Rolling 'this is sexist' thread

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If you're a woman. And then you'll get called a bitch if you complain about people concentrating solely on that.

A Full Torgo Apparition (Phil D.), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 03:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

again I dont know anything about the drive cars really fast game I just know I see godaddy ads in times square w/ this woman that suggest I can see her naked

iatee, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 03:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

I don't know who any of these ppl are

dollar eye twinkling (admrl), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 03:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

• some asshole news anchor guy
• a woman who drives cars
• a woman news anchor
• an older news anchor guy

Male Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Nutsack (Abbbottt), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 03:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

TV!

dollar eye twinkling (admrl), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 03:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

Why do you people call newspeople "anchors"? It's funny

dollar eye twinkling (admrl), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 03:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

newscasters

dollar eye twinkling (admrl), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 03:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

If you're a woman.

is the answer to this:

if you are willing to be part of a super bowl ad about your sexiness then yes is might become part of your narrative

unlistenable in philly (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 04:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

in case anybody missed it, ty phil d.

unlistenable in philly (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 04:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

All you need to know about that "sportcaster" guy is right there on his head. He has smug, arrogant hair.

Aimless, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 04:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

The number of women responding with comments attacking Patrick or saying 'no big deal' is so fucking depressing.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 04:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

It's depressing, but not surprising.

Nicole, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 04:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

she probably lives in the suburbs too!

buzza, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 04:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

iatee is stepping his game up lately

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 04:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

don't you have some friends you can go hang out with or something

iatee, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 04:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

Mordy, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 04:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 04:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

Rolling 'this is popcorn' thread

Mordy, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 04:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

bag is a more stylish move at this point

anyway, i understand why her "sexyness" has become a part of the narrative. i understand that she fed into it. i understand, at the same time, how such things snowball and how women are effectively punished (and sure, rewarded) for their supposed sexiness in ways that men just aren't. as a result of all that, i understand how frustrating and demeaning the whole thing must be for her at times.

what i don't get is why assholes like him are paid good money to talk about shit on the air.

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 07:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

sincere question, cause i don't watch sports news: is this something male athletes have gotten asked anytime recently?

sarahell, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 07:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

The closest I can think of is David Beckham taking shit for seeming to be more about modeling than soccer, but that's about dedication to his craft, not a sexiness narrative in the same way.
So I'd say no.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 07:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

like there were some beefcake-y ads/fashion shots in the local paper (not sure if they were national ads, or just local ones), and at least one sexy-romantic one featuring that SF Giants pitcher after they won the World Series -- the guy that looks a little like Nirvana-era Dave Grohl. Dunno his name.

sarahell, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 07:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

Tim Lincecum, probably. He is popular with the ladies. And stoners.

He mostly just gets asked why his fastball has dropped 4mph over the last two seasons.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 07:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

"David Beckham sexiness narrative"

mac and me (Ówen P.), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 08:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

Jonathan Ross' Becks interview a few weeks back was all about the sexiness narrative iirc.

Also unknown as Zora (Surfing At Work), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 08:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

On another board I visit, someone posted this to a "Funny pictures" thread:

Sure, you can be critical of the "Myspace pose", but how does anyone think this is a good or funny way of doing that?

Tuomas, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 09:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

why is elmer fudd doing the deed here?

Big Mr. Guess U.S.A. Champion (crüt), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 09:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

it's duck season

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 09:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

i suppose it's not that sexy is sometimes part of the narrative for attractive women athletes, it's that it's almost never not part of the narrative. beckham, i assume they focus on it sometimes but other times not at all.

i dunno how to even parse this dr. pepper thing. it seems like it's satirizing the "man food" approach like in those burger king ads or whatnot while still conveying the same message? those bk ads seemed self-parodying anyway so how do you clown a clown? the "it's not for women" approach only makes me more aware that diet sodas are considered unmanly and that objectively there's no difference between dr. pepper 10 and a tab or whatever in regards to soft-drink genderedness.

i don't how many layers of irony or mock irony you need to pack your message in but i'll willingly drink a diet soda w/out fear of developing an auxiliary vagina so that's probably too many unnecessary layers right there.

slugbuggy, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 09:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

why is elmer fudd doing the deed here?

― Big Mr. Guess U.S.A. Champion (crüt), Tuesday, February 28, 2012 4:13 AM (14 minutes ago) Bookmark

its an old gag where he fires the shotgun in daffy duck's face, and it spins his bill around to face the other side of his head

its a comment on the 'duckface' that young women make in photos

RudolfHitlerFtw (Hungry4Ass), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 09:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

Re: Dr. Pepper Ten

naus, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

why is elmer fudd doing the deed here?

