We occasionally get emails from readers who encounter pretty egregious misogyny in their real lives. First, one reader spotted this at her dentist’s office:
I had an appointment at a new dentist’s office this morning, and the only art in the waiting room was the attached poster. I found it an interesting choice for the waiting room: the woman appears to be wearing a swimsuit, the doctor on the left is looking at her breasts while holding a tooth in his left hand and a rose in his right. The way in which she’s looking at the audience I also found intriguing. The dental practice is owned by two doctors, one male and one female – not a couple – from Russia.
I was able to find the poster online at http://www.danleysart.com/limitededitions.htm, where it is titled “Annual Checkup.” “Drilling Darling” is also disturbing. The artist, Yuval Mahler, has apparently made some similar work: http://www.art-time.co.il/details.php?id=405.
I thought it was an interesting depiction of misogyny in the medical community, especially in the gendering of doctor-patient relationships, and thought you might enjoy a look.
Ick. I would be squicked out, too.
Then another alerted us to Juicy Campus — which is basically like AutoAdmit on crack.
A reader traveling in Edinburgh spotted this in the back of a cab:
Do you know who is driving you home tonight?
Some companies offer female drivers – at CityCabs we don’t need to. All our drivers undergo a Police Check and are licensed by the Council to ensure peace of mind for all our customers…
Well in that case…
Another reader sent on a PowerPoint presentation chain email that I can’t figure out how to put up here, so I’ll just describe it, because I think that should piss people off enough: It starts with a black screen with the words “What does Muslim pussy look like?” When you click to the next screen, there’s this photo (and yes, I just googled “Muslim Pussy;” no it was not enjoyable):
So there’s your blood-pressure-raising moment of the day. What kind of daily misogynies do you run into?