Posts Tagged body shaming

According to Apple, “vagina” is inappropriate but “penis” is not

That’s what Justyn Hintze discovered when she bought a new iPad recently and tried to take advantage of the free engraving offered by Apple.

Being a sex-positive feminist, she decided to engrave lyrics from her favorite Alix Olson song: “I’ll give myself a lube job/shake my broomstick til my clit throbs.” Not so fast, according to Apple’s “inappropriate language”-flagging algorithm!

Sensing something fishy, Hintze made some adjustments, which revealed that according to Apple’s standards, “clit” and “vagina” are both inappropriate, while “dick” and “penis” are a-okay. The customer service agent she called about the problem got the same results. 

That’s what Justyn Hintze discovered when she bought a new iPad recently and tried to take advantage of the free engraving offered by Apple.

Being a sex-positive feminist, she decided to engrave lyrics from her favorite Alix Olson song: ...

Utah high school photoshops female students’ yearbook photos to show less skin

Administrators at a Utah high school photoshopped the yearbook photos of many female students to show less skin. Phew! With all those exposed shoulders (gasp!) and clavicles (oh my!), the yearbook could have ended up looking like a goddamn Playboy!

Administrators at a Utah high school photoshopped the yearbook photos of many female students to show less skin. Phew! With all those exposed shoulders (gasp!) and clavicles (oh my!), the yearbook could ...

Viral misogyny alert: “The Women of LA”

Ugh. The Nice Guys of OKCupid “DJ Lubel”–the guy behind the Murray Hill video from 2009–has released a new spoof music video, “The Women of LA,” complaining about how bitchy women won’t provide the sex he and his friends deserve. The clip is so awful for so many reasons that I don’t know how to levy a real critique, but here are some highlights:

The entire video is based on the premise that women owe men sex, and that if a guy isn’t getting laid, it’s obviously because of the ladies’ flaws, rather than his own. We’ve been over this before. Despite the DJ’s desperation to convince one woman to sleep with him, he expresses ...

Ugh. The Nice Guys of OKCupid “DJ Lubel”–the guy behind the Murray Hill video from 2009–has released a new spoof music video, “The Women of LA,” complaining about how bitchy women won’t provide the sex ...