― Big Mr. Guess U.S.A. Champion (crüt), Tuesday, February 28, 2012 4:13 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

it's duck season

― Little GTFO (contenderizer), Tuesday, February 28, 2012 4:14 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Rabbit season.

A Full Torgo Apparition (Phil D.), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

xp

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- Worthington has returned to television advertising with a new campaign that ditches comedian Harry Enfield in favour of 'real lads' exploits.

The commercial aims to make Worthington the 'lads beer for the 90s'. To achieve this Worthington has chosen a laddish creative treatment that pokes fun at men who engage in unladdish activities.

Created by agency WCRS, the ad start by posing a question about laddish behaviour. The narrator asks: 'why do lads always take the mickey?' In answering the question, the commercial then enters a surreal world where we see what would happen if lads didn't take the mickey: they would compliment each other on their appearance and, as a consequence, become interested in hand cream. This would have the disastrous result of smoothing the lads' palms to such a degree that their pint glasses slip straight through and smash on the floor.

The ad closes with the tag line "Worthington. It's a Man Thing'. The campaign was written by WCRS creatives Andy Brittain and Yu Kung and was director by Traktor.

According to WCRS account director Jonathan Rigby: "Our objective is clear - to make Worthington the lads beer brand for the 90s. The campaign marks a welcome return to classic beer advertising - simple, well observed and infectiously funny."

Sylv_ebanks (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

feel like the Yorkie ads might have 'worked', as much as they're cretinous, but Worthington just seems desperate and reaching

Sylv_ebanks (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Yorkie" sounds like such a girl thing though.

beachville, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

Is that part of the joke?

beachville, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

No. Don't know why they were called Yorkie though, because Yorkshiremen are all like tough and rugged, 'appen?

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

"David Beckham sexiness narrative"

I'll do the libretto for this opera fyi

unlistenable in philly (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

Speaking of Danica Patrick...

Nicole, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

^^Was just coming to post that.

A Full Torgo Apparition (Phil D.), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

ha

asshole

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

Also the idea of a manly candy bar is hilarious to me and I've bought Yorkies specifically because of their stupid marketing campaign.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

Which is probably what they wanted all along but whatever.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

yorkies are pretty good but they could have used smaller gauge nail chunks, also motor oil that wasn't loaded with transfats

flagp∞st (dayo), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

the idea of a manly candy bar is hilarious to me

If you think that's stupid, try this...

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

Are they still using that slogan?

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

...

robbery by sudden snatching (DJP), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

I really don't understand society sometimes

robbery by sudden snatching (DJP), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

"You'll never put a better bit of butter on your wife"

^ old joke that will make no sense to anyone outside the UK

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

Arr, that be Cuntry Loife buttr.

Mark G, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

“This is what an egg looks like,” Eyvazzadeh said, referring to a photo of a human egg

kinder, Tuesday, 11 November 2014 17:51 (3 months ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

not really sure where to put this, nor can remember if it's been discussed:

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120450/sabrina-rubin-erdelys-uva-gang-rape-reporting-raises-questions

not too surprising that it's become an article of faith on the right that the whole thing is made up

i'm not really up for discussing this myself

goole, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 23:14 (3 months ago) Permalink

uhoh

example (crüt), Friday, 5 December 2014 18:41 (3 months ago) Permalink

this doesn't seem like the right thread for this...?

Οὖτις, Friday, 5 December 2014 18:54 (3 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Jeffrey Wells, he has opinions and more opinions about Amy Schumer's appearance and the concept of "Schlumpies & Dumpies"

Don A Henley And Get Over It (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 12 February 2015 22:35 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I grew up in a world in which conventionally attractive or semi-attractive people used to be the ones who got laid the most often. Trust me — I used to do quite well at the Westport Players Tavern in the mid to late ’70s, and I had a good sense of what worked and what didn’t.

Well, yeah.

Don A Henley And Get Over It (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 12 February 2015 22:36 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

gross

otoh Amy Schumer is horrible

Οὖτις, Thursday, 12 February 2015 22:38 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I really, really hope her Apatow movie bombs so we aren't faced with the prospect of seeing her forced into 10 movies a year for the next decade.

ƋППṍӮɨ∏ğڵșěᶉᶇдM℮ (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 12 February 2015 22:58 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

^^^

Οὖτις, Thursday, 12 February 2015 23:05 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

her fast food parody of the west wing/newsroom was pretty amazing

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 12 February 2015 23:20 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

who the fuck is jeffrey wells?

