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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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

"David Beckham sexiness narrative"

mac and me (Ówen P.), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 08:39 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's duck season

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 09:14 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

Re: Dr. Pepper Ten

naus, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:15 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp

Tuesday, 31 March 1998 12:00AM Be the first to comment

- 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Yorkie" sounds like such a girl thing though.

beachville, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is that part of the joke?

beachville, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:55 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

Speaking of Danica Patrick...

Nicole, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^Was just coming to post that.

A Full Torgo Apparition (Phil D.), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha

asshole

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:40 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

Which is probably what they wanted all along but whatever.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:42 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

...

robbery by sudden snatching (DJP), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I really don't understand society sometimes

robbery by sudden snatching (DJP), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:55 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

Arr, that be Cuntry Loife buttr.

Mark G, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cuntry Crock

beachville, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

good thing they put pictures of flowers all over my man margarine now i am transexual

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think we need a thread of this stuff

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

".. and the ladies that love them!"

(soz)

Mark G, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

To be fair, those really only have one use.

(xpost)

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

brands for MENS

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

we had the dockers thread didn't we

flagp∞st (dayo), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

marketing of masculinity

I approve of this manly spinoff tho

flagp∞st (dayo), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

i conceived of the brands for mens thread as specifically for products that are trying to convince men that theyre not fags for using them while being no different than the stuff girls like eg coke zero/diet coke is how i break it down to an extent

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

although diet coke does have more caffeine than coke zero, factoid

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^ both disgusting imo

Nicholas Pokémon (silby), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

I swear I started a thread about those Men kleenex once.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh I didn't but I posted about them here:
marketing of masculinity

They're hysterical. Slogan might as well have been: Because you're too old to still be using your sock.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

or using some godawful hankerchief and putting it in your pocket full of snot

valleys of your mind (mh), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

pretty sure it's just for wanking

sarahell, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

real men just let the jizz dry and peel it off later, or maybe not at all

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

the layers of dried jizz make your dick look... aah nevermind

flagp∞st (dayo), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

cigar box

what's a goon to garbus (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

*shudders*

i think this is serious (elmo argonaut), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

shithole?

smooth hymnal (m bison), Tuesday, 10 June 2014 02:46 (1 month ago) Permalink

ugh i got into a stupid twitter war with some random bro who works at the artie lange show fuck

smooth hymnal (m bison), Tuesday, 10 June 2014 03:26 (1 month ago) Permalink

(over this article that is)

smooth hymnal (m bison), Tuesday, 10 June 2014 03:26 (1 month ago) Permalink

because you know there are a few

sci-fi looking, chubby-leafed, delicately bizarre (contenderizer), Thursday, 12 June 2014 04:27 (1 month ago) Permalink

and okay maybe not sexist, just ... off

sci-fi looking, chubby-leafed, delicately bizarre (contenderizer), Thursday, 12 June 2014 04:29 (1 month ago) Permalink

Reminds me of the way a lot of Finnish men celebrate International Women's Day: by buying flowers for their wives/girlfriends/etc... Okay, maybe it's not sexist per se, but don't you think there'd be better ways to honor the day dedicated to gender equality?

Tuomas, Thursday, 12 June 2014 11:42 (1 month ago) Permalink

That's fairly common across the world. IWD has its roots primarily in socialist countries where "gender equality" was supposedly enshrined in the culture so the emphasis was on expressing appreciation rather than activism. It's slowly moving back the other way so it'll be interesting to how the concept develops over the next couple of years.

Wristy Hurlington (ShariVari), Thursday, 12 June 2014 11:48 (1 month ago) Permalink

She's my woman of worth. A low mileage 1982 model.

Three Word Username, Thursday, 12 June 2014 13:06 (1 month ago) Permalink

Some good lolz under the #womenaretoohardtoanimate hashtag on Twitter. Backstory here: http://www.cnet.com/news/ubisoft-nixes-female-avatars-in-assassins-creed-unity/

Disagree. And im not into firey solos chief. (Phil D.), Thursday, 12 June 2014 13:29 (1 month ago) Permalink

xp low mileage, low self-esteem, everything I look for in a woman

Nhex, Thursday, 12 June 2014 13:57 (1 month ago) Permalink

I was riding my bike through downtown Boise on Mardi Gras once...this guy was trying to convince a woman to flash him for some beads. She reached up into her bra like she was going to flash him, and pulled out pepper spray and sprayed him in the face. Everyone in the balcony bar above clapped and cheered. It was awesome.

― just like the one wing dove (Crabbits), Thursday, May 29, 2014 3:00 PM (39 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

:D salute

lex pretend, Thursday, 12 June 2014 14:01 (1 month ago) Permalink

LL, believe it or not this has been running through my mind a lot in the past few days, like it really made me *get* something about ogling, the male gaze, etc. that I didn't completely internalize before

― Doritos Loco Parentis (Hurting 2), Monday, May 19, 2014 4:18 PM (3 weeks ago) Bookmark

I'm just catching up on all of this thread/mess from yesterday, but I'm glad to hear this! Posting personal history deets like that is really not something I tend to do (or enjoy), but I have been thinking about those years a lot, and I'm glad my experience was useful to someone apart from myself.

La Lechera, Thursday, 12 June 2014 14:11 (1 month ago) Permalink


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