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“Shop To Win” Commercials From Kohl’s: Clever Or Cringeworthy?

If you’ve turned on the TV at all in the past couple of weeks you’ve surely seen the “Shop to Win” commercials from Kohl’s. If not, here’s the general premise:…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 3, 2012 - 9:00 am

Remixed Toy Ads Tell The Truth About Gendered Marketing

It’s common knowledge that toys are marketed to boys and girls in hugely different–and often troubling–ways. Media literacy advocate and video artist Jonathan McIntosh has come up with a super…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 2, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Actress From Rapey Belvedere Vodka Ad Files Lawsuit

Two weeks ago, Belvedere Vodka tweeted an ad depicting a man pulling a surprised, open-mouthed woman down onto his lap. The headline read: “Unlike some people, Belvedere always goes down smoothly.”

Jessica Wakeman | April 2, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Unattainable Womanhood, As Explained By This Old Bill Blass Perfume Ad

She’s supposed to “get gorgeously dressed in 15 minutes flat,” but not worry about her hair getting wet in the rain. She’s supposed to love a good laugh, but can’t…

Jessica Wakeman | March 27, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Booze, Bras & Husbands: What Women Want According To Vintage Advertising

We love to get nostalgic — from remembering our ’90s girlhood (like N*SYNC and Disney princesses) to learning about the history of corsets to just ogling glamorous pinups of the ’40s and ’50s. And when it…

Pop Sugar | March 5, 2012 - 1:50 pm

Cosmo‘s Very First TV Ad Was Kind Of Sexist

What can we say about Cosmopolitan today that wasn’t true about Cosmopolitan in the past? According to the very first commercial that promoted the magazine brand in the UK, not much.

The…

Styleite | March 4, 2012 - 3:30 pm

This Is Definitely The Way To Get Women To Buy Greek Yogurt

I suddenly feel very hungry for some Greek yogurt. More specifically, for a sexy man slathered in the stuff. Fitness expert Stefan Pinto would rather get naked (and covered in…

Ami Angelowicz | March 3, 2012 - 3:00 pm

“Downton Abbey”‘s Lady Sybil Crawley Is A Jewelry Model Now

Lady Sybil Crawley on “Downton Abbey” is my new girl crush and not just because she’s a rabblerousing feminist. The actress who plays Sybil, named Jessica Brown Findlay, is a…

Jessica Wakeman | February 28, 2012 - 2:20 pm

“Mad Men”‘s Falling Man Gets Graffitied Up

I’m so accustomed to seeing penises scrawled on Reese Witherspoon’s face on those “This Means War” posters that it’s refreshing to see graffiti that’s not an ode to the male…

Jessica Wakeman | February 20, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Pinterest Is Making Money In A Slightly Shady Way

I’ve recently developed a fairly severe addiction to Pinterest, as has pretty much everyone else I know (related: do you follow The Frisky’s boards? You totally should!). Pinterest allows users…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | February 9, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Lost In Translation: Here’s One Ironically Big Foreign Language Foul

Concierge. Chignon. Soirée. Saying things in French just makes you seem so fancy, right? Hate to break it to you, Nancy’s, purveyor of fine frozen foods, but your use of…

Leonora Epstein | February 8, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Evening Quickies: Behold, Michael Fassbender’s Naked Butt

Michael Fassbender’s been sharing his naked tush with the world since he was 25 and he filmed this commercial for the European airline SAS. You’re welcome! [Queerty]
Oprah…

Jessica Wakeman | January 27, 2012 - 6:00 pm
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