Gender

Articles on gender issues.

What’s Up With Penthouse Magazine’s New Female, Feminist CEO? (Q&A)Photo by 10 Mix

What’s Up With Penthouse Magazine’s New Female, Feminist CEO? (Q&A)

“I did a visually great piece where a woman was in a cage, and she came out and drank milk out of a bowl like a cat. I thought it was hot, so if it turns me on, I’m all about that. Is that an abrogation of feminist thinking if a woman is turned on by putting herself in a submissive situation?”

Sony Pictures Hack Reveals Stark Gender Pay GapPhoto by Nic McPhee

Sony Pictures Hack Reveals Stark Gender Pay Gap

At Sony’s Columbia Pictures division, a man and a woman have the same job and—oh dear, this is awkward—he’s making close to a million dollars more.

Baby, You Can’t Drive My Car: Why does the auto industry get women so wrong?

Baby, You Can’t Drive My Car: Why does the auto industry get women so wrong?

It was the soft gruntings of subjects’ reptilian brains, Rapaille says, that clued him in to the fact that women are obsessed with cup holders. Cup holders signify coffee, he says, and coffee signifies safety, and safety is what women want most in cars.

Oxytots: Instead of learning from the unfounded hysteria of the crack baby era, we’re repeating it (Slate)Photo by Roberto Carlos Pecino Martinez

Oxytots: Instead of learning from the unfounded hysteria of the crack baby era, we’re repeating it (Slate)

As we now know, the mass hysteria over “crack babies” and their deviant mothers was unfounded. Crack cocaine doesn’t do the kind of damage we thought it did to developing babies. Unfortunately, instead of learning from this heady mix of bad science, a sensationalist press, over-reaching prosecutors, and the narrative of the selfish mother content to damage her baby, we’re repeating it.