Category Archives: Sexism in the Media

Can a Beer Mug Reduce Domestic Violence?

This mug? Would Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein deem it an appropriate “choice architecture” type Nudge? Blogger Elle, Phd. is dubious about its efficacy, and I think her critique is a valid one. –Ann Bartow

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Sad For Both Girls

This.

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On Manic Pixie Dream Girls in movies

This. And I’m cautiously optimistic that the post author has figured out that mainstream porn also has stock characters that are even more perniciously undermining women with minds and desires of their own. –Ann Bartow

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PETA Still All About Female Nudity

Latest example here. See also. See also. There don’t seem to be very many male members of this organization, at least not many willing to pose nude in front of the PETA cameras. And why aren’t more male member members … Continue reading

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Nipples and Liberals

An Adrants blogger opined: … This is America. Nudity is bad. Nudity is something to be shunned. Natural beauty? Screw that. Put a potato sack on! Cover that God-given beauty. Sex is bad. Sex dirty. Sex is nasty. Sex should … Continue reading

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TMI: Bashir’s Below-the-Belt Blood Rush

New York Magazine reports here  on ABC News Journalist Martin Bashir’s address to the  Asian American Journalists Association in Chicago on July 25.  Bashir told the audience,  ”I’m happy to be in the midst of so many Asian babes. In … Continue reading

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Another Reason Not To Drink Guinness Beer

Account of a sexist and revolting Guinness commercial here. Via Bethany Offshack.

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Kelly Oliver, “Women as Weapons of War: Iraq, Sex, and the Media”

From the publisher: Ever since Eve tempted Adam with her apple, women have been regarded as a corrupting and destructive influence. The very idea that women can be used as interrogation tools, as evidenced in the Abu Ghraib torture photos, … Continue reading

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“F Files” Interview with Robert Jensen

Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. Part 3 is here. Part 4 is here. Part 5 is here. Part 6 is here.

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Female Olympians, Raise Your Backsides

Speaking of Olympians, today USA Gymnastics announced the members of the 2008 U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics Team. Coverage here. I find the accompanying team photo (at top, above) quite annoying. Why are the athletes in the front row bending at … Continue reading

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Hair Matters There

Very clever feminist ad modification via AdBust (here). -Bridget Crawford

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“Black. Female. Accomplished. Attacked.”

WaPo OpEd about Michelle Obama here. -Maggie Chon

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Tapeworms As Diet Aid?

Ugh. Via.

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Is putting pictures of razor blades on the insides of bathing suits a productive way to “raise awareness” about FGM?

I’d have to go with no.

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The Op-Ed Project

Katharine Mieszkowski at Salon writes: Here’s a dismal fact: There are fewer female bylines on the Op-Ed pages of the nation’s major newspapers, as a percentage, than there are women serving in the U.S. Senate, according to Bob Sommer, a … Continue reading

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On Backlash

Katha Pollitt says backlash against feminism is “crackling up a storm”. Kira Cochrane says the same thing is happening in the UK. And Dodai at Jezebel writes: Here’s a fun exercise: Think of 5 celebrities you love, and 5 celebs … Continue reading

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NOW’s Media Hall of Shame “2008 Election Edition”

Here: Check out the most outrageous moments of sexism from mainstream media’s coverage of the 2008 elections, and rate them yourself on our Misogyny Meter. Via Tennessee Guerilla Women, where Egalia notes: “I find it a real challenge to rate … Continue reading

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“If she’s not crying…then I did not do my job”

Feminist tennis fan Diane Dees decries the sexism of Justin Gimselstob here.

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Still More Sexist Beer Ads

Latest travesties described here. And here is a side of Cheetos Phallicism, in case you aren’t sufficiently skeezed out by the beer ads.

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Least Subtle Use of A Woman’s Body To Sell A Cell Phone Ever?

Weird stalkerish vibe too. Via.

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“The Countertraffickers”

That’s the title of this article that was published in the New Yorker. Below are a couple of excerpts: … Rotaru, who is twenty-six, works for the International Organization for Migration, a group connected to the United Nations, in Chisinau, … Continue reading

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Media Matters Notices Maureen Dowd Uses Gender Pejoratively

From here: Media Matters for America review of Maureen Dowd’s columns since the beginning of 2007 reveals that Dowd frequently characterized Sen. Hillary Clinton as masculine, while portraying Sen. Barack Obama and John Edwards as feminine. By contrast, Dowd rarely … Continue reading

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“The Most Ridiculous Girl Gadgets”

Link to NPR story by this name here. At Jezebel Jessica Grose notes that gadgets that are marketed to women are usually “cute” and “pink.” There is nothing wrong with the color pink per se, but it sure facilitates the … Continue reading

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So Now The Sexist Hillary Bashing Susbsides And The Sexist Michelle Bashing Ramps Up

Of course, sexist Michelle bashing has been occurring already. Now this post at What About Our Daughters reports about an Internet rumor involving Michelle. Michelle isn’t above criticism any more than any other member of Team Obama, or Team Anybody, … Continue reading

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“The Women” The Movie

Trailer here. Article about why it has not been released here. Via Jezebel.

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“Firm’s ‘Ever Argue With a Woman?’ Ad Provokes Debate on Stereotypes”

From the ABA Journal: Do men and women argue differently? And does that make a difference in the way they work as lawyers? That’s the suggestion of an ad by a women-owned Buffalo, N.Y., law firm that is attracting notice. … Continue reading

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The Sexism In The Democratic Primary

Erica Barnett compiled just a small sample of the slurs against Clinton MADE BY DEMOCRATS, writing: I’ve said it before–but because some Slog readers seem to still think I believe any attack on Clinton is a sexist attack, I’ll say … Continue reading

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“Project: Canadian Club – Your Mom Had Groupies”

Hooray for feminist subvertising! Take that, Canadian Club. Via the f-word.

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“Celebrity and the Public Sphere”

That’s the title of an interesting post at An Open Letter by a Feminist. Below is an excerpt: An article in the BBC magazine highlights that female celebrities are more hated than male celebrities, and often for no apparent reason … Continue reading

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