November 26, 2013

New York Film Academy’s study of gender inequality in the film industry.

(Source: howtocatchamonster, via feministtv)

March 22, 2012
Here's a cool list of six men and zero women that Deadline put together for you.

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December 2, 2011
"Breaking Bad has shifted from being all about Bryan Cranston’s triple-Emmy’d (so far) lead performance to the best ensemble show on TV. This year, we were spun around four compromised points of the male compass: brains (the increasingly Machiavellian Walt), ego (Giancarlo Esposito’s drug kingpin Gus), heart (Aaron Paul’s Jesse, Walt’s reluctant sorcerer’s apprentice), and pure testosterone (Dean Norris as Hank, Walt’s DEA-agent brother-in-law—who’s got a supernally wise dark-side twin in Jonathan Banks, Gus’s head enforcer)."

-GQ's Men of the Year, “The Men of Breaking Bad

I know that railing against GQ for being sexist is like railing against The Joy of Cooking for mentioning food. But if the four points on your idiotic metaphorical compass can stretch to accommodate five characters, then why not seven? It is steamin’ bullshit to write about the ensemble of Breaking Bad and fail to mention the amazing performances of Anna Gunn and Betsy Brandt as Skyler and Marie.

Perhaps GQ felt they had pushed the envelope enough already with their feminist declaration that Kristen Wiig is a total bro, bro.

June 29, 2011
Women must always be decent.


This, to me, is the classic bigot move. The silly level of specificity here suggests to me that this blowjob met a single female sales executive at a top car dealership, maybe two, and extrapolated from there, because he was already pretty much on board with being sexist. So, uh, in conclusion, sexism is the worst, the end.

(Source: notsexistbut)

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May 27, 2011
"I think there’s a lot for women to enjoy in this film. Remember ‘Armageddon’ [and] the Aerosmith song that got girls who probably wouldn’t have originally gone to see ‘Armageddon’ hearing there was a love song, and [saying], ‘Oh, maybe there is something in the film?’ … So it’s pure commerce, to be blunt, and I want women to see this film."

Matthew Vaughn, on X-Men: First Class (via firstandamistad)

… and Vaughn just did a really good job of making me (A WOMAN!) not want to see this movie.

(via killsmedead)

Well, fuck you, sir.

(via puzzleboat)

I am SHOCKED. jk, the dude’s obviously a jackass, suit yourself if you were gonna see this movie, I guess. Here’s something for the ladies! It’s called disrespect.

(Source: neptunepirate, via puzzleboat)

April 3, 2011
"…Observe and Report, …in which Faris plays a vapid, slutty makeup saleswoman…
…Anna’s… funny like a guy would be funny."

— Whoops, The New Yorker, you tried to write an article about a woman comedian and your writer and interview subjects are misogynists! Better luck next time?

March 1, 2011
"The reporters on the Guardian disappointed me. They failed my masculinity test. They behaved like gossiping schoolgirls."

Julian Assange, in a phone conversation with the editor of UK magazine Private Eye.

Now, in fairness, I don’t know anything about Private Eye, including whether it’s remotely credible. The name of the magazine certainly sounds tabloidy. I guess I could do “research” on this, but no.

So, assuming that this phone call is being faithfully reported, why are folks highlighting the antisemitism in the phone call (Assange proposed and then abandoned the theory that several Jewish Guardian journalists were conspiring to malign him) while ignoring gems like the above? I’ll confess that I’m happy to see Assange flirting with public antisemitism, because that is the kind of shit that gets people upset with you. Not like, you know, being sexist. Loudly. While you are a defendant in a rape case.

Maybe the idea is that the antisemitism is something new. Is that the idea? That we are all on the same page about him being a terrible misogynist? Maybe we are. Are we? Somebody tell me if everyone agrees that Julian Assange is a terrible misogynist. Because if we don’t all agree about that yet, I’d like to keep hammering at that point.

June 25, 2010
5 Unconvincing Excuses For Daily Show Sexism

I know Muffin linked to Jezebel’s post about the Daily Show and sexism the other day, but this follow-up post is also definitely worth a read.


One quote in particular bugged me:

As Daily Show co-creator Madeleine Smithberg told me, “You’re talking about a group of people that are by definition dysfunctional. Unless they’re Dane Cook, these guys have probably not historically enjoyed much success with women in their personal lives. To most male comics and comedy writers, women are foreign creatures.”

I just have to say, are people not interacting with the opposite sex outside of dating? Because that sounds like crazy person talk. MEN AND WOMEN: You are allowed to talk to each other, even when sex isn’t the goal. And most of the men and women I know are doing that. This is a ridiculous point of view on gender relations. That is all.

February 13, 2010

I made this video. It is a parody of the Dodge Charger ad. I’m pretty proud of it.

February 11, 2010

Never let it be said that I am a great big downer-cat who likes nothing. I LOVE THIS.

(Found it here.)

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