The perfect companion.

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You can have control of the tube and the girl! The bikini top also flips up so you can access the channel up and down buttons; it’s very classy. Not only is this the tackiest thing I’ve ever seen, but I pity the person who actually owns such a horror of a device.
Via Gizmodo.

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31 Comments

  1. manda
    Posted February 22, 2007 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    I propose someone put together the Feministing.com Pocket Guide of Products Your Date Should Never Have. The guide should include a nice photo of tacky/pathetic shit like this, categorized by the room each item might be found. With the guide, a woman could take a quick look through a date’s apartment to make sure that he’s actually spongeworthy.
    I’d do it if I had the time.

  2. pisaquari
    Posted February 22, 2007 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    Just one more red flag to weed out the creepos.

  3. strawberrylaundry
    Posted February 22, 2007 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    a friend of mine in college had that exact remote!
    i figured it was the only breasts he could touch :P

  4. UltraMagnus
    Posted February 22, 2007 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Is this because society encourages men to objectify women this way or do men REALLY, (i.e. “naturally) find this shit amusing/necessary? I think that is a big difference between men and women; you’d never see a woman with a penis remote or a penis/testicle coffee table or something of the like. Do gay men have stuff like this for them?
    It really goes to how men are allowed to be immature well into adulthood.

  5. SarahMC
    Posted February 22, 2007 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    I love how tiny the waist is compared to the size of the breasts. :rolls eyes:

  6. Zvebab Ghobar
    Posted February 22, 2007 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    ou’d never see a woman with a penis remote or a penis/testicle coffee table or something
    You’ve never been to a porn shop, have you?

  7. pisaquari
    Posted February 22, 2007 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    Not positive Zvebab, but I believe Ultra was referring to home decor, not porn shop merchandise.
    I personally have never seen something like this (flipped: male gender stereotype-enforcing product) in a female’s home.

  8. ElleMariachi
    Posted February 22, 2007 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    Um, I’ve seen penis-shaped bakery molds in the gay-friendliest section/sex shops of my neighborhood), so yeah, women have this stuff too. Granted, you’ll only find it in porn/sex shops geared towards gay men, but they’re out there…

  9. Zvebab Ghobar
    Posted February 22, 2007 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    I personally have never seen something like this (flipped: male gender stereotype-enforcing product) in a female’s home.
    I guess gay dudes are buying all of the dick-shaped plastic brick-a-brack then. And the cock lolipops. Is that “stereotype-enforcing,” too?

  10. SarahMC
    Posted February 22, 2007 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Zvebab, I would guess that women tend to keep their dick-shaped plastic brick-a-brack hidden away in their underwear drawers rather than on the coffee table next to the latest issue of TV Guide.

  11. Phi
    Posted February 22, 2007 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    Adding to the class factor is that tacky red. I’m sending this link to my techie diva friend to post on her blog what NOT to buy.

  12. karinaw
    Posted February 22, 2007 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    My husband was given that remote by a neighbour. Of course, that was when we lived in a neighbourhood where I was looked down upon for being a woman who (gasp) had a job. Seriously.
    Needless to say, the remote was tossed soon after.

  13. UltraMagnus
    Posted February 22, 2007 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    pisaquari is right, I was referring to the home decor. I have not been in every single woman’s home but thus far the only sexually objectifying merchandise I’ve seen are geared towards men. They had the coffee table that was women’s butts and legs bent over, they have the shower boobies that you can squeeze gel from and now this.
    I think there’s a big difference between putting something like this in your home where everyone can see /use it and women buying penis shaped ice trays that I’m guessing are used for parties and not everyday use. This, however, is probably for everyday use, much like the table and the shower caddie.
    It’s the everyday use thing that puts me off to this.

  14. Scilian
    Posted February 22, 2007 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    http://www.xxxfreesexchat.com/SE/SE2/2417_10.JPG
    Female decorative specifically marketed for dashboard or coffee table display!
    Shame on you for calling the kettle black!

  15. Scilian
    Posted February 22, 2007 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    So its ok to get a kick out penis shaped anything if its for parties only?
    Hypocrisy!
    http://www.buysextoysonline.com.au/bouncing-penis-spring-toy-p-425.html
    Some people need to learn the meaning of equal.

  16. Scarlet
    Posted February 22, 2007 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    The on top of it, I posted several links showing penis bumper stickers, shirts, jewelry, etc.
    The mods, being so truthful as they are, blocked any postings. So now people can only post comments who agree to hypocritical views?
    This is really bad for our movement.

