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Target Women: Story Time

In the latest episode of Target Women, Sarah Haskins takes a look at ads about magical cream cheese, ugly medusa hair, and every princess cliche you can think of. I think this might be my favorite one so far. “Milk will´╗┐ also bring sunshine to a land devastated by your period tears.” Sparkles!

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June 11, 2009 Posted by | Comedy, Feminism | , | Leave a comment

Target Women: Obama Arms

Here is another brilliant Target Women segment. This one deals with the scandal and controversy ignited by Michelle Obama’s bare arms…because apparently the media has nothing better to report on?

May 11, 2009 Posted by | Comedy, Feminism, politics | , | Leave a comment

Target Women: Medicine

In the latest Target Women segment, Sarah Haskins takes on drug commercials. I love the Marx Brothers impression and the bit about sweatpants. I also like the ending since I always find the casual mention of death or serious illnesses as side effects to be a tad alarming. You can watch other episodes of Target Women here.

May 4, 2009 Posted by | Comedy, Feminism | | Leave a comment

Target Women: Lessons 2008

In the newest Target Women segment, Sarah Haskins reflects on lessons learned from the media in 2008. “I don’t know where Paraguay is!”

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December 19, 2008 Posted by | Comedy, Feminism | | 2 Comments

Target Women: Jewelry

Another Target Women segment is here, and as usual it’s hilarious and spot on.

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FYI: If you’re thinking about buying a diamond but want to make sure it’s produced under ethical conditions and not being used to fund war, you can find resources at The Conflict Free Diamond Council.

December 14, 2008 Posted by | Comedy, Feminism | , | Leave a comment

Target Women: Vampires

In her newest Target Women segment, Sarah Haskins visits a “Twilight” poster signing to find out why teenage girls want to date vampires. I only heard of the “Twilight” phenomenon recently, but apparently the series is extremely popular. The movie, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, earned $70.5 million its opening weekend, making it the biggest opening weekend for a female director in history. A blogger at OverThinkingIt pointed out that once “Twilight” grosses over $187 million, it will become one of the top 100 highest grossing films in the U.S.

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December 9, 2008 Posted by | Comedy, Feminism | , | 2 Comments

Target Women: Cleaning

I think this might possibly be the best Target Women segment yet.

September 24, 2008 Posted by | Comedy, Feminism | | Leave a comment

Target Women: Chick Flicks

The seventh installment of Target Women, which was up a few weeks ago, is dedicated to chick flicks. I love the photoshopping, and the Colin Firth mention.

September 8, 2008 Posted by | Comedy, Feminism | , | Leave a comment

Target Women: Birth Control

The newest Target Women segment is up, and as usual, Sarah Haskins is hilarious. This installment is all about birth control that is advertised as period control. “Fewer periods, yay! Now we don’t have to leave the tribe and sit in that hut for a week. That was a bummer.”

August 2, 2008 Posted by | Comedy, Feminism | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Target Women: Feeding Your F—ing Family

The newest segment of Target Women is up on Current TV. Once again, Sarah Haskins does a great job mocking ridiculous ads targeted towards women. This time she focuses on commercials aimed at moms who cook for their family. I don’t watch much TV so I haven’t seen a lot these, which is probably a good thing. That slow motion crock pot ad is just creepy. And I love the sarcasm bit Sarah does after the Tyson’s commercial. “Trumpets? Standing on chairs? Waffles? Fine, maybe I’ll move into grandma’s house and then everyone can have waffles every night!” Brilliant.

You can find links to other Target Women segments at my previous post here.

July 23, 2008 Posted by | Comedy, Feminism, Sexism | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Target Women: Proof that Sarah Haskins should have her own show

If you haven’t seen the Target Women segment on Current TV’s Infomania show, you really should. Every episode comedian Sarah Haskins has done so far has been brilliant. The feminist blogosphere loves her and Broadsheet declared her to be a girl crush, for good reason.

In the newest segment, Sarah focuses on annoying Botox ads that advise women to “express yourself” by paralyzing muscles in your face. Previous episodes have tackled yogurt ads (really, who eats yogurt at a wedding?), wedding shows (more evidence that Sarah rocks…”wait, that’s what I look like now!”), and the fight for women’s votes (“You watch Army Wives? I watch Army Wives! I’m voting for you!”).

Here is Target Women: Wedding Shows:

You can read an interview with Sarah Haskins at The Bastion.

July 2, 2008 Posted by | Comedy, Feminism | , , , | Leave a comment