Posts tagged "stereotypes"

I’m Disappointed I Don’t Have A Disappointing Gay Best Friend

Ugh, you know what’s more annoying for a gal than not having a gay best friend? Having a gay best friend that’s a total disappointment in the fun, fabulous,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 20, 2011 - 11:00 am

There’s A Show Called “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” About Gyspy Teen Brides

Don’t let anyone tell you reality TV shows are a scourge on American television. We may have “16 & Pregnant” and “Jersey Shore,” but the UK has “My Big Fat…

Jessica Wakeman | January 19, 2011 - 2:45 pm

Today’s Lady News: Dr. Oz Spanked For Naughty Nurses Segment

Time for some triage, Oprah: “The Dr. Oz Show” is in trouble for stereotyping naughty nurses! A November segment featured six women — uh, not nurses — dressed in…

Jessica Wakeman | December 8, 2010 - 9:30 pm

Ladies, You Don’t Want A Recommendation Letter To Call You “Kind”

Bad news, ladies: being described as “caring,” “sensitive,” “kind” or “nurturing” in a recommendation letter can work against you. According to research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, of…

Jessica Wakeman | November 11, 2010 - 6:00 pm

Do You Know A D-Lister Who Needs Reality TV Rehab?

Do you know some reality stars from TV who look like they could use a real-life kick in the pants? A “desperate bachelorette” maybe? A “d-bag”? An “angry…

Jessica Wakeman | November 5, 2010 - 1:40 pm

Which Single Woman Stereotype Are You?

In my early 20s, I’d say I was an Organic Slow and Steady. When I was engaged to my fiance, I definitely thought of myself as a Ritual Re-Inventor. And…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 29, 2010 - 4:20 pm

Could Mattel’s Japanese Barbie And Ken Be Any More Stereotypical?

A geisha girl and a samurai warrior: these are the stereotypes Mattel used for Japanese Ken and Barbie dolls. Barbie is dressed as a geisha with lotus blossoms in her…

Jessica Wakeman | September 16, 2010 - 4:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 14, 2010 - 4:10 pm

“Nikita” And The Sexy Ass-Kicking Female Stereotype That Won’t Go Away

What to think about “Nikita,” a new show debuting on The CW tonight at 9 p.m. (EST)? Based on the 1990s TV series, which was based on the…

Jessica Wakeman | September 9, 2010 - 6:00 pm

Introducing “K-town,” The New “Jersey Shore” For Asians

Italians, you won’t be the only ones stereotyped on the boob tube: “K-town,” a new “Jersey Shore”-style reality show randomly produced by male model Tyrese, starring party-hearty Asians, has begun…

Jessica Wakeman | July 16, 2010 - 2:10 pm

6 (More) Absurd Gender Stereotypes That We Offer Up For Science

Can we stop making jokes already about women being bad drivers and even worse drinkers? No, I guess we can’t. Apparently there’s a reason why the most generic gender stereotypes…

Ami Angelowicz | May 11, 2010 - 7:00 pm

Why People Make Dumb Blonde Jokes: An Explanation

Researchers do all kinds of dumb studies but the latest dumb study gets kind of meta: it’s about why men tell “dumb blonde” jokes. According to the journal Society, men…

Jessica Wakeman | January 26, 2010 - 12:20 pm

“Women Are Crazy, Men Are Stupid” Is Sure To Be Quality Programming

My 9th grade boyfriend once told me, “Women are crazy and men are stupid. And women are crazy because men are stupid!” Alas, I never touched that guy’s wee wee…

Jessica Wakeman | December 22, 2009 - 7:15 pm

Female Bloggers Ask, Is Taylor Swift Bad For Women?

Let me start off by saying a few things: I’m a feminist; I love Taylor Swift; and I also respect the minds of bloggers Kate Harding of Broadsheet and Amanda

Jessica Wakeman | December 7, 2009 - 4:30 pm

15 Things A Woman Can Do And Still Call Herself A “Feminist”

There’s an article this week in the Daily Mail UK admonishing a TV newscaster in England for wearing “more makeup than a drag queen” during a recent news report. The…

Wendy Atterberry | November 24, 2009 - 3:30 pm

On “Drop Dead Diva,” Blonds Are Dumb And Plus-Size Women Are Smart But Insecure

Television producers might be running out of ideas for new shows, because the people over at Lifetime have taken what is essentially the episode of “The Tyra Banks

Catherine Strawn | July 13, 2009 - 10:15 am

What’s So Great About Being “One Of The Guys,” Anyway?

This week I was reading an article in the New York Times called “She’s a Director Who’s Just Another Dude.” It’s about Lynn Shelton, who directed a movie called “Humpday,”…

Nikki Dowling | July 9, 2009 - 12:40 pm

Blondes: They’re Just Like Us!

Over at The Daily Beast, Alison Prato has written a column on“Breakout Blondes,” which asserts that there is some sort of tow-headed backlash against the dumb blonde stereotype going on…

Lauren Gitlin | May 27, 2009 - 2:45 pm

Judging Susan Boyle On Her Looks Was Mean, But Natural

Ever since the video of Susan Boyle singing “I’ve Dreamed A Dream” hopped onto the internet, the world has been talking about her awe-inspiring performance on “Britain’s Got Talent.” This…

Catherine Strawn | April 27, 2009 - 5:30 pm

This Week On The Frisky: Picking Obama’s Running Mate, Songs About Vaginas, & How To Snoop

We suggested 10 women that Barack Obama should consider for his running mate. He’s taking forever to announce who he’s chosen. Coincidence? We think not. Gave you lots to think…

The Frisky | August 22, 2008 - 9:00 pm