MISOGYNY IN THE MEDIA: WATCHLIST
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Texas school shooter killed girl who turned down his advances and embarrassed him in class, her mother saysLA Timeshttp://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-texas-shooter-20180519-story.htmlAs it stands, this headline seems to blame the victim and imply her actions caused or somehow explain away her otherwise senseless death.School shooting victim harassed by shooter for months before he killed herMisogyny is a problem rampant in our society. Its negative effects are widespread. Newsrooms perpetuate this often-untraceable bias when they portray women in an oversimplified, overly-critical or demeaning way.

If you see a media product guilty of this, add it here--essentially calling out that media company.

Then, you have option to explain the problematic headline and offer a re-write, eliminating the anti-female tone.

See more: www.hownottobesexist.com/the-watchlist/
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Bill Clinton says rules on 'what you can do to somebody against their will’ have changedWCNChttps://www.wcnc.com/article/news/nation-now/bill-clinton-says-rules-on-what-you-can-do-to-somebody-against-their-will-have-changed/465-c44fb5b6-a78a-43ac-a0dc-10a6d9a21d07Bill Clinton defends Al Franken: I’m 'old-fashioned'the rules haven't changed; they're just being applied more fairly. Being "old-fashioned" is exactly the problem and should no longer be considered an acceptable excuse. Is there room for 'Old-fashioned' Bill Clinton in today's modern political stage?
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Hillary Clinton unleashed foul-mouthed tirade in Trump debate prep sessionThe Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/apr/24/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-amy-chozick-chasing-hillary-bookovercritical of language used

common gender trap: spending a disproportionate amount of time discussing a woman’s voice or word choice
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Hillary Clinton Needs to Move OnPoliticohttps://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/02/11/hillary-clinton-trump-move-on-216961As the first female presidential candidate and a proven victim of Russian cyber-attacks which may have unfairly contributed to her loss, Clinton is entitled to emotions, yet this article seems to invalidate hers. No one should be told by another person in the public space to "move on."
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Hillary Clinton Shout-Out To “Activist Bitches” Draws Raised Eyebrows OnlineDeadlinehttps://deadline.com/2018/01/hillary-clinton-shout-out-to-activist-bitches-draws-raised-eyebrows-online-1202271150/overcritical of language used

common gender trap: spending a disproportionate amount of time discussing a woman’s voice or word choice
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Wait WatchersThe Calgary Sunhttps://globalnews.ca/news/3163839/calgary-sun-apologizes-to-health-minister-for-wait-watchers-headline/headline accompanied with picture of overweight female health minister, Sarah Hoffmanobviously intended to poke fun at her weight

common gender trap: spending a disproportionate amount of time discussing a woman’s outward appearance,
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Sorry Ladies, Equal Pay Has to be EarnedThe Sunday Timeshttps://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sorry-ladies-equal-pay-has-to-be-earned-3gvvh89d2Equality should be an inherent and assumed human right, not earned or proven.
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The Queen of RageNewsweekhttps://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/08/the-queen-of-rage/243394/common gender trap: dwelling or speculating on female emotions and equating them with weakness
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The Great Cleavage Conundrum: should men look if it's on display?The Sydney Morning Heraldhttps://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relationships/the-great-cleavage-conundrum-should-men-look-if-its-on-display-20120215-1t5cx.htmlThis headline echoes rape culture logic, insinuating that women's bodies exist for others' enjoyment
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Nationalist MP's scorned wife dishes dirt on alleged affair in Facebook postMalta Todayhttps://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/78240/nationalist_mps_scorned_wife_dishes_dirt_on_affair_in_facebook_post#.WyQaxeiUu3A"scorned" ?

