Category Archives: Sexism in the Media

“If you ever start to feel too good about yourself, they have this thing called the Internet …”

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What Happened to the Woman in “Iran’s Hottest Porn Video”?

The Daily Beast has a post up entitled “Iran’s Hottest Porn Video.” It is written by a male university student who is “pseudonymous for his own safety.” In it he crows about how great it is that the hypocrisy of … Continue reading

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South Korea accused of using women as prostitutes to prop up the country’s ecomony and keep U.S. soldiers “entertained.”

The NYT reports: … Scholars on the issue say that the South Korean government was motivated in part by fears that the American military would leave, and that it wanted to do whatever it could to prevent that. But the … Continue reading

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Dr. Who’s Christmas Special

What does that have to do with feminsm, you ask? Go find out at WOC PhD.

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Teenaged Girls and Dating Related Violence

An article in the NYT entitled “Killings Prompt Efforts to Spot and Reduce Abuse of Teenagers in Dating” [Note on January 4th: That WAS the title when I blogged this yesterday, but this morning the title has been changed to … Continue reading

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Mocking Sexism or Mocking Feminism?

The text in both ads (for Eram, a French shoe company) says (more or less):”No women’s bodies were exploited in this ad.” Via Sociological Images. ETA: Thoughtful response here.

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Facebook v. Breastfeeding

Good overview of the controversy at Jezebel.

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Teenaged girls told to “wield power over boyfriends, brothers, and friends who may be tempted to use a gun.”

Because according to this article in the Boston Globe entitled “Girl Power,” they might be responsible for male violence. Here’s an excerpt: Some criminal law specialists praised the effort as a unique way to combat the causes of violence and … Continue reading

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Progress is slow.

Trailer for 1960 movie “Sex Kittens Go To College”: Recent commercial for bras: ETA: FLP friend Michael Froomkin writes: I have two objections to your latest blog post, “Progress is Slow”. The first is that the first video subjected me … Continue reading

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The Guerilla Girls: Still All Too Relevant

More here. Via.

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Are Ads Like This Okay If The Model Was Bettie Page?

Ad copied from here. I’m not posing the question in the post title seriously, in case that needs saying. I’m just kind of surprised that some of the bloggers who (correctly) take issue with the above clothing ad haven’t challenged … Continue reading

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Do the Freakonomics Guys Understand That Prostitutes Are Human?

Sure doesn’t seem like it.

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Feminists Don’t Care About The Women In Iran, And The Sexualized Mockery Of A Powerful Woman Politician Has Nothing To Do With The Stonings Of Women Who Are Deemed Too Sexual.

Or so says Kathleen Parker in the WaPo. Who needs to start here. And then go here, and here, and here, and here, and here, where a reporter notes: Currently, in Iran, there are nine women sentenced to death by … Continue reading

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Gold Winning Gymnast Nastia Liukin Not Dressing Properly, Apparently

And so must be taken down a few pegs by websites like this. What about Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Michael Phelps, are his clothes okay?   Who knows. Because he is male, the sleazebag celebrity following blogs are far … Continue reading

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“Meet the Press…with another white dude”

Post about the lack of diversity on Meet the Press here, at Viva La Feminista. See also this HuffPo piece by Carol Jenkins, Not Enough Cracks in the Media’s Glass Ceiling.

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Circuit City As Pimp?

I’m not exaggerating. In a commercial entitled “Pick Up” a guy is talking to a woman on the phone, saying how he wants to pick her up, saying things like,”It’s kind of hard to talk right now, it’s complicated…”in a … Continue reading

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Alcohol as dating accoutrement.

Sociological images has an overview of troubling advertisements here. Follow the links at the bottom for more examples, including this one. Ugh.

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High Heels As Business Opportunity For Pain Killer Vendor?

Via.

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Does this make you want to become an organ donor?

Here’s what the text says:“Becoming a donor is probably your only chance to get inside her.” Via.

