From the blogosphere
Jess McCabe // 21 March 2007
Cassandra Says has declared this the week of female desire.
Meanwhile, Women’s eNews has a really interesting feature about how US newspapers and magazines will print cartoons on any subject – except if they satirize the pro-lifers.
And, via Feministing, here’s Betty Dobson drawing the internal structure of the clitoris:
Salon’s Broadsheet highlights the ickyness of the Pino, a Nissan apparently marketed towards women. What makes it especially woman-friendly, I hear you cry. The answer: customisable, cutesy upholstery, stuffed animals and sparkly hubcaps.
As one of Nissan’s Japanese marketing managers quoted by the AP put it, “Rather than focus on the features of a minicar, we thought it better to talk about how cute it is.”
On the same sort of theme, an ice-cream maker in Sweden has provoked the ire of the local consumer council by marketing a lolly called “Girlie”. The Local reports that this is a “a star-shaped, pink ice-cream with glitter make-up stored inside the stick”.
According to GB, the ‘Girlie’ ice pop signals a “sense of summer”, “star status” and “a disco feeling”.
The Swedish Consumers Association however uses an entirely different word: “gender-profiling”.
“Girlie, GB’s new ice pop, is pink and has make-up inside the stick. It says a lot about what GB thinks about girls and how they should be,” said the association in a statement.
Finally, Jo from I Can’t Fly discovers just how easy it is to get porn on her mobile:
I scrolled down the main menu for TV & Video:
Top ten videos
News & weather
Yeah, let’s just slip “babes” in under the news & weather shall we?* So I clicked on it.