Posts tagged "sexist"

Women In A Gumball Machine: Is This The Most Sexist Ad For Online Dating Ever?

We know it's, like, a law that beer and fast food commercials use offensive, usually sexist, stereotypes about chicks and dudes ... but online dating sites? This "Femme-o-matic" commercial for Belgian dating site Vind een Lief is confusing, but the basic premise seems to be that online dating is just like…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 1, 2011

Sarah Palin On The Double Standard For Women

"Women are held to a different standard in all areas. Let's work harder, produce more and better and get over it. I'm through whining about a liberal press that holds conservative women to a different standard because it doesn't do any good to whine about it." — Sarah Palin, as much as I hate…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 25, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Bill Maher Calls Sarah Palin A Vagina (Only In More Vulgar Terms)

Comedian Bill Maher, who fancies himself "edgy" or something, called Sarah Palin a "dumb tw*t" on Friday night's episode of "Real Time With Bill Maher." Because, you know, he's edgy! The National Organization for Women swiftly responded with a rolling-their-eyes statement. "Stop degrading women with whom you disagree and/or don't like by using female body…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 23, 2011

Florida Mayoral Candidate Rose Ferlita Unelectable Because She’s “Unmarried”

WTF, Florida?!?! Residents of Tampa received a mailer about mayoral candidate Rose Ferlita warning them that this deranged harpy is "Unmarried. Unsure. Unelectable." What kind of freak wouldn't be married? Someone who is unfit for public office, that's who! Rose Ferlita "put her political ambitions first and foremost," the mailer reads, "while…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 16, 2011

Little Girls Debut Music Video Criticizing Lil Wayne’s Sexist Lyrics

Kick ass! A nine-year-old and a 10-year-old who call themselves Watoto From The Nile wrote and performed a hip-hop song about rapper Lil Wayne's derogatory and sexist lyrics. How much do you love these little girls? Amelia, when you retire in 2031 and replace yourself with the five-year-old girl who won't marry until she…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 2, 2011

Vinny Swears “Jersey Shore” Isn’t Sexist

"We have our catchphrases about girls ['grenade,' etc.] but the four girls on the show are as wild as the guys. It’s not just one way. It’s not biased or sexist." — Oh, Vinny Guadagnino. You might be the smartest (and most emotionally mature!) cast member on "Jersey Shore," but you're…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 17, 2011

Quickies: Sarah Palin Is “Great Masturbation Material” For Tracy Morgan

Tracy Morgan called Sarah Palin "great masturbation material" — a sexist assessment of the telegenic but dimwitted ex-governor, but nevertheless one that holds a grain of truth. So, if his "30 Rock" co-star Tina Fey does a spot-on Sarah Palin impersonation, does that mean Tracy thinks Tina is great masturbation material, too? [The…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 28, 2011

Today’s Lady News: ESPN Dude Fired For Calling Colleague “Sweet Baby” To Sue

Ron Franklin, the ESPN announcer who was fired for calling his female co-worker, Jeannine Edwards, "sweet baby" and an "a**hole," is suing his former employer. He has a right to be sexist, damn it! [New York Daily News] The #1 movie I wanna see out of Sundance? "Miss Representation," a documentary about how…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 24, 2011

ESPN Announcer Off Air After Calling Female Colleague “Sweetcakes”

ESPN football announcer Ron Franklin was not allowed on-air this weekend after he allegedly called a female colleague, Jeannine Edwards, "sweetcakes" and then an "a-hole." Franklin, 68, supposedly made the sexist comments in a production meeting on Friday. Edwards reportedly tried to butt in on a conversation he was having with another…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 3, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Brett Favre’s Accuser Says The NFL Is Sexist

Brett Favre will be fined $50,000 — but not suspended — by the National Football League for not cooperating with an investigation into his shady behavior. In response to Favre's punishment, his alleged victim, former New York Jets employee Jenn Sterger, is trashing the NHL for being sexist and claiming she provided insufficient evidence.
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 29, 2010

Writer Tawni O’Dell Comes Out Swinging Against Sexist Publishing Industry

A few months ago the author Jonathan Franzen published his novel, Freedom, and among bookworms, it was like a new "Star Wars" movie being released or Angelina Jolie popping out another baby. Not only did President Obama make headlines for snagging an advanced copy to read on vacation, but Franzen made the prestigious New York…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 22, 2010

NC Campaign Ad Shows Female Candidate Applying Mascara And Lipstick Like A Whore

Campaign commercials are getting dirty down south. North Carolina politician Wesley Meredith is challenging State Senator Margaret Dickson for her seat and ran an ad depicting a cash-carrying woman making herself up with lipstick and mascara. You know, like whores do.
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2010

Pastor Eddie Long Teaches Wifely Submission And That “Wives And Women Can Never Rule Over Men”

If you've read the news at all lately, you have heard of the trials and tribulations of Bishop Eddie Long. The Atlanta mega-church pastor is accused of sexual coercion of young men within his flock. Four men filed lawsuits last week claiming Long, a televangelist, forced them to have sex. Through a spokesman, the New…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 1, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Radio Show Says Lady Candidate Has A “Tight Little Butt”

The WRKO radio show in Boston referred to Republican state treasurer candidate Karyn Polito on air as having a "tight little butt," after a listener called in asking if she was "hot." Polito responded that their comments were "over the line" and not "right." Oh, damn, where's that post I wrote earlier today about…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 28, 2010

Study Finds Sexist Comments Hurt Female Candidates In The Polls

Sexist slurs hurt a female candidate's campaign more than her policy stances, according to a study on voter attitudes. That's bad news for the likes of Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and Senator Kristen Gillibrand, who have been called "she-goat," "mean girl," and " "the hottest member of the Senate," respectively.
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 28, 2010

Ladies, Who Wants To Rent Their Ass Out To Kentucky Fried Chicken?

In a "creative" new advertising campaign — really, they used the word "creative" — Kentucky Fried Chicken is giving college girls $500 bucks to walk around campus wearing sweat pants that promote their Double Down sandwich across the ass. It's a bun-less sandwich and the co-ed girls have the words "double down" across their ...
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 22, 2010

Remember When Ladies Were Cup Holders? Chevy Does

Remember when men were men and women were cup holders? Chevy does and they are selling posters of their 1959 Impala to celebrate the glory days when women knew their place was in the shotgun seat. Sexist ads don't endear the rest of the country to feel bad for your financial woes, auto industry. […
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2010

“Sexism Ed” Tries To Answer The Question “What Is Sexism?”

What happens when someone grabs their video recorder and hits an American town to ask random people the definition of the word "sexism"? More than half of the people asked cannot define what it means and one in three say women deserve to be treated differently because of their gender. The lack of understanding…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2010

Nancy Pelosi Cast As The “Wicked Witch Of The West” In Campaign Ad

She's mellllllllting ... and she's the Speaker of the House. Nancy Pelosi is the cackling Wicked Witch of the West in a new "Wizard of Oz"-themed campaign commercial by Republican Congressional candidate John Dennis. An actress playing Pelosi flies in on a jet, jabbing Dorothy, Toto and pals with the end of her…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 14, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Huffington Post Taken To Task For Sexist Content

I love this Bitch magazine video, "The Huffington Post's Sexist Link Bait Strategy," by Anita Sarkeesian — and not just because my study for Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting about the lack of female bloggers on HuffPost's front page is quoted in it. She asks why the site calls itself liberal and progressive…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 25, 2010
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