Posts tagged: Sexism

Visual Harassment and Identity Vandalism
Everything that follow is comes with some trigger warnings. Women who not only speak up about gender issues but also dare to show their face online. PennyRed wrote about her experience recently etc. All of these images were download from the video game forums at the center of the harassment campaign. I’ve blurred out or added […]
Kanye West’s Monster Misogyny
I really wish I hadn’t seen Kanye West’s leaked music video for his hit song Monster. I was horrified, furious, livid, angry, and sad; I actually didn’t even get through the whole video the first time I saw it.  The sexualized, eroticized, fetishized violence against women and sexist and racist stereotypes is nothing other then blatant misogyny and […]
Toy Ads and Learning Gender
Created for Bitch Magazine’s Mad World Virtual Symposium I recently watched afternoon cartoons on Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network and I was shocked to find a flood of highly gendered toy commercials. These ads not only market toys to children but it also promotes and encourages gender specific values that are very limiting to boys and girls […]
Top 5 Problems with Glee: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Season 2 Premiere
Tuesday night’s season premiere of Glee may have been one of the most offensive hours of television I’ve watched in a long time. It seemed like every minute or two they would make another sexist, racist or homophobic joke. I was afraid Glee was going in a bad direction after the first few episodes of season […]
Retro Sexism and Uber Ironic Advertising
Created for and originally posted at Bitch Magazine’s Mad World Virtual Symposium Marketers are increasingly using Retro Sexism to sell products.  This form of advertising uses irony and humour as a way to distance itself from the sexist and/or racist representations and stereotypes they perpetuate. Retro Sexism (n.): Modern attitudes and behaviors that mimic or glorify […]
The Huffington Post’s Sexist Linkbait Strategy
Created for and originally posted at Bitch Magazine’s Mad World Virtual Symposium Huffington Post regularly uses women’s bodies as an internet marketing strategy to entice viewers and generate ad revenue. Linkbait (n.): sensationalized and unrelated images and headlines used to draw viewers into other content on a website, it is often used to generate ad revenue […]
What Liquor Ads Teach Us About Guys
Created for and originally posted at Bitch Magazine’s Mad World Virtual Symposium Liquor ads capitalize on some of the worst (socialized) masculine traits, glamorize them, and sell these behaviours back to us – encouraging and promoting sexism. Related Links and Articles: Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel by Jean […]