Posts Tagged Gender

Only men can handle burgers, according to laziest Hardee’s ad yet

Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr.’s advertising approach has always been unapologetically sexist, but I guess these days they’re abandoning all subtlety.

Yep, X-Men shape-shifter Mystique must literally morph into a Real Man™ before she can eat this burger. 

Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr.’s advertising approach has always been unapologetically sexist, but I guess these days they’re abandoning all subtlety.

Yep, X-Men shape-shifter Mystique must literally morph into a Real Man™ before she can eat this burger. 

“Royals” parody video takes aim at typecasting of women of color in Hollywood

Lorde’s “Royals” continues to be an eminently re-makable song. In this lolsob-inducing parody, “Typecast,” actress Tess Paras highlights the frustrations of being a non-white actress in an industry that — despite the popularity of recent shows like Scandal and The Mindy Project — still doesn’t give women of color the opportunity to be much more than the white girl leading lady’s sidekick. From “oversexed Asian” to “urban girls of flavor,” the range of roles available is pretty bleak.

(h/t PolicyMic)

Maya loves New Girl and would love Other Girl too.

Lorde’s “Royals” continues to be an eminently re-makable song. In this lolsob-inducing parody, “Typecast,” actress Tess Paras highlights the frustrations of being a non-white actress in an industry that — despite the popularity of ...

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The most pointlessly gendered products

Sociological Images has pulled together a collection of the most pointlessly gendered products their readers have come across recently.

Of course, most gendered advertising, especially when geared towards kids, is not just pointless but harmful — reinforcing gender stereotypes and limiting imaginations. But when it comes to products like “mansize” Kleenex, it’s really getting absurd. This is the kind of lazy advertising that would earn Don Draper’s withering scorn.

Check out more images — from “men’s bread” to pet shampoo “for him” and “for her” — after the jump. The eggs are my favorite. 

Sociological Images has pulled together a collection of the most pointlessly gendered products their readers have come across recently.

Of course, most gendered advertising, especially when geared towards kids, is not just pointless but harmful ...

Chart of the Day: Women write about family and gender, men cover literally everything else

When we talk about gender imbalance in the media, it’s not just about women being generally underrepresented compared to men–it’s also about what topics they’re covering. Are women’s voices present in the media conversations around the full range of important issue areas of the day, or are they still siloed into certain traditionally feminine spheres? Welp, take a look at today’s depressing chart brought to you by Foreign Policy using data from The Op-Ed Project:

When we talk about gender imbalance in the media, it’s not just about women being generally underrepresented compared to men–it’s also about what topics they’re covering. Are women’s voices present in the media conversations around ...

School bans boy from using My Little Pony bag because it’s a “trigger for bullying”

This story is totally enraging. It’s almost funny but it’s heart-breaking. It’s the story about a school which overtly sanctions bullying and punishes the student who gets bullied; a school which condones violence but prohibits the use of a My Little Pony bag. It’s a story of official and institutionalized victim-blaming, gender-policing, cowardice and cruelty.

This story is totally enraging. It’s almost funny but it’s heart-breaking. It’s the story about a school which overtly sanctions bullying and punishes the student who gets bullied; a school which condones violence but prohibits the use ...

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Dear Mike Huckabee: Saying you “respect women” is how we know you’re sexist

In an interview with The New Republic, Mike Huckabee explained that running against a female candidate requires a special touch:

“I’ve twice run against women opponents, and it’s a very different kind of approach,” he tells me. Different how? “For those of us who have some chivalry left, there’s a level of respect. … You treat some things as a special treasure; you treat other things as common.” A male opponent is “common,” a woman requires “a sense of pedestal.”

“I’ll put it this way,” Huckabee says. “I treat my wife very differently than I treat my chums and my pals. I wouldn’t worry about calling them on Valentine’s Day, opening the door for them, or making sure they were ...

In an interview with The New Republic, Mike Huckabee explained that running against a female candidate requires a special touch:

“I’ve twice run against women opponents, and it’s a very different kind of approach,” he tells ...

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