Posts tagged "advertisements"

Sexist Advertising Alert: Does This Suit Look Good With The Model I Just Murdered?

Thanks to Feministe for pointing out 2008’s Most Sexist Advertisement — a print ad for Duncan Quinn suits which features a nicely dressed gentleman strangling a barely clothed model! Because…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 12, 2008 - 1:30 pm

Jason Bateman Is A FILF!

Just when I thought I had dodged my biological clock, something comes around, tugs at my heart strings and makes my vag tingle. Ugh, the nerve! Well, even the black…

Simcha | November 25, 2008 - 8:00 pm

Facebook Will Kick You While You’re Down

Hey, see that ad to the left? Kind of sad huh? I woke up on my 29th birthday (last Sunday), checked my Facebook profile for birthday well-wishers and saw that…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 20, 2008 - 7:30 pm

Will A Sexy Woman Make Men Want To Donate Their Organs?

Ads that use gorgeous, half-naked women to sell products are totally lame. Why couldn’t the advertising agency come up with something a little more original to sell their client’s beer,…

Catherine Strawn | November 12, 2008 - 5:30 pm

WTF Is Vera Wang Wearing?

Unitards are okay if you work for Cirque de Soleil, a ballet company, or if you’re a deep sea diver, but no way should regular people go walking…

Simcha | November 10, 2008 - 4:30 pm

Divorce: Reading The Sign(s)

So many men, so little time. Well, at least that’s a divorce lawyer’s motto. Corri Fetman, who handles Chicago’s romantic splits, has put up a billboard even more controversial than…

Simcha | October 21, 2008 - 6:30 pm

Obama Camp Reportedly Seeks Rape Victim For Campaign Ad

According to an email obtained by, the Obama campaign attempted to find a rape victim to cast in a campaign commercial that would allow the Democratic Presidential nominee to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 1, 2008 - 2:00 pm

Flashback: Lysol Is Not For Your Ladybits

Did you know Lysol used to advertise itself as appropriate for feminine hygiene? “A man marries a woman because he loves her,” the copy for this vintage ad reads. “Instead…

Simcha | September 18, 2008 - 3:00 pm

The Daily Hotness: Jay Bakker

The only boy who could ever teach me, was the son of a preacher man! And I’m a Jew. But let’s face it, Tammy Faye Bakker’s baby is a full…

Simcha | August 27, 2008 - 6:30 pm

NYC Abandons Plans To Stop Public Transit Pervs

While any woman who has ever ridden public transportation most likely has a story about some jerk who copped a feel or a shifty-eyed loser who made her switch cars,…

Simcha | July 21, 2008 - 5:30 pm

Gossip Girl Has The Best Ad Campaigns, Like, Ever

Honestly, I don’t even realllllly like the show, but these ads always make me want to watch. I love seeing anyone thumb their nose at annoyingly shrill prudishness.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 18, 2008 - 3:30 pm

Orbit’s Biting Commentary On Breakups

Okay, so we know we’re not supposed to be fans of commercials when there’s, like, real art on TV, but Orbit gum is special because they understand that…

Simcha | July 2, 2008 - 4:00 pm

K-Swiss Should Keep It Real

Sex sells. But what about purity? A K-Swiss ad campaign features tennis star Anna Kournikova in a white sports bra and a teeny-tiny mini skirt, showing off her midriff like…

Simcha | June 6, 2008 - 4:30 pm

The Daily Squeeze: PETA’s Sexy Cat Ad, Tila Tequila’s Breakup, And Paint’s Effect On Sperm

PETA’s pro-neutering/spaying ad has been banned from MTV and most other networks for being too sexy. They’re just cats humping, people! […

Catherine Strawn | May 23, 2008 - 12:00 pm

Girl Crush Alert! Audrey Tautou

I have loved Audrey Tautou ever since she put that spoon to her nose in Amelie. Now she is the face of Chanel No. 5 perfume, replacing Nicole Kidman. This…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 12, 2008 - 7:30 pm

Sexified Schweppes Ad

Apparently everything is sexier in France. In this ad, Schweppes has managed to make its drinks, or at least this particular drinker of its drinks, so hot and…

Catherine Strawn | May 9, 2008 - 11:30 am

Sexist Ad Hangover

You know what makes me want to drink away my sorrows? Rabidly sexist and misogynistic ads for Belvedere Vodka in my subway station. One more, after the jump.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 1, 2008 - 11:15 am

Gossip Girl Ads Get Parents Hot And Bothered

We knew it wouldn’t take long before someone complained about the OMFG ads for Gossip Girl — only it’s not the implied curse words that has got the Parents Television…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 24, 2008 - 10:00 am

Want To Reconnect With A Long Lost Ex? This Dude Can Help.

He apparently attracts his girlfriends’ ex-boyfriends like the plague. Now he can get you yours! But you’ll have the best results, if you sleep with him. [Craigslist]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 23, 2008 - 6:45 pm

Annoyance Of The Day: Facebook Wedding Ads

If your status on Facebook is “engaged”, you get inundated with various bridal and wedding B.S. on your profile page. As if you need a reminder that you’re supposed to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 21, 2008 - 4:15 pm
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