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because we all know that girls can’t do math, right?

Here we go again: This t-shirt is for sale just in time for “back to school.”  Isn’t that just the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? A girl’s t-shirt that tells her (and us) that she can’t do math but it’s not a big deal. It’s funny, you know? I looked on the website for The Children’s Place and didn’t see a corresponding boys’ t-shirt that says his best subjects are…football, …

underpants for the underage

I will not be the only blogger who writes about this latest “ooh aren’t we edgy” marketing campaign; there are bloggers with far bigger platforms than mine who will draw attention to the latest entry in the “How Low Will Corporations Go” sweepstakes.  You thought perhaps the JC Penney “I’m too pretty to do my homework so my brother does it for me” shirt was lame, right? And I imagine …

beyond the bricks to the beauty shop: lego goes girlie

A friend circulated this ad on facebook. Maybe you saw it as it made the rounds? The ad is from 1981, not a year particularly celebrated for female achievement (although it was the year Britney Spears was born, so I suppose that counts for something). I love legos and this ad only stoked my lego-love. My kids are lego freaks and over the years, my only consolation for finding those …

(mostly) wordless wednesday: boobs up high

My head is still spinning from our wonderful whirlwind of a visit back to New York. We’re back in Abu Dhabi, which seems even more sedate than usual, in comparison. Even in the dead of winter, New York manages to have more skin in the game, as it were, than does Abu Dhabi, abayas notwithstanding. Here is an ad that will never ever get plastered on the side of an …