The Sexist

The Morning After: Stay Outta My Womb Edition


* In case you missed it, George H. W. Bush tells a really terrible joke about mean, ugly pro-choice ladies (above). Bill Clinton's response, though: Kinda funny [via Feministe].

* Tiger Beatdown offers a feminist critique of John Updike' classic short, "A & P."

* Who's the hottest Congressional Freshman? (My pick: Tom Perriello, 35, Democrat from Virginia, Romantic Status: Single). I smell slideshow! [via Huffington Post].

* American Apparel CEO / serial "alleged" employee rapist Dov Charney is also very funny, self-aware, and helpful! His latest ad, which features him in bed with one of his female employees, is accompanied by the following text:

Meet Dov Charney. "Women initiate most domestic violence, yet out of a thousand cases of domestic violence, maybe one is involving a man. And this has made a victim of culture out of women."

Yep, "maybe" one, out of a thousand, even involves a man. The rest are domestic catfights between women who dutifully carry on the tradition of clowning each other in order to claim "victim" when they, like, sue their bosses for reaching beneath their neon triangle-top bikinis.

* Related: Don't try to rape a raccoon, it may bite off your penis.

  • Caro

    Re: Dov Charney -- as reported elsewhere in the blogosphere, the ad itself is a parody (well, there is an ad with that picture but not with that text), but the quote in in it is real.

  • Amanda Hess

    Thanks for pointing it out, Caro---looks like I got clowned on this one!