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(Slate)   The biggest threat to Feminism? Cinnamon-flavored alcohol   (slate.com) divider line 85
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2013-12-25 10:49:51 AM
And all this time I thought it was that chicks largely hate each others guts or that codified misandry is old and ridiculous, now.
 
2013-12-25 02:31:23 PM

bunner: And all this time I thought it was that chicks largely hate each others guts or that codified misandry is old and ridiculous, now.


Don't forget basic biology as a contributing factor...
 
2013-12-25 02:45:43 PM
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they don't know how to handle the 'balls
 
2013-12-25 02:46:17 PM
didn't steve martin have something to say about marketing to women
 
2013-12-25 02:47:26 PM
SHUT UP, SLATE.

goddamn yuppie problems

only occasionally are you ever even minimally useful
 
2013-12-25 02:49:56 PM
"Gender-specific spirits aren't just stupid. They can be harmful, too."

tnation.t-nation.com

Kind of like reading Slate articles.
 
2013-12-25 02:50:53 PM

Dead for Tax Reasons: they don't know how to handle the 'balls


Bring it.
 
2013-12-25 02:51:37 PM
Women prefer sweet fruity drinks, men prefer more standard drinks. Is this true across the board? No, but in general it is. Anyone who's ever been out drinking with women knows this.
 
2013-12-25 02:53:37 PM
Suddenly, I understand why my husband likes flavored coffee more than me.  He is using it as a chick magnet.
 
2013-12-25 02:56:49 PM
Next, Slate will tell us all the gender traits we need to recognize in children in order to healthily nurture our transgendered four-year-olds.
 
2013-12-25 02:57:51 PM
How many shots will it take her to make me look like a 10?
 
2013-12-25 02:59:57 PM

megarian: Dead for Tax Reasons: they don't know how to handle the 'balls

Bring it.


hehe, I've got you farkied as 'whiskey woman'.  I hate the flavored shiat, the abv is always lower.  And I've tried that stuff, it tastes like dissolved 'red hots' (candy) in low grade whiskey.
 
2013-12-25 02:59:58 PM

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they don't know how to handle the 'balls


I now associate the taste of cinnamon with shame and regret because of fireball. But there have been many a fun night that started with " Hey wanna do shots of fireball?"
 
2013-12-25 03:02:04 PM

LordZorch: bunner: And all this time I thought it was that chicks largely hate each others guts or that codified misandry is old and ridiculous, now.

Don't forget basic biology as a contributing factor...


Biology? You sexist. Don't you know that men and women are exactly the same except for that whole reproduction thing and all other differences (muscle mass, aerobic capacity, body fat ratios, general brain function-3d spatial awareness, compartmentalization vs multitasking, the ability to empathize etc.) are something men can be blamed for not biology.

Chicks still hate each others guts but like PMS, hang nails, post partum depression and split ends men (well white males at least) are blamed for it.

No man worthy of the name drinks a fruity cocktail or takes his whiskey/scotch/bourbon anyway but straight. Drinks like the Appletini or cinnamon whiskey or abominations. We have enough chick drinks out there like Daiquiris they do not need more. If they cannot handle whiskey like men they do not need to be drinking it (leaving more for men)
 
2013-12-25 03:02:56 PM
I'm a woman who only drinks whiskey on the rocks and beer. Fruity/sweet drinks make me wanna puke. I know plenty of men who love them, though. Booze fun for girls and boys, and should be marketed as such :D
 
2013-12-25 03:03:10 PM
Companies are selling products that there is demand for? Oh no! This is terrible for some reason!
 
2013-12-25 03:04:30 PM
Won't somebody think of the children Goldschlager?!
 
2013-12-25 03:05:23 PM

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they don't know how to handle the 'balls


I beg to differ - this little drink is just the bomb to get your date up to speed on the prescribed manual dexterity.
 
2013-12-25 03:05:23 PM
We just started making tamarind margaritas. What does that say about us?
 
2013-12-25 03:05:24 PM
I knew the article was going to be stupid...and it didn't disappoint.
 
2013-12-25 03:05:40 PM

LeroyBourne: megarian: Dead for Tax Reasons: they don't know how to handle the 'balls

Bring it.

hehe, I've got you farkied as 'whiskey woman'.  I hate the flavored shiat, the abv is always lower.  And I've tried that stuff, it tastes like dissolved 'red hots' (candy) in low grade whiskey.


I used to drink it because my grandpa did therefore always in the house. So I was like, ~16.

I think I can still drink it simply because it brings back good memories.

I did get some Redbreast this year :)
 
2013-12-25 03:07:01 PM

owlholder: I'm a woman who only drinks whiskey on the rocks and beer. Fruity/sweet drinks make me wanna puke. I know plenty of men who love them, though. Booze fun for girls and boys, and should be marketed as such :D


*knucks*

(I think just the smell of a really fruity drink gives me a hangover)
 
2013-12-25 03:08:07 PM
Because it makes their clothes fall off?
 
