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Can You Spot The Straight People In These Gay Las Vegas Ads?

Las Vegas’ latest marketing campaign aims to portray the city as a kind of glistening gay utopia where straight people stick out like a poorly dressed sore thumb. The slogan “Everyone is welcome, even straight people” is illustrated in a new series of ads that insert a painfully frumpy heterosexual couple into glamorous scenes of gay clubs and pool parties. Obviously the ads are leaning heavily on superficial stereotypes both gay and straight, but I couldn’t help laughing at the way white sneakers and khakis stand out in a sea of Speedos and stilettos. What do you think of this campaign? Clever? Offensive? Funny? Just plain dumb? Check out two more of the ads after the jump, and share your thoughts in the comments! Keep reading »

Gay Marriage Ad
This marriage equality ad will give you chills. Watch »
Big Gay Oreo
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Target Debuts Gay Ad
Target gay wedding registry ad
Gay couple stars in Target's wedding registry ad. Read More »

Weight Watchers Tries To Sell To Women With The Most Naggy Wife Ever

"This Is 40"
This Is 40
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On Housework
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Happy wife, happy life?

Meet Megan and Matt. They’re the stars of the newest Weight Watchers commercial featuring Jennifer Hudson. And they are a terrible couple. Megan plays the role of the nagging wife to a T — to the point where every time I watch this commercial (which is a lot lately because we are working from home this week), I just think, Oh man, those two are heading for divorce. The clip involves Megan basically emasculating Matt and telling the world how she does everything. He passively aggressively says, “She usually gets her way, and I just go along with it,” while she snipes, “I think [Weight Watchers] worked for Matt because I did it for him.” And then she ends the commercial with “Happy wife, happy life, right?” Oh, that old trope. Take note, Weight Watchers: women don’t like to be sold things by terrible, naggy ladies. It’s an old, stupid stereotype, so stop it, guys.

Apparently Gwyneth Paltrow Has Seven Sides And “Rock” Is One Of Them

Ugh, Gwyneth Raps
So much second-hand embarrassment here. Read More »
Reason 4567 To Hate GOOP
In the event that you need yet another. Read More »
Gwyneth's Cookbook
Behold, a dramatic reading of Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook. Read More »

Here are just a few of the many reasons I wake up every day pissed off that I’m not Margot Tenenbaum: child prodigy, award-winning author and playwright, perfect bob and the face to pull it off, mink coat, wooden finger, cold, haughty aloofness, perfect eyeliner application, marriage to Raleigh St. Clair, verboten romance with hot brother Richie, affair with Eli Cash. She is my dream girl insofar as in my dreams, I am her. But you know who I think is super, super lame? Like, the lamest? Gwyneth Paltrow! She is cripplingly lame. I can’t even reconcile her acting ability with her actual existence because I’m just like, oh my god, Goop, put your Margot clothes back on already for Christ’s sake. Keep reading »

Men Are Merry-Less in Sexist Christmas Ad

Sexist Ads
Not all advertising campaigns are sexist and offensive. Read More »
Sexist Beer Marketing
Lady beer expert pens open letter letter to beer enthusiasts. Read More »
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Just Another Sexist Ad!

Add one more advertisement to the slew of commercials stereotyping men and women. Asda, a British supermarket, debuted a new ad for the Christmas holidays, featuring a mother running herself ragged, creating the perfect Christmas for her family. Because, you know, that’s what all women do. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Douchey Ads For New York Knicks Removed

"Unfeminine" Athletes
Lolo Jones photo
Some old sexist dude is concerned lady athletes are not feminine. Read More »
Anti-Gay Slur
Escobar suspended for writing anti-gay slur on his face. Read More »
Condi Invited To Club
Condoleezza Rice photo
Condi Rice was invited to join the all-male Augusta National Golf Club. Read More »
"Prostitute"
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16-year-old Saudia Arabian Olympian called "prostitute" for competing. Read More »
knicks sexist ad
  • Whoever does advertising for the New York Knicks must have thought this ad about bagging “sixes” and “sevens” was a 10, when it’s really a zero. People are people, not numbers ranking them on their attractiveness. I was going to call this ad “sexist,” but really, it’s more all-around douchey for either gender. [VIBE]
  • Moms now run New Hampshire. Here’s blogger Amanda Hess on why they shouldn’t talk about being moms. [Slate]
  • On white women who voted for Mitt Romney … [The New Yorker] Keep reading »

Kate Moss Reveals She Had A Nervous Breakdown After Iconic Calvin Klein Ad

Calvin On Kate Moss
He hired her for her "natural, always thin" look. Eek. Read More »
Too Young Models?
Is the problem with too-thin model or too-young girls? Read More »
"Girl Model" Documentary
This movie pulls back the curtain on underage modeling. Read More »

“I had a nervous breakdown when I was 17 or 18, when I had to go and work with Marky Mark. It didn’t feel like me at all. I felt really bad about straddling this buff guy. I didn’t like it. I couldn’t get out of bed for two weeks. I thought I was going to die. I went to the doctor and he said, ‘I’ll give you some Valium.’