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Mainstream Misogyny

Echidne of the Snakes posted this recent example: This is from a recent O’Reilly Factor: Summary: On The O’Reilly Factor, Dennis Miller stated of Gov. Sarah Palin: “[M]ostly women on the left hate her, because to me, from outside in, … Continue reading

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Objectifying and creepy commercial for Spykee, the wi-fi spy robot.

Here.

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“Boobs for Burma: Can Sex Sell Human Rights?”

Great post at The Feminist Underground that will make you angry, but in a productive way. It’s a pretty fantastic blog generally so you might want to check out other posts there too.

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Worst.

Remember this? It definitely made me appreciate this. –Ann Bartow

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Number of Women Guests Scheduled For Today’s Political News Shows…

Zero.

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Remember the “liberal” who wrote that he wanted to have sex with Sarah Palin on his Barack Obama sheets while his wife read aloud from the Constitution? Now he says he is “thinking that maybe Sarah Palin is a special needs child.”

Michael Seitzman wrote that in this HuffPo column entitled, wait for it, The Lyin’, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Is it fair to criticize Palin on the merits (or lack thereof) of the substance of what she was saying? Absolutely. … Continue reading

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Leonard M. Baynes, “White Women in Peril on Broadcast and Cable Television News”

The abstract: It has been approximately forty years since the U.S. Supreme Court found the Fairness Doctrine constitutional and approximately twenty years since the Federal Communications Commission (the “FCC”) eliminated it. The Fairness Doctrine provided that the broadcasters were required … Continue reading

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Because Presidential Elections Are All About Hotness and Sexual Availability?

For Democrats? Via. Note that at the bottom it says “Sarah Palin is not a woman’s choice.” Well guess what, neither is this stupid, condescending and offensive poster. See also. And for Republicans? Via. Yo Republicans, your complaints about the … Continue reading

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“Topless Sarah Palin lookalike contest”

In Vegas. Via. Because sexualizing Sarah Palin is a great way to disparage her. See also, see also, see also, most revoltingly of all, see also.

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Teen boy gives lifeguard a Pepsi in exchange for the opportunity to sexually assault an unconscious woman?

Via. Two other ads in the series are below: ETA: Details about these ads by the agency that created them for Pepsi is available here. And, see also. And, see also. For another example of sexist advertising by Pepsi as … Continue reading

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“The latest in the Mmm, Sexy Pink Breast Cancer! Save The Boobies Awareness sweepstakes…”

Read a deconstruction here at Hoyden About Town. And don’t miss the associated comments thread! –Ann Bartow

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“The through-the-legs shot is the upskirt shot with a velvet glove”

So opines Feminist Law Prof Jim Chen, who asks whether anyone would have published comparable shots of Joe Biden or Barack Obama or John McCain: October 8th Reuters photo of Sarah Palin: March 2007 Associated Press photo of Hillary Clinton: … Continue reading

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“… if you’re going to talk about how far we’ve come when it comes to porn, if you’re going to posit Paul “Max Hardcore” Little as the latest victim of the Bush administration, if you’re going to lament one more strike against your First Amendment rights, you should bear witness as to what a porn star drenched in vomit looks like.”

That’s a quote from (link is to a NSFW site) Susannah Breslin, in her response to a Salon column by Glenn Greenwald. Greenwald sets up a false dichotomy between the DoJ’s prosecution of pornographer Max Hardcore, and governmental performance and … Continue reading

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White Privilege Filtered Through Male Privilege

Skylanda at Echidne of the Snakes writes: Apparently I’m the last liberal on the block to get forwarded a copy of Tim Wise’s latest missive on racism in America. I hadn’t heard of Tim Wise before, but maybe you have. … Continue reading

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Nudity, Gender, Art and Politics

Traipse through any art museum and, though it was controversial in its time, you will see lots of paintings like this Manet: The men are clothed, the women are naked.   Activist group The Guerilla Girls trenchantly observed: And it … Continue reading

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Do Women Hate Sarah Palin Because She Is “Too Pretty” and “Too Confident”?

