Category Archives: Companies Behaving Badly

Update on AmazonFail

First off, it has been noted that the de-ranking wasn’t limited to GLBT issues and erotica, but also notably affected books on disability and sexuality as well as feminist books, books on sexuality, and books on topics such as suicide … Continue reading

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Amazon censors women and queer people

So, I’m sure everyone has heard by now, but Amazon has recently made the decision to remove the sales rankings of so-called “adult” books in order to ensure that they don’t show up in some searches (like the default search) … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-oppression activism, Books, magazines, etc., Censorship, Companies Behaving Badly, Gender issues, Privilege, Queer Issues, Sex, sexuality, and sexual politics, The Evil -ism's | 2 Comments

The New Yorker gets a 0 on the Swift-o-Meter

Racism is satire when “progressives” do it! I am not a regular reader of The New Yorker, but I have never been a huge fan of their cartoons. Some of them have made me chuckle, some of them have made … Continue reading

Posted in Books, magazines, etc., Companies Behaving Badly, Liberal, Politics, Racism, USA | 9 Comments

Debunking the "profits come first" myth

If you have ever criticized an ad campaign, commercial, or anything that’s even remotely related to marketing for pushing a bigoted viewpoint, you will undoubtedly have come up against the argument that of course the reason the product is being … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising, Companies Behaving Badly, Discrimination, Film and televison, Privilege | 2 Comments

At this rate, there won't be any games left for me to play

I have been feeling rather unhappy with Capcom for a while, but this takes the cake: Resident Evil 5 producer Jun Takeuchi tells Kotaku that calls of racial insensitivity haven’t affected the game’s design. Takeuchi tells the site that the … Continue reading

Posted in Companies Behaving Badly, Japan, Privilege, Racism, Video Games | 16 Comments

Give that man a cookie, er, Klondike!

Wow, a man refrains from violating the terms of his relationship agreement with his wife? Totally worthy of a reward. Give that man a cookie Klondike! <insert massive eyeroll here> Actual analysis of Klondike’s latest series of commercials can be … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising, Companies Behaving Badly, Masculinities, Privilege | 10 Comments

Shame on you, BBC

The BBC has chosen to defend some transphobic comments made by a gay comedian whose show they sponsor. In this clip where he’s talking about Thomas Beatie, he says: “If he hasn’t had genital surgery surely that just makes him … Continue reading

Posted in Companies Behaving Badly, Queer Issues, The Evil -ism's | 10 Comments

I may have to stop buying PC games…

After one Starforce scare with Dreamfall (which worked out in my favor because Ubisoft dropped the malware due to consumer outcry), and two wastes of money (one due to SecuROM with Sims 2: Bon Voyage, which I’m going to see … Continue reading

Posted in Companies Behaving Badly, Video Games | 9 Comments

Crecente fights the boy's club of gaming… ORLY?

Now, I’ll be honest here. I think that Brian Crecente is an unprofessional misogynist who doesn’t have the writing skills to match his journalism education. Given his track record, I don’t think he’s fit to write articles, much less be … Continue reading

Posted in Companies Behaving Badly, Feminism, Media and journalism, Video Games | 6 Comments

Exposing the hypocrisy of Unilever's targeted marketing

Dove and Axe — which send diametrically opposed messages about women to their target audiences — are both made by Unilever. This video juxtaposes the two campaigns in order to raise awareness of the connection between the two. Via The … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising, Companies Behaving Badly, Gender Cultism, Gender issues, Popular Culture | 7 Comments