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#Sexism

# sexism - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Column: Women in Colombia are fighting back against the use of rape as a weapon of war

Sexual violence is perpetrated by security forces, guerrilla groups and paramilitaries in Colombia – with journalists and human rights defenders targeted alongside civilians. But despite considerable personal risks, women are fighting back.

# sexism - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

UCC to contact Facebook over "birds" page UCC

UCC to contact Facebook over "birds" page

A page that posts Facebook photos of college students has been roundly criticised by students groups.

# sexism - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?

# sexism - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Column: Making lewd remarks to women on the street is not 'banter'

Vulgar comments, wolf-whistles, groping – almost every woman has been subject to this kind of unacceptable behaviour. It’s not ‘banter’ and it’s not complimentary, writes Mia Doering.

# sexism - Friday 6 September, 2013

Enda Kenny was 'really upset' over 'flaming red hair' comment - Lynch

The junior minister said she does not believe Leinster House is a sexist place to work.

# sexism - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

'No place' for sexism in Australia, says Rudd

The country’s prime minister made the comment after his election rival touted a candidate’s sex appeal.

# sexism - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Poll: Do you think there is sexism in Leinster House? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think there is sexism in Leinster House?

The behaviour of David Norris and Tom Barry has raised some eyebrows – but what do you think?

Column: Sexism in Leinster House is alive and well

Two male politicians showed how sexism can come in many forms – post-modern with an ironic twist and just plain old-fashioned, writes Maura Adshead.

# sexism - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Let’s bring an end to ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ toys, say parents

A group of parents want to see an end to the gender-specific advertisement of toys for boys and girls.

# sexism - Friday 14 June, 2013

Updated: DJ sacked after he asked the Australian PM if her partner is gay Australia This post contains videos

Updated: DJ sacked after he asked the Australian PM if her partner is gay

Howard Sattler’s questioning of Julia Gillard has caused controversy.

# sexism - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# sexism - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Polanski blames the Pill for 'masculinising' women

Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival, the filmmaker said he thought feminism and advances in contraception had blurred the distinctions between the sexes.

# sexism - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

From The42 Could a new look Lingerie Football League actually help reduce sexism in sport? Opinion

Could a new look Lingerie Football League actually help reduce sexism in sport?

The rebranded organisation, hold open try-outs this weekend in Dublin.

# sexism - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Weird Wide Web: Bionic eyes, beer hunting and a test of how sexist you are

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# sexism - Monday 15 April, 2013

From The42 'Women can't compete in Formula 1' insists racing icon Stirling Moss F1

'Women can't compete in Formula 1' insists racing icon Stirling Moss

The racing legend says women don’t have the ‘mental aptitude’ to win races.

# sexism - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge 4 infuriating bits from Taylor Swift's Vanity Fair interview Oh Taylor

4 infuriating bits from Taylor Swift's Vanity Fair interview

From drinking lavender lemonade to talking smack about Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.

Gender discrimination is biggest barrier to work promotions for women

In a survey, both male and female professionals said demanding family commitments was the reason for not taking up the opportunity.

# sexism - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Column: Women aren't being 'tricked' into smoking by pretty packaging

Women smoke because they want a nicotine hit – not because they’re taken in by cute packaging or promises of weight loss, writes Nuala Walsh.

# sexism - Monday 14 January, 2013

Lisa McInerney: All sexual harassment needs to thrive is for good men to do nothing

A new #shoutingback project on social media reveals lots of decent men are horrified by public harassment of women – none of us, men or women, should put up with it.

# sexism - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Indian guru blames Delhi rape victim, sparks outrage

A popular Indian spiritual guru said the murderous gang-rape would not have happened if the victim “had chanted God’s name and fallen at the feet of the attackers”.

# sexism - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

French government gets anti-sexism lessons

French politicians’ image have been tarnished of late following a series of sexist gaffes and offensive comments.

# sexism - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Australian opposition leader apologises to PM in fresh sexism row Australia This post contains videos

Australian opposition leader apologises to PM in fresh sexism row

Tony Abbott apologised over remarks about the government being inexperienced when it comes to having babies, a veiled dig at childless prime minister Julia Gillard.

