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iphone and itouch apparently lead to isexism

18 Oct

Oh crimey. We knew someone would fuck up the brilliance that is the itouch/iphone app ability. I didn’t think it would be Pepsi.

They have a new app that allows you to ibrag about all the girls you score with. It also gives you tips on just how to score with them. First, identify her “type.” Here’s the list:

Artist
Aspiring Actress
Athlete
Bookworm
Businesswoman
Celebrity
Cougar
Dancer
Foreign Exchange Student
Goth Girl
Indie Rock Girl
Married
Military Girl
Nerd
Out-Of-Your-League Girl
Political Girl
Princess
Punk Rock Girl
Rebound Girl
Sorority Girl
Treehugger
Trouble
Twins
Women’s Studies Major

There are so many fucking things wrong with this I don’t know where to start…. let me just point out a quick, nifty little tid bit: MARRIED is on the list.

What’s the next step you ask? Ok, if you really want to know: KEEP A LIST, name, date, and details you remember.

At least they are implying that you’d have to be out of your fucking mind to try this list, so out of your mind that you may not remember doing so.

Oh, and don’t forget to brag, boys. Email your friends, twitter, facebook, myspace, whatever fucking way you can.

Fanfuckingtastic. Jezebel had this to say on the topic:

There’s a reason why I go after bro culture as often as I do: things like this, which are completely unacceptable and ridiculously offensive. This is a program sponsored by a major corporation that encourages men to look at women as objects to be won, used, and tossed away after a “victory” is obtained, and the more normalized things like this become, the worse off we’re all going to be.

If the rationale is that the target audience for AMP energy drink is filled with pathetic douchebags, then perhaps instead of continuing to feed this audience and encourage this kind of behavior, we should offer them something different and stop shoving bro culture down everyone’s throats as if it’s totally acceptable to Tucker Max-it out at all times. Until then, the best we can do is to mock it mercilessly; if people actually think this kind of thing is attractive and effective, they’ll continue doing it, but if it’s ripped apart as often as possible, the “awesomeness” factor of stupid crap like this might be dulled a bit.

I have said it before, and I will say it again: I am just really tired of bros, man. It would be nice to turn on the television one day and not see some dude completely dehumanizing women as a part of some asinine “game” in order to promote deodorant or soda pop or body wash, but I guess there isn’t an app for that yet.

You know I’m angry when my f word count goes about 5 in a blog under 15 sentences.

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You have got to be fucking kidding me:

16 Oct

Bad. Just bad.

Noooo they didn't!

Noooo they didn't!

This is ridiculous.  I love that they stamp a big “Girls Only” sign on it; it’s the pickle on the crap sandwich though.  So not only do they make the cleaning supplies pink appealing to girls, but they also designate this a wrong boy-toy.  Explanation: anyone boys ever play with Barbies? or dolls? These are dubbed wrong toys for little boys. Apparently, so is this cleaning toy.  The toy, just like the real thing, should be left to the women. Girls only. Sorry boys.

We’re conditioning them young these days.

What’s with the fat hating?

16 Oct

One of the Kardashians said she wants to be “skinny pregnant.” [http://jezebel.com/5383155/khloe-wants-to-be-skinny-pregnant-nicole–joel-secretly-wed]

Another blogger reported commentary on her “muffin top.” [http://www.thefrisky.com/post/246-no-im-not-pregnant/?obref=obinsite]

Jessica Simpson is berated by Burger King and Fox for being “fat.” [http://www.thefrisky.com/post/246-burger-king-and-fox-apologize-for-nfl-aimed-at-jessica-simpsons-weight/]

I mean, come on, people. The average size woman is, what, a 14? Fuck I don’t even care what average is. All I’m saying is if AVERAGE is 14, size 8 is NOT FAT. (oh and by the way, neither is size 16)

Yes, we need to be healthy blah blah blah. It’s really easy to argue from that point. The problem is, our idea of “healthy” is twisted and perverted. Healthy no longer means good cholesterol and low blood pressure (not until you’re 65 or 70 at least). Healthy has been so fucking perverted that now it means you have to be a size 4 with a flat stomach and dres a lil nastay. Because if you aren’t dressin’ nastay, you got something to hide. And if you got something to hide, you’re obviously not healthy. (While I may be using slang to make this point seem ridiculous, it’s only because it is in fact so ridiculous using my big girl language seems insulting to language.)

I’m not trying to dog anyone who struggles with their weight or body issues. Absolutely not in a million years. I understand, oh how I do, that we’re under constant pressure to maintain that oh so very slim figure, and of course, to show it off in ways deemed adequate by more societal standards.

SPEAKING OF PEOPLE STRUGGLING WITH BODY ISSUES:

Tyra, Tyra, Tyra… you were so adamant about people kissing your “fat ass” when pictures surfaced in tabloids about your (beautiful) added (beautiful) pounds. Good for you. You owned your curves, your curvy matter on top of your curves, and your history in the modeling industry.

And now you’ve lost 30 pounds and are running around flaunting it in New York photo shoots, showin’ off your back side.

That’s great and all, but what happened to the ranch dressing, ice cream loving, you can kiss my fat ass Tyra? I have a feeling that Tyra was in fact struggling with body issues (admit it, talk about it, get over it together, and repeat), and Tyra minus 30’s confidence and showcasing seems to be making that quite clear.

More on eating disorders later….