You’re probably expecting an avowed feminist like myself to put a diet soda commercial marketed to men with guns, ATVs and snake attacks on blast. It’s true, Dr. Pepper Ten’s new ad declaring “It’s not for women” is dripping with machismo like beads of sweat pour off a gator hunter in the Florida sun. But the commercial is a lot more sexist towards men than it is towards women. Yes, men are victims of sexism, too. Can Madison Avenue really not sell a 10-calorie soft drink to men without sweeping gender generalizations?
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“I’m not a submissive, perfect pop princess, that’s for damned sure. I do think I have a rebellious, metal-loving rock chick inside of me. … I’ve always loved rock’n'roll. It’s about subversion. I’m talking to millions of people around the world about having sex freely, getting hammered, and partying. It’s fun for me to be riding that line of appropriateness. I’m here to level the playing field. Chicks can talk about the same sh*t that guys can, and they can be just as badass.”
— Ke$ha on teaming up with Alice Cooper for a song on his new album and why she’s more “metal-loving rock chick” than “Britney Spears.” I always thought Ke$ha was kind of annoying, but now I want to smash guitars and trash hotel rooms together. [Guardian UK] Keep reading »
I didn’t think anything could be better than the “F**k yeah, Ryan Gosling”/”Hey Girl” meme about my boo, but then “F**k Yeah, Feminist Ryan Gosling” came along and appealed to my Betty Friedan-loving, bell hooks-reading side. Check a couple more after the jump and the full site here. Keep reading »