Posts tagged "sexism"

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…
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…
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…
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 women, beer…
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.
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, but…
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…
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,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 20, 2008

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Sarah Palin & Her VPILFishness

There's been ado about the complete and utter MILF-ish/VPILF-ish-ness of Sarah Palin. Yesterday, I was sitting and eating lunch next to a table of men, all in their 40's, who were discussing Palin's hotness, how she would be sexier with her hair down, and that her critics just think she's "too pretty". All that got…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 30, 2008

Sexism Still Pays Off For Men

Growing up, my mom and dad shared the responsibility of bringing home the bacon…well, the proverbial bacon -- we’re Jewish. Anyway, my mom was a realtor and good at her job, but I’ll never forget her main competitor. His wife didn’t work and he was a jerk, the kind of guy who used too much…
By: Simcha / September 24, 2008

Free Sarah Palin! CNN’s Campbell Brown Grows A Pair On Behalf Of The Media

CNN's Campbell Brown totally tore the McCain camp a new you-know-what for banning reporters from questioning Sarah Palin while she was in New York yesterday meeting with world leaders at the United Nations. Don't have the patience to watch the vid? Transcript after the jump...
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 24, 2008

Sarah Haskins Targets The Rampant Sexualization of CLEANING

I don't know about the rest of you, but scrubbing my toilet bowl makes ME aroused. [Current]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 23, 2008

The Sexism Card: Is Sarah Palin Really A Victim Or Is She Bluffing?

We all know sexism is alive and well in America. Hollywood’s seemingly endless celebration of the chubby, schlubby, slacker dude is sexist as hell, given that chubby, schlubby, slacker girls get nowhere in Tinseltown, least of all the big screen. And yes, much of the media’s coverage of Hillary Clinton’s campaign was sexist too—and I…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 10, 2008

How Do We Still Love You, Don Draper?

The same week John Edwards admitted to cheating on his wife with Rielle Hunter, Mad Men's Don Draper lost his (short) battle NOT to cheat on his wife. The comparisons are easy, if shallow -- both dashing, charming, well-manicured, with wives that ooze kindness, morality, loyalty, and selfless struggle. While John Edwards does not have…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 11, 2008

Quickies!: Willie Nelson For President, Gastrosexuals, & The Benefits Of Marriage

There's a write-in movement underway, complete with campaign song, to elect country music icon Willie Nelson as the next President of the United States. [The Boot] Are PETA's ads sexy or sexist? [Daily Bedpost] A new breed of man has been identified: the gastrosexual, who uses his cooking skills to woo…
By: Annika Harris / July 25, 2008

Sign Of The Times: Women At Work

“Men at Work” signs are even more outdated then Men At Work’s (the band) hits. Okay, we still get down to their 80's party tunes, but the biased signs are finally out in Atlanta! It’s all thanks to Cynthia Good, one of the founding editors of PINK and Atlanta Woman magazines. Angered that women working…
By: Simcha / July 10, 2008
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