Categories
feminism vaginas

International Women’s Day has gotten SO commercialized

I mean, seriously?

I’m not even sure if I’ll be putting up a tree next year.

That said, Martha Marcy May Marlene is an awesome movie. You should rent it and eat cupcakes.

In the meantime, let’s celebrate International Women’s Day the right way. With a gif of Maude Lebowski saying “vagina.”

 

EDITED TO ADD: In case anyone is wondering, I have no idea who did that graphic; it’s floating around on tumblr. I found it courtesy of unknowable woman.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

87 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Starskita
Starskita
9 years ago

Only one question: Why is that one lady eating a cabbage?

—–

Vagina.

Margz.
Margz.
9 years ago

She is a typical woman, thrilled to be sitting in skimpy pjs eating salad. Because in advertising land, that’s what we all do, with gusto!

Quackers
Quackers
9 years ago

and before any MRAs start screeching:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Men%27s_Day
http://www.internationalmensday.com/

Anyway, happy lady day and all that. I think I’ll treat myself to donut, not cabbage, and smirk at the fact that it pisses off misogynists that I’m getting fat and undesirable or something

PosterformerlyknownasElizabeth

For some reason this seems appropriate today.

Viscaria
Viscaria
9 years ago

I like being a woman! I don’t know if I’m an international one though v_v.

Simone Lovelace
Simone Lovelace
9 years ago

I have no idea what’s going on in this post but I like it.

Vagina

SWGM
9 years ago

I know I work in an awesome place because one of my co-workers was self aware enough to joke, “I can’t wait for it to go back to being International Men’s Day tomorrow. Like it is every day.”

hellkell
hellkell
9 years ago

I didn’t even know this was a thing until today.

Vagina.

ideologuereview
9 years ago

Yeah, respect Lady Day’s Stalinist roots, guys!

Anyway, happy lady day and all that. I think I’ll treat myself to donut, not cabbage, and smirk at the fact that it pisses off misogynists that I’m getting fat and undesirable or something

This calls for a Social Justice Sally!

Wetherby
Wetherby
9 years ago

The Women of the Future

(according to 1902 French trading cards)

Viscaria
Viscaria
9 years ago

Hi IR! Are you here to tell us to “shut up, women, get on my horse?”

[NOTE from DF: Video is NSFW]

hxxp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RjMSWhGWak&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Yeah, respect Lady Day’s Stalinist roots, guys!

Gasp! Are you saying that by talking about women for 24 hours we’re raising Stalin from the dead!?!

Anyway, happy lady day and all that. I think I’ll treat myself to donut, not cabbage, and smirk at the fact that it pisses off misogynists that I’m getting fat and undesirable or something

This calls for a Social Justice Sally!

That’s right, Quackers! By not doing activism every single moment of the day, you are a bad feminist

/sarcasm, obviously

Viscaria
Viscaria
9 years ago

Whoa I did not realize the screenshot for that song would be so NSFW. I also forgot the whole thing was NSFW. So sorry for not warning, and if you want to take out the vid because of the screenshot David I would totally get it.

Holly Pervocracy
9 years ago

Stalin was a noted woman.

ideologuereview
9 years ago

Feminists should be able to indulge in every calorie of their feminist activism without being shocked by the sight of a giant cartoon horse penis. Someone could choke!

Molly Ren
9 years ago

IR, do you really think calories and horse penises are equally obscene?

Polliwog
Polliwog
9 years ago

The Women of the Future

(according to 1902 French trading cards)

I get that those are pretty much the 1902 equivalent of “sexy cop” costumes, and that the intent was almost certainly, “Hee hee, look at these girls dressed up like they’re doing MAN things! How absurd, yet titillating!”…but I really like those pictures in spite of myself. Maybe it’s that the 1902 version of “sexy cop” looks less like “photoshopped porn star pouting in ridiculous cop-themed lingerie” and more like “pretty but basically ‘real’-looking woman smiling happily in what is pretty much an actual police uniform, just adjusted to fit a more hourglass-ish figure,” but it somehow seems less demeaning than the modern version.

Quackers
Quackers
9 years ago

@Viscaria

Pfft! I’m doing activism right now! Look, Social Justice Sally would be a wicked name for a donut, it could be shaped like the woman symbol. Coffee shops could sell it on Women’s Day and proceeds could go to a woman’s shelter.