Time Magazine thinks so. Well, one Time Magazine writer, and her editors and publisher, anyway. Here’s an excerpt: What the Democrats learned during the primaries and the Republicans might now be finding out the hard way, I learned at my … Continue reading

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Mary Dudziak on Women and Law Blogging

A twofer: Women and Blogging: what you can do right now at the Legal History Blog and cross-posted at Balkinization.

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Judge Sentences Porn Producer Paul Little, aka Max Hardcore, To 46 Months In Prison

From the Tampa Tribune: His pornographic persona, Max Hardcore, is all swagger and sadism – forcing women in his movies to do things that can’t be described in a family newspaper. But in federal court today, as he faced a … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin’s Beauty Pageant Video

Egalia at Tennessee Guerilla Women points how here that blogs linking to Sarah Palin’s 1984 beauty pageant swimsuit competition are attempting to trivialize her for doing something traditionally feminine when she was young, using this HuffPo piece as an example. … Continue reading

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Girls! Girls! Girls! Bitch Magazine’s “Feminist Response To Pop Culture” Is To Co-Sponsor A Strip Show With Hustler

Read about it here. And just click on the Hustler logo if you are in the market for hardcore porn such as Larry Flynt’s “Barely Legal” line that delightfully features women who look like children, or some of the charming … Continue reading

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Do These Posters Make You Want To Vote? Or Do They Fill You With Despair?

Nayeli Rodriguez observes at the XX Factor: Declare Yourself isn’t alone in its tendency to threaten and alienate its audience despite better intentions. The “Vote or Die” campaign that began in 2000 promotes its own violent message, particularly when organizer … Continue reading

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Who is the good Democrat? Him? Or me?

In a column entitled “Sarah Palin Naked” Michael Seitzman writes: I realized three things tonight. For one, if you are a McCain/Palin/Bush voter, you and I do not have a difference of opinion. We have a difference in brain power. … Continue reading

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Salon Is Currently Featuring An Article About Sarah Palin Entitled “The Dominatrix”

Here. The subtitle is: “Sarah Palin is trying to seduce independent voters. But she comes across like a whip-wielding mistress who wants to discipline a naughty America.” And it is illustrated with this graphic: Here is an excerpt: Right now, … Continue reading

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Assvertising

Via Copyranter (keep scrolling down, there are lots of related posts). And, new entrant here.

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This is pretty creepy.

Story here, at Jezebel. Putting something in somebody else’s drink without their knowledge and consent sounds like a crime to me. –Ann Bartow

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In which Sarah Palin gets called white trash and a redneck by Erica Jong

Here. That Op-Ed makes me so angry I can barely see, so I’m ending this post here. –Ann Bartow

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On Palin: Traps for the Unweary

I’ve got a couple posts over at The Faculty Lounge explaining why I don’t support Sarah Palin.   (coupled with the video Ann’s got below!!)   Here’s one: Thoughts on Palin: Religious Politics and Book Bans Religious beliefs apparently played … Continue reading

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Why this blog has a category entitled: “Jerks Who Make SC Look Bad”

This guy.

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The oval office marriage

Like pretty much everyone else, I know almost nothing about Sarah Palin. As an Obama supporter, I’m generally happy about McCain choosing her, since the qualifications gap is gargantuan. Ultimately, I don’t think that this strategy will work to bring … Continue reading

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Unspeakable Tragedies Lead to Women-Led Organizations Promoting Pro Active Legislation and High and Low Tech Inventions (e.g., Sisters of Invention (mission statement is to save infants from needless deaths in automobiles))

Paul Caron, TaxProfBlog, blogged yesterday, about a horrific tragedy in his hometown of Cincinnati. He described the story perfectly as one that will make your heart ache. In short, a University professor of counseling at Cincinnati Christian University arrived at … Continue reading

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Porngina

Yeesh.

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