2013-12-25 03:11:02 PM
When I saw Grand Marnier cherry and raspberry peach, I just shook my head. I take it those two are marketed to women but they seem to be a holiday offering. Why would anyone want to drink that stuff?
 
2013-12-25 03:11:07 PM

cherryl taggart: Suddenly, I understand why my husband likes flavored coffee more than me.  He is using it as a chick magnet.


Your husband like flavored coffee more than he likes you?  It's kinda crappy, but I understand why he needs a chick magnet.
 
DB
2013-12-25 03:13:41 PM
Bartender here:

Maybe that makes me a liquor snob but in my professional experience all of these things taste just godawful. It is amazing what people will buy based solely on marketing. Top dollar for inferior products like Crioq and Patron for the name recognition and status.

That said, I don't see how gender specific marketing of this garbage is dangerous. Advertisers have been doing for years. If you want to pigeonhole yourself so be it.

/beer and a shot guy
 
2013-12-25 03:15:38 PM
The biggest threat to feminism is feminists, not flavoured alcohol.
 
2013-12-25 03:18:30 PM
megarian:

I did get some Redbreast this year :)

Nice. It's xmas. Every year I treat myself to some Hennessy.
 
2013-12-25 03:22:45 PM
Oh FFS.
Will I be a gender traitor if I buy or consume Cinnabon Vodka?
Cuz that sounds pretty good actually.

I also love fruity tiki drinks.

And chilled straight tequila.

So go figure.
 
2013-12-25 03:26:57 PM

cherryl taggart: Suddenly, I understand why my husband likes flavored coffee more than me.  He is using it as a chick magnet.


He could be a switch hitter and just making you think he's a fan of the whiskered biscuit.
 
2013-12-25 03:27:01 PM

hasty ambush: LordZorch: bunner: And all this time I thought it was that chicks largely hate each others guts or that codified misandry is old and ridiculous, now.

Don't forget basic biology as a contributing factor...

Biology? You sexist. Don't you know that men and women are exactly the same except for that whole reproduction thing and all other differences (muscle mass, aerobic capacity, body fat ratios, general brain function-3d spatial awareness, compartmentalization vs multitasking, the ability to empathize etc.) are something men can be blamed for not biology.

Chicks still hate each others guts but like PMS, hang nails, post partum depression and split ends men (well white males at least) are blamed for it.

No man worthy of the name drinks a fruity cocktail or takes his whiskey/scotch/bourbon anyway but straight. Drinks like the Appletini or cinnamon whiskey or abominations. We have enough chick drinks out there like Daiquiris they do not need more. If they cannot handle whiskey like men they do not need to be drinking it (leaving more for men)


Real men eat or drink whatever the hell they want. I happen to not like quiche and prefer single malt scotch. I will drink a hard lemonade on a hot summer day. Its lemonade - with booze.
 
2013-12-25 03:30:28 PM
I normally just drink beer and an occasional shot of vodka, but I just drank a Bud Light Lime Straw-ber-rita, to show my solidarity with the ladies. The can clearly says CONTAINS ALCOHOL (caps lock on) but I think it might be better if it contained insulin.
 
2013-12-25 03:32:07 PM

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they don't know how to handle the 'balls


They have that at the pub down the street.  Get it on the rocks.  Mmm Mmm good.
 
2013-12-25 03:33:55 PM
We will know our culture is truly utopian when men are comfortable ordering cloying "martinis" made of fruit juice and flavored vodak, and women like to drink train-station rotgut gin and blackout next to the dumpster.
 
2013-12-25 03:34:25 PM
Shot of Fireball with an ice cold apple juice chaser.

/You're welcome.
 
2013-12-25 03:35:10 PM
Women, will their problems ever end.  Men stop hating women by making things that we want, you pigs!
 
2013-12-25 03:35:49 PM

Welcome to Fark Feminism Discussion Club


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2013-12-25 03:40:41 PM
megarian:

I did get some Redbreast this year :)

Nice.  I gave my sister a bottle for Thanksgiving.
 
2013-12-25 03:45:00 PM

LewDux: Welcome to Fark Feminism Discussion Club
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Well, I'm a woman, and I think this article is stupid as fark. Modern day feminism has become a joke.
 
2013-12-25 03:45:52 PM

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they don't know how to handle the 'balls


I admit to only recently being introduced to this stuff, but while I find it inferior to actual whiskey on it's own, it's super awesome to make hot toddies.

