There Are Some Wack Stereotypes About Lesbians Floating Around

Man, watching this new short for Girl on Girl's Indiegogo Campaign brought me down. Even if this isn't what people are saying they personally believe, it's sad that this is how we think of lesbians culturally. The video was made to promote awareness of Girl on Girl, a film following the lives of lesbians who, even… »11/25/13 10:00am11/25/13 10:00am

In Disney's Planes, the Guys Soar While the Girls Get Left in the Dust

I’ve blogged twice about the sexist preview for “Planes,” and after seeing the movie today, I’m afraid I’ve got to blog about this awful scene once more. The sexist scene actually opens the movie. It sets the tone for the whole film, which is the opposite of what I thought the scene was going to do. When I saw the… »8/15/13 3:00pm8/15/13 3:00pm

Watch This Super Cool Music Video About How Dudes Love Asian Girls

If you're the kind of person who misses the days of Incubus and Linkin Park but wishes they had been just a little more offensive, here is a new track from your new favorite band Day Above Ground. It's called "Asian Girlz" and it's devoted to praising the aforementioned Asian women whose "sticky rice" the band loves.… »7/31/13 12:10pm7/31/13 12:10pm

Stereotypes of Men and Women Solve Stereotypical Problems Differently

Thank goodness for gender stereotypes. Without them, what would shitty stand up comics use as premises for bits? What would evolutionary psychologists study? They'd have to go back to college and get art history degrees, and the comics would be stuck with taking shots about Nickelback, which is the new airline food… »7/02/13 7:45pm7/02/13 7:45pm

Samsung Introduces You to the Perfect Husband/Domestic Servant

An ad for Samsung’s wide world of evolved televisions featuring a dimwitted couch-bound husband transformed into a domestic servant marionette has drawn cries (mostly from MRAs on Reddit, but also now from Fox News) of sexism. Probably a fair critique, although Adweek’s David Gianatasio doesn’t think the outrage is … »5/22/13 11:55pm5/22/13 11:55pm

‘Grandma Got STEM’ Challenges the Stereotype of Technologically Hapless Old People

Denigrating grandmothers for their supposed lack of technological prowess is bullshit because a) big fucking deal you can use a computer — your grandmother was probably old enough during the moon landing to roll her eyes when Neil Armstrong read his cheesy "one small step" line, and b) grandmothers are really crafty,… »3/24/13 2:30pm3/24/13 2:30pm

Refreshing Tide Commercial Manages Not to Rely on Goon-Dad Caricature for a Change

Ah, the American father — that beer-guzzling, football-watching, hamburger-grilling lump of a human who so often prostrates himself on the family couch before his stupefied children like a sedated gorilla has been soundly mocked as a hapless oaf since, well, General Yepanchin in The Idiot. Then, of course, there's … »3/15/13 4:20pm3/15/13 4:20pm

Samsung Introduces Brand New Space Phone with Lots of Old Sexist Jokes

The better to introduce its new Galaxy S IV space phone to the public, Samsung hired a troupe of actors to perform several cheesy, poorly-written burlesques about the phone's appeal across the sundry demographics that comprise the American space phone purchasing contingent. This went on for about an hour, according to… »3/15/13 11:00am3/15/13 11:00am

New Gender Normative Target Ads Feature Ejaculating Cake Mix and Oatmeal

Target's new series of domestic labor ads all go something like this: a glowering model runwalks on screen wearing high-waisted (white) shorts, a white t-shirt, and white high heels, because it is obviously the future and everyone has adopted the standard THX 1138 monochromatic wardrobe in order to dress more… »1/19/13 2:00pm1/19/13 2:00pm