Posts Tagged ‘jersey shore’

Sexist Beatdown: Chivalrous Dudes Punching Chivalrous Dudes, For Chivalry Edition

And which knave am I to bludgeon on your behalf today, milady?
In ye olden times, chivalric codes were drafted in the interest of guiding the courting behavior of men toward women: "Thou shalt avoid avarice like the deadly pestilence and shalt embrace its opposite"; "Thou shalt keep thyself chaste for the sake of her [...]

Top 7 Girl Fight Anthems (And Why They Fight)

J-WOWW adjusts herself after Jersey Shore's first girl fight.
Recently, there's been much discussion on the Sexist about how girl-on-girl sexism operates through pop stars trading catty insults about other women [Exhibit A, Exhibit B]. Now that the copious woman-on-woman violence in MTV's Jersey Shore has reignited the popular imagination over so-called "cat-fighting," it's time to [...]

Introducing the Real World D.C. Hook-Up Round-Up

Tonight, the District will finally embark on the long-awaited experiment in forgoing politeness for realness. If these early previews of the Real World D.C. are any indication, the seven housemates will commence "getting real" by arguing over whether God exists in the Dupont Circle Bucca di Beppo. In other words, Real World looks to be [...]

The Decade In Masculinity

Think boys are simply born into their masculine gender role? Consider, for a moment, how quickly the cultural norms of acceptable maleness can change. The past decade of masculine fads saw cultural expressions of manliness range from finely-groomed boy bands to shlumpy stoners to blowed-out "guidos." The versions of masculinity that gained popularity in the [...]

The Sexist Outcry Over Snookie Getting Punched In the Face

MTV reality sensation Jersey Shore (the Real Word, but with guidos), is only two episodes in, but it's already infamous for a moment that hasn't yet aired. Next week, Snookie, one of the show's self-described "guidettes," will get punched in the face by a man in a bar. Judging by the show's trailer, Jersey Shore [...]