# sexism - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Restaurant removes urinals shaped like woman's mouth

The two urinals designed by female Dutch artist Meike van Schijndel, which resemble a woman’s lipsticked mouth, are to be removed after being labelled “an example of misogyny”.

# sexism - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

VIDEO: Australian PM lashes out at 'sexist' Abbott

Gillard accused Abbott of hypocrisy and double-standards after he called for the removal of speaker Peter Slipper over lurid text messages.

# sexism - Sunday 12 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge NBC pulls "creepy" slow motion video of female Olympians NBC This post contains videos

NBC pulls "creepy" slow motion video of female Olympians

Seriously… what were they thinking?

# sexism - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

France considers sexual harassment laws after MPs whistle at minister France This post contains videos

France considers sexual harassment laws after MPs whistle at minister

France is debating new laws on sexual harassment – but they won’t come soon enough to stop wolf-whistling in parliament.

Column: Why does our TV portray men as helpless fools? Come on…

The parade of hopeless males on our screens isn’t just unfair – it’s patronising women, writes comedian Eleanor Tiernan.

# sexism - Thursday 14 June, 2012

75 per cent of women in Ireland feel they have experienced sexism in the workplace - research

A new survey suggests a “glass ceiling” may still hold women back in the workplace.

# sexism - Friday 9 March, 2012

Germany's biggest-selling daily abandons front page nudes

To mark International Women’s Day, Bild gives its female staff the day off – and decides to scrap its front-page topless models, something it’s only ever done a few times before.

# sexism - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge London retailer's chino trousers joins list of 'sexist' clothes Sexist Trousers This post contains a poll

London retailer's chino trousers joins list of 'sexist' clothes

Men’s retailer in hot water over trouser’s washing label instructing “Give it to your woman”.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you should know this morning, including: an Irish teenager remains in custody over alleged hacking, Government to publish progress report, and Mitt Romney secures a lead – just – in the US Republic presidential race.

# sexism - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Gender quotas welcome - but 'token' women candidates won't work

Female politicians relate their personal experiences of running for office in a male-dominated political world at Dublin Castle conference.

# sexism - Monday 14 November, 2011

From The42 American football coach resigns after the most ill-advised 'joke' survey ever Bad Call

American football coach resigns after the most ill-advised 'joke' survey ever

Another bizarre tale from the mad, mad world of American high school football…

# sexism - Sunday 21 August, 2011

Gender pay gap got wider during downturn - official report

New data from the Central Statistics Office show that the gap between pay for men and women widened in 2009.

# sexism - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Adverts rapped for being sexist, misleading and 'feckin' great' Advertising This post contains videos

Adverts rapped for being sexist, misleading and 'feckin' great'

As the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland releases its latest report, we look at some of the ads that vexed viewers.

# sexism - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Poll: Should the new Club Orange TV ads be aired? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the new Club Orange TV ads be aired?

Controversy surrounds a new ad featuring bikini-clad women which is due for broadcast this summer…

# sexism - Monday 20 June, 2011

US Supreme Court blocks major sex action against Wal-Mart

The court votes 5-4 to block a billion-dollar lawsuit, because there are simply too many women looking to take part in it.

# sexism - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Poll: Is 'chivalrous' behaviour actually just sexism? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is 'chivalrous' behaviour actually just sexism?

A study in Germany and the US has found that polite behaviour is actually veiled sexism. Do you agree?

From The Daily Edge "Romantic Ireland's dead and gone": chivalry is just 'benevolent sexism' - study Sexism

"Romantic Ireland's dead and gone": chivalry is just 'benevolent sexism' - study

A transatlantic study in Germany and the US finds behaviour like carrying shopping bags is actually a veiled form of sexism.

# sexism - Monday 11 April, 2011

From The42 Female reporter fumes as she's 'barred' from Augusta locker-room

Female reporter fumes as she's 'barred' from Augusta locker-room

Masters officials say it was an honest mistake, but journalist calls exclusion ‘wrong’.