Insinuates the reaction is an overreaction or hysterical

common gender trap: dwelling or speculating on female emotions and equating them with weakness
Nationalist MP Jason Azzopardi accused of extramarital affair, devastating wife of 18 years, Marica Azzopardi Balzan
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Patriarchy or no, it’s good to have dad around on Father’s DayOrange County Registerhttps://www.ocregister.com/2018/06/16/patriarchy-or-no-its-good-to-have-dad-around-on-fathers-day/The way the writer flippantly refers to "patriarchy" minimizes the abuse that many women, especially women of color, experience on a daily basis.
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The naked truth? 'Kidnapped' model Chloe Ayling poses totally NUDE for a very racy Instagram snap as she shrugs off claims she faked her ordealDaily Mailhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4963218/Kidnap-model-Chloe-Ayling-poses-totally-nude.htmlChloe, 20, from South London claims she was kidnapped in Milan in July

Has faced persistent claims incident was fabricated in a bid for publicity

Latest sultry black and white snap shows model posing completely naked

Glances over one shoulder while flaunting her curves for the camera
This headline diminishes and attempts to cast doubts on Ayling's kidnap claims, insinuating she deserved it or asked for it by posting racy photos. Here is the kicker: sources confirm she WAS kidnapped. (https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/07/chloe-ayling-anything-think-free-just-got-to-do)
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I promised him sex once he let me go': In her own extraordinary words, British model tells Italian police how she rejected advances of the kidnapper who slept beside her in bed and watched her in the shower - as he declares his innocence
Daily Mailhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4772630/I-promised-sex-let-Brit-model-tells-police.htmlThe titillating details in this headline seem like a tasteless overshare, intended to appeal to readers' base desires.
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Mothers' horror at lace-up ‘tank dress’ spotted online
Daily Mailhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5673387/Mothers-horror-lace-tank-dress-spotted-online.htmlhow is this a story? would the same 'horror' be directed toward a man with a tank top?
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Chloe Ayling 'willing to have sex with kidnapper to stay alive'9 Newshttps://www.9news.com.au/world/2018/06/27/06/52/chloe-ayling-admits-sex-with-kidnapper-if-needed-to-survive
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Michelle Obamas kærligheds-tips (Michelle Obama’s love tips)Denmark. B.Tn/a"Although the article describes her as 'important' and a '45 year- old super woman,' there is no reference to her Ivy League education or her highly successful career prior to becoming the First Lady. The story reinforces a stereotype that a woman’s goal is to attract, attain and keep a man," according to the Global Media Project.
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5 reasons you should be helping your wife clean houseFamifihttp://www.famifi.com/5-reasons-you-should-be-helping-your-wife-clean-house/harmful stereotype
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Ariana Grande belts Aretha Franklin standard in tiny dress
Business Insiderhttps://www.businessinsider.com/ap-ariana-grande-belts-aretha-franklin-standard-in-tiny-dress-2018-8unnecessary focus on outward appearance
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Why Queen Elizabeth Isn’t a Fan of Meghan Markle’s Power PantsuitsPeoplehttps://people.com/royals/queen-elizabeth-isnt-fan-meghan-markle-pantsuits/unnecessary focus on outward appearance

petty
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Serena has mother of all meltdowns in US Open final lossNew York Posthttps://nypost.com/2018/09/08/serena-has-mother-of-all-meltdowns-in-us-open-final-loss/"What was supposed to be history descended into histrionics."double standard, bias revealed
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Kirstie Allsopp’s iPad rage sets a bad exampleThe Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/sep/12/kirstie-allsopp-ipad-rage-sets-a-bad-exampleovercritical
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Karol Markowicz: Being a woman is pretty amazing -- unless you're a feminist, of courseFox Newshttp://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/09/10/karol-markowicz-being-woman-is-pretty-amazing-unless-youre-feminist-course.html“Even with the modern loss of niceties like men holding doors or offering seats for women, being a woman is still far easier and more pleasant than being a man.”Completely ignores the challenges involved in being a woman, like salaries, promotions, access to healthcare and resources, self-confidence, etc. And statistics even more dismal when race is considered.
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Trump says ‘we'll have to make a decision’ on Kavanaugh’s future if accuser gives ‘credible’ testimonyFox Newshttp://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/19/republicans-push-to-move-ahead-with-kavanaugh-vote-if-accuser-christine-blasey-ford-declines-to-testify.htmlwhole focus has the victim defending her credibility. even the word is in quotes
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Kavanaugh's accuser made her move -- now Republicans have to chooseCNNhttps://www.cnn.com/2018/09/19/politics/brett-kavanaugh-christine-blasey-ford-republicans-donald-trump/index.htmlmost media outlets refer to her not by name or job, but just by his name + accuser. how about "College professer who accuses SCOTUS nominee." Or even her name. She's a person. By reducing her to his name + accuser you're marginalizing her
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is Smarter Than You Think... Just Kidding!WIBChttps://www.wibc.com/blogs/chicks-right/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-smarter-you-think-just-kiddingpretty much says it all

