Posts Tagged ‘sexism’

The Creamy Ad That’s Too Saucy For The Aussies!

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

According to this blog post, the Australian Standards in Advertising board has received, and dismissed, numerous complaints about the above advertisement for Philadelphia Cream for Cooking.

Among the formal complaints were comments to the effect that, ‘A woman spanking a man on the bottom is every bit as offensive as a man doing the same to a woman especially when there is sexual undertones involved. I really believed we had moved away from this form of sexist advertising,’ and ‘Complete objectification of men who women can treat any way they want. The ad sure would draw a lot of flak if the roles were reversed.’

They’re right of course–it would draw a lot of flak if the roles were reversed. But whenever I hear that argument I do want to make the point that truly “reversing” the roles would mean  women having more freedom, more money, and more political power than men. I’d settle for equality. And I’d spread it all over!

Seven Inches of Heaven!

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Whoa! Whoa, whoa, whoa. While I was searching for a jpeg of that Footlong for Carl’s Jr I came across this gem! The BK Super Seven Incher ad showing a woman about to *ahem* eat this sandwich.  Talking points:

1.  It will blow your mind away! Because obviously giving head eating this sandwich is MIND-BLOWINGLY AWESOME!

2.  Special super-duper hot phrases like “fill your desire” and “yearn for more”!

3.   Who can resist something long & juicy?  C’mon girls, let’s go get it!  I can’t wait to be satiated by my sexy sandwich!

Seriously Sexist

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

I do enjoy watching these women, especially Nigella. Her breasts keep staring at my eyes.

Gross comment in a thoroughly gross thread on Serious Eats about “Food Network Hotties.”

Why Are There Fewer Women Chefs? Because Of Women!

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Chef Patricia Williams tells the Village Voice the reason we read about male chefs is because young female writers are trying to get with them.

I don’t believe there may be more male chefs out there — they get more play. A lot of it has to do with many of the women who write about young men, who are the hotties.

This is also the reason there are so many male senators and presidents. We women just can’t stop writing about them, due to their immense hotness. Also male CEOs—all this talk of patriarchy and institutional sexism is a smoke screen hiding the real truth, that the key to power is savvy pr and power-chasing journalists.

Then Williams contradicts herself and says there are fewer women out there than when she started, and the women she knows who do run kitchens tend to run smaller, less welll-known establishments than the mens. She recounts the sexism she has faced, including being told by a restaurateur that it’s bad business to hire female chefs because they might get pregnant.

I do not understand this person.

Jamie Oliver’s Daddy Issues

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Did we see any fathers responsible for preparing/obtaining food during the run of “Food Revolution”?

Good question, asked on the Television Without Pity forum. —Snacktime

Of Dicks and Donuts

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

All these years I have been enjoying donuts with only a vagina. I guess Tina Fey thinks that a penis is the only way to express true appreciation.

“The best doughnut? That’s Peter Pan doughnuts in Brooklyn. It’s a Polish bakery. We shot nearby once for 30 Rock. It’s a white-cream-filled powdered doughnut. And I really believe, when I first tried it, if I had a penis, I would put it in this doughnut. I finally understand what you guys are thinking about and what motivates you guys.”

Wait until she tries the taco truck!


That’s Why I Drink It

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Interesting: Wine-drinking is on the rise in Asia, with women pushing the trend, according to this story, although they don’t cite any numbers to support it. I do love that the interviewer, despite talking with a wine critic who just passed the very difficult Master Sommelier’s test, theorizes:

I suppose you look prettier holding a flute of champagne, rather than a tumbler of whiskey?