Tag Archives: Consumerism

Superbowl Sexism: Spineless, skirtless edition

TweetI’m sensing an anxious masculinity theme for the Superbowl commercials this year. I mean, we get it, dudes: You’re worried about being castrated by lavender scented candles and shopping with your lady friend. Go kill something, quick! And for the love of god, stop being nice to your girlfriend. Amanda’s take on this one is [...]
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Girls’ favorite cartoon characters get make-overs (not good ones)

Tweet Please, someone tell me WTF is going on with our favorite cartoon characters?! Tweet
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“Boyfriend” jeans for toddler girls

Tweet I got this email from a friend of mine, and I just had to share. At lunch I ducked into Baby Gap to find my 2 year old some new jeans, as she’s torn holes in or outgrown her others. Leafing through the sales rack I found that Gap does actually make one style [...]
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All the Single (Beige*) Ladies!

TweetI guess it shouldn’t surprise me that ABC New is running articles about the ills of single ladies, since they have several stories/videos about “crazy cat ladies,” but I am of two minds about this piece about single, black, successful ladies. The premise of the piece is an attempt to look at a potential racial [...]
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Khakis will make you a man again.

TweetWho knew those uncomfortable tan pants some of us love to hate could be so…radically offensive? This is from Dockers’ new “man-ifesto.” Because it’s a manifesto, but for men! You know, a play on words. *Headdesk* Tweet
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