Feminism | Posted by Reba R on 09/6/2010

Swiffer Brings “Sexist” a Whole New Meaning

oh the precious relationship between woman and cleaning product!

oh the precious relationship between woman and cleaning product!

I love television. I willingly gave 6 years of my life to Lost, watch the Daily Show for ALL of my news, and I can’t even do my homework on my laptop without first checking Hulu for updates on shows I’ve missed. But nothing compares to my love for commercials. As a journalism student, I find myself analyzing every advertisement for subliminal messages using lighting, colors, word choice, and imagery to figure out what message they are trying to get across. But a set of commercials that really grind my gears with their obvious sexism comes from that space-age mop known as Swiffer.

Yeah guys, I’m a little late on this one. And it’s been so long since I’ve written something …

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Reba R on 11/3/2009

Noooo Daddy…

Go Daddy.com has been known for its risque and sexist commercials, generally about busty women who's tank top straps break in inappropriate places. The one commercial that really made me sick was shown during the 2009 Superbowl featuring Danica Patrick. Danica, in case you didn't know, is the first female to win an Indy car race, as well as being a supermodel and a "Go Daddy Girl." In this particular commercial, Danica is shown taking a shower under the control of three male college students (who, by the way, are a pretty bad representation for guys; come on guys, we know you aren't really sloppy horndogs who get off on male supremacy...well...). By the way, this degrading commercial has pretty much nothing to do with selling internet domain names. I decided to email GoDaddy's support team, asking if their domain names can really give you the gift of mind control. Their first response?

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