diminishing and infantilizing female intelligence
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"Angry. @BostonGlobe publishes a guide to the election. They choose pictures of my opponents wearing suits. They pick one of me from Gamergate where I’m wearing a t-shirt and have bright anime hair. I literally did a photo shoot with them wearing a dress and heels a week ago."Boston Globehttps://twitter.com/Spacekatgal/status/1034619609838698498?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1034619609838698498%7Ctwgr%5E373939313b73706563696669635f73706f7274735f616374696f6e&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.themarysue.com%2Fbrianna-wu-boston-globe%2F"Primary guide: Eighth Congressional District" https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2018/08/27/primary-guide-eighth-congressional-district/0D3IcdpcFRf9lC3eIzjDiO/story.htmlclassic gender trap: focus on appearance

assumed lack of professionalism

uneven treatment and representation
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The Solution To Online ‘Harassment’ Is Simple: Women Should Log OffBreitbarthttps://www.breitbart.com/milo/2016/07/05/solution-online-harassment-simple-women-log-off/Misogyny is not always subtle.
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There’s No Hiring Bias Against Women In Tech, They Just Suck At InterviewsBreitbarthttps://www.breitbart.com/milo/2016/07/01/not-sexism-women-just-suck-interviews/Misogyny is not always subtle.
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Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy
Breitbarthttps://www.breitbart.com/tech/2015/12/08/birth-control-makes-women-unattractive-and-crazy/Misogyny is not always subtle.
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Hilary Clinton doesn't get itCNNhttps://www.cnn.com/2018/10/16/opinions/hillary-clinton-on-monica-lewinsky-after-metoo-holly-thomas/index.html?utm_term=image&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2018-10-17T00%3A11%3A01&utm_source=twCNNInsinuates she is of subpar intellect; completely ignores her merits and accomplishments
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EXIT STAGE LEFT
Dear God, Hillary Clinton. Please, Just Go.
Daily Beasthttps://www.thedailybeast.com/dear-god-hillary-clinton-please-just-go-3?ref=home&via=twitter_pageAs the first female presidential candidate and a proven victim of Russian cyber-attacks which may have unfairly contributed to her loss, Clinton is entitled to emotions, yet this article seems to invalidate hers. No one should be told by another person in the public space to "move on."
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Desperate' ex 'executed' wife, mother-in-law and dogBBChttps://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-45861564?ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_mchannel=social&ocid=socialflow_twitter&ns_source=twittervictim blamingSelf-obsessed and misogynistic stalker slaughters family
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Taylor Swift used her relationship drama to rack in some serious cash.Marie Clairehttps://twitter.com/marieclaire/status/1050008529686294529Taylor Swift sings about LOVE and relationships, not "relationship drama."

Infantilizes her and diminishes credibility

communication and analysis of past relationships is healthy, not a bad thing
Taylor Swift racks up net worth of $320 million with a variety of love albums
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Poverello Sued For Protecting Transgender Individual In Women’s ShelterKMJ Nowhttp://www.kmjnow.com/2018/10/05/poverello-sued-for-protecting-transgender-individual-in-womens-shelter/fear mongering of trans people
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Many people have called Senator Kamala Harris the "female Obama."

That’s a tough benchmark for any Democratic politician to meet
Bloomberghttps://twitter.com/bopinion/status/1049683395884843008Common media “gender trap": qualifying a woman’s achievement by associating her with powerful or familiar men
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"Kim Thong Un pitches prez on prison reform"

TRUMP MEETS RUMP
New York Posthttps://images.dailykos.com/images/548145/story_image/kim_kardashian_donald_trump_ny_post.jpg?1527766431Common media “gender trap": spending a disproportionate amount of time discussing a woman’s outward appearance
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Please, God, Stop Chelsea Clinton from Whatever She Is DoingVanity Fairhttps://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/04/please-god-stop-chelsea-clinton-from-whatever-she-is-doingovercritical

infantiliizing
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‘I needed to feel like a woman’: Why some breast cancer patients opt for reconstructionGlobal Newshttps://globalnews.ca/news/4434868/breast-cancer-reconstruction/Breasts don't make someone a woman.

