Rolling 'this is sexist' thread

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this company looks like it's made of bubble and refined bubble btw:

s.clover, Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:13 (five years ago) Permalink


jabba hands, Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:20 (five years ago) Permalink

oh n/m already posted

jabba hands, Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:20 (five years ago) Permalink

that derailingfordummies link is great, and giving me cause to take an uncomfortable inventory

catbus otm (gbx), Thursday, 22 March 2012 21:17 (five years ago) Permalink

not even refined bubble. fumes emitted from the bubble refinery.

s.clover, Thursday, 22 March 2012 21:31 (five years ago) Permalink

and apparently more of the same from the tech world:

s.clover, Thursday, 22 March 2012 21:51 (five years ago) Permalink

I don't really know how to respond to this

dayo, Thursday, 5 April 2012 11:40 (five years ago) Permalink

Discussed / LOL'd at this a bit on the Guardian thread because I didn't know where else to put it.

I haven't read the clusterfuck that I'm sure the comments will be, but on my first reading of the NYMag article, having read first the palaver, then Laurie Penny's ridiculous Gawker article...

I'm the first person to cry "sexism" in any situation where I detect even a sniff of it, but my reaction was: actually, not sexist. Hilarious.

That is: that I don't think that it's Penny's gender that caused the clusterfuck, but the things she wrote and the attitudes she seemed to take. I'm sure that she may receive a greater and more pointed *beatdown* for it, but the opprobrium is not due to her gender, but the fact that she behaved in a kind of a ridiculous and cliched manner. But, like, that's actually what some of us like LOLrie Penny for?

Popcorn Supergay Receiver (Masonic Boom), Thursday, 5 April 2012 11:46 (five years ago) Permalink

anti-Semetic tbh

Mordy, Thursday, 5 April 2012 12:02 (five years ago) Permalink

ah okay, I have no idea who laurie penny and didn't read the gawker article beyond what was excerpted xp

dayo, Thursday, 5 April 2012 12:12 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

the comments on some of those pages can be even more fucked up, given the half-century gap

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Monday, 23 April 2012 19:28 (five years ago) Permalink

girl watcher mag is pretty klassik honestly

boy, was that Dan Fielding hungry for some cake! (forksclovetofu), Monday, 23 April 2012 19:31 (five years ago) Permalink

Congratulations, you found a sexist thing. Try a slightly smaller target next time, maybe?

how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Monday, 23 April 2012 19:33 (five years ago) Permalink

still don't believe it

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Monday, 23 April 2012 19:38 (five years ago) Permalink

poll thread:

  • My Favorite Girl for Watching: THE KITTEN TYPE

THE KITTEN TYPE (contenderizer), Monday, 23 April 2012 19:43 (five years ago) Permalink

girl watcher mag is pretty klassik honestly

if you say so champ

same old song and placenta (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 23 April 2012 19:54 (five years ago) Permalink

^not a taschen fan i see

boy, was that Dan Fielding hungry for some cake! (forksclovetofu), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:00 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm more of a Jaybird fan

heavy is the head that eats the crayons (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:01 (five years ago) Permalink

Uh huh

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:07 (five years ago) Permalink

not really sure what's unbelievable about this tbh

W. E. B. Du Bois Goals Panel (DJ Mencap), Monday, 23 April 2012 22:40 (five years ago) Permalink

largely hyperbole, no need to dwell on it

heavy is the head that eats the crayons (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 23 April 2012 22:43 (five years ago) Permalink

could just have easily titled the link THIS IS SEXIST

heavy is the head that eats the crayons (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 23 April 2012 22:43 (five years ago) Permalink

this is straining my credulity a little, tbh

THE KITTEN TYPE (contenderizer), Monday, 23 April 2012 22:49 (five years ago) Permalink

your credulity pants

mh, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 03:10 (five years ago) Permalink

"This is, by any measure, the portion of the electorate that is among the most marginalized and stigmatized, and hence probably most in need of the right to have a say in who governs their lives. But discussions on both sides of voter ID laws tend to leave out transgender citizens in discussions about who would be most adversely impacted."

1staethyr, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 04:33 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Is this homophobic?

@ :25

i swear to god i just saw a slightly different version of this where the guy does a little limp-wristed gesture at the two women at the end

goole, Friday, 18 May 2012 13:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Not unless "steamer" is some derogatory thing I'm not getting imo

a parker full of poseys (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 18 May 2012 21:31 (five years ago) Permalink

^never been to cleveland

bailiwick bill (forksclovetofu), Friday, 18 May 2012 21:37 (five years ago) Permalink

ha it really was the version i saw that was too much. i don't think he was even holding the mug making it clear he was a cat person

goole, Friday, 18 May 2012 21:38 (five years ago) Permalink

Should we start a "this is/is this homophobic" thread?

a parker full of poseys (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 18 May 2012 21:55 (five years ago) Permalink

I just... boggle, at shit like that. I dont know what else to say.

