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While at lunch with a friend a few years ago, she couldn’t locate her lip gloss, so she emptied her purse out on the table to find it. She didn’t have much in there—an iPhone, a wallet, her keys and a small make-up kit. And also, a can of pepper spray.


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#MeToo, Donald Trump, Featured, News, Sexism, Viola Davis, Women's March -

As hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets all across the country for the Women’s March on Saturday to protest Donald Trump‘s one year anniversary as president, actress Viola Davis took to the stage in an effort to give a voice to the faceless victims of sexual assault. “Every single day, your job […]

The post Viola Davis shares her #MeToo moment for best speech at Women’s March appeared first on theGrio.

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Anthony Anderson, Blackish, Featured, Kenya Barris, Sexism, Television, Times Up, Tracee Ellis Ross -

With all the talk about the Time’s Up movement and the pay gap between women and men in Hollywood, many actresses are finding themselves in the news and not always in ways that they appreciate. The latest actress to have her story highlighted in the media is Tracee Ellis Ross of ABC’s hit series Black-ish. It […]

The post Tracee Ellis Ross’ response to Black-ish salary disparity with Anthony Anderson may surprise you appeared first on theGrio.

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Bill Cosby, Black Feminism, Feminism, Harvey Weinstein, News, Opinion, Racism, Sexism, Sexual Assault -

We must be fully committed to not cancelling folks and to not silencing the unique struggles of black women...

The post Black women shouldn’t have to choose between race and gender appeared first on theGrio.

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@AP, Beat Reporter, Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Observer, Jourdan Rodrigue, News, NFL, Sexism -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton has "expressed regret" for his response to a female reporter's question at a news conference Wednesday, a team spokesman said...

The post Cam Newton dismisses football question from woman reporter as ‘funny’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Black Women, Kenneka Jenkins, Misogynoir, Misogyny, News, Opinion, Opinions, Sexism -

“The Most disrespected woman in America is the Black woman. The most unprotected woman in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.” – Malcolm X This past Sunday the body of Kenneka Jenkins was found dead in a deep freezer of the Crowne Plaza hotel in Chicago […]

The post History shows us there’s no protection for Black women in America appeared first on theGrio.

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@AP, Donald Trump, Mika Brzezinski, Morning Joe, Politics, Sexism, Trump Tweets -

President Trump ridiculed the brains, looks and temperament of Mika Brzezinski, who along with her co-host, Joe Scarborough, heavily criticized him.

The post Trump accused of sexism after mocking TV host’s ‘bleeding face-lift’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Black History Sports, Entertainment, John McEnroe, Opinion, Opinions, Racism, Serena Williams, Sexism, Tennis -

Williams' lived experience intersected with her tennis career, further marginalized by her womanhood and Blackness, is what makes her superior to her peers.

The post Tennis isn’t the only reason why Serena Williams is the greatest of all time appeared first on theGrio.

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Entertainment, John McEnroe, Serena Williams, Sexism, Sports, Tennis -

Tennis player John McEnroe said that Serena Williams would be ranked 700 in the world if she played against men instead of women--she disagreed.

The post Serena Williams claps back at John McEnroe’s sexist comments appeared first on theGrio.

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Feminism, Kamala Harris, News, Richard Burr, Rod Rosenstein, Sexism, U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee -

When Senator Richard Burr tried to silence Kamala Harris during a Senate hearing, many quickly accused the committee chair of sexism.

The post Kamala Harris scolded by male senator, refuses to back down appeared first on theGrio.

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@quenblackwell, Entertainment, Fashion & Beauty, Her Side, sexism, sheer tops, twitter debate, Yung Jules -

When a male Twitter user questioned women’s decision to wear sheer shirts, a young woman […]

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News, Queen Latifah, Sexism, Woman Empowerment, Woman Solidarity -

The rapper and actress says noticed the sexism many women faced in the entertainment industry after becoming a breakout star and decided to do something.

The post Queen Latifah talks using her platform to support other women appeared first on theGrio.

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Entertainment, French Montana, Misogny, Misogynoir, Sexism, Twitter Beef -

French Montana is catching heat for calling a woman online as a "crusty dusty rusty ass hoe [sic]" during a Twitter exchange.

The post French Montana under fire for calling woman ‘nappy hoe’ appeared first on theGrio.

