Grassroots anti-sexism movement Collective Shout is attempting to undermine a new Schick for Men advertising campaign they label sexist. The campaign asks Schick customers to upload their Facebook profile photo onto a T-shirt and allows users to choose which female model will wear the mock-up of the shirt. Caitlin Roper from Collective Shout told SmartCompany the ad reinforced sexist ideas, including the notion that placing a profile picture on a headless woman saw her as blank canvas for men. The competition runs in line with a new YouTube advertisement that features a woman ripping layers of T-shirts off to reveal a man shaving his face. The viewer is then redirected to another YouTube video where the woman walks around topless, with her breasts conveniently covered in the shot.
Schick cuts open sexist wounds with new razor campaign
Schick cuts open sexist wounds with new razor campaign - SmartCompany
Workers and caregivers often find that technology helps with the balance of work and home. Although new technology can be disruptive, it can also be liberating. But the pandemic zeal for video conferencing at home has had the opposite effect. It imposes the face time values of an office, which are difficult to replicate in a remote environment, and much more so for workers hunkered down with children and other working adults. Commitment is judged by camera clarity and proper lighting. At its worst, this reliance on video conferencing reinforces sexism and classism and disadvantages caregivers and parents.
Video Games Exposure and Sexism in a Representative Sample of Adolescents
Sexism in video gaming is prejudiced behavior or discrimination based on sex or gender as experienced by people who play and create video games , primarily women. This may manifest as sexual harassment or in the way genders are represented in games , such as when characters are presented according to gender-related tropes and stereotypes. The demographics of video game culture have changed since the s and 90s, when video games were perceived as something of interest mainly to young men. Women make up about half of all game players as of the s. Harassment can involve sexist insults or comments, death or rape threats, demanding sexual favors in exchange for virtual or real money, or criticism of the presence of women and their interests.
Perhaps it is inevitable that Ben A. Barres would have strong opinions on the debate over the place of women in science. Barres has a degree in biology from M. He is a professor of neurobiology at Stanford. And until his surgery a decade ago, his name was Barbara, and he was a woman.