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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]

Open Letter To The Man Who Propositioned Me For Sex On The Subway

Street Harassment
How do you respond? Read More »
Perv Problems
How do you stop a pervert from rampant perv-ing? Read More »
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An app called Circle Of 6 contacts your friends if you're in distress. Read More »

Dear Man Who Propositioned Me For Sex On The Subway,

Why is it that after I respectfully responded “no, thanks” to your subway sex proposition, you found it necessary to call me a “bitch”? Have you not seen the movie “Shame”? Even an exceptionally fantastic looking guy like Michael Fassbender (who, might I add, was playing a sex addict) found it difficult to come on to a girl while riding the train because he feared rejection.

But you sir, wearing that hideous shirt, those skinny jeans which were obviously washed one time too many because they revealed your ankles, a pair of busted Converse, with a chip-toothed, yellow grin, thought that your offer to leave the train with you on 23rd street “to hang out at your house” should have been received with excitement. Keep reading »

Hillary Clinton Tells Religious Extremists To STFU About Women

Why Hillary Isn't Prez
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Gloria Steinem isn't surprised that Hillary Clinton is not our president. Read More »
Hill On Women's Rights
Hillary Clinton is all about empowering women and children. Read More »
Hillary On Politics
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The secretary of state on the double standard against women. Read More »
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“Why extremists always focus on women remains a mystery to me, but they all seem to. It doesn’t matter what country they’re in or what religion they claim, they all want to control women. They want to control how we dress, they want to control how we act, they even want to control the decisions we make about our own health and our own bodies. Yes, it is hard to believe. But even here at home, we have to stand up for women’s rights and reject efforts to marginalize any one of us because America needs to set an example for the entire world.”

Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton spoke this weekend at The Daily Beast’s Women In The World summit and reminded us why we’re grateful to have this woman representing us to the world. I love how she spoke about extremists in general, not naming one religion specifically, and how she didn’t reference anti-abortion Republicans specifically, either. It makes it all the more powerful that she’s talking about the philosophy behind control, not sidelining her point by bashing anyone in particular for doing it. [Nerve]

Chess Tournament Thoughtfully Bans Cleavage So Women Won’t Invite Rude Comments

Miniskirts Banned
Indonesia banning miniskirts so female lawmakers don't "invite rape." Read More »
Sorority Dress Code
Get a load of the Pi Phi rush dress code beauty rules. Read More »
Speedos Forbidden
A UK resort has banned men from wearing skimpy speeds. Read More »
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An IM Conversation at Frisky HQ:

Jessica: Oh, Lord, a chess tournament has banned cleavage.

Amelia:  I love chess.

Jessica:  But do you love playing chess with your titties hanging out? Apparently that’s a problem.

Amelia:  Especially then. I would do it to distract my opponent if they were a 15-year-old prodigy. Keep reading »

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