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 12 February 2015 23:20 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Schumer is A+ but i am sad she is in apatown

the plight of y0landa (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 12 February 2015 23:28 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

she thinks its funny/ok/cool to make racist asian jokes ergo she's dead to me

Οὖτις, Thursday, 12 February 2015 23:31 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

What are her racist asian jokes I think I missed them

polyphonic, Thursday, 12 February 2015 23:38 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

who the fuck is jeffrey wells?

― kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, February 13, 2015 9:20 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

jeffrey wells is a 2015 tastemaker whose findings have been derived from self-serving memories of his heyday as a flannel-shirt-wearing wolf frequenting the westport players tavern in the mid to late '70s.

estela, Thursday, 12 February 2015 23:44 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

there was some other segment on Inside Amy Schumer where she was doing street interviews and made some asian guys = small dicks joke, I don't see it online tho

there's tons of this stuff in her material and unlike w Sarah Silverman, the jokes aren't about how racist she's being, they're about how real and funny racial stereotypes are. which, when they're being perpetuated by a white woman, they aren't.

xp

Οὖτις, Thursday, 12 February 2015 23:47 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

that's pretty disappointing; that video linked is typical racist comedian shit

Nhex, Friday, 13 February 2015 00:42 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/p87njw/stand-up-amy-schumer--can-t-win

― Οὖτις, Thursday, February 12, 2015 6:42 PM (3 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

My eyebrow started down, but by the end it was on its feet

walid foster dulles (man alive), Friday, 13 February 2015 03:12 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

GOP keepin it REAL: http://www.salon.com/2015/02/13/gop_lawmaker_calls_women_a_lesser_cut_of_meat/

Οὖτις, Friday, 13 February 2015 19:49 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

The irony of all of Wells's dumbshit kvetching is that Apatow, who is one of those "schlumpies & dumpies" is married to Leslie Mann, who is a stone-cold fox.

Οὖτις Δαυ & τηε Κνιγητσ (Phil D.), Friday, 13 February 2015 20:03 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Rogen's wife is a looker as well.

In the comments on the second Wells piece, a reader points out that he isn't being sexist because he's being equally critical about less attractive male stars. Which is all well and good, but (A) It started with a less than enlightened set of comments he made about Schumer, and (B) if this isn't as a whole defined as 'sexist', the shoe certainly fits for 'shallow' to the degree that a sample spoon from Baskin Robbins is at a Grand Canyon-level of depth in comparison to Mr. Wells.

Don A Henley And Get Over It (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 13 February 2015 20:41 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, that.

Also, isn't/wasn't Schumer dating Anthony Jeselnik? I mean, he's no Jeff Wells but

Οὖτις Δαυ & τηε Κνιγητσ (Phil D.), Friday, 13 February 2015 21:15 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I know I’m not thinking wrong but I’m probably saying it wrong from time to time.

no you are thinking wrong

Οὖτις, Friday, 13 February 2015 22:33 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

"I don’t want to drag the late, magisterial David Carr into this but his passing last night shocked me right down to the marrow of my bones, and we all know how great sadnesses have a way of re-ordering our thinking and opening our minds a crack..."

o_0

and also saying it wrong

resulting post (rogermexico.), Saturday, 14 February 2015 07:26 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

just watched the second episode of Amy Schumer's show. she has funny skits that I'd like to keep watching, but it came to a crash with the end bit where she talks about how she used to date primarily Hispanic men and was hence into nonconsensual sex... followed by the "hey, everyone's been a little raped" routine. just thinking oh for fuck's sake, you're one of those, sigh

Nhex, Friday, 20 February 2015 06:57 (1 week ago) Permalink

Relatively small potatoes in the scheme of things, but for some reason, despite the obvious demographics of the collector fanbase, Star Wars licensees still insist on gendering toys and limiting the number of female characthers. When called on it, Hasbro answers in remarkably stupid fashion: http://toybox.io9.com/hasbro-flounders-when-asked-about-the-lack-of-female-st-1686572897

Οὖτις Δαυ & τηε Κνιγητσ (Phil D.), Friday, 20 February 2015 16:37 (1 week ago) Permalink

The reporting on these teenage jihadists has a hint of the "they need extra protection because they're girls" about it.

the bowels are not what they seem (aldo), Friday, 20 February 2015 18:35 (1 week ago) Permalink

In terms of people running off to IS, that might be accurate

walid foster dulles (man alive), Friday, 20 February 2015 18:36 (1 week ago) Permalink


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