Live life to the fullest! Buy Nike!

This post has nothing to do with feminism specifically, but all sorts of things to do with douchebaggery, so it gets a pass. This video, “Make it Count” has been making the rounds online today. People seem to find it inspiring. It isn’t. Watch at your own risk (so, yeah, don’t watch it if you don’t like watching Nike ads but do watch if you enjoy ranting!).   Okay so let me get this straight. The opening shot is of the Nike logo and yet we are to believe that this guy, Casey Niestat, totally screwed Nike over, taking the $50,000 given to him to make a Nike ad and instead traveled the world made a Nike ad while blowing $50,000 traveling the world? SO REBELLIOUS YOU GUYS! The first...
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People who run breast cancer "awareness" campaigns appear to be morons

In case the title was unclear, this post will be brief and ragey. There are a myriad of reasons why “awareness” campaigns are flawed. But it is breast cancer “awareness” campaigns that seem to have perfected the act of combining flawed with offensive. It isn’t only that these campaigns have “lost focus” or that many of the companies who claim to support these campaigns, in fact, include carcinogens in their products (though these facts certainly are significant), but that many of the campaigns which claim to be “raising awareness” about breast cancer and, one would assume, therefore (supposedly) aiming to help women, do just the opposite. Check out this video, for example, created by a group called, obviously, “Boobies rule”     The corresponding site, which also sells t-shirts...
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This week in faux-feminism (or, a week of douchebaggery, summarized)

This week’s faux-feminist round-up is not so much a round-up of faux-feminism as it is a round up of feminist responses to a, now notorious, douchebag who pretends to care about the status of women. Like, beyond his own penis. Steven Greenstreet, this list is all about you (is that your ego I hear exploding from your chest? Or just your tiny brain working overtime trying to figure out WHY O WHY THE LADIEEZ ARE SO GROUCHY!). In reality, this list is more for my own referencing convenience, as well as for anyone who needs a convenient way to source the numerous explanations of the science behind the extreme ignorance, self-righteousness, and sexism of Greenstreet. The following links provide an excellent summation of the particular ways in which the...
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A lesson in how *not* to be an ally

Remember the douche-festival who created the ‘Hot Chicks of Wall Street’ tumblr and video? Well, surprise, surprise! The dude (Steven Greenstreet) who thought that pointing out all the ‘hot chicks’ protesting at Occupy Wall Street was a great way to celebrate the “dedication and political strength” of women, is claiming that he has ‘empowered’ the women and refuses to apologize! BECAUSE…wait for it…. He’s an ally, women! So shut up and listen.   You know how to tell if a man is an ally to feminists? 1) He doesn’t refuse to apologize when called out on sexism 2) He doesn’t defend said sexism by claiming it is ‘empowering’ 3) He also doesn’t defend said sexism by claiming he chose to use sexist language because “it might catch more attention”...
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Conscious Men Issue Fauxpology, Creep Us All Out.

**Trigger warning on account of my potty mouth. Dear ‘Man’ (because I can speak to ALL MEN just like that!), Um, what??? This is just about the creepiest apology I have ever heard. Though it reminds me, in an uber-triggering kind-of-way, of men in my past who have desperately wanted to pretend to be my ally by telling me over and over again how magical and mystical and miraculous women are and then talking over me when I try to explain that that ain’t it. Ok menz (and let me clarify, this video, in no way, speaks for all men, but rather for Gay Hendricks and Arjuna Ardagh . In fact, I believe that most...
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The Juggalo: Not just proof that God exists and is hilarious.

Many of you have probably already enjoyed this amazing video, done in all seriousness, by the Insane Clown Posse: For those unfamiliar with the geniuses who penned such classics as “I Stuck Her With My Wang”, and “Super Balls”, Miracles is certainly the most amusing introduction to the group who maintains the dedicated fanbase who call themselves the Juggalos. Yes, it truly is a miracle that the ICP a) actually have fans, and b) have, like, tons of them who paint their faces and dress up like douchebags and hold festivals and gatherings with other face-painted rednecks ONLY to celebrate this strange, strange culture based on their mutual love of the ICP. Yes. The world we live in certainly is…um…miraculous. In any case, this weekend proved to be a...
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Sam Reynolds is a douchebag

Above mentioned statement is probably not news to anyone who goes to SFU and/or reads the weakest of all weak-ass college/university papers, The Peak, which elects to publish such gems as this, this, this and this; i.e. Le garbage (P.S. Don’t actually read any of those articles as they will kill your brain, dead). And whatevs, it’s a student paper, so it’s for learning, and clearly these folks are all just starting along on their paths to becoming really, really great journalists who report on really, really great stories. So while we can’t take it too seriously, this post, recently published by Sam Reynolds, who is, I don’t know, 12 years old and angry that none of the Grade 7 girls will hold hands with him, deserves some attention,...
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