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Young Turks’ Founder Cenk Uygur Exposed for Racism Against Asian Men, Objectifying Asian Women

Cenk Uygur, creator of the popular progressive online network “The Young Turks”, was recently outed for writing multiple racist and sexist blogposts in the early 2000s.

Uygur was found to have made a number of posts using objectifying language to describe women during his early days as a blogger. In one of the graphic posts in 1999, he wrote that women were genetically “flawed” because of their lack of sex drive, according to The Wrap. “Obviously, the genes of women are flawed,” Uygur wrote, reportedly expressing frustration over the limited amount of sex he was getting at the time in Miami, Florida. “They are poorly designed creatures who do not want to have sex nearly as often as needed for the human race to get along peaceably and fruitfully.”

Malaysian Beauty Ad Implies Women Must Be Slim and Light-Skinned to Keep Their Husbands

A cosmetic advertisement for Slimme White is causing outrage among netizens in Malaysia after it seemingly implies women need to be slim and have fair skin to prevent their husband from leaving them.

The ad, which was posted on Facebook by the company on Sept. 25, depicts the struggle of a young wife as her husband emotionally and verbally abuses her before kicking her out of the house because she’s not slim, and doesn’t have a nice complexion.