Posts tagged "sexism"

“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 Accidental Billionaires, a…

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 “chivalry,” while…

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.
Courtney Love seem…

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 industry misogyny, what’s u…

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

Is This Fake Calvin Klein Bra Ad Sexist Or Just Clever?

Is advertising that uses women’s sexuality always sexist? Feminsting.com blogger Samhita says this advertising student’s project is “sexist, voyeuristic and pervy.” It’s a fake Calvin Klein billboard featuring a woman wearing a white blouse. In the sunshine the white blouse looks normal, but when it rains the billboard morphs and reveals the model’s black bra…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 23, 2009

Sexy Or Sexist? Marie Claire’s Ads Feature Women Holding Their Own Decapitated Heads

These ads caught my eye — which I suppose is exactly what their creators at Brazilian ad agency Publicis had in mind when they created them. The image is arresting, isn’t it? In this provocative ad series, the women appear to be holding their own lopped off heads. The tagline is an odd fit, though.

By: Susannah Breslin / April 22, 2009

A Father’s Blessing: Sexist Tradition Or A Sign Of Respect?

Over on AskMen.com there’s this article all about the importance of asking a father’s permission for his daughter’s hand in marriage, a tradition I guess I wrongly assumed was as relevant as outhouses and chastity belts. According to the article, “while the traditional reasons for asking are now obsolete, popping the question to [a woman’s]…

By: Wendy Atterberry / April 3, 2009

Vogue’s Beyonce Cover, Racist?

Some folks have gotten their panties in a bunch over Beyonce’s cover for the “Shape Issue” of Vogue. Beyonce is one of only five black women to grace the cover of Vogue since it was founded in 1892, but blogs like Jezebel and Sociological Images think the magazine was being sexist and racist by putting…

By: Annika Harris / March 17, 2009

Dutch Heineken Commercial Perpetuates Sexual Stereotypes, Still Hilarious

Behold the European beer giant’s latest ad that’s been airing all over Holland. You don’t need to speak Dutch to get the gist. The scene takes place at a couple’s new home, where the woman is giving her friends a grand tour. The situation quickly turns into a screaming contest between men and…

By: Leonora Epstein / March 4, 2009

Just Do It … For Guys

What’s this ad really about? You tell me. Copyranter reports this ad campaign was created for the German edition of Men’s Health magazine. Both of the ads feature young women exercising to the point of sweaty, dejected exhaustion. In one ad, the woman leans over the handlebars of her bicycle, out of breath. In the…

By: Susannah Breslin / January 28, 2009

Mind Of Man: I Might Be A Sexist

I think I might be a sexist. But since most of you are vagina-enabled, I’ll let you tell me. Many of you possess testicles, as well, and I’ll invite you to chime in, too. To those who have both: All are welcome here.

I’m not proud of the fact that I might be sexist,…

By: John DeVore / January 22, 2009

Spike Calls Salma Hayek & Liv Tyler “Butterbodies”

We’re pretty used to men’s magazines and media outlets celebrating the world’s most beautiful women — from Maxim‘s Hot 100 to AskMen.com’s upcoming Top 99 Most Desirable Women — but Spike.com has decided to go with a much more negative approach. In “The Top 7 Butterbodies,” everyone from Mandy Moore to America Ferrera to Salma…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 17, 2009

Are Men Turning Into Jerks?

According to Details, decades of feminism and political correctness have turned 21st century guys into total pigs. Because they’ve been forced to play Mr. Nice Guy and suppress their baser, manlier instincts for years, today’s men are starting to revert back to some of their less politically correct, more misogynist ways. Take, for example, “Dave”:…

By: Susannah Breslin / December 23, 2008

Sexist Advertising Alert: Does This Suit Look Good With The Model I Just Murdered?

Thanks to Feministe for pointing out 2008’s Most Sexist Advertisement — a print ad for Duncan Quinn suits which features a nicely dressed gentleman strangling a barely clothed model! Because nothing says debonair like chokin’ a bitch.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 12, 2008

Is All The Attention Being Paid To Sarah Palin’s $150,000 Wardrobe Sexist?

If I had a dollar for every time somebody used the words “sexism” or “sexist” during this election, I’d have enough money to go shopping. Not shopping at Neiman Marcus, mind you, but shopping at, say, French Connection. When it was revealed the McCain campaign had given Governor Sarah Palin a $150,000 clothing allowance so…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 27, 2008

Sarah Palin: The Most Sexist Of Them All

This weekend, Sarah Palin finally made her much anticipated appearance on “Saturday Night Live”, showing up in two skits written just for her. To tell you the truth, it seemed like the show was actually laughing at Palin rather than with her — the second skit, featuring Amy Poehler rapping, was seriously pretty…insulting. Additionally, the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 20, 2008
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