Today I thought I’d just cut to the chase and find out what ladies on the Internets think is sexist today. Modern sexism, reveal yourself!
* Gender Goggles reviews Yoko Ono‘s feminist video project Cut Pieces, thinks jokes are sexist, but not as sexist as sexual assault: “You might argue that there is a world of difference between laughing at a sexist joke and committing mass sexual assault in Central Park, and while this is obviously true it’s also all of a piece. They are on the same continuum of subjugation of women.”
Also sexist, according to the Goggles: some newfangled “Ladder Theory” of relationships.
* Jezebel thinks Bukakke-esque advertising isn’t as sexy as it is sexist.
* Shakesville‘s Melissa McEwan thinks cartoon e-mail forwards are sexist, except when they contain visual poo jokes: “we started emailing each other any dumbass forwards we got, especially ones with ‘hilarious; sexist jokes and cartoons, with intros like ‘This is the best email forward you’ll ever receive!’ We also send each other good email forwards, too, like the one I sent her of a guy wearing see-through plastic pants and crapping himself, which is a classic.”
* Tiger Beatdown thinks that maybe she herself is sexist, but also right, for writing this tirade about rom-coms:
I can hear your cries of shock and denial! But es one hundred percent verdad, ladies: people who watch—-and consider themselves fans of—-such high quality cinematic entertainments as “Runaway Bride,” “Maid in Manhattan,” and “The Wedding Planner” do, in fact, tend to have crappy relationships, due to the fact that they believe in “predestined love,” immediate commitment, and the idea that “if someone is meant to be with you, then they should know what you want without you telling them.”
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