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Dismantle, from a feminist perspective, all forms of oppression, including but not limited to those based on ability, age, class, ethnicity, gender, race, and sexual orientation.
Advocate for an equitable environment free from violence and harassment based on gender, race, and sexual orientation.
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Facilitate and strengthen connections among people across lines of difference through programming and educational campaigns.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Old School Ridiculous Commercials

The four videos below are from the 1950s and are, honestly, ridiculous. They made me shake my head sadly, laugh, and facepalm... kind of all at once.


Homophobia "Warning" PSA

Sexist Pepsi Commercial

Sexist Xerox Commercial

How to Spot a Communist!

Clearly, I couldn't resist the Commie video. An updated version (obviously featuring me as the Commie) is forthcoming. More seriously though, I can't decided which sexist ad is worse - the one where shopping is a competitive sport or the one where the woman is so incompetent she can do nothing but make copies. Also, how is it "winning" (re: the Pepsi ad) if you are required to purchase your trophies? I guess because you didn't earn the money? I mean, women aren't breadwinners. Ever. Right?

Le sigh. It's been 60 years, but have we come that far?

Eh, yes and no.

Dodge Charger Ad

Kickass Feminist Response

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