Panty raid: Spiderman and princess underpants for ALL!

Now this particular TMF: Tired Marketing Fail hits closer to home than most because Andrea Shindeldecker of Oak Park, Illinois is a mom after my own heart. You see, her five-year-old daughter LOVES Spiderman! Sure, other superheroes are great and all, but Spidey is tops. Sound like another little girl you’ve heard about on this…

Year in Review: Tired Marketing FAIL!

This year presented some real doozies in failed, sexist, misogynistic, racist and down-right stupid marketing campaigns. From Dr. Pepper 10 to Skechers for eight-year-olds, I’ve been tracking them over on The Tired Feminist all year. And if ad-makers need some more proof that all this sexist garbage is ridiculously antiquated and woefully transparent, here’s an…

No need to fear the Domestic Diva

So, I’ve been ruminating on the domestic sphere ever since I read my Fem2.0 colleague Maggie Arden’s piece about the intersection of the domesticity craze — think Etsy, Stitch-n-Bitch circles, and subversive cupcakes — and feminism. In truth, I didn’t really want to write about this stuff, because it feels like deja vu all over…

Happy Halloween!

I hope you are having a wonderful Halloween! Here at SCS headquarters, I’m nursing a sick toddler with the hopes that she will be feeling good enough later for a little holiday fun. In the meantime, here’s a few treats for All Hallow’s Eve courtesy of The Tired Feminist: Everything old is new again: Seeing…