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More Commercials That Reinforce Gender Stereotypes

Linking to a recent Payless commercial for Easter. Try to read between the lines.

(I haven’t been able to embed the video, but will try to later on.)

So what’s going on here? Is this just a commercial about a well-meaning housewife who wants the best for her kids?

No. Look again.

The woman on the right is worried about the evil looks she’ll get from an older female authority figure (probably her mother-in-law) if her kids don’t look just right for Easter. This commercial isn’t really about what is better for the kids or the family as a whole. It is about women judging and criticizing each other, and women trying to keep other women off their backs.

Not to mention that the whole commercial focuses on fashion, appearance, home, and children.

End reality check.


What’s The Difference Between UNC Chapel Hill and The Taliban?

What’s The Difference Between UNC Chapel Hill and The Taliban?

When it comes to women, not very much!


Taliban insurgents turn themselves in to Afgha...

Board of Directors of UNC Chapel Hill


Check out this story about a student who was THREATENED WITH EXPULSION for taking action against her ex boyfriend for allegations of rape. Apparently, she is violating the university’s honor code.

Not to mention the numerous unresolved cases of female students who have come forward after being raped.

It’s all about integrity and honor, right?


People think the only interesting days in March are the infamous Ides of March on the 15th, the day when Julius Caesar was supposedly murdered, and Easter.

They forgot one – March 8th, International Women’s Day. Started in the early 1900s to celebrate the rights of working women, the holiday is now celebrated as a cross between Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.

If you haven’t already, take a few moments out of the day to think about and appreciate what the hard working women you know have achieved!


365: March

Keep Calm And….What?!?!

Keep Calm And….What?!?!

Keep Calm And Carry On Amazon UK. You’ll need all the help you can get!

Irish version of a 1939 British poster, create...

Apparently, Amazon UK allowed T-shirts that played off the famous “Keep Calm And Carry On” slogan used during WWII to be sold on its website. The T-shirts twisted the well-intended phrase to slogans promoting domestic violence, such as “Keep Calm And Hit Her” and “Keep Calm And Rape Them.”

Are we all this de-sensitized? Really? Who thought this was a good idea??

Amazon has now been asked to make a donation to a women’s shelter or similar organization to prove that they aren’t entirely morally bankruptSolid Gold Bomb, the company that manufactures the shirts, should do so too.

Or, have their owners go out in public with T-shirts that read “Keep Calm And Kick My Ass.”  I bet that would do the trick.


I just want to thank all of you that have chosen to follow my blog. We hit the 30 follower mark a day ago. I’m glad that so many of you think that my messages about women are important enough to keep tabs on.

Here’s to you and all of the future followers of the Jnonymous blog!!!




Just A Rant!

I have not been able to post regularly because I have been working 12 hours a day for the past couple of weeks on a huge project. The coworker who has been assigned to work on it with me has done nothing but throw monkey wrenches in the whole process. She contributes almost nothing, but always has time to pop in and either create a mess or criticize the work every step of the way.

This has been a nightmare. On top of this, we are facing budget cuts and other problems. It has been a long time since I have felt so nervous. Everyone is so worked up and anxious. I hope everything turns out ok!

RS Counseling & Wellness Center

Female friendship and issues of trust…

Where it all starts…

When I was younger, I, like many females had hurtful relationships with other females.  I remember the first time I realized friendship requires trust and that trust can be easily broken.  I was around thirteen and attending a church camp with my best friends. I knew this was going to be a great summer; that feeling quickly changed when camp started.  I found myself at the center of a love triangle I never knew existed.  The girl I had called best friend since 2nd grade was spreading rumors that I “liked” her boyfriend.   Mind you, I hadn’t even met the boy yet, so there was no way this could be true.  My heart was broken in so many pieces, because up until that point, I never would have thought my closest friend would hurt me. She not only chose…

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