Tue Oct 18, 2016, 12:35 AM
sheshe2 (40,385 posts)
24 Times Sexism Was Very Very Real
When an anti-abortion group doctored "sting" Planned Parenthood videos...
The California-based Center for Medical Progress (an anti-abortion group) generated an enormous amount of attention when it claimed it had a series of "sting" videos showing Planned Parenthood employees discussing the sale of fetal tissue. But the videos were debunked in numerous investigations that concluded they were doctored, misleading and did not contain any evidence of the mishandling of fetal tissue.
...And then Carly Fiorina lied (and lied) about them.
In a GOP debate this fall, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina made the rather startling claim that she had watched a Planned Parenthood sting video that showed a fully-formed fetus on a table -- while someone in the room warned it must be kept alive "so we can harvest its brain." On the occasions that Fiorina has been called out for that claim -- because, again, no such video exists -- she has doubled down rather than copping to her distortion, going so far as to tell Meet The Press "that scene absolutely does exist."
When far too many trans women of color were targeted and killed.
"The list of slain transgender women in 2015 continues to grow at a troubling rate," The Daily Dot reported this fall -- and trans women of color make up a disproportionately high number of the victims.
When the media body-shamed one of our greatest living athletes.
Serena Williams is an indisputably fearsome competitor, but in 2015 the media focused on her body almost as much as her world class skills. Perhaps the most glaring example was a New York Times article that explored how in the world tennis' top women are able to balance body image ambition, talking about Williams' "large biceps" and how competitors choose not to "emulate her physique." Huh?
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