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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 (six years ago) Permalink

What's wrong w being sexy?

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

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

the thug seems to have NOB tattooed on his chest

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

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

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

I don't get all the Goldie Hawn hate.

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

prior to that it seemed to be mocking the fantasy

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

using it as a stereotype for a real person makes no sense!

I know an IRL mpdg. She's super manic -- super happy, skipping everywhere, singing to herself, etc. most of the time -- and then when something crosses her she switches in an instant to slamming doors, drama, etc. One weekend she spent all day blowing bubbles on the sidewalk, waiting for people to walk by and then in a fit of whimsy waving bubbles all around them. The weekend before that she set out sidewalk chalk and got all these strangers to draw on the sidewalk and on the road. She's an art student and doesn't have to pay rent and is living the outgoing eccentric pipe-dream.

It's annoying as hell most of the time, unless I'm in an extremely good mood, which I hardly am ever.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 22:04 (six years ago) Permalink

That's not a personality, that's a mental disorder or personality disorder!

hot sauce delivery device (mh), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 23:06 (six years ago) Permalink

It's annoying as hell most of the time, unless I'm in an extremely good mood, which I hardly am ever.

Guilty laugh that this p much nails my reaction to an absurdly large number of behavior.

pandemic, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 23:14 (six years ago) Permalink

I too have known some v mpdgish g's. Also otm re: Rabin; I was reading a bunch of those My Year of Flops and it was so horribly written! Like just super-obvious community college school paper arts section-quality "humor" but peppered with offensive throwaway jokes/generalizations

Drew Careymore (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 5 July 2012 03:42 (six years ago) Permalink

lol, one of the "related videos" on Abbbottt's link is Zooey D on Kimmel.

Anyway, some observations I've made on the MPDG's I've known that don't get translated into the movies:

  • Some are lesbians. Always have been, always will be.
  • They don't go after guys that are opposites in attempts to "change them". More often than not, they find a straight guy of similar inclination and lock them down to the degree of a common-law marriage with the odd case of eventual matrimony. Some of the most stable relationships I know involve these people.
  • If they haven't done the above, they may latch on to a gay guy and go through many of the motions of a romantic relationship minus sex and such. I have a MPDG pal who just went through a breakup-esque episode because her "boyfriend" (who, might I add, is in a committed same-sex relationship) had to move far away for work.
  • There are others that are just serious loners.

Electro-Shock Rory (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 5 July 2012 04:28 (six years ago) Permalink

"real MPDG" sounds kind of like "real Stepin Fetchit"

hot sauce delivery device (mh), Thursday, 5 July 2012 04:31 (six years ago) Permalink

wtf is happening here

some dude nights (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 5 July 2012 05:06 (six years ago) Permalink

just make something up and flip out about it

xlr to hard drive adaptor (electricsound), Thursday, 5 July 2012 05:06 (six years ago) Permalink

It's suddenly a slow time for sexism in America.

Electro-Shock Rory (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 5 July 2012 05:14 (six years ago) Permalink

? buncha ppl complaining about automatic subscriber renewal on a dating site?

funny-skrillex-bee_132455836669.gif (s1ocki), Thursday, 5 July 2012 17:03 (six years ago) Permalink

i was gonna link geek2geek but figured this was an easier way

Authorities don't know who shot the 50 Cent the goose. (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 5 July 2012 17:18 (six years ago) Permalink

undoubtedly sexist

contenderizer, Thursday, 5 July 2012 17:37 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

how can a site as big as Buzzfeed get away with this?

camp lo magellan (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 20 July 2012 14:14 (six years ago) Permalink

This is like one of the biggest sites on the internet with like advertisers in like a legit, non-Chan/non-Reddit capacity right? Or do i have my understanding of Buzzfeed wrong?

camp lo magellan (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 20 July 2012 14:16 (six years ago) Permalink

I thought buzzfeed was mostly goofy videos and list articles?

hot sauce delivery device (mh), Friday, 20 July 2012 14:30 (six years ago) Permalink

fucking internet

goole, Friday, 20 July 2012 14:43 (six years ago) Permalink

don't those guys own spin now?

Mordy, Friday, 20 July 2012 14:50 (six years ago) Permalink

Is Mordy circling the drain?

camp lo magellan (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 20 July 2012 15:11 (six years ago) Permalink

Did Anyone See Mordy's List of Definitive Hardcore Albums?

anyway, I used buzzfeed for a while but they kinda have no quality control at all for some reason. I got tired of reading articles by bigoted idiots that had gotten buzzed up somehow.

Ring brother, ring for me! (Viceroy), Monday, 23 July 2012 22:12 (six years ago) Permalink

goole, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:05 (six years ago) Permalink

That guy, and most of the people responding affirmatively to him, are disgusting.

hot sauce delivery device (mh), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:13 (six years ago) Permalink

lmao he actually describes it as a "challenging tweet"

price lo matalan (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:23 (six years ago) Permalink

I'm not sure about sexist but it's misogynistic all right.

check the name, no caps, boom, i'm (Laurel), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:25 (six years ago) Permalink

"challenging twit" obvs

I dont even know that I think this sucks per se (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:25 (six years ago) Permalink

Wait, I didn't mean to say that, I was thinking of something else. Obvs it is sexist as several fucks.

check the name, no caps, boom, i'm (Laurel), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:43 (six years ago) Permalink

just saw the 'camry' ad

what in the fuck

goole, Sunday, 5 August 2012 17:44 (six years ago) Permalink


mississippi joan hart (crüt), Sunday, 5 August 2012 18:10 (six years ago) Permalink

Good thing he chose to marry that car

drawings by teen cultists (Crabbits), Sunday, 5 August 2012 18:25 (six years ago) Permalink

is that sexist?

the most astonishing writer on ilx (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 14 August 2012 00:23 (six years ago) Permalink

camry couldnt afford kristin wiig so they made a composite of four of her characters & then got a gifted class 7th grader to put the word "cheese" in it

Fareed Zaireeka (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 14 August 2012 00:56 (six years ago) Permalink

pfft gifted class 7th graders would know better

drawings by teen cultists (Crabbits), Tuesday, 14 August 2012 02:56 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

More of an "Is this sexist?" than a "this is sexist":

I ask because, although I find this fairly amusing, I can't help the feeling that BMW expects us to laugh at the little woman -- when in fact pretty much anyone without significant motorsport experience would freaking out at least that hard.

Three Word Username, Thursday, 27 September 2012 09:11 (six years ago) Permalink

Well, they're both pretty little.

die face down in some dude's pool (how's life), Thursday, 27 September 2012 09:27 (six years ago) Permalink

Well, the guy wasn't being an arse, he was informative and never once tried the "This'll make her scream if i do THIS!" biz.

Rule of thumb: "Top Gear" would not do this, it's not 'sexist' enough.

Mark G, Thursday, 27 September 2012 09:29 (six years ago) Permalink

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