Then on Men’s day they could have have a donut shaped like the man symbol and proceeds go to a men’s shelter or towards prostate cancer research.

I think this plan is misandrous though because donuts make women fat and unfuckable. Sigh. Bach to the drawing board.

Viscaria
Viscaria
9 years ago

Actually I was more concerned that people who are working shouldn’t have to explain to their employers why they’re looking at websites that feature giant horse penises. That includes you, IR, if you happen to be at work. And of course, I don’t want to be posting stuff on David’s blog that he doesn’t want there, because it’s his blog, not mine.

Would you like an item-by-item breakdown of the food I’ll be eating this International Women’s Day, so you can tell me whether or not it meets your rigid standards for women’s food choices?

Holly Pervocracy
9 years ago

Stalin was a noted giant horse penis, and quite high in calories as well.

Kendra, the bionic mommy
Kendra, the bionic mommy
9 years ago

International Women’s Day was first made a holiday by Vladimir Lenin, not Joseph Stalin.
Keeping with the Lebowski theme, let Walter explain it

Molly Ren
9 years ago

Look, Social Justice Sally would be a wicked name for a donut, it could be shaped like the woman symbol. Coffee shops could sell it on Women’s Day and proceeds could go to a woman’s shelter.

If I ever get brave enough to make doughnuts from scratch, they’re gonna be shaped like this!

Also, IR, I ate a cookie today. IN PUBLIC, just to show of my OBSCENE CALORIES! MWAHAHAHAHA!

Polliwog
Polliwog
9 years ago

Actually I was more concerned that people who are working shouldn’t have to explain to their employers why they’re looking at websites that feature giant horse penises. That includes you, IR, if you happen to be at work. And of course, I don’t want to be posting stuff on David’s blog that he doesn’t want there, because it’s his blog, not mine.

Geez, Viscaria, don’t you know that basic consideration for others is terrible? For shame!

And yes, that is misandry.

Quackers
Quackers
9 years ago

@Molly

It could work for cookies too xD

Fuck…you just know this stuff is gonna happen, kudos to Max for actually fucking googling for two seconds unlike the whiny, knee-jerk reactionaries on twitter http://gawker.com/5891720/international-mens-day-is-november-19-you-idiots

BoggiDWurms
BoggiDWurms
9 years ago

Anyway, happy lady day and all that. I think I’ll treat myself to donut, not cabbage, and smirk at the fact that it pisses off misogynists that I’m getting fat and undesirable or something
This calls for a Social Justice Sally!

That’s right, Quackers! By not doing activism every single moment of the day, you are a bad feminist

/sarcasm, obviously

Because MRAs are true activists. They actually leave their basements and get shit done in the real world.

Oh wait, they don’t.

Feminists should be able to indulge in every calorie of their feminist activism without being shocked by the sight of a giant cartoon horse penis. Someone could choke!

http://obsoletegamer.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/wtf-cat.jpg

Viscaria
Viscaria
9 years ago

@Quackers, I grinned at your link, and then I read the second comment that had been left:

You want to know why we white males get special treatment?
It’s because we invented fire. And the wheel. And gunpowder. And telescopes. And money. And writing. And elevators. And nuclear bombs.

When you invent those things, you can complain. Until then, all you non-white males need to go fuck off.

Polliwog
Polliwog
9 years ago

It’s because we invented fire.

There are so many things hilariously wrong with the assertion that white males invented fire that I don’t even know where to begin, so I think I’ll just stick with laughing very hard.

Maya
Maya
9 years ago

Funny how corporations shit on decades of womens’ hard work fighting for their rights by regurgitating female stereotypes.

Joanna
9 years ago

And yet we still have this kind of shit happening: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/03/07/arizona-senate-passes-bill-allowing-doctors-to-not-inform-women-of-prenatal-issues-to-prevent-abortions/

Don’t kill unborn children! Kill their mother’s instead! Seriously, a fucking fetus has more right to life than a woman. I hate this planet.

Dracula
Dracula
9 years ago

I for one would very much like to see a citation on the “inventing fire” thing.

