We talk a lot here at Bitch about the ways in which certain products are marketed to women, and with good reason (there are some weeeeird lady products out there). However, for every product that bizarrely targets women there is one that bizarrely targets men as well. Here are a few that have come to our attention as of late:
While the racecars and Danica Patrick indicate that this is a product for dudes, it is surprisingly gender-bendy (what with the gynecomastia and the woman athlete signing fans' breasts and all). Is this a good thing, or a bad thing? On paper it seems like it shouldn't be offensive, and yet...
Besides shooting Infomania at Current.com, writing and pitching a screenplay, contributing to the Post and Tribune, Sarah Haskins still manages to find time to curl up with a good read. Here Sarah indulges me by recommending books for quite the assortment of characters.
The murder of Kansas physician George Tiller is a devastating and,
unfortunately, perfect illustration of the stupid, hypocritical,
blindered self-righteousness of the anti-choice movement. And just as
painful as the news itself is seeing the variety of twists and dodges
with which the mainstream media does—or doesn't—cover it.
It's Saturday, so that means time for some more feminist LOLz! Thanks to everyone who sent in their LOLz throughout the week; we had some great ones and we'll try to get them all up here eventually. For now, here's hoping that these ones bring a little LOL-ing to your weekend:
It looks like these chicks came of age during the Bush administration's abstinence-only sex education. If it didn't work for Bristol Palin, how can we expect it to work for them?
And here is a progressive kitty if we ever saw one:
Finally, a dog who is willing to wear her politics on her sleeve (and entire body):
Enjoy the LOLz, and your weekend! If you've got some hilarious animal pics you'd like to caption with a little feminizm, make sure to send 'em our way!
Nigeria's booming film industry, Nollywood, ranks second highest in global film production (nestled between India's Bollywood and America's Hollywood), and its actors are now being sought by the higher paying US studios. This new development brings with it the need for complex conversations about gender, sexuality, culture, and the lure of money.