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Not Even Serena Van Der Woodsen Can Abide This “Upper East Side Makeover” Video Game

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If I was a rich girl … I would play with eyeshadow all day? That seems to be the idea behind “Upper East Side Makeover,” an online video game by Girl Games. The “game” — yes, I “played” it — involves such brain-twisting tasks as exfoliating skin and applying makeup. It’s one of many “games” on the site like “Super Manicure” and “Super Hair Studio.” Animal New York reports the game was created by a Romanian developer who has never been to NYC, ergo, has ever met an actual woman who lives on the Upper East Side. “Gossip Girl” is a fictional TV show, sir. And even Serena and Blair did something other than brush their hair all day.  [Girl Games via Animal New York]

Whitney Cummings Was Told She “Wasn’t Pretty Enough” For Hollywood

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Whitney Cummings responds to a comment about "peak vagina" on TV. Read More »
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... "Whitney," a mediocre show that should be allowed to be mediocre. Read More »
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Whitney Cummings on why it's okay for a woman to be pretty in comedy. Read More »

“I remember my agent at ICM at the beginning of my career telling me that I wasn’t pretty enough, that I was always going to be a quirky sidekick. And he was an ogre of a man. He should have been carrying a torch. If he was in a bar, he couldn’t have come near me, and then he was deciding my fate.”

Whitney Cummings in New York magazine on an ex-agent telling her she wasn’t pretty enough to play anything other than Zooey Deschanel roles. And now Zooey has her own show, and so does Whitney, so who has egg on their face now, ogre-agent man? Ironically, Whitney Cummings gets a lot (a lot) of flack for ‘only being successful because she’s hot.’ So what is it: too hot or not hot enough? (Neither! You can’t win!)

After the jump, another quote from Whitney about criticisms that she and her characters on “Whitney” (on which she stars) and “Two Broke Girls” (which she created) are not “good for women.” Keep reading »

6-Year-Old Girl (Board) Gamer Calls Out Hasbro For Gender Inequality

I never played Guess Who? all that much as a child, which might explain why I never realized how imbalanced it is in terms of gender. Or maybe I just wasn’t as perceptive as this six-year-old girl, who not only noticed that there are only five girls compared to 19 boys, but also took the time to write to Hasbro about it. Reads her letter:
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Men Are Merry-Less in Sexist Christmas Ad

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Just Another Sexist Ad!

Add one more advertisement to the slew of commercials stereotyping men and women. Asda, a British supermarket, debuted a new ad for the Christmas holidays, featuring a mother running herself ragged, creating the perfect Christmas for her family. Because, you know, that’s what all women do. Keep reading »

PETA Hits New Low With Joanna Krupa “Fur Trim” Pubic Hair Ad

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Oh no did not, PETA. Read More »
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Courtney Stodden shills for PETA, makes us feel weird about animal rights. Read More »
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Cindy Barshop introduces fox fur and feather merkins. Read More »

This ad from PETA is all kinds of disturbing and not just because it further promotes the idea that pubic hair is “unattractive” and a woman has to spend $$$ to trim and wax. No, PETA, this ad really looks like Joanna Krupa has the Lorax down there in her skivvies. Just ridiculous. [via Amanda Palmer]

Sexist T-Shirt Weighs Down Walmart Shelves

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Vinny swears that "Jersey Shore" isn't sexist. Read More »
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Even when we begin to believe sexism is dying and there is, in fact, hope in defeating misogyny, Walmart apparel can be sure to kill all our optimism.

In Vandalia, IL, Kayla Hyde shared with her Twitter followers her disgust over a black T-shirt in Walmart’s clothing section. With blue lettering reading “Cool Story Babe,” white lettering below orders the “babe” to “Now Go Make Me a Sandwich.” Keep reading »

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