  17. Posted February 22, 2007 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    WHOA.
    A spambot and a troll mated and produced offspring? I’d never have believed it if I didn’t see it with my own eyes…

  18. Scarlet
    Posted February 22, 2007 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    Yes of course, if you cant debate the topic attack the person.

  19. EG
    Posted February 22, 2007 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    Scarlet, I believe that the “offspring” TLF is referring to is the remote control, not you.
    Moreover, she’s shown her ability to debate any topic she cares to.

  20. Posted February 22, 2007 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Scarlet, I definitely wasn’t talking about you (unless you are also Scilian, in which case I say — sarcasm for sarcasm, fair game). Sorry for the confusion.

  21. Posted February 22, 2007 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Also, to anyone used to reading better thought-out and less snarky posts for me — I’m having a weird month or something. I’m usually less sarcastic (and nicer) than this. Ah well…

  22. UltraMagnus
    Posted February 22, 2007 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    I don’t doubt that some women (and gay men) have these, but what I believe the point here is is that it’s not as prominent as the sexualized home decor for men. How many of these have been posted by the women of Feministing in the last six months? There was even the “worst product” contest a few months back which featured several bad commodities that were aimed to demean women. Having read this blog for going on a year I can say that the bloggers are nothing if not fair. So lets here some stories about men going over to women’s houses and finding a dick shower nozzle, or hoping into the car where a penis spring is fully displayed. I smell a Flickr assignment!

  23. Kablakistan
    Posted February 22, 2007 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    “It really goes to how men are allowed to be immature well into adulthood.”
    I agree, but…
    I suppose that women are also immature into adulthood in other ways. And maybe neither is of their own choosing? Just in different ways, perhaps.

  24. HearTheFire
    Posted February 22, 2007 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Ummm… Aren’t we missing something here? Look at the bottom half. I’m not so sure that’s a woman.

  25. stellaelizabeth
    Posted February 23, 2007 at 2:22 am | Permalink

    i have a penis shaped pen that the cable guy happened to grab upon filling out the paperwork. we had quite a moment, for sure.
    not a spot on comment, but i posted it anyway.

  26. roymacIII
    Posted February 23, 2007 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    Is this because society encourages men to objectify women this way or do men REALLY, (i.e. “naturally) find this shit amusing/necessary?
    Uh. I think it’s safe to say that it’s the former. By and large, I think it takes a special kind of knuckle-dragger to think “Wow, I’ve got to have this!
    While I’m sure that there are men who think this is awesome, I’d have to guess that most of the time, it’s the sort of thing given as a gag, like inflatable penises.
    I think that is a big difference between men and women; you’d never see a woman with a penis remote or a penis/testicle coffee table or something of the like. Do gay men have stuff like this for them?
    I can’t agree with this, and I find it a slightly troubling kind of thing to say. Men are certainly encouraged towards things like this a lot more than women- men are expected to enjoy porn and make blatant displays of the heterosexuality, for sure. But that’s a difference in how men and women are treated, not a difference between men and women.
    The way you say that, though, makes it sound like it’s almost an inherent difference between men and women. You probably didn’t intend it like that, but that was my first thought when I read it.
    I think it’s a difference in the sorts of things that men and women are encouraged towards, but I don’t know if it’s a difference between men and women. For what it’s worth, most of the men I know wouldn’t have anything to do with a product like this.
    It really goes to how men are allowed to be immature well into adulthood.
    In a lot of ways, we’re not only allowed, but encouraged to be immature well into adulthood.

  27. sojourner
    Posted February 23, 2007 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    “The mods, being so truthful as they are, blocked any postings. So now people can only post comments who agree to hypocritical views?�
    If you post a comment with a whole bunch of links it will be caught in the spam filters. It doesn’t have to do with whether or not anyone disagrees with it.
    I also love how there are a whole bunch of people around here who are always ready to jump out and scream “Oh my God! Hypocrisy! What about men? What about when women do this and that? Oh my God! Feministing writers are such hypocrites!�

  28. cycles
    Posted February 23, 2007 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    I wonder what the girls working 14-hour shifts between beatings in the factory where these are made think of America. I bet they think it’s hi-LA-rious.

  29. Vervain
    Posted February 23, 2007 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    LF – I’ve been stuck in the same mood the last few weeks. More snark, less substance. Weird.

  30. Vervain
    Posted February 23, 2007 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    I think this sort of product only appeals to the kind of people who buy singing fish and…well, anything sold at Spencer’s.
    None of the men I know would view it as anything but sad.

  31. Posted February 26, 2007 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    This remote was on an episode of the X-Files actually. lol. Loser trailer park guy had one.

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