Isn't saying sexism only applies to woman sexist?
Anonymous

HA HA no

~Ben

Did you see the commercial for that Liquid-Plumr declogger shit? That double impact one, where two buff guys knock and say "I'm here to snake your drain" and the other says "I'm here to flush your pipes"... ?

I didn’t, but I’ll have a look when I get home from work!

~Ben

How is it not considered sexist if men are put down for doing "women's work" in the home? What about those commercials where the wife tells her husband he sucks at folding laundry? Or the olympic commercials that supported "Olympian Mom's," what about the fathers? Since when do fathers not have love and support for their children? Since when do fathers not want to take care of their own children? I truly believe men suffer sexist remarks and behaviors in domestic situations.

These remarks and advertisements are based on the patriarchal notion that women are ideal for these roles, not men. You don’t see Tide commercials with men competently doing the laundry or Fairy Liquid ads where the boyfriend isn’t doing a half-arsed job of washing the dishes because, again, society deems those jobs to be “women’s work” - a man would never need to be good at those jobs, because they’re not for him.

Men, like women, are victims of the patriarchy, but they are not on the receiving end of sexism.

~Ben

Do you think men deal with sexism?
Anonymous

I can’t speak for Kaitlyn’s perspective on the matter (she writes the lion’s share of posts these days) but my feeling - I’m Ben, by the way - is that sexism against women has a knock-on effect on men as well.

Women are the ones who society views as more capable of cooking, cleaning, looking after children, homemaking, that sort of thing. Men who are mocked for doing these things are victims of the patriarchy but they are not victims of sexism against men.

I saw this advert on the tube this morning and I thought it was really stupid. 
I mean, when are they going to stop the “Real Stuff for Real Men” ads ?! And does it mean that when you’re not a man -or just not a masculine man- you don’t deserve “real” products, just shitty stuff ?
I may be pushing the reflexion to the extreme, but I’m fed up with these “Grrrr, we’re so tough and so extreme” ads for men products…
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I saw this advert on the tube this morning and I thought it was really stupid. 

I mean, when are they going to stop the “Real Stuff for Real Men” ads ?! And does it mean that when you’re not a man -or just not a masculine man- you don’t deserve “real” products, just shitty stuff ?

I may be pushing the reflexion to the extreme, but I’m fed up with these “Grrrr, we’re so tough and so extreme” ads for men products…

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does it bother you that woman's razors come with a ridiculous amount of blades and a bar of soap around it so that they don't cut themselves, but men's razors are a simple three blades. Like it's almost saying that women are too stupid to shave, they will cut themselves, but not men.
Anonymous

I always thought of it as useful because women usually have more skin to shave and I find it a pain in the ass to lather up my legs, so the soap makes it easier.

-Kaitlyn

I don’t know if this works for your blog since it’s not about an ad itself, but I actually saw one (photo session, small one) taking place while at a scenic park, and- they experienced some difficulties from male pedestrians. It was just two photographers taking pictures of a woman posing against a wall; she was fully clothed, just standing dramatically. There were maybe three other people there to take care of lighting and a wind machine, minor adjustments.

There was also a group of six or so men, standing around and staring. They were in an age range of 20-40, with a group of four 20-24 year olds who arrived together and random businessmen/joggers who stopped and just stared at the woman. And they didn’t just stare for a few minutes; no, it was much worse then that. 

See, the photo shoot was taking place near a relatively small lake; it takes about ten minutes to walk around. I walked around that lake four times. The men were there every time I walked around. By the second time, you could tell the model and the photographers were uncomfortable. Two of the businessmen/joggers left. The 20-24 year olds, however, had gotten closer. They had stopped trying to even pretend that their being there was a coincidence; they just stood around, right next to the photographers, just- looking.Some of them even pointed at the woman; as if the other’s couldn’t see “her ass” or “her boobs” despite their having the past twenty or so minutes to find them, and as if the woman herself wouldn’t notice them pointing. 

On my third time around, I could see the photographers talking to the model in hushed tones; by the fourth time, they’d moved to the other side of the lake. 

The men had followed them. 

I don’t know what happened after that, but it’s still completely shocking to me that the men thought this was okay. It was like they thought she was already a picture in a magazine, and would be totally cool with them staring at her. They didn’t seem to notice how uncomfortable it made her, (and her coworkers) or if they did, they didn’t care. 

I'm actually really happy to hear that American Apparel is steadily losing business and having to close down stores. The way they try to sell sex to make up for their bland clothing no doubt been their downfall. Not everyone wants to enter a store and see half naked men spraying you with cologne. Or want to take pictures with some hot girls. I hope they've learned their lesson and would stop this blatant objectification of the human body.

I’d like to be that optimistic, but if they still have the same leadership, I don’t know if they’ll change.

There are many reasons to focus on the brewer’s hands…

Because she’s ugly isn’t one of them.

gross

Is that a mirage or a guy doing housework? TEEHEEHEE SEXISM.

(From Swiffer’s facebook page.)

I was doing some research for my Sociology assignment and I stumbled across this.  Apparently, it’s acceptable to LITERALLY reduce a person to just breasts.

Since the Klondike Bar commercial got a lot of attention, I just want to add that the Peanuts animated Cartoons got that whole "listening to someone you don't want to" thing pretty good; the kids in the cartoons all speak understandable words. Every adult's words on the other hand, are "Wah wah wah wah wah." And I'm asking anonymously because I'm embarassed by my tumblr handle, and can't figure out how to change it to something more adult. WW
Anonymous

Great example, thanks!

And to change your handle, go to the settings page of your tumblr - below the option to change your display pic, there’s one for changing your url to something more adult.