No Comment: Summer’s Eve Gives Your Vagina A New Monologue


Summer’s Eve has launched its “Hail to the V” campaign, a new series of print, online and television ads telling women to spend more time taking care of their “wunder down under.” According to Summer’s Eve marketing director Angela Bryant, the campaign is “all about empowerment.” You be the judge: Let me admit that […]

No Comment: Duke Nukem Forever


It’s no surprise when new video games are bloody and overtly sexist. Grand Theft Auto drew outrage when players realized they could not only solicit sex but also kill the sex worker (after she’s done, of course). Recently released Duke Nukem Forever may actually one-up Auto, as it’s a game in which objectifying women isn’t […]

No Comment: “Give Us Your Cash, Bitch”

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Just when you think you’ve seen it all, along comes “Give Us Your Cash, Bitch,” the frontrunner for the most racism and misogyny ever combined in one political ad. In it, Los Angeles City Council member Janice Hahn, who is running for California’s 36th Congressional seat against Republican Craig Huey, is portrayed as a stripper […]

No Comment: Woman-As-Meat Shirt


Eww. This is the “carne t-shirt” from Los Angeles-based “street subculture” clothing line The Hundreds, and it has a naked woman cut up like pieces of meat on it. The “details”of the shirt that The Hundreds provides are especially disgusting: Mmmm. Carne. Oh, sorry, I got a bit distracted there. Not that you really care, […]

No Comment: “Even Your Wife Can Turn on the DVD!”


Finally, someone has devised a way for women to turn on the DVD! Thanks, AudioOne, for making a product so simple even a woman can use it! On first blush, this electronics ad, submitted by Ms. reader Caroline in Lexington, SC, seems to be a real throwback to advertising of the 1950’s. Unfortunately, we may […]

No Comment: Carl’s Jr Exec Discovers Turkey Is a Country

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Thursday night used to be my happy night, thanks to the reigning queens of comedy, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (NBC’s Parks and Rec, 30 Rock). But lately that perfect happiness has been marred by a Carl’s Jr. commercial: Yes, it sells turkey burgers by showing the actual Miss Turkey–Gizem Memic–in a bikini. And […]

No Comment: Caveman Courtship


Somewhere we got the idea that ”caveman” courtship involved a man clubbing a woman over the head and dragging her by the hair to his cave where he would, presumably, copulate with an unconscious or otherwise unwilling woman. This idea, as these two products show, is generally considered good for a chuckle. (glasses sent in by […]

No Comment: March Madness, A Guide for Girls


It’s that time of year again, gals. The time of year when we sit down, furl our lady brows, and try our darndest to take part in that gee-whiz-tough office tradition, the March Madness pool. I know it’s hard, what with the estrogen-fuddled brains and all, but thanks to winemaker Seven Daughters’ March Gladness table, […]

Vintage No Comment: Young and Innocent, 1977


This ad for New West magazine, a short-lived California version of New York magazine, appeared in the January 1977 No Comment section of Ms. Coincidentally, New York magazine published the first-ever edition of Ms. as a one-page insert in 1972. Do you think the same sort of advertising geniuses are behind this campaign that “pretends” […]

No Comment: SNL’s Transphobic Ad


If Saturday Night Live’s fake ad for “Estro-maxx” last night had any purpose–or punchline–besides transphobia, we missed it. Shouldn’t fake advertising be an opportunity to satirize mainstream ads to, you know, humorous effect? Maybe the SNL writing staff needs a refresher course from Sarah Haskins: Update: GLAAD has started a petition campaign demanding an apology […]