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Today’s Lady News: Focus On Amanda Bynes’ DUI Arrest Is Sexist

Amanda Bynes DUI
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Amanda Bynes got popped for a DUI! Read More »
LiLo Talks Jail
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Lindsay Lohan opens up about her jail sentence. Read More »
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  • A “friend” of Amanda Bynes (um, probably her publicist) tells gossip blog Radar Online that party-hardy comparisons to Lindsay Lohan after Amanda’s recent DUI arrest are “sexist.” The friend said, “Comparisons between the two are just ridiculous as Amanda has never been arrested for drug possession or for stealing anything … Amanda doesn’t harbor any negative feelings towards Lindsay, she doesn’t even know her, she just thinks it’s sexist that the two are being compared. Men in Hollywood that get arrested for DUIs don’t face the same scrutiny that women do and this is what really irks Amanda.” It’s true. It’s so, so true. [Radar Online]
  • Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder held a forum today to emphasize the importance of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, which is being stalled in Congress. [Feminist.org, Think Progress]
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The Soapbox: Why “Creep Shaming” Is Total BS

An Open Letter...
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...to the guy who called me crazy. Read More »
Women Aren't Crazy
Has gaslighting conditioned women into thinking they're unstable? Read More »
I Was The Crazy Ex
One writer talks about becoming the crazy ex-girlfriend after a breakup. Read More »

On Thursday night, I had what seemed like a pretty good first date. By Friday lunchtime, any chance of a romance between that guy and I had fallen spectacularly to pieces.

I wrote about what went down in a post called “An Open Letter To The Guy Who Called Me ‘Crazy.’”  I’ve been pretty thrilled by its reception, particularly all the messages from women who’ve said they totally relate to what happened with Mean Crazy Bitch Guy. However, something in the comment thread has caught my eye: a (new) commenter penned a lengthy comment insinuating Mean Crazy Bitch Guy was actually the victim in the entire scenario and that he lashed out and called me horrible names because he “[felt] creep shamed.” 

“Creep shamed”? I thought. I know that term from somewhere. Where is it …? Oh, right, it’s a “men’s rights activist” term. But I wanted to know more. Keep reading »

Lena Dunham Addresses “Labia Saturation Point”

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Check out the first trailer for Lena Dunham's new show, "Girls." Read More »
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Check out the extended trailer for "Girls"! Read More »
"Girls" Vs. "SATC"
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Lena Dunham on the debt "Girls" owes to "Sex And The City." Read More »
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“I think Sarah Silverman had a quote where she was like, ‘Sometimes with an old guy with misogyny you’re just like, “You cute old guy. You misogynist.” I almost feel like ['Two & A Half Men' co-creator Lee Aronsohn, who complained last week that too many women have shows on TV ] is holding on desperately to a world that no longer exists … I felt especially bad for him because it’s not even a funny joke. If you had a good quip, I’d be like, ‘Well, you’re a dick, but at least you’re a good comedy writer!’ But with that, I was like, ‘Come on, dude. “Labia saturation point”?’ It’s also so dumb. There’s three shows on TV about women, so I guess we really reached our limit. It’s not like three-quarters of the world is comprised of women, you idiot. 

I almost wanted to do a tweet, but I didn’t do it: ‘Since we’ve reached our labia saturation point on television, I’ve decided not to release “Girls.”‘ Like, ‘HBO’s behind me on this decision and we’re so sorry for anybody we’re disappointing, but we really can’t over-vagina the TV. Lee has spoken.’”

– Lena Dunham, creator of “Girls,” responds to Lee Aronsohn’s fretfulness last week over reaching “peak vagina on television.” Lena’s got a point: if you’re going to be a sexist asshat … at least be a funny sexist asshat. [Huffington Post]

A Sentiment We Can Stand Behind

Frisky Sexism
All of The Frisky's posts about sexism. Read More »
"Jersey Shore" Sexism
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Vinny swears that "Jersey Shore" isn't sexist. Read More »
Rapey Ad
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Belvedere vodka's new ad is pretty rapey. Read More »
Advertisers Drop Rush
A number of advertisers have dropped Rush Limbaugh. Read More »

A friend of mine posted this on her Facebook wall this morning. I’m not sure if she was the one who snapped it, or if she grabbed if off of someone else’s wall, but either way, this little bit of guerrilla graffiti espouses a simple truth about advertising and marketing.

Whitney Cummings Responds To Sexist “Two And A Half Men” Jerkwad

Sexist Rant
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Two And A Half Men creator rants against too many women on TV. Read More »
Whitney On "Whitney"
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Whitney Cummings on her new sitcom. Read More »
Whitney Talks Comedy
Whitney Cummings on why it's okay for a woman to be pretty in comedy. Read More »
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“You came out of one. You probably spend lot of your time trying to get into one. This is kind of a mixed message. Had I known vaginas were so offensive and appalling to men, I certainly wouldn’t be talking about them.”

– Whitney Cummings is more magnanimous than I would have been following a sexist rant from “Two and a Half Men” co-creator Lee Aronsohn, who groused on Sunday that too many ladies have their own shows on TV, including Whit. ”[W]e’re approaching peak vagina on television, the point of labia saturation,” he complained. “Enough, ladies. I get it. You have periods.” Keep reading »

Remixed Toy Ads Tell The Truth About Gendered Marketing

Say "Nay!" To Princess Celestia
This talking pony princess says all the wrong things. Watch »
Pink Stinks For Girls' Toys
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Some parents are upset their little girls are given pink toys. Read More »

It’s common knowledge that toys are marketed to boys and girls in hugely different–and often troubling–ways. Media literacy advocate and video artist Jonathan McIntosh has come up with a super effective way to illustrate those differences. It’s called the Gendered Advertising Remixer, and the concept is simple: on one side of the screen is a selection of ads targeting boys, on the other side are ads targeting girls. You drag one ad to the audio box, one to the video box, click “Mashup,” and you’ll watch a sweet, maternal ad for a baby doll accompanied by the explosions and violent rhetoric of a GI Joe commercial (or swap the audio and video for equally confusing results). Some of the remixes are funny, but all of them bring up major questions about our culture’s definitions of gender, how early they are instilled in us, and how harmful they can be. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Remix some ads for yourself! [Gendered Advertising Remixer]

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