Today’s Lady News: Offensive PMS Milk Ads Pulled

  • The California Milk Processor Board killed their offensive PMS milk ads that depicted PMS-ing women as irrational and difficult and showed their browbeaten men handing over cartons of milk to quell their symptoms. The ads read things like: “I’m sorry I listened to what you said and not what you mean” and “We can both blame myself” and directed customers to a site called EverythingIDoIsWrong.org. Now that URL redirects to a site called GotDiscussion.org which runs an apology for the offending ads. The ad agency responsible for the PMS ads told The New York Times, “It certainly wasn’t our intention to offend people.” That is such BS. Of course they were trying to offend people! Why can’t advertisers just come out and say “We were trying to offend people and get attention because that’s how advertising works?” [AdWeek]
  • “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” has been certified for appeal! [NPR]
  • Check out Mamiverse, a new web site targeting Latina moms. [The Daily Beast]
  • Gay marriage is legal in New York State as of this weekend! Here’s how not to embarrass yourself talking about weddings with your gay friends and family. [New York Times]
  • I looove this poster! This is what feminism is about people. [Clarissa’s Blog]

INTERNATIONAL

  • Somalia’s new women’s minister was kidnapped by militant rebels, then returned hours later. WTF?! [Clutch Magazine]
  • A rapist who infected a woman with Hepatitis-C when he broke into her home and sexually assaulted her has been jailed indefinitely. [Daily Mail UK]

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