It was just anxiety. Nobody takes care of you mentally. There’s a massive pressure to do what you have to do (and) I was really little … I didn’t like it. But it was work, and I had to do it.”

– Kate Moss describes the effects of the photoshoot with Mark Wahlberg that produced an iconic Calvin Klein ad campaign and helped make her one of the highest paid supermodels in the world. I really admire her for being so honest about this, but I’ve gotta say, this quote makes me incredibly sad.  Keep reading »

Natalie Portman’s Dior Mascara Ad Banned In The UK

Banned Cover
Magazine cover of Azealia Banks with a condom is getting banned. Read More »
Dakota's Ad Banned
Dakota Fanning banned Marc Jacobs ad
Dakota Fanning's ad for Marc Jacobs was deemed too provocative. Read More »
Tavi On Photoshop Ban
tavi gevinson photo
She's not sure how effective Seventeen's pledge will be. Read More »

I’m pretty much apathetic in the face of Photoshop. It’s an annoying (and undeniably rampant) practice for sure, but at this point I’m just like, “duh, nobody looks like that.” It’s ridiculous! But if there’s one variety of photo-altering that really, truly baffles me, it’s in the case of beauty advertisements. Are we seriously supposed to look at an ad and say, “Wow, that foundation looks great, I want to try it,” when the model has not only been subjected to hours of professional hair and makeup but has also been Photoshopped to the point of no recognizable human features? Keep reading »

Swiffer Thinks Men Should Get A Damn T-Shirt For Cleaning

Gross Apartments
gross apartments
Dudes, this is why ladies think your apartments are gross. Read More »
Sexist Axe Ad
axe boobs
A headless pair of boobs stars in Axe's new commercial. Read More »
On Housework
Who does the most housework in a marriage? Read More »
swiffer man up clean up

Yes, men cleaning. Who’d've thunk, right?!  Just a T-shirt, Swiffer? Not a Boy Scout badge? Or the Nobel Prize, perhaps?  I mean, men cleaning is obviously such a rare and uncommon practice that you think guys deserve a T-shirt bragging “Caution: Men Being Awesome” for wiping a Swiffer across the floor. (Which, as someone who also does not like to clean, I don’t think we can justifiably call “cleaning.”) It’s all part of the world’s dopiest Facebook contest called “Man Up, Clean Up” for men who are “clean, dirty, skilled or clueless” to go to Swiffer’s page and share stories of why it is “worth it” to help with household cleanups. More blowjobs? Not getting roaches? THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS. And just think, when you win that T-shirt, you’ll have something to use as a rag. [BusinessWire]

What’s The Mystery That Has Brad Pitt Banished To The Corner?

Brad & Angie Engaged
84th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals
It's finally happened: Brangelina are officially engaged. Read More »
Angelina's "Brad" Tattoo
Her inner thigh tattoo is for him -- but what does it say? Read More »
Angelina As Maleficent
The first look at Angelina Jolie as evil Maleficent. Read More »
What's the mystery, Brad?

Have you ever wished you could hear Brad Pitt whisper sweet nothings to you, or anyone really, just once? (I would totally listen to a taping of Brad and Angelina’s pillow talk, wouldn’t you?) Well, you’re in luck, because Chanel is making your dreams come true (kind of like they always do, then cruelly price them at $5,000+). When we heard that Brad had been tapped as the star of an ad campaign for the brand’s iconic No. 5 fragrance, we thought it was a weird choice, but now we totally get it… and so will you, once you listen to one of the three 7-second recordings Chanel has released for the promotion. But don’t expect to see Brad’s glorious mug just yet: he is, as The Cut rightfully addressed, in Chanel time-out. We wonder what he did to deserve it… [The Cut]

Silly Women Need Soooo Much Help

Frisky Sexism
All of The Frisky's posts about sexism. Read More »
Is This Sexist?
sexist Vila Olimpica ad photo
Some say this ad is sexist and offensive, some say it's not. Read More »
Sexist Beer Marketing
Lady beer expert pens open letter letter to beer enthusiasts. Read More »
"Do You Have A Gut Problem!?"

Oh women, we have so many problems. We can’t keep it together, which is why advertisers helpfully offer us a slew of products to make taking care of ourselves and our children easier. Brit comedy show “That Mitchell And Webb Look” present an all-too-real spoof on the silly sexism in advertising. [YouTube]

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