Posts Tagged ‘sexist history’

The 1865 New York Times Loves A Cat Fight

In researching for this week's This Week In Sexist History, I came across this female vigilante justice gem from the July 11, 1865 edition of the New York Times. The media's obsession with a good cat fight dates back at least 144 years, when imprisoned philanderer and saloon owner Dan Sullivan and rumored home-wrecker "Mrs. [...]

This Week In Sexist History: Sexy Cuban Girls “No Understand” 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 Hispanic redheads qualified as news, boys didn't count, and sexy Caribbean ladies landed in the pages of the New York Times for being adorably ignorant, not [...]

Last Week’s Most Popular Blog Posts

The Sexist will be out for the holiday weekend tomorrow, so I leave you with last week's greatest hits. What better way to celebrate America's birthday than reading a bunch of random shit about sex on the Internet?
1. This Week in Sexist History: Girls, Girls, Girls Edition, an indulgence in olde-tyme sports writing. I say [...]

This Week In Sexist History: Girls, Girls, Girls 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 descriptors like the following—"big girls and little girls, blonde girls and brunettes, dark-haired blondes, sunset blondes, Rhinegold blonde—blondes of all kind save the prescription pattern"—qualified as [...]

This Week In Sexist History: Women’s Suffrage 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 weren't helpless, girls were pretty enough not to need institutionalized power, and the Speaker of the House was a super-creep with a cigar fetish.
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