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Cartoons and the commercialization of childhood

Saturday morning cartoons was a rite of passage for many of us growing up in the USA in the 1980s. Smurfs, Transformers and even the WWF cartoon was on the docket each weekend. Yes, each of them were platforms for selling us cereal and toys, but it still stinks. Last weekend PBS held "play dates"... Read more »

Bitch Popaganda: New Moon Risin' Edition

It’s like The View, but with fewer hot flashes Lend your ear to the first ever episode of Bitch Popaganda, Bitch Media’s new bi-weekly pop culture podcast! Hear Annalee, Ashley, and Kelsey debate the merits of the... Read more »

Budweiser Gets Pornographic. Problematic?

Belinda Luscombe over at Time Magazine sparked an online debate yesterday regarding an internet-only Budweiser commercial that makes light of pornography purchasing. Says Luscombe, because it [the commercial] comes from a... Read more »

Bitch Radio Episode 4: Buzz Words

Download here Our latest podcast is ready to be heard! We’ve got the buzz on awesome indie-label... Read more »

Man Boobs and Man Pepsi: A Video Retrospective

We talk a lot here at Bitch about the ways in which certain products are marketed to women, and with good reason (there are some weeeeird lady products out there). However, for every product that bizarrely... Read more »

Sarah Haskins' Book Club

Besides shooting Infomania at Current.com, writing and pitching a screenplay, contributing to the Post and... Read more »

Offensive Commercials: Fast Food Showdown!

Americans love our fast food, and you know what we like most about it? It's not the trans fats, or the corporatization of farming, or even the ridiculous amount of waste the packaging generates (so if you guessed one of those, you're out of luck). Nope, our favorite thing about our favorite type of... Read more »

Sexual Euphemism Now in Convenient Chocolate Form: the Fling candy bar by Mars

NPR reported on a new candy bar from Mars–its first in 20 years–called the Fling. Wrapped in a shimmery pink and silver package, it’s not just its low calorie count that is catering to women. The... Read more »

And the Loser Is...

It's been a long, bizarre, offensive battle, but the results from last week's Offensive Commercial Showdown are in! With 27% of the vote, which ad reigns supreme as the most offensive? (Drum roll sound here, please...) And the loser is... Read more »

Offensive Commercials: It's Showdown Time!

I came into the office today prepared to blog about just one creepy, sexist, bizarre television commercial, but since that time three more have been brought to my attention. You know what that means, right? It’s time for a commercial showdown! In this showdown, four commercials will compete,... Read more »

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The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

It's easy to dismiss advertising as an anti-feminist industry. Read more »