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This Cute Little Beaver Is Actually A Euphemism For Your Dirty Vagina

Lysol Is Not For Ladybits
It's for cleaning countertops, not vaginas. Read More »
Awkward Purchases
10 items that are way more awkward to buy than condoms. Read More »
Baby Wipes Drama
Should we all be wiping with baby wipes instead of toilet paper? Read More »
Playtex clean beaver ad

Well, that’s one way to sell intimate wipes.

Playtex is hawking these new genital wipes for “before and after” activities involving your genitalia, whatever those might be. We have no idea. But we do know the feminine hygiene industry has a long and sordid history of shaming women into buying products to “sanitize” and perfume our lady business (oh, capitalism!), despite the fact any gyno will tell you the delicate pH balance of your vagina is best left alone.

But, at the very least, we can appreciate that Playtex’s ad campaign includes one marketed towards dudes in need of a clean “pecker.”  Check it out after the jump. A dude’s sweaty junk is no picnic, either.  Keep reading »

The Best & Worst Super Bowl Ads

Growing up, my parents were so anti-advertising that they made us mute the volume and cover the TV with a scarf during commercials. And look at me now! Rounding up the best and worst commercials shown during the Super Bowl. How far I’ve come… Keep reading »

Just Perfect: Dannon’s “Birth Control On The Bottom” Yogurt

Did Somebody Say Girlfriends?

Dannon’s Birth Control on the Bottom Yogurt makes it so you don’t to choose between the only two things that matter to you as a women according to TV. Mmm, crunchy! And it kills two birds with one spoonful — you’ll be regular in terms of your period and your butt period. Score! [via Yahoo!]

On Birth Control
This woman uses birth control for medical reasons. Read More »
Birth Control Idiocy
Rick Santorum birth control
Birth control "just costs a few dollars," says expert Rick Santorum. Read More »
Colbert On Birth Control
Stephen talks the birth control controversy. Read More »

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
Some people were offended by this Oreo. Read More »
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
Watch the trailer for the Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann film. Read More »
On Housework
Who does the most housework in a marriage? Read More »
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 »
Frisky Sexism
All of The Frisky's posts about sexism. Read More »
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 »

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