Archive for the ‘Women’ Category

More Target Women fun, and this time Sarah Haskins is making fun of adverts that assume all women want fairytale lives with happy endings. She features (amongst others) two adverts from the California Milk Processor Board that, while they may not be the worst ever made, are certainly the most sexist ads I’ve seen in […]


Soaking in it

28May09

I arrived at my island school this morning to find no students. Apparently the weather (strong winds and rain) was too dangerous, and they all had the day off. But one of the quirks of the Japanese school system is that weather too dangerous for students is not too dangerous for staff, even though the […]


And have accumulated a really quite large collection of underwear and socks to help me put it off as long as possible. Luckily I have Sarah Haskins to remind me that I’m abnormal and that all women love laundry. At least that’s what the TV would have me believe. It also reminds me that I […]


Actual Cookies

30Apr09

For actual rewards for those people who commit one actual act of not being a sexist. Those people do get a reward after all. The cookies were made by 52 Acts and you can see the whole set here. via Feministe.


Sarah Haskins works her magic again. Featuring some of the ads from this post! (via Feministe.) And in the same vein, The Onion. Do not read with coffee.


First, there was this advert from the US for a combination razor/bikini trimmer, the Schick Quattro Trimstyle for Women:


Derailing for Dummies. Anyone who spends more than thirty seconds reading comment sections on websites that aren’t devoted entirely to white straight able-bodied cisgender males will be familiar with tactics like these. But it’s not just for the universally privileged. I consider myself part of some marginalised groups (for example, women), and I read a […]


Anyone who still wishes to believe that the photographs in women’s magazines, adverts, and so on bear any resemblance to reality should probably not watch this.


Shamebagging

24Feb09

There’s a dedicated pharmacy in my town, but it’s a little out of my way. Usually, if I need something like shampoo, I get it from the supermarket or the homeware store next door, since I go there almost every day.


Jump-starting

15Jan09

On Tuesday morning, my car battery was completely flat. It’s an old car, passed down through a whole bunch of people who only owned it for a couple of years, so I imagine the battery isn’t in great condition. Monday was a public holiday and I didn’t drive anywhere. And the last week or so […]