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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently this is old, But I just saw it on TV w/ my wife about 2 minutes ago. I'd say it's at least as sexist, if not moreso when taken in context, than your average axe commercial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uojoBHjZohI

Just to add to this, apparently, as I was 'informed' during the Olympic opening ceremonies, merely owning a BMW will net you some extra-marital nookie, and that it's 'ok': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-3D0-doMDQ

I realize it's not a new commercial BTW, but that's the first time I've seen it.

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In other news, this is a VERY good short film called Oppressed Majority featuring role reversal of everyday sexism. It's NSFW (oh noes, teh 1.5 seconds of boobies) and TRIGGER WARNING: there's an assault. I've seen some role reversal stuff here and there, but this piece is done disturbingly well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4UWxlVvT1A
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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In other news, this is a VERY good short film called Oppressed Majority featuring role reversal of everyday sexism. It's NSFW (oh noes, teh 1.5 seconds of boobies) and TRIGGER WARNING: there's an assault. I've seen some role reversal stuff here and there, but this piece is done disturbingly well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4UWxlVvT1A


The movie is really good. Unfortunately I feel people are going to mass misinterpret it.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This ad displays alcohol as a way to celebrate an important accomplishment. Would love to see more things like this rather than "The wimmins will line up for your penis, which is so virile and larger than Priapus."

http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/whiskey-ad-south-africa-more-heartwarming-most-super-bowl-commercials-155473
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

(Nevermind this, Darqcyde posted the link and I missed it.)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yinello wrote:
Darqcyde wrote:


In other news, this is a VERY good short film called Oppressed Majority featuring role reversal of everyday sexism. It's NSFW (oh noes, teh 1.5 seconds of boobies) and TRIGGER WARNING: there's an assault. I've seen some role reversal stuff here and there, but this piece is done disturbingly well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4UWxlVvT1A


The movie is really good. Unfortunately I feel people are going to mass misinterpret it.


I wanted to know what happened to the guy ;_; I know the end was like "back to the real world where that wouldn't have happened", but I still felt awful for him.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ennis wrote:
Yinello wrote:
Darqcyde wrote:


In other news, this is a VERY good short film called Oppressed Majority featuring role reversal of everyday sexism. It's NSFW (oh noes, teh 1.5 seconds of boobies) and TRIGGER WARNING: there's an assault. I've seen some role reversal stuff here and there, but this piece is done disturbingly well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4UWxlVvT1A


The movie is really good. Unfortunately I feel people are going to mass misinterpret it.


I wanted to know what happened to the guy ;_; I know the end was like "back to the real world where that wouldn't have happened", but I still felt awful for him.


The sad truth is that he probably tries to get over what happened like most victims. Learning the hard way that you can't overcome a trauma but simply learn how to live with it. Maybe he'll break up with his unfeeling partner and find someone who understands him but never enough because they've simply not led his life.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noelle Stevenson does the webcomic Nimona and an ongoing comic called the Lumberjanes.

Noelle Stevensonís Comic Shop Experience Makes Us Sad

The whole comic.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gingerhaze is pretty fantastic in every way. (For some reason reading that on her blog directly doesn't distinguish where the quotes are, though. A good chunk of that text is a response to her comic. Gingerhaze's response to the dudebro starts at "Okay, you pedantic asshole, listen here.")

Anyway, apparently the comic started a pretty impressive clusterfuck. I can't find any the relevant links now, of course, but it was sure something.

Wait I found it! This guy seems cool. Though again, looking at this on anything but dashboard is weird. Oh well, you get the idea, scroll past all the 'like' and 'reblog' notifications.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Samsally wrote:
Gingerhaze is pretty fantastic in every way. (For some reason reading that on her blog directly doesn't distinguish where the quotes are, though. A good chunk of that text is a response to her comic. Gingerhaze's response to the dudebro starts at "Okay, you pedantic asshole, listen here.")

Anyway, apparently the comic started a pretty impressive clusterfuck. I can't find any the relevant links now, of course, but it was sure something.


I think a lot of stuff happened on twitter because the comic indirectly led to something involving the show Comic Book Men.
http://www.bleedingcool.com/forums/front-page-comic-news/79498-fanboy-rampage-beat-vs-comic-book-men.html

Here is just the link to the original tumblr post without the comments: http://gingerhaze.tumblr.com/post/76241121783/oh-i-know-i-have-it-better-than-a-lot-of-would-be

Her comic inspired others to add their own experiences:
http://madeleineishere.tumblr.com/post/76450041997/gingerhaze-oh-i-know-i-have-it-better-than-a
http://cedreau.tumblr.com/post/76455594043/just-something-that-happened-to-me-at-a-convention

There's a(nother) Bleeding Cool thread that I won't link to because some of the responses are pretty clueless.

Every comic world issue ends up spinning a web that is confusing to follow if you aren't there from the beginning or following the right people on twitter/tumblr/hi5.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://nothing-to-hide-demo.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html http://prototype.nothingtohide.cc/

Here's a screenshot of the game. http://blogimg.ngfiles.com/873000/873134/907128203_poo.jpg.jpg

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/12/then-and-now-lego-ad_n_4768560.html
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i really do not get this need to pinkify everything. my brother and i used to play with legos together. now i guess if you have kids of different genders, they each have to have their own gender-specific legos.

...guess it probably does reduce the fighting over the pieces, though.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somehow they justify it through marketing studies. I think there may be a bit of a vicious cycle going on.

That said, I wish they'd release more pinks and purples so I could build up a model Ponyville for all my blind bags figurines! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
Somehow they justify it through marketing studies. I think there may be a bit of a vicious cycle going on.

That said, I wish they'd release more pinks and purples so I could build up a model Ponyville for all my blind bags figurines! Very Happy


They need to make MLP sets. Period. The I'm not saying the Friends sets are good, but some of the pieces they have are sweet. The Friends advent calendar from last year gave of a whole bunch of pieces we didn't have otherwise.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i can't resist passing along ursula vernon's morally ambiguous honey badger valentines. because sometimes, this is just the sort of sweetheart you need. (make sure you scroll down to the second one.)
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