I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to start blogging here regularly again.
I will apologize for our silence over the last (has it really been) a year a half. I can’t speak on Kaitlyn’s behalf, but last year was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for me. Other stuff took precedence, and consequently a lot of my side projects sort-of suffered a bit.
But, but!, I will endeavor to post here more frequently. What’s more I won’t just be sharing sexist advertisements and posting commentary about them. I also intend to use this space to talk about feminism and sexism as a whole. Though obviously I will be focusing on advertising because, y’know, that’s what this blog is for.
If you have questions, ask ‘em! If you see a sexist ad, send us a photo or a link.
This ad doesn’t do us women any favors.
no JCPenney. I liked your mother’s day and father’s day ads but what the shit is this
Yeah, no. This is less an ideal.
What a bizarre, ass-backwards culture we live in.
That’s how people still think of “geeks” nowadays
It’s from Axe, of course.
A reader submitted this knife sharpener from Fark to us and said it promotes violence against women.
I’m sure we can argue for years and years over whether or not the concept of the Beautiful Assistant is sexist or not, and I’m sure we can all agree that at some point some sexist arsehole is going to see this knife sharpener and think to themselves, “Yes! Stabbing women with knives! I love it!”, but do either of these things make the item itself sexist?
Personally, I’m not sure. So far as I can see it’s just a knife sharpener modeled on an old magic trick. I don’t think it’s any more sexist than ThinkGeek’s pizza cutter shaped like the USS Enterprise, or, perhaps more appropriately, that knife set with a stand shaped like an abstract, genderless human body.
That said, I’m a male, and that means I have male privilege, which may very well be preventing me from seeing this as something other than an innocent and humorous bit of kitchenware. I’d love to hear your feedback.