From the blogosphere

Cassandra Says has declared this the week of female desire.

In response, the feminist blogosphere has posted up lots of images of folks they find sexy. For example, Anti-Essentialist Conundrum and Renegade Evolution.

Meanwhile, Women’s eNews has a really interesting feature about how US newspapers and magazines will print cartoons on any subject – except if they satirize the pro-lifers.

And, via Feministing, here’s Betty Dobson drawing the internal structure of the clitoris:

Salon’s Broadsheet highlights the ickyness of the Pino, a Nissan apparently marketed towards women. What makes it especially woman-friendly, I hear you cry. The answer: customisable, cutesy upholstery, stuffed animals and sparkly hubcaps.

As one of Nissan’s Japanese marketing managers quoted by the AP put it, “Rather than focus on the features of a minicar, we thought it better to talk about how cute it is.”

On the same sort of theme, an ice-cream maker in Sweden has provoked the ire of the local consumer council by marketing a lolly called “Girlie”. The Local reports that this is a “a star-shaped, pink ice-cream with glitter make-up stored inside the stick”.

According to GB, the ‘Girlie’ ice pop signals a “sense of summer”, “star status” and “a disco feeling”.

The Swedish Consumers Association however uses an entirely different word: “gender-profiling”.

“Girlie, GB’s new ice pop, is pink and has make-up inside the stick. It says a lot about what GB thinks about girls and how they should be,” said the association in a statement.

Finally, Jo from I Can’t Fly discovers just how easy it is to get porn on her mobile:

I scrolled down the main menu for TV & Video:

Top ten videos

TV shows






News & weather


Yeah, let’s just slip “babes” in under the news & weather shall we?* So I clicked on it.