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Just When You Thought American Apparel Couldn’t Fail Any Harder…


They manage to. To work at American Apparel you must email a full body shot to some mysterious email address after which you are approved or rejected. Failure.
Via Gawker.

Clearly, that standard leaves a lot of wiggle room. Now, a source tells us that American Apparel has a new hiring policy. For the past several months, they say, job applicants at AA have had their photos taken–photos which are then sent to the email address work@americanapparel.net, where they are “approved” by a nameless person for hiring. The applicant’s resumé is a distant second when it comes to hiring decisions, our source says.
Our source also tells us that a new policy now says that in ...


They manage to. To work at American Apparel you must email a full body shot to some mysterious email address after which you are approved or rejected. Failure.
Via Gawker.

Clearly, that standard ...

Is sperm the new “swoosh”?


Whenever I’m on a plane, I can’t help but flip through SkyMall – a catalog that prides itself on offering useless but strangely compelling products like bug vacuums or scary neck thingies. But last week while on a plane to Florida I saw perhaps the best SkyMall product ever: these – inexplicably spermified shoes. There was a whole page layout with little spermies everywhere. I don’t know how a company of people making these shoes couldn’t realize that their logo was so … recognizable. Deliberate or not, hilarious.


Whenever I’m on a plane, I can’t help but flip through SkyMall – a catalog that prides itself on offering useless but strangely compelling products like bug vacuums or scary neck thingies. ...

Urban Outfitters “Eat Less” shirt removed from website but still in stores

Vanessa posted last week about Urban Outfitters oh-so-clever father/daughter purity shirt. Because that wasn’t enough sexism for their t-shirt department, the company is also currently selling a shirt that says simply “Eat Less.”

After protest the pro-anorexia shirt has reportedly been pulled from the company’s website. But apparently Urban Outfitters is still selling the shirts in stores.

I really don’t care if “Eat Less” is supposed to be a “joke.” Anorexia and the widespread social pressure for women to be thin by starving ourselves is no laughing matter. This t-shirt doesn’t rise above the cacophony of dangerous images and messages about food – it’s just another harmful product from a company whose advertising is always promoting thin bodies ...

Vanessa posted last week about Urban Outfitters oh-so-clever father/daughter purity shirt. Because that wasn’t enough sexism for their t-shirt department, the company is also currently selling a shirt that says simply “Eat Less.”

After protest the ...

Really, Urban Outfitters?


While Urban Outfitters find shirts supporting marriage equality too controversial for their store shelves, apparently selling father-daughter purity grossness is all good. Whether or not this was meant to be funny, it really missed the mark; all it does is give me the ickies.
Related:
Vintage Video Sexism: Kissing is for Whores
Time Magazine hearts Purity Balls
The Purity Myth!
My hymen belongs to Daddy
h/t to Charlotte.


While Urban Outfitters find shirts supporting marriage equality too controversial for their store shelves, apparently selling father-daughter purity grossness is all good. Whether or not this was meant to be ...

Is this the softer side of Sears?


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 it harder for you to fall sleep. This comfortable pillow recreates the comfort of having your beloved partner. Thinking about the fact of sleeping alone produce a isolated feeling, especially if you are used to have a soft and comfortable arm or maybe you are enjoy a better sleep when you locate your neck in your girlfriend or wife’s breast. This ...


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 ...

Why Does Nike Still Have Roethlisberger On Their Roster?


That is actually not Roethlisberger, but I thought this ad kind of said it all.
People were very quick to defend Ben Roethlisberger last year when he was accused of raping a woman in Lake Tahoe, but as Thomas noted over at the Yes, Means Yes blog, there seems to be a pattern emerging–there is another accusation of rape and then, another, and a whole lot of dirty police work. This situation is less than desirable with a rather potent mix of victim-blaming, celebrity and shoddy, misogynistic police work.
The NFL has even suspended him for 6 games to get his shit together, but Nike is still backing him?

On Wednesday, the NFL suspended ...


That is actually not Roethlisberger, but I thought this ad kind of said it all.
People were very quick to defend Ben Roethlisberger last year when he was accused of raping a ...

Tampon ad makes fun of tampon ads, still can’t say “vagina”

Via The Sexist, it looks like Kotex finally got the memo that birth control ads are weird:

Transcript from The Sexist after the jump.

I’m glad we’ve reached the point where it makes sense to sell tampons by making fun of what Sarah Haskins calls period control ads. When a company’s tampon ad mocks its previously criticized ads you know feminism is working. But apparently tampons must still stay in euphemism land:

The New York Times reports that the above ad–in which a young actress mocks traditional tampon ads for their condescending, euphemistic tone–originally referenced the “vagina.” When three networks rejected the spot, Kotex subbed in the euphemism “down there” for “vagina,” and only two of the three networks rejected ...

Via The Sexist, it looks like Kotex finally got the memo that birth control ads are weird:

Transcript from The Sexist after the jump.

I’m glad we’ve reached the point where it makes sense to sell tampons by ...

Jessica Simpson and “The Price of Beauty.”

I have to say I was touched by this interview that Jessica Simpson did yesterday with Oprah (yes I just typed that line, I too am shocked), until it got to the part where she talks about her new special on VH1, “The Price of Beauty.”

If you can sit through both parts she touches on not forgiving John Mayer, which I think is an awesome statement since he kind of gets d-bag of the year award. She also talks about how the “mom jeans” controversy was the most upsetting spectacle for her since for an entire year all people talked about was her weight, including people coming up to her in public saying, “you are not that fat!” ...

I have to say I was touched by this interview that Jessica Simpson did yesterday with Oprah (yes I just typed that line, I too am shocked), until it got to the part where she talks about ...

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