummed to hear the host make a joke about students (male) scoring with hot (female) teachers. It came up as he was framing … Continue reading

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