Tag Archives: Consumerism

Modern Lady v. “Pinktober”

TweetLast week on Infomania, Erin Gibson took a critical look at the corporate-sponsored pink-ribbon madness of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Gibson, who is clearly all for awareness and research funding, is nonetheless skeptical of companies that slap a pink ribbon on their products for the month of October, and of people who buy those products [...]
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Girly Consumerism

Tweet Via Sociological Images comes this heinous credit card teether. It’s pink and the name on the card is “Ima Spender.” Gross. Though I suppose we shouldn’t expect better from the creator of baby high heels. This reminds me of the Barbie “Fashion Fever Shopping Boutique” that came out a couple of years ago. The [...]
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Is this the softer side of Sears?

Tweet I mean…really?! I mean, here at Feministing we’re no strangers to bizarre dismembered women’s body pillows – but Sears? But the best part is really the product description, though: Do your wife’s business trips make you unease at bed time? Perhaps the fact that you don’t have her around to shares your dreams makes [...]
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Haul monitors: Young women, YouTube and price of beauty

TweetOn Wednesday night, I was honored to be a guest on CUNY TV’s Brian Lehrer Live, a weekly current events show filmed here in New York. I was there, along with Marisa Meltzer, the author of Girl Power: the Nineties Revolution in Music and Rob Walker, who writes the NYT’s “Consumed” column and is also [...]
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Superbowl Sexism: “Man-ifesto” edition

TweetTranscript after the jump Dockers’ feminist-hating “man-ifesto,” now in video form. Cause if dudes want to “wear the pants,” they should buy ugly khaki ones. Tweet
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