A must watch. This video by the Women’s Media Center, “Sexism Sells—But We’re Not Buying It,” shows several real-life examples of prominent figures in the news making disgusting, extreme sexist remarks, specifically about the presence of (in reality, the lack thereof) women in politics. Obsessive, dehumanizing analysis of women’s appearances? Equating women in politics to having “nagging voices” that remind men of their wives? Fears of castration? It’s all here!
I mentioned this during the Got Milk ad controversy, so here it is again: a video of people perpetrating negative stereotypes about women, several of which boil down to “haha women have PMS and that makes them unfit to be leaders.”
2:45 - complaints about women being “nagging” and how “every time Hillary Clinton opens her mouth it sounds like your wife nagging you to take the garbage out”
3:40 - “Men are depressed, but it’s their own faults; they’re allowing women to take over the world”
4:19 - Bill O’Reilly asks, “What is the downside of having a woman in the White House?” and the person responds, “Besides the mood swings and the PMS?”
5:12 - “This is exactly why men should not allow The Vagina Monologues to become The Vagina Dialogues.”
Tell me again how sexist ads don’t matter?
SEXIST COMMENT SPARKS TAMPON-THROWING PROTEST: Alasdair Thompson - the sexist EMA chief executive who sparked controversy when he said that women are ‘less productive because of their periods’ - has had his association’s headquarters become the target for tampon-throwing protesters.