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Saturday, 19 May 2012 08:45 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

The anecdotes at the beginning are so o_O and you can just imagine some old business-looking dude in a suit mindlessly saying them

mh, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:16 (five years ago) Permalink

What's wrong w being sexy?

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:18 (five years ago) Permalink

goole, Thursday, 21 June 2012 13:04 (five years ago) Permalink

the thug seems to have NOB tattooed on his chest

jacob von logflume (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 21 June 2012 13:06 (five years ago) Permalink

what is this I don't even

Women of Brooklyn, New York, State Senator Marty Golden (R) wants to turn you into proper ladies fit for employment.

As part of a summer series on career development directed at his female constituents, Golden is hosting a taxpayer-funded event called “Posture, Deportment and the Feminine Presence” on July 24. Golden promises to teach Bay Ridge women “the art of feminine presence,” which includes tips on how to “sit, stand and walk like a model” and “walk up and down a stair elegantly”:

Golden defended the workshop as simply a way to help women get jobs in a tough market. Countering this justification, State Sen. Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) told City & State:

“Rather than passing legislation such as the Fair Pay Act to assist women in the workplace, the Senate Republicans appear to be offering career advice on posture and how to act feminine,” said Krueger, who hosted the Senate Democrats’ forum on issues affecting women in the workplace in May. “Perhaps this would be appropriate on Mad Men, but not in New York in the 21st century.“

Golden was the only Brooklyn senator to vote against New York’s same-sex marriage law.


Golden’s website has deleted the above quotes from the event page.

Julie Derpy (Phil D.), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 01:23 (five years ago) Permalink

from the article mh cited two weeks back:

"We found that employed husbands in traditional marriages, compared to those in modern marriages, tend to (a) view the presence of women in the workplace unfavorably, (b) perceive that organizations with higher numbers of female employees are operating less smoothly, (c) find organizations with female leaders as relatively unattractive, and (d) deny, more frequently, qualified female employees opportunities for promotion."

The studies showed that personal views and the domestic architecture of male leaders' private lives helped shape women's professional opportunities. This held true in both surveys and lab experiments, including one that tested whether candidates with identical backgrounds, but different names -- Drew versus Diane -- should receive a spot in a sought-after, company-sponsored MBA program. According to the research, men in traditional marriages gave Diane "significantly poor evaluations" compared to Drew. It seems that husbands with wives working at home imprinted that ideal onto women in the office.

holy shit. shouldn't be any surprise, but still comes as something of a shock. leads me to suppose that the upper executive ranks of american business are typically filled by men in what the study calls "traditional marriages" (where the husband works for pay and the wife works at home). this might help explain why career progress for women tends to stall out as they near those levels.

contenderizer, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 05:10 (five years ago) Permalink

I just want to rant a little about "manic pixie dream girl," first described by the yucky Nathan Rabin, and subject of this much yuckier video:

"The cause of the manic pixie dream girl is still little understood. Although my own theory is severe retardation of the brain."
Like I could say a lot of shit about this but I'm just going to say it's pesky. All those movies where they magic some creative type out of a funk, sure, it's played ººº but extending it to IRL I guess anyone with bangs and glasses is just too precious (=stupid?) to go on?

chupacabra seeds (Abbbottt), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 19:29 (five years ago) Permalink

I mean I certainly don't believe that but it's the thesis of this video.

chupacabra seeds (Abbbottt), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 19:30 (five years ago) Permalink

pesky sounds about right.

Authorities don't know who shot the 50 Cent the goose. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 19:59 (five years ago) Permalink

entire point of the stereotype is that it's a ridiculous reductive character type often written by men. using it as a stereotype for a real person makes no sense!

hot sauce delivery device (mh), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 20:32 (five years ago) Permalink

the sketch isn't about about actual people, though. it's a "what if?" gag that strands a common fantasy character type as a fish out of water in the real world. kind of like enchanted, but less forgiving. the point is that the fantasy is more irritating than charming, or would be in real life. unfortunately, it winds up being more sexist than trenchant, especially with that "severe retardation of the brain" bit at the end. shitty comedy is shitty.

contenderizer, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 20:51 (five years ago) Permalink

P sure it's supposed to be about real coocoo ladies

chupacabra seeds (Abbbottt), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 21:12 (five years ago) Permalink

I don't get all the Goldie Hawn hate.

Cunga, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 21:18 (five years ago) Permalink


does drift in that direction at the end with the craft table conversation, which is just "lol, lib chicks say stupid shit"

contenderizer, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 21:19 (five years ago) Permalink

prior to that it seemed to be mocking the fantasy

contenderizer, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 21:20 (five years ago) Permalink

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