Posts Tagged ‘gene weingarten’

Victim Blaming, In Rape Cases and Fatal Car Accidents

Last night, I re-read Gene Weingarten's Pulitzer Prize-winning feature on parents who accidentally forget their infants in the backseats of their cars, leaving them to swelter to death in the heat. And since I can make connections to rape culture out of practically anything, I was struck by this section in Weingarten's story, about the [...]

Sexist Comments of the Week: Vagina Vagina Vagina Edition

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Last week on the Sexist, readers sounded off on the new Kotex ad that isn't allowed to utter the sound "vuh-jahy-nuh," we parsed the difference between the "vulva" and the "vagina," and one commenter received some Very Special terminology instruction on the meaning of "tampon." Let's do this point-counterpoint style, shall we?

12 Gene Weingarten Readers Are Serial Gropers

This week, Washington Post humor columnist Gene Weingarten took a "deeply respectful" but skeptical eye to the Sexist's ongoing groping series. "Basically, the column seemed to divide the world into two types of people: 1) Women, and 2) Gropers," Weingarten said of the sexual assault stories. "I believe I have never groped a woman who [...]

Gene Weingarten Defends “I Love Women”

In Washington Post humor columnist Gene Weingarten's monthly online chat today, a reader confronted Weingarten over one of his signature phrases: "I love women." [Weingarten seriously "loves women": See exhibits A, B, C, D, and E].
I recently scolded Chris Brown for employing the phrase on the Wendy Williams Show, citing four criteria (a) "I Love [...]

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