Joanna
9 years ago

Also, what’s with the Bratz dolls? O.o

KathleenB
KathleenB
9 years ago

Viscaria: The stupid, it burns. BURNS, PRECIOUS!!!!!!!!1!!eleventy!!!

Holly Pervocracy
9 years ago

Gunpowder was invented in China. Elevators were described in ancient Islamic texts. Writing was independently invented many places, but ancient China and Egypt were some of the earliest. Money was independently invented many places, but ancient Egypt was one of the first places to use standardized coinage.

I’m pretty sure that either lightning or volcanoes invented fire.

KathleenB
KathleenB
9 years ago

Among other things, I’m reasonably sure gunpowder was invented first in China. Depending on what you mean by writing (what, with pens? on paper? papyrus? clay?), it could be attributed to a whole bunch of cultures, but the earliest forms emerged in the Middle East.

Quackers
Quackers
9 years ago

@Joanna

That is absolutely disgusting and a violation of the Hippocratic oath.

Gotta love this matriarchy we’re living in!

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
9 years ago

I claim the peanut butter mochi that I am currently eating on behalf of Stalin?

Maybe the official food of International Women’s Day should be something Russian to reflect it’s evil scary leftist origins. Not a piroshki, obviously, since that’s a bit phallic. I would say a napoleon cake but…wait, are the French in league with us wicked feminists this week or was that last week?

Actually, if we’re going for a food that’s Russian in origin, can it be poppyseed cake? I don’t like donuts anyway.

Quackers
Quackers
9 years ago

also I was under the impression neanderthals invented fire

Joanna
9 years ago

Also paper money was invented in China. I assume fire was invented somewhere in Africa since it probably had the earliest known traces of man.

Viscaria
Viscaria
9 years ago

Given that most of those things weren’t invented by white men, maybe the comment was intended as satire?

Quackers
Quackers
9 years ago

I’m pretty sure its satire. No one can be that dumb. Then again…MRAs….

Dracula
Dracula
9 years ago

It’s kind of sad that one has to wonder whether a comment that absurd was sarcastic, bit I guess that’s just the world we live in.

BlackBloc
BlackBloc
9 years ago

>>It’s because we invented fire. And the wheel.

I believe those were likely invented by proto-humans, so modern racial concepts probably don’t apply.

>>And gunpowder.

That was the Chinese, actually.

>>And telescopes.

Yep, apparently a German did that one. You got one! You threw enough shit on the wall that some eventually stuck!

>>And money.

Invented independantly in multiple places, including Sumer and China.

>>And writing.

Sumerians or Babylonians. Middle Eastern.

>>And elevators.

Got another I guess. I fail to see how elevators gave us any sort of intellectual or military advantage over other civilizations however.

>>And nuclear bombs.

That one is a bit better as far as military advantages go.

Holly Pervocracy
9 years ago

It’s a Poe sort of deal. The guy might have been joking, but I’ve heard people claim similar things with all seriousness. I don’t even know any more.

BlackBloc
BlackBloc
9 years ago

The poster has a mild point, though. The reason why Whites get better treatment is that they have access to bigger and/or better weaponry. Nothing more.

KathleenB
KathleenB
9 years ago

I claim the amazing (and cheap and good) chinese food I’m eating in the name of… not cooking, I suppose. I hurt too effing much to cook – loading my sister’s stuff up, then a six hour drive, followed by unloading and trying to corral a hyperactive 1.5yo who just discovered the wonders of carpet with extra-thick padding. SisterB and her family are overjoyed at their new house, but I am sad that I won’t get to see NephewB as much.

FelixBC
FelixBC
9 years ago

Isn’t the only thing on that list that’s correct is the atomic bomb? Yay white boys. It’s the only one I wish didn’t exist. Also, why do MRAs think they’re only descended from men? Parthenogenesis? Cloning? Even still, DNA match =/= credit.

hellkell
hellkell
9 years ago

Is the horse penis gleaming, opulent and Aryan? If not, I’ll pass.

Kendra, the bionic mommy
Kendra, the bionic mommy
9 years ago

There were some female physicists involved in the Manhattan Project. The Women’s Army Corp of Engineers also assisted in creating the first atomic weapons. The vast majority of people in the project were men, though.