"This is a horrible headline. Thousands of women opt OUT of reconstruction and we still feel like women. We still feel sexy and beautiful. Please stop perpetuating this tired myth that women are not whole without breasts. It's just misogynistic bs." - @FlatinCanada
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In 2020, Democrats Expect a Female Front-Runner. Or Three.New York Timeshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/19/us/politics/democrats-women-president-2020.htmlInsinuates men as president are the norm
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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Hillary?Politicohttps://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/10/19/hillary-clinton-democrats-go-away-2018-2020-221608"Ah yes, a parody of a headline on a sound of music song for a former Secretary of State and Presidential nominee. Does anyone question our misogynistic culture? Really Politico?" - @marylkelly16
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For women, Hillary Clinton is a bigger disappointment than President Trump, writes Holly Thomas for @CNNOpinion https://cnn.it/2yJAWVtCNNhttps://twitter.com/CNN/status/1052351242649948160"I dont get why everyone has to be so mean to her. Where are the headlines saying trump please go away? She has a voice in this world and deserves to be heard just like everyone else." - @speakn_my_truth
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John Kerry raised some eyebrows after comparing Trump to an 'insecure teenage girl'Fox Newshttps://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/john-kerry-raised-some-eyebrows-after-comparing-trump-to-an-insecure-teenage-girlFox doesn't seem to find fault with this condescending and inaccurate generalization. "I’m disappointed John Kerry said Trump has the insecurity of a teenage girl. Trump is insecure, yes. But teenage girls, if they are insecure, has a culture of toxic masculinity to blame." - @mbrockenbrough
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How Unions Help Moms Take Maternity LeaveThe Atlantichttps://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/10/unions-maternity-leave/574084/Maternity leave is being replaced around the world with parental leave, since having a baby is an equally trying time for moms and dads alike. The child-rearing process should be a team effort, not just "mom's" job.How Unions Help Parents Take Parental Leave
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Gisele Admits She "Lost Herself" When She Became a Mom (And Here's What You Can Do If It Happens to You)Bravohttp://www.bravotv.com/personal-space/gisele-bundchen-lost-herself-when-she-became-mom-parenting-advice"Gisele Bundchen’s life (much like her face and body) looks flawless — but she has parenting struggles just like the rest of us."Common media “gender traps”:
1. focusing on a woman’s domestic or familial life rather than her professional merit
2. spending a disproportionate amount of time discussing a woman’s outward appearance
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Everything 'Mother of Three' Kerry Washington Has Said About Being a ParentPeoplehttps://people.com/parents/kerry-washington-motherhood-quotes-parenting-3-kids/Common media “gender trap": focusing on a woman’s domestic or familial life rather than her professional merit

find me the male counterpart to this article
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Hillary Clinton: Grandmother-in-chief?CBShttps://www.cbsnews.com/news/hillary-clinton-grandmother-in-chief-2016-presidential-bid/"After Clinton's daughter Chelsea gave birth to a healthy baby girl on Friday, the political world spent little time cooing over photos of the baby before getting down to what's really important: How will the new granddaughter affect Hillary Clinton's decision on a 2016 presidential bid?"Common media “gender trap": focusing on a woman’s domestic or familial life rather than her professional merit

