Sexism Should Be Determined By Rates, Not Absolute Numbers

Sexism Should Be Determined By Rates, Not Absolute Numbers

Gawker’s non-gender specific panties are all in a bunch this week after Y-Combinator tried to unbunch everyone’s panties over its diversity numbers. Y-Combinator is a seed fund which takes in young start ups and provides them with money and guidance in exchange for a portion of equity and future profits. The idea is that if the start up makes it big, everyone gets rich. Y-Combinator is basically Sandra Bullock in the movie The Blindside, while the start ups are that kid who never had a bed before (though in reality they…

The Problem Isn’t That NYC Luxury Buildings Have a “Poor Door”

The Problem Isn’t That NYC Luxury Buildings Have a “Poor Door”

Gawker and the New York Post are pissed that a new luxury high rise has a separate door for its low income tenants than the tenants paying market price, calling it a so called “poor door.” As Gawker puts it: In these economically fraught times, it’s easy to forget that the super rich earned their right to never see you, hear you, smell you, or consider your pitiful existence. Expecting them to share an entrance would be unfair. While critics are right that it is odd to have a different door than your neighbor based on income, they’re…

Hobby Lobby Case Exposes Media’s Hobby of Distorting Everything

Hobby Lobby Case Exposes Media’s Hobby of Distorting Everything

Given the headlines of much of the media today, you’d think the Supreme Court just declared war on women by cancelling Orange is the New Black, declaring macaroons illegal, and simultaneously punched every vagina in America. “5 Justices Go After Women, Workers” “Hobby Lobby Hammer Drops” “Supreme Court Declares Itself To Be High Priest” The whole internet is abuzz after this huge “hammer” dropped, even though it’s not so much a hammer as one of those shitty cranks they give you to put together furniture you purchased over the internet. While…