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April Ryan, Bill O'Reilly, Black Women, Maxine Waters, News, Opinion, Opinions, Politics, Racism, Sean Spicer, Sexism, Video -

In less than 24 hours, a prominent black Congresswoman was ridiculed over her hair because she dared to speak up, while another respected black veteran reporter was chastised like a child for simply doing her job. “I didn’t hear a word she said. I was looking at the James Brown wig,” Fox News host Bill O’Reilly said Tuesday morning of […]

The post Dear conservative white men: Black women are undefeated, so don’t try it appeared first on theGrio.

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April Ryan, Hillary Clinton, Maxine Waters, News, Professional Businesswomen of California, Racism, Sexism -

Hillary Clinton addressed the Professional Businesswomen of California conference and spoke about sexism in the workplace.

The post Clinton calls out sexism and racism directed at Maxine Waters, April Ryan appeared first on theGrio.

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Bill O'Reilly, Maxine Waters, MSNBC, News, Racism, Sexism -

Rep. Maxine Waters assures that the Fox News host Bill O'Reilly's racist comments about her hair aren't going to slow her down.

The post Maxine Waters: ‘I’m a strong black woman and cannot be intimidated’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Domestic Violence, Emotional Abuse, Emotional Violence, Karrueche Tran, Living, Opinion, Sexism -

Chris Brown's beef with Soulja Boy over Karrueche Tran, and the verbal assault hurled her way, isn't about Brown as much as it’s about you, black women.

The post Ladies, it’s time to stop tolerating emotional abuse appeared first on theGrio.

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Alexis Ohanian, Entertainment, Interracial Dating, Misogynoir, Misogyny, Opinion, Race, Serena Williams, Sexism -

As Malcolm X said, “The most disrespected person in America is the black woman," and the black men who are mad at Williams only prove this to be more true.

The post Serena Williams owes black men nothing for her white fiancé appeared first on theGrio.

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Black History Sports, Common, Entertainment, ESPN, Feminism, Serena Williams, Sexism, Tennis, The Undefeated -

In an interview with ESPN’s “The Undefeated,” Williams said, "if I were a man, I would have 100 percent been considered the greatest ever a long time ago.”

The post Serena Williams: ‘If I were a man I would’ve been the greatest a long time ago’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Entertainment, Hip Hop, Homophobia, LGBT, Sexism, Young Thug -

A video that recently surfaced online shockingly shows Young Thug disrespecting two black women working for Alaska Airlines. After claims that they were attempting to make him miss his flight, he went on a rant calling the two ladies “ants” and referred to their manager as a “peasant.” –Young Thug calls airline staff ‘peasants’ with ‘nappy’ hair– […]

The post Dear Young Thug: Don’t get it twisted. Your sh*t still stinks. appeared first on theGrio.

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Drake, Entertainment, French Montana, Sexism -

French Montana and Drake caused a stir when they took to social media to post about their "Sniper Commandments" for one-night stands.

The post Drake & French Montana’s one-night stand ‘commandments’ causes stir appeared first on theGrio.

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2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, Misogny, News, Opinion, Politics, Sexism -

“Vote for Donald Trump” doesn’t appear on my list of things to do in November. The thought never entered this black, female mind.

The post A vote for Donald Trump is a vote against my vagina appeared first on theGrio.

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2016 Presidential Election, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, News, Politics, Sexism -

Donald Trump apologized for his sexist and misogynistic comments, though immediately turned around and pointed the finger at Bill Clinton for abusing women.

The post Trump makes apology over sexist ‘P***y’ comments about Bill Clinton appeared first on theGrio.

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Black Men, Black Women, Dating, Living, Misogyny, Opinion, Sexism -

As a black gay man who comes from a lineage of strong women, it is my duty to honor the black woman, even when it comes to who I invite into my bedroom.

The post I’m a black gay man who won’t date men who hate black women appeared first on theGrio.

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College, Homophobia, News, Racism, Sexism, Study -

A report showing which of America’s colleges have the most hateful tweets has caused such an uproar that its authors took it offline. looked at all the tweets coming from a 1 or 3 mile radius of a college campus and compared them to a list of “hate” words.  These words included everything from slurs against gay […]

The post Report listing America’s most hateful colleges gets backlash appeared first on theGrio.

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