Posts Tagged ‘Women’

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 […]


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.


Today is Ada Lovelace Day, an international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in technology. This is my contribution. (If you don’t think mathematics should be included in “technology”, you’re probably not using very good technology.) During my final year of my mathematics undergraduate degree, a group of us used to spend […]


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 […]


Like buses!

10Jan09

You wait ages for a new Target Women, and then two show up at once.


I really have to stop watching Target Women in the office. Even though I’m tucked away in the corner and no-one really cares what I get up to, I still feel bad when the whole office can hear my snorts of laughter. (Linked because apparently I can’t embed videos in WordPress. Hmm.) via The F-Word


Under the lid

08Jan09

Today Feministing flagged up an ad campaign in Germany by a group called Pro M├Ądchen (“pro-girls”, roughly). They’re putting stickers on the underside of toilet lids saying Bulimie ist heilbar – “Bulimia is curable”.