Thursday, December 08, 2005

carnival of feminists part 4

Oh, how I love finals weeks. More than just finals week, singular, it lasts for about 3 weeks here. Thus, no real blogging (unless procrastination seriously sets in) until after my last final on the 19th.

Until then, go forth to The Fourth Carnival Of The Feminists over at Happy Feminist. Good stuff, man. Especially if you're wanting to procrastinate and avoid creating a 20-30-minute-long presentation, numerous 10-12 page papers, and/or studying for your final exam. Go. Now.

I, on the other hand, will go back to scanning in a plethora of uber-gendered and therefore infuriating ads from such magazines as Sports Illustrated, Fitness, ESPN The Magazine, etc. and creating a fantabulous powerpoint from said advertisements. 5 days of class left, 1 day of final exams...........

Sunday, December 04, 2005


Yes, yes, more proof of our rape culture.
It's not that I'm especially obsessed with finding these articles of proof, it's just that they're so fucking prevalent that I can't help but notice them. So I'm sorry if this blog has become Rape Culture Central lately, but...what can I say? It needs to be blogged about, so I'll be the one to do it.

Anyway, in researching for my gender in sport paper, I re-found this site,, which has a huge collection of offensively gendered/stereotypical/heterosexist/racist/etc ads, and criticisms of each trope of advertisements. (A really good site, well worth a look.)

I then found what I presume to be the initial prototype for the site, that explains the "why" of the site's creation.

I hate hate hate the subtlety of the advertising industry and how it plays so perfectly into the hands of the patriarchy. But I can even somewhat handle their being the patriarchy's bitch. What I cannot handle are the following "cartoons" that were, according to the site, featured in magazines such as Playboy, Hustler, and others.

Disgusting is really all I can say about them:

(which was actually something featured on Dr. Phil the other day...I can't find a link to it though, sorry kids)