Feminist Files: The new normal

Free to be you and me: Starting Dec. 1 the DSM-5 — the official guide-book in the psychiatry community — has stopped listing transgender as a mental illness! This, coupled with the UN Secretary General’s speech imploring the global community to stand with the LGBT community, will be marked in history as no less significant…

Feminist Halloween: Avoiding ‘sexy’ social branding

Clichéd and sexist Halloween costumes have always bothered me. They’re bad for women in a misogynistic culture that seeks to only objectify femininity and never allow it subjective, autonomous space. But they are also bad for a holiday that should be all about creativity, humor, fun, and even a little magic. Whether it was because…

Year in Review: Tired Marketing FAIL!

This year presented some real doozies in failed, sexist, misogynistic, racist and down-right stupid marketing campaigns. From Dr. Pepper 10 to Skechers for eight-year-olds, I’ve been tracking them over on The Tired Feminist all year. And if ad-makers need some more proof that all this sexist garbage is ridiculously antiquated and woefully transparent, here’s an…

Happy Halloween!

I hope you are having a wonderful Halloween! Here at SCS headquarters, I’m nursing a sick toddler with the hopes that she will be feeling good enough later for a little holiday fun. In the meantime, here’s a few treats for All Hallow’s Eve courtesy of The Tired Feminist: Everything old is new again: Seeing…

Are you ready for some football?

It’s fall and for a lot of people — myself included — that means it’s time for football. (Go Ducks!) But these days it’s not just a matter of college or pros. There’s also the two-year-old Lingerie Football League, which launched a Las Vegas franchise this fall called Vegas Sin. The question: Is this just…

Mid-week news round-up: military at pride parade, the sexist dairy campaign and more!

It’s hot out there, and I don’t just mean the weather: Have you been watching the week-long series on sexual violence airing on My News 3’s Healthline segment? It features Nevada Coalition Against Sexual Violence Executive Director Andrea Sundberg speaking on a variety of issues related to sexual violence. (Full disclosure: I am on the…