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Watch: Snickers’ construction worker ad isn’t really respectful to women

"What happens when you’re hungry? You’re not you."

That’s the message Snickers wants you to come away with after watching their new advertisement airing in Australia. And just so we’re clear, in Snickers’ world, “you” doesn’t mean acting like your unique and special self. It’s synonymous with being a sexist goober to every vagina-owning human that comes within your vicinity — because that’s apparently how you sell chocolate to men in the 21st century.

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Snickers thought this was a good idea? 

Posted Saturday Mar 29 11:00am  1,131 notes
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Federal Judge Tells Women Lawyers Not To Dress Like ‘An Ignorant Slut’

Posted Thursday Mar 27 10:15am  421 notes
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‘Sluts Are Just Whores In Training,’ And Other Wisdom Offered By A Sitting Arkansas Judge

Posted Friday Mar 7 2:00pm  425 notes
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Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg's nonprofit organization,, has partnered with Getty Images to “to create a line of stock photos that depict mature, professional businesswomen, rather than ones who appear dumb, subservient, sexualized, or sometimes all three at once.” 

One recent study found that only 3% of creative directors are women. In journalism, men continue to fill the majority of top editor roles — and this likely extends to photo editor roles as well. We’ve all seen Mad Men. This isn’t the 1950s, but the advertising industry is not exactly a model for gender equality. None of this is to say that men can’t accurately depict women in visual imagery, but if we’ve learned anything from the research, it’s that gender equality in every industry leads to better and more representative outcomes.”

"The new library of photos shows professional women as surgeons, painters, bakers, soldiers and hunters. There are girls riding skateboards, women lifting weights and fathers changing babies’ diapers.”

Jessica BennetWill Lean In & Getty Rid the World of the Media’s Subtle Sexism?

Changing Women’s Portrayal in Stock Photos | NYT

Making Stock Photos Less Sexist | Bloomberg

We’d like to see more of this. 

Posted Thursday Feb 27 9:28am  6,324 notes
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Female Tennis Player Reaches Australian Open Semis, Is Asked What Man She Wants To Date

Not the best moment for sports journalism.

Posted Wednesday Jan 22 1:00pm  146 notes
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People Magazine Wonders Whether Michelle Obama Has ‘Peaked’ And If She Needs Botox

Can you imagine them asking this of a man?

Posted Wednesday Jan 15 1:00pm  156 notes
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Republican Staffers And Candidates Are Taking Classes To Learn How Not To Offend Women

Course 101: When can you not say “legitimate rape”…

Posted Thursday Dec 5 2:10pm  283 notes
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The Deluded Person’s Etiquette Guide To Avoiding Halloween Racism, Sexism, And General Tastelessness

Read this before you go out on Halloween.

Posted Tuesday Oct 29 5:01pm  75 notes
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Practice hard words.

The most sexist memo to women lawyers you’ll see. 

Posted Monday Oct 28 11:23am  104 notes
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Sexy Hamburger and Sexy Bert and Ernie

…are actual Halloween costumes.

But it IS possible to celebrate Halloween without sexism. Here’s how you do it.

Thursday Oct 24 3:38pm  66 notes
Tags  #sexism  #halloween  #feminist halloween  #feminism  

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