Sexist or Sexy?

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jun 29, 2011
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Adidas sponsors most Sexist video ever: Point/Counterpoint: ASS v. TITTIES.

You kin Punch ’em!

Maybe it’s not sexist. Maybe it’s just juvenile. Either way, this funny ain’t funny, this funny is sad. How does this stuff get a pass? How does Adidas get a pass for sponsoring? I’m all for sex, and sexiness, but objectification, as our readers oft note, without redemptive point…well they coulda used a blow-up doll and the woman’s role wouldn’t have mattered any less.

The litmus test: would you be okay with said model taking such a role if you knew her, she was a friend?

Should I lighten up? Discuss.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


5 Responses to “Sexist or Sexy?”

  1. daisy says:

    Yeah it's just awful. Can't somebody complain to someone about this kind of content and have it taken down??? I suppose that it's perfectly legal though, sigh.

  2. Mation says:

    Yes, you should lighten up. It's hilarious.

  3. Considering that Snoop Dogg has made glorification of pimps (i.e. people who make their living through sex-slavery with its attendant routine rape and assault) a major part of his oevre, calling anything he does sexist seems a bit of an understatement…

  4. Jkat says:

    I think your title contains a typo: Replace the OR with an AND.

  5. catnipkiss says:

    <i agree that it is sexist and objectifying women, but THAT is the point. Its like South Park or Family Guy humor. Lowbrow. !! Anyone who has to remind us in every single SONG (and I use that term loosely) that he is "D-O Double G" cant be all that bright himself…. but then again, Jason DeRulo has his name in every song too and I LOVE HIM. Snoop is Dog Ugly, Jason is Fine-fine-fine, so NOW who is being sexist??? oh, I digress, but thats half the fun 🙂 – Alexa Maxwell