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Tag Archive | "Sexism"

Love Letters to VS Naipal

Thursday, June 30, 2011

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A few weeks ago we apprised you of the ridiculous and offensive comments made by Nobel laureate and jackass¬†VS Naipaul — basically that all women writers are ‘sentimental’ and ‘unequal to me’. There have been¬†some great reactions to that old-fashioned fart’s blatant sexism. The latest is writer¬†Joanne Elizabeth Valin’s new blog,¬†Love Letters to VS Naipal: [...]

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Beyonce, Who Run the World? Not Girls.

Friday, June 10, 2011

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Beyonce’s latest hit “Run the World” is a girl-power anthem, sort of: “Who run the world? Girls” over and over. Maybe it’s aspirational. Eh, probably not. We think this smart and harsh take by Vlogger “Nineteen Percent” is a better breakdown of the song: we don’t run the world, we do get disrespected, gypped at [...]

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Can You Tell the Sex of an Author from a Paragraph, Like VS Naipaul?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

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In an interview at the Royal Geographic Society last week, during which Nobel laureate and jackass VS Naipaul idiotically suggested that women writers are ‘sentimental’ and ‘unequal to me’, he also claimed that ‘I read a piece of writing and within a paragraph or two I know whether it is by a woman or not.’ [...]

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Guys, Crawl Out of Your Man Caves

Monday, May 16, 2011

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We like the image of Plato’s allegorical cave, but adult sex educator Charlie Glickman calls it the Man Box, or more specifically, the Act-Like-A-Man Box. In a series of blog posts earlier this month, Glickman explained how, in order to be perceived as “real men,” heterosexual guys have to live in a box of strict [...]

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A Conspiracy Theory About “Rubicon”

Friday, August 6, 2010

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If you’re a fan of the first two episodes of AMC’s new conspiracy thriller series, Rubicon, what you probably like is what makes it different from your typical television drama: its slow pace, its subtlety, its intelligence, its lack of glitzy pizazz, even its muted colors. Well, that’s why we like it. And it’s why [...]

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The Bechdel Test*

Friday, June 11, 2010

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Thanks in large part to a video made last December by Anita Sarkeesian of FeministFrequency.com that’s been making the rounds recently on the Internet, more of the world knows about the Bechdel Test. Back in 1985, Alison Bechdel’s comic “Dykes to Watch Out For” mentioned “The Rule,” one character’s three simple requirements for whether or [...]

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Will the Real Elena Kagan Please Stand Up?

Monday, May 24, 2010

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Image by Charles Fettinger We have mixed feelings about Maureen Dowd: on the one hand she is a totally awesome butt-kicking columnist who can swing with the big boys while pointing out how many of them are actually just whiny little boys. But on the other hand, she seems to phone it in a lot [...]

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Adam Extra Long Condom Ads

Thursday, April 8, 2010

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At first we were tickled by these quirky ads for India’s Adam Extra Long Condoms by the world’s third largest ad agency Publicis. The illustrations are cool, and they obviously have a sense of humor. But take a look at the details, and things get downright sinister. (You can check out the larger images at [...]

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The Super Bowl Ad Superlatives (in the Love and Sex Category)

Monday, February 8, 2010

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BEST OVERALL: Dove Men+Care’s “The Journey to Comfort” At last, a commercial that celebrates manhood without being sexist, stupid or beer-related! It’s basically a mini-movie crammed into 45-seconds (seriously, try counting the number of scenes they had to shoot) that follows one Everyman’s life from birth to adulthood by highlighting the big moments as well [...]

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Crazy Las Vegas Billboard

Monday, October 5, 2009

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photo by EMandLO.com Sometimes what happens in Vegas simply can’t stay in Vegas. While driving through Sin City this past weekend, Lo saw the crazy-ass billboard above — so crazy-ass that she had to pull the car over and take a picture.¬†The ad is for a night club — not a BDSM club, or the [...]

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