find me the male counterpart to this article

"How many newspapers asked that question when Mitt Romney was proudly photographed with his 18 grandchildren, or when George W. Bush and John McCain showed theirs off for the press?" - Beaudoux
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Could Hillary's smile cost her the election? Twitter mocks Clinton's 'creepy grandma' grin as she smirks her way through presidential debateDaily Mailhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3854016/Could-Hillary-s-smile-cost-election-Twitter-mocks-Clinton-s-creepy-grandma-grin-smirks-way-presidential-debate.htmlCommon "gender trap": spending a disproportionate amount of time discussing a woman’s outward appearance
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Susan Collins ConsentsWall Street Journalhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/susan-collins-consents-1538780948"'Susan Collins consents': the Wall Street Journal’s real, terrible Kavanaugh headline | It seems like a rape joke." - Vox
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Meet the New House Democrats: They Could be a Management HeadacheNY Timeshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/us/house-democrats-new.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimesUpdate: Original headline (11/12) changed as of 11/14 to "Meet the New House Democrats: They May Not Toe the Party Line""What a tired trope. The incoming House Democratic class marks an exciting and necessary diversification of representation and viewpoints. #dobetter" - @fickle_freckled
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HEALTH Your Mother’s Romantic Past Affects Your Own Dating Adventures

A new study suggests that people whose mothers had several serious romantic partners tend to follow the same trajectory.
The Atlantichttps://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/11/how-your-parents-relationship-history-affects-you/575779/?utm_medium=social&utm_content=edit-promo&utm_source=twitter&utm_term=2018-11-13T19%3A26%3A13&utm_campaign=the-atlanticLanguage implies shame, as if modern society can blame their success or failure on their mother's choices.

"This headline is incredibly misogynistic. How about people whose mothers who exercise their autonomy to leave bad relationships are more likely to do the same?" - @lindzandnick
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Critics have lambasted the former paratrooper for his homophobic, racist and misogynistic statements, but his government could open up new investment opportunitiesCBC Newshttps://twitter.com/CBCNews/status/1056712250113867776Misogyny, racism and homophobia should be the focus of the story here. Full stop.
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The Voice of Disney’s Pocahontas Wants to See More Native Americans in ComedyThe Boldhttps://bold.global/catie-perry/2018/10/23/the-voice-of-disneys-pocahontas-wants-to-see-more-native-americans-in-comedy/no name? Irene Bedard Wants to See More Native Americans in Comedy
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Homicide Squad quizzes man over woman's death9 Newshttps://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/10/24/07/02/endeavour-hills-woman-dead-man-in-custody-after-body-found-melbourne"The mother and sister of the deceased arrived at the property this morning and were hysterical as police tried to comfort them."Overcritical of emotion
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With Pelosi, Democrats are stuck between a gavel and a hard placeNBChttps://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/pelosi-democrats-are-stuck-between-gavel-hard-place-n936096Considering the unpopularity of Schumer, McConnell and Ryan, this headline seems overcritical and smacks of ageism and sexism. Is Nancy Pelosi the new Hillary Clinton?

"I am tired of the way Pelosi is talked about & treated by media, GOP & her own party. If Hillary had won the presidency, this is exactly what we would have heard every damn day. The most accomplished, successful women in politics & this is all we hear. Misogyny, plain & simple." - @pjmaj
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Heavily pregnant Sana Muhammad, 35, was fatally injured at her home in Ilford, east London, on MondayPress Associationhttps://twitter.com/PA/status/1062508455829721089"How is it possible to write a story like this and ***not say her ex-husband is the man who killed her***? A crossbow. Really had to reread. This completely erases the intimate partner violence, terrorism, that women live with. #whenwomenrefuse you." - @schemaly
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Donna Zuckerberg: ‘Social media has elevated misogyny to new levels of violence’The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/nov/11/donna-zuckerberg-social-media-misoyny-violence-classical-antiquity-not-all-dead-white-men"Undeniably, she looks a lot like her brother – albeit softer, pretty, and with cyberpunkish strands of blue running through her hair. Her husband as well as her siblings have, at one point or another, worked in social media." (emphasis added)Common gender traps: discussing looks, discussing family
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"Reese Witherspoon is snatching up another book your mom will love for feature film development"Vulturehttps://twitter.com/vulture/status/1061884685033357312"Why do you imply only women would be interested in a book like this?" - @okwhatsnextblog
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Actress Sandra Locke, Embittered Ex of Clint Eastwood, Dies at 74The Hollywoord Reporterhttps://twitter.com/andizeisler/status/1073428478177886208Avoid referring to female ex as "bitter" esp in her obit
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