Category Archives: sexism

Indonesia’s child rights commissioner apologises for saying women can get pregnant by sharing pool with men – ABC News

A child rights commissioner in Indonesia is resisting calls for her sacking, after telling women and girls they risk becoming pregnant if they swim in the same pool as men.
— Read on mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-26/indonesian-child-rights-commissioner-warns-of-pool-pregnancies/11995768

She should resign or be asked to resign 😡

‘The rapist is you!’: why a Chilean protest chant is being sung around the world | Society | The Guardian

the lyrics are deadly serious. The song accuses judges, police and politicians of committing or failing to stop rape. And in some countries, performing it is a risky business. In India, female protesters have faced police armed with water cannons. In Turkey, female MPs sang it defiantly in parliament after police broke up a street performance.

Source: ‘The rapist is you!’: why a Chilean protest chant is being sung around the world | Society | The Guardian

Why a Joe Rogan Endorsement Could Boost (or Backfire on) Bernie Sanders – The New York Times

Mr. Rogan has also faced social media condemnation for a remark he made several years ago in which he compared going into a black neighborhood to see a movie with the movie itself, “Planet of the Apes.” “We get out, we’re giggling, ‘We’re going to go see Planet of the Apes.’ We walk into Planet of the Apes. We walked into Africa,” he said on his podcast in 2013. “We walked into the blackest neighborhood we could find,” Mr. Rogan continued, noting that he had said a “racist thing.”

‘Take Her Out’: Recording Reveals Trump Demanding Ouster of Yovanovitch Directly to Parnas—Man He Claims Not to Know

An audio recording reviewed by ABC News captured President Donald Trump demanding the ouster of then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch during a 2018 dinner with a group of associates that included Lev Parnas, the indicted businessman Trump has repeatedly claimed not to know. “Get rid of her!” Trump said in the recording, ABC reported Friday. “Get her out tomorrow. I don’t care. Get her out tomorrow. Take her out. Okay? Do it.” The president’s outburst came after Parnas, an associate of Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, recommended that Trump fire Yovanovitch. Parnas, according to ABC, told Trump in the recording that the ambassador was “basically walking around telling everybody, ‘Wait, he’s gonna get impeached, just wait.’” “The biggest problem there, I think where we need to start is we gotta get rid of the ambassador,” Parnas said. “She’s still leftover from the Clinton administration.” A copy of the recording is now in the possession of federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York, ABC reported.

Source: ‘Take Her Out’: Recording Reveals Trump Demanding Ouster of Yovanovitch Directly to Parnas—Man He Claims Not to Know

Come ‘Say This to My Face,’ Says Ayanna Pressley After Betsy Devos Compares Being Pro-Choice to Being Pro-Slavery

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, chair of the House Abortion Access Task Force, offered Thursday to give Education Secretary Betsy DeVos a face-to-face lesson on reproductive rights and U.S. history after the billionaire cabinet official likened the arguments of pro-choice advocates to those of slavery supporters during the Civil War Era—a comparison one critic denounced as “utterly deranged.” “I say again: only slavery was slavery. This is utterly deranged, and [Betsy DeVos] should resign.” —Jamil Smith, Rolling Stone

Source: Come ‘Say This to My Face,’ Says Ayanna Pressley After Betsy Devos Compares Being Pro-Choice to Being Pro-Slavery

George Nader, Mueller Witness, Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Charges

The Washington Post reports that George Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman and a key witness in the Mueller investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 election, pleaded guilty to child sex charges on Monday. He previously pleaded not-guilty in July of 2019. A longtime influencer of American policy, Nader has acted as a liaison between President Trump’s advisors and Mohammed bin Zayed, crown prince of Abu Dhabi, as well as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. He also travelled to the White House several times through 2017 to meet with Steve Bannon, according to Politico.

Source: George Nader, Mueller Witness, Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Charges