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Why Is Zooey Deschanel Shilling For Absolut Vodka?

Before today, I thought Zooey Deschanel was the perfect example of how stars can appear in ads without looking like sellouts. Her collaboration with eye wear manufacturer Oliver Peoples made…

Catherine Strawn | December 4, 2009 - 6:50 pm

Not All Advertising Campaigns Are Sexist And Offensive

I must admit, we post about a lot of sexist advertising campaigns here on The Frisky. But there are just so many of them! But here’s one that’s actually kind…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 19, 2009 - 9:00 pm

Wish Your Closet Showed A Little More Leg?

Why don’t they make these leggy coat hangers anymore? I guess you could crow that they’re sexist or something, but honestly? I want to hang my boyfriend blazer and leather…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 13, 2009 - 12:10 pm

Does Your Baby Have A Case Of The Number Threes?

Sure, you’ve heard of doing a “number one” or a “number two,” but did you know that babies also occasionally do a “number three”? According to this Australian ad…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 12, 2009 - 1:30 pm

Calvin Klein’s Latest Raunchy Ad, Duh, Offends Many

There is a large piece of advertising space on Houston Street in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood. For as long as I can remember, that particular wall has been THE place to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 10, 2009 - 9:20 pm

These Pants Are Apparently Totes Humpable

It took me a little while to figure out what the hell was going on in this ad for German clothing company Van Rosen, but now I get it!

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 19, 2009 - 5:10 pm

Is This Ad For Jamieson’s Raspberry Ale Sexist?

Snow White has been made over into “Ho White,” smokin’ a fag after, apparently, a rockin’ roll in the hay with her favorite seven dwarves. The ad is for Australian…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 16, 2009 - 5:30 pm

Ralph Lauren’s Photoshop FAIL Is Not An Isolated Incident

Despite expressing dismay that the previous ad — featuring an extremely whittled-down Filippa Hamilton — had made it to print and that it didn’t represent their “image,” it’s not the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 15, 2009 - 11:20 am

New HIV Awareness Campaign Hits Home

This new AIDS Awareness campaign from One Life finally uses sex to sell an effective message — when you sleep with him, you’re sleeping with everyone in his past. Click…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 25, 2009 - 11:40 am

Dude, Your Flexibility Is Freaking Me Out

Yeah, uh, I don’t know. This guy? He’s kind of freaking me out. He’s so … flexible. This vintage ad for Cricketeer suits is intended to show that this –…

Susannah Breslin | August 24, 2009 - 11:20 am

Police Women Of Broward County’s “Cavity Search” Ad Is An Eye Roll And A Half

TLC’s ad asking “Cavity Search Anyone?” for the show “Police Women Of Broward County” is misogynist, Dylan Stableford, a blogger at The Wrap, has noticed. Really, TLC? Instead of marketing…

Jessica Wakeman | August 21, 2009 - 5:50 pm

Vintage Sex Ed: Caught In The Act

It’s hard to believe it’s been over 20 years since I suffered through awkward sex-ed videos of swimming, talking sperm and dancing ovaries in junior high. Feeling a…

Wendy Atterberry | August 21, 2009 - 12:20 pm
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