Tag Archives: sexuality

CODEBREAKING: Is this mother-daughter lingerie ad too sexy? Too gay?

This lingerie ad depicting a real life mother and daughter is upsetting people, and the reasons are broadly: it looks gay; the mom is ugly/old/I don’t want to see that. So the ad worked.

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When your son asks to dress as a girl, it means you failed as a parent.

You read that right.
A question posed on one of the stupidest websites on the internet, Today.com, asks “Is it OK for little boys to dress up as girls?” This is the answer that ends the article:

“I applaud you for letting your child be unique, imaginative and free from the constraints of our closed society,” one poster

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Sluts of a feather

What’s the point of Slutwalk Chicago? Let’s ask its organizer, Jamie Lauren Keiles:

It has to do with agency for me. A half-naked lady as a form of protest feels a lot different to me than a half-naked lady as pandering to the male-gaze. I think there is something somewhat terrifying, somewhat jarring, about a person, especially a

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The (high-heeled) Shoe doesn’t fit the Other Foot, or does it?

Andrej Pejic, all-purpose androgynous model, has made #98 on FHM’s list of the world’s sexiest women .

A blurb online that accompanied Pejic’s picture read: “Designers are hailing him as the next big thing. We think ‘thing’ is quite accurate… The gender bender has jumped the gun in hoping he might one day be signed as a

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Black Women are Less Attractive (If Your Idea of Black Women Comes from TV)

Everything you need to know is in blue letters at the top.

At least, not according to evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa. Psychology Today published an article by the London School of Economics psychologist that concludes that black women are less attractive based on some dicey and very biased statistical analysis of very subjective opinions obtained from a longitudinal study of adolescent health (Add Health). This is the article as it originally&#133 Read the rest

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J.Crew Ad Tells Obsessive Moms that Obsessiveness is Okay


J.Crew’s online catalog has a feature “Saturday With Jenna,” in which Jenna is shown painting the toes of her young son Beckett a bright neon pink. “Lucky for me I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink. Toenail painting is way more fun in neon.” This delightful tableaux of postmodern life is shown next to&#133 Read the rest

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Tide Knows Dad Better Than He Knows Himself

Tide Knows Dad Better Than He Knows Himself

This is a new Tide detergent commercial showing how Tide undermines Dad’s attempt to control his daughter’s sexuality. Dad is a central character in the ad, and all the action revolves around him. But the ad is not targeted at fathers. Women still do most of the family shopping, so we should read the ad as addressing moms.&#133 Read the rest

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