Posts tagged "sexism"

Merry Christmas, Here Are Nude Photos Of Sarah Palin

There's nothing I hate more than when Sarah Palin has a point. So thank you, Zazzle.com, for validating her complaints about sexism with these belittling Christmas cards. One has a little boy telling Santa he wants "Peace on Earth, an end to war and some nude pics of Palin" (after the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 21, 2009

Kudos To Burger King, For That Whopper Of A Creepy Ad!

Burger King in the UK just debuted the creepiest new ad—it's called "Shower Cam" and it's a bizarre union of voyeurism and breakfast sandwiches. Any guy who certifies his age as 18+ can watch a sexy young woman disrobe and "shake her bits to the hits," i.e. take a shower while warbling off-key…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 10, 2009

“Cheetahs,” The New Dumbass Label For “Older” Women Who Date

Apparently unaware that women of all ages have always enjoyed robust sex lives, The New York Observer introduces us to "cheetahs." What's a cheetah, you ask? They are 30-something single women -- the younger nieces of the 40-something-and-up "cougars" -- who are so desperate for sex and affection that they'll prowl the bars,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 2, 2009

Why Women Should Be Concerned About Men’s Rights Groups

We write often about domestic abuse issues here on The Frisky and the discussions get quite heated. Those of you readers who get very passionate about the subject absolutely must read the story "Men's Rights' Groups Have Become Frighteningly Effective" by journalist Kathryn Joyce on Double X, about the rise of the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 6, 2009

Today’s Lady News: 2009 Best Books List Has Zero Women Authors On It

The magazine Publisher's Weekly compiled its annual list of the year's best books and it has zero women on it. Zilch! WTF? Tell us the names of incredible books written by women in 2009 that you've read in the comments. [New York Times] Meet Margarita Vargas, an 18-year-old girl and the one…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 5, 2009

Woman Who Wrote For Letterman’s Show Says Workplace Flirting Was “Hostile”

David Letterman, we haven't forgotten about you and your staff member-diddling ways! Nell Scovell, the second female ever hired to write for "Late Night with David Letterman" recently penned a piece for Vanity Fair's website alleging that sex between high-level male and lower-level female staffers led to a "hostile" work environment: "Without naming…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 27, 2009

Abercrombie & Fitch T-Shirts Shock And Offend — Again!

Hey, big news! Abercrombie & Fitch has a few T-shirts in its "New College" line that are, like, way sexual and sexist and not particularly funny. (The shirts above say "Show the Twins," "Female Students Wanted for Sexual Research,"and "Female streaking encouraged.") And people are mad about it! The American Family Association (AFA), a religiou…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 11, 2009

Film Version Of Tucker Max’s “I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell” Does Not Thrill College Women’s Center

You've probably heard of Tucker Max, blogger and author of the memoir I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell, who regaled the bestseller list with stories of sex with many, many women and excessive drinking. (The charming cover illustration is of a man holding a beer bottle and pointing to a blonde…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 26, 2009

No Sex For The Husband? No Food For The Wife, Says Afghan Law

A new law in Afghanistan permits men who are Shia Muslims to deny food for their wives if she won't satisfy his sexual longings. According to the Guardian, the law states:"Tamkeen is the readiness of the wife to submit to her husband's reasonable sexual enjoyment, and her prohibition from going out of the house, except…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 17, 2009

“Save The Whales” PETA Billboard Tells Women “Lose The Blubber: Go Vegetarian”

A PETA billboard in Jacksonville, FL, calls larger women "whales" and urges them to "lose the blubber" by going vegetarian. PETA's press release on the billboard says "going vegetarian can be an effective way to shed those extra pounds that keep [women] from looking good in a bikini." Oh, God, now…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 17, 2009

Porn Mag For Women Has One Big Problem

We love the idea, in theory, of a porn magazine for women. Unfortunately, Filament, a British for-women-by-women porn mag, is having a lot of troubles. First, the above-the-waist photos of "feminine" male models, which Filament's editors said academic research proved women are attracted to, were not pornographic enough for us. Sorry, but Rufu…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 17, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Newspaper Columnist Suggests Hillary Drink “Mad Bitch” Beer

If Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had been invited to the Obama's "beer summit," she should have knocked back a bottle of Mad Bitch beer, said Dana Milbank, a columnist for The Washington Post, in a video on the WaPo web site. [Politico] — Because insinuating a powerful woma…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 3, 2009

“The Appallingly Sexist Origins of Facebook” Neither Appalling Nor Particularly Sexist

Come on, Double X, you're just baiting us: With a headline like "The Appallingly Sexist Origins of Facebook," we were expecting to be served some juicy dish that made Mark Zuckerberg, the 25-year-old founder of Facebook, look like a pig. But Double X pulled snippets of purported douchebaggery from The…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 20, 2009

Is Chivalry Sexist?

A male blogger named Anthony Michael Rojas posted a little list entitled "How To Treat A Woman On A Date: The Basics" on his Tumbler blog this week and it got quite a few angry reblogs from women who felt like his suggestions were sexist. Rojas clearly believe his suggestions to be basic…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 10, 2009

Vanity Fair Says McCain Aides Disliked Sarah Palin As Much As (Some Of Us) Did

Vanity Fair doesn't tell us anything that Palin-watchers (er, Palin-stomachers) didn't already know. called the McCain/Palin ticket "a marriage of convenience"—and a "fiasco."…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2009

The Case Of Huffington Post Sexism

There's been some…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 10, 2009

Quickies!: Jamie Lynn Spears Is Just Like Any Other Teen

Jamie Lynn Spears gives us the finger, and parties it up. [TMZ] -- We’re glad the girl is finally acting her age, but we’re a little scared about what’s in the cup. Miley Cyrus and Justin Gaston have reportedly split up. [Us Magazine] -- He was too cute for her, anyway.
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 9, 2009

For Jezebel, Sexism In Advertising Is OK — As Long As They’re The Ones Running The Ads

Historically, if that's a word that can be used in relationship to blogging, Gawker Media ladyblog Jezebel has dedicated much its blog's space to pointing out sexism in advertising -- or what they deem "badvertising." So, if the Jezebels are the self-proclaimed policewomen of what they perceive to be rampant advertising…
By: Susannah Breslin / May 18, 2009

What’s With Guys Wanting Women Who Don’t Speak?

This morning, I flew back to New York and caught up on my pop music by listening to the Top 20on20 on XM radio, the one perk Airtran provides. Most of the music was expected -- Lady GaGa, Miley Cyrus, Black Eyed Peas -- but I'd never heard one of the songs that made it…
By: Catherine Strawn / May 4, 2009

Five Things That Would Suck About A Woman Without A Mouth

In the most recent issue of Vice, Chris Nieratko lists 10 inventions he wishes, you know, inventors would make already. He desires a cell phone with lasers, a "titty-milk-catching bag," and seven others things. That adds up to nine, if you're counting. The 10th annoyed me. A Mouthless Woman: A mouthless woman gives me no…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 29, 2009
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