Posts tagged "sexism"

Topless Women Skydiving In Danish Commerical = Most Obnoxiously Sexy Ad Ever

Sorry, Burger King! Your esteemed “women wearing bikinis shaped like hamburger buns taking a shower” ad is not the klassiest ad ever—that distinction goes to this 2008 commercial which is…

Jessica Wakeman | January 15, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Andrew From “Real World D.C.” Likes To Draw Rape-y Cartoons

Cartoonist Andrew Woods, the most irritating cast member on MTV’s “Real World: D.C.,” is even more unscrewable than originally thought. Amanda Hess at The Sexist ransacked his student newspaper archives…

Jessica Wakeman | January 6, 2010 - 12:30 pm

Are Boyfriend Jeans Another Example Of Heterosexism Running Rampant?

Over at Broadsheet, Kate Harding is irritated by boyfriend jeans. Not because she thinks they’re unflattering or too expensive, but because of their “heterosexist” name. “Boyfriend” anything, really — shirts,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 5, 2010 - 5:30 pm

A Cigar Won’t Bring Out The Caveman In Your Man Anymore

Oh, pervy cigar ad, how fortunate we are that you are old, so we can laugh at you.

Red Lipstick And Leopard Print Lady doesn’t exactly look like she…

Jessica Wakeman | January 5, 2010 - 4:20 pm

Folgers Continues Its Reign As Most Sexist Instant Coffee Brand Ever

Folgers has a long history of creating mega sexist commercials advertising their brand of instant coffee. You can watch a ton of the vintage ads online, most of which…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 5, 2010 - 3:10 pm

This Is An Ad For What Now?

Redtape shoes are for men who like their women the way they like their sodas: “served chilled” from a vending machine. [via Jezebel]…

Jessica Wakeman | December 29, 2009 - 4:10 pm

Chinese Shopping Center Creates A Parking Lot Just For Chicks!

China either thinks its women are the crappiest drivers on earth or someone thought up the most obnoxious publicity stunt ever: a women-only parking lot with “special” features for us…

Jessica Wakeman | December 29, 2009 - 1:50 pm

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,, for validating her complaints about sexism with these belittling Christmas cards.


Jessica Wakeman | December 21, 2009 - 2:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | December 10, 2009 - 8:00 pm

“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

Jessica Wakeman | December 2, 2009 - 3:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 6, 2009 - 4:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 5, 2009 - 9:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 27, 2009 - 5:30 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 11, 2009 - 3:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 26, 2009 - 6:10 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 17, 2009 - 5:20 pm

“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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 17, 2009 - 1:50 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 17, 2009 - 11:20 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 3, 2009 - 2:10 pm

“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

Jessica Wakeman | July 20, 2009 - 4:10 pm
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