What Price, Purity?

Posted in rant, sex, sexist pigs, virginity, wtf | 8 Comments
Warning: This is a bit of a rant, though I’ll try to keep it toned down. Much of it can be attributed to this article on the Washington Post, about the “re-virgination of women in China.” More specifically, this quote: Some men who were interviewed agreed about the importance of finding a virgin. “I really care about virginity,” said Xia Yang, product manager for a technology company. “If you go to buy a cellphone, of course you’d want to buy a new cellphone. Who would spend the same amount of money to buy an old cellphone that’s been used for two years?”  Yeah. And then my head exploded. Can someone *please* explain to me why a woman’s sole value is placed squarely on the existence (or lack thereof) of a membrane?  I mean, yes, the virginity thing is a common trope for so many historical romances – how the heroine… Read more

Early Morning WTFkery

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I found myself looking through old ads the other night – those sexist ones from the 50s? Yeah, I thought they were pretty amusing at first, but as I delved a little further, I found plenty more and then it started to piss me off. So, I figured I’d post a few of them here. (That and I spent most of yesterday completely offline for various reasons, the main one being massive amounts of editing. Probably going to be much the same time today.) 1) Hmmm. Yeah. Blow it in her face dude. 2) You *have* to click on the picture link here and read the fine print. It’s fucking unbelievable. 3) Yeah, we’re pretty useful all right. Let me just get back in that kitchen and make you some pie. 4) Okay. I don’t even know what this is supposed to be selling. (But there were many ads showing… Read more