Posts Tagged ‘sexist history’

This Week In Sexist History: I Killed Your Boyfriend Because You’re A Ho Edition

Newspaper stories from the good old days say the darndest things. This time on journalism’s way-back machine: an 1870's defense attorney argues that a man can't be held responsible for killing his estranged wife's lover—because, let's be honest, she was kind of a ho.
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This Week In Sexist History: Decapitated Women Vs. Mischievous Terriers Edition

Newspaper stories from the good old days say the darndest things. So every week on the Sexist, let’s take a ride on journalism’s way-back machine, to a time when recently decapitated Arabian women competed for ink with adorably mischievous train-track terriers!
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This Week In Sexist History: Swimming Makes You Ugly Edition

Newspaper stories from the good old days say the darndest things. So every week on the Sexist, let’s take a ride on journalism’s way-back machine, to a time when male reporters did not prefer their women to be dripping wet from head to toe. I know—it was a crazy, crazy, time kids. This week, our [...]

The Female Hysteria Douche Remedy (c. 1860)

In case you were wondering what happened to those crazy bitches picked up for "female hysteria" prior to 1900: it's pictured.
"illustration of French pelvic douche device" via Wikipedia Commons.

This Week in Sexist History: Crazy Bitches Edition

Newspaper stories from the good old days say the darndest things. So every week on the Sexist, let’s take a ride on journalism’s way-back machine, to a time when all female behavior could be explained away simply. Sure, turn-of-the-century journos called it "insanity," "mania," or "hysteria," but we know the real diagnosis: She's a crazy [...]

This Week In Sexist History: Male Slut-Shaming Edition!

Newspaper stories from the good old days say the darndest things. So every week on the Sexist, let’s take a ride on journalism’s way-back machine, to a time when men were publicly embarrassed for actin' slutty, because women were too weak to be responsible for their own actions.
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This Week In Sexist Art History: Judith Leyster And the Rapiness of Yore

It's been a banner week for Sexist History! First, we revisited an 1893 New York Times piece which informed us why children are the sexiest swimmers of all. Then, we wrote some Sexist History of our own and discovered why male models may inhabit sexism's final frontier. Now, for some Sexist Art History: Why we [...]

This Week In Sexist History: Bathing Beauties Edition

Newspaper stories from the good old days say the darndest things. So every week on the Sexist, let’s take a ride on journalism’s way-back machine, to a time when beach-bound girls were sexy, confident, and refreshingly childlike!
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This Week In Sexist History: Too Fat! Too Thin! Edition

Newspaper stories from the good old days say the darndest things. So every week on the Sexist, let’s take a ride on journalism’s way-back machine, to a time when women were either too fat or too thin, but never just right. Yeah, they did that shit 100 years ago, too.
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Vintage Sexism Finds Modern Defenders

Behold a common argument deployed by modern sexists:
1. Establish your concern for the women's movement by admitting that things used to be pretty bad for chicks, back in the olden days when institutionalized sexism dictated that women couldn't vote or hold jobs out of the home.
2. Your feminist prowress now established, assert that since women [...]

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