sexism

Pretzel Crisps Strikes Again With New Ad Campaign

Remember a few months ago, when Pretzel Crisps debuted their “new look” with ads touting that “you can never be too thin”? And then remember how they pulled those ads…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 11, 2010 - 7:15 pm

Today’s Lady News: California Candidate Meg Whitman Gets Called A “Whore”

An aide for California’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate called Meg Whitman, the Republican candidate, a “whore” on a voicemail which was accidentally left on a phone. According to the transcript,…

Jessica Wakeman | October 8, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Sum Poosie: A Pink Energy Drink That Tastes Like … Cherry 7Up!

Wait, what did you think I was going to write?

Sum Poosie is a “vagina-themed” energy drink that tastes like cherry and was created by a guy who…

Jessica Wakeman | October 8, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Reader Mailbag: On Gender Equality

I get very nice mail from readers (thank you!), every once in a while I get pretty awful mail, and sometimes I get mail like the following letter, which just…

Wendy Atterberry | October 6, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Girl Talk: Go Ahead, You Can Call Me Ugly

Late last month, Republican firebrand Ann Coulter spoke at Homocon, an event organized by GOProud, an organization of gay conservatives. In her remarks, she tried to convince gays and lesbians…

Chloe Angyal | October 5, 2010 - 2:00 pm

“Scrub Away The Skank” With Axe Body Wash

Axe body wash’s ad says you can “scrub the skank away” with something called Snake Peel. (Ew.) I would find this only a little less offensive if Dove sold an…

Jessica Wakeman | October 4, 2010 - 3:20 pm

Pastor Eddie Long Teaches Wifely Submission And That “Wives And Women Can Never Rule Over Men”

If you’ve read the news at all lately, you have heard of the trials and tribulations of Bishop Eddie Long. The Atlanta mega-church pastor is accused of sexual coercion of…

Jessica Wakeman | October 1, 2010 - 6:15 pm

Today’s Lady News: Radio Show Says Lady Candidate Has A “Tight Little Butt”

The WRKO radio show in Boston referred to Republican state treasurer candidate Karyn Polito on air as having a “tight little butt,” after a listener called in asking if…

Jessica Wakeman | September 28, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Study Finds Sexist Comments Hurt Female Candidates In The Polls

Sexist slurs hurt a female candidate’s campaign more than her policy stances, according to a study on voter attitudes. That’s bad news for the likes of Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 28, 2010 - 3:40 pm

St. Louis DJs Offer “Drive-By Whorings”

Drive-by whoring. It’s a phrase we didn’t know until yesterday, and we have the fine guys of St. Louis morning show “Woody and Rizzuto” to thank for broadening our horizons.

Julie Gerstein | September 23, 2010 - 3:40 pm

The Anti-Porn Men Project: Dudes Take A Stand Against Violent Porn

If aliens landed and took stock of pop culture from the past decade, they might conclude that men on Earth are boobie-crazed sex beasts enslaved by their own desires, and…

Jessica Wakeman | September 22, 2010 - 7:00 pm

Ladies, Who Wants To Rent Their Ass Out To Kentucky Fried Chicken?

In a “creative” new advertising campaign — really, they used the word “creative” — Kentucky Fried Chicken is giving college girls $500 bucks to walk around campus wearing sweat pants…

Jessica Wakeman | September 22, 2010 - 11:10 am

Samsung Thinks Pink And Sells Lotion With Its Phone For Women

In case it was not apparent to you from the pink packaging on the Galaxy S Femme handset and the varied Aveda hand products, Samsung’s latest offering is for women.

Jessica Wakeman | September 21, 2010 - 8:45 pm

Today’s Lady News: Back In 1938, Disney Only Allowed Women To Trace

Back in 1938, women weren’t allowed to contribute in the creative process to bring Disney cartoons to the big screen. Check out the rejection letter one woman received when she…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 20, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: Sports Commenter Says Ines Sainz Was “Asking For It”

A Fox and NFL Network sports analyst, Brian Baldinger, has said that Mexican sports reporter Ines Sainz was sexually harassed by members of the Jets football team and staff…

Jessica Wakeman | September 17, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Remember When Ladies Were Cup Holders? Chevy Does

Remember when men were men and women were cup holders? Chevy does and they are selling posters of their 1959 Impala to celebrate the glory days when women knew their…

Jessica Wakeman | September 17, 2010 - 7:45 pm

“Sexism Ed” Tries To Answer The Question “What Is Sexism?”

What happens when someone grabs their video recorder and hits an American town to ask random people the definition of the word “sexism“? More than half of the…

Jessica Wakeman | September 17, 2010 - 6:45 pm

“Bridalplasty” Brides Plan Weddings And Compete For Plastic Surgery Prizes

E! has tapped into women’s two most important goals in life — looking pretty and getting hitched — for a new reality show called “Bridalplasty.” Wedding planning and plastic surgery,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 16, 2010 - 3:10 pm

“This Is Our Locker Room”: The Ines Sainz Scandal Begs The Question “Do Men Need A Man Cave?”

Most incidents of sexual harassment follow one of two scripts: 1.) How provocatively was she dressed? 2.) Is she just being a PMS-y humorless bitch and/or too sensitive? The story…

Jessica Wakeman | September 16, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Performing Sexual Favors Totally Fine For Women In Politics, Says Italian Dude

It’s totally OK if women use their bodies to get ahead in politics, advises Giorgio Stracquadanio, an ally of Silvio Berlusconi, the prime minister of Italy (who has made…

Jessica Wakeman | September 15, 2010 - 8:30 pm
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