DB: Patron


This is the one that I just don't get.  Sure, it's better than Jose Cuervo Gold, but I still think even the reposado is a well tequila.  There are plenty of better tequilas (Los Osuna, Don Julio, Cabo Wabo, hell even Montezuma, etc).  Granted, going to several tequila/mescal distilleries in Mexico has probably skewed my taste, but drinking Patron for your tequila is like drinking Bacardi for your rum.
 
2013-12-25 03:45:56 PM

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they don't know how to handle the 'balls


I know several women who only drink that crap.

You want a fireball, grab your whiskey and your cinnamon schnapps chaser and make it yourself with real booze and not that sissified syrupy fairy-piss.
 
2013-12-25 03:47:29 PM

LordZorch: bunner: And all this time I thought it was that chicks largely hate each others guts or that codified misandry is old and ridiculous, now.

Don't forget basic biology as a contributing factor...


i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-25 03:49:02 PM

Summoner101: Dead for Tax Reasons: [cdn2.bigcommerce.com image 850x1133]

they don't know how to handle the 'balls

I admit to only recently being introduced to this stuff, but while I find it inferior to actual whiskey on it's own, it's super awesome to make hot toddies.

DB: Patron

This is the one that I just don't get.  Sure, it's better than Jose Cuervo Gold, but I still think even the reposado is a well tequila.  There are plenty of better tequilas (Los Osuna, Don Julio, Cabo Wabo, hell even Montezuma, etc).  Granted, going to several tequila/mescal distilleries in Mexico has probably skewed my taste, but drinking Patron for your tequila is like drinking Bacardi for your rum.


Tortuga rum FTW! If I want a good tasting cheap tequila I stick with Sauza.

/hate Don Julio.
 
2013-12-25 03:49:14 PM
Boozed up biatches often harm the feminist movement.
 
2013-12-25 03:49:20 PM

megarian: Dead for Tax Reasons: they don't know how to handle the 'balls

Bring it.


merry christmas, :)
 
2013-12-25 03:50:13 PM

Danger Avoid Death: "Gender-specific spirits aren't just stupid. They can be harmful, too."

[tnation.t-nation.com image 320x240]

Kind of like reading Slate articles.


And this again.
 
2013-12-25 03:51:33 PM

DB: Bartender here:

Maybe that makes me a liquor snob but in my professional experience all of these things taste just godawful. It is amazing what people will buy based solely on marketing. Top dollar for inferior products like Crioq and Patron for the name recognition and status.

That said, I don't see how gender specific marketing of this garbage is dangerous. Advertisers have been doing for years. If you want to pigeonhole yourself so be it.

/beer and a shot guy


Is Ciroq still popular? Grey Goose was everyone's go-to status symbol in the late 00's around here, now there are so many "boutique" vodkas that it's impossible to keep track (because synthesizing pure grain ethanol and watering it down is really farking easy and cheap now).

There's an actual danger to gender-specific marketing, where you basically help shame the other gender for liking something, or worse, create inferior, insulting knock-off versions for "the ladies". It's when they won't respond to actual desires, and just push what they think you should want. Marketing execs are generally dumb, trite, and sexist; to them there are no individuals, only stereotypes and fads. It's who they are, they can't help it. Most have MBAs or other management degrees, not marketing majors.

However, "Mommyjuice" wine jumped out at me from the article. You know the only place I see that anymore? Grocery Outlet. Similarly, SkinnyGirl mixers are only found at Ross now. Lazy low-quality gender-based cash-ins will be recognized and fail. It's a self-correcting problem, as long as good alternatives do exist. If there's actual demand for gender-based marketing, it'll succeed. It's not rocket science.

This article screams "thousand word article deadline in six hours, I'm drunk, time for a trite ass-pull." It's OK, I did it in college too. Slate should be demanding better than Gawker or Buzzfeed levels of content.
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2013-12-25 03:52:22 PM

ReverendJynxed: /hate Don Julio.


I've only drank the anejo straight, but the reposado was sufficient for mixed drinks.  In either case, it was better than any level of Patron.
 
2013-12-25 03:54:14 PM

foxyshadis: DB: However, "Mommyjuice" wine jumped out at me from the article. You know the only place I see that anymore? Grocery Outlet. Similarly, SkinnyGirl mixers are only found at Ross now. Lazy low-quality gender-based cash-ins will be recognized and fail. It's a self-correcting problem, as long as good alternatives do exist. If there's actual demand for gender-based marketing, it'll succeed. It's not rocket science.


Boonesfarm still popular.
 
2013-12-25 03:56:45 PM

ReverendJynxed: Summoner101: Dead for Tax Reasons: [cdn2.bigcommerce.com image 850x1133]

they don't know how to handle the 'balls

I admit to only recently being introduced to this stuff, but while I find it inferior to actual whiskey on it's own, it's super awesome to make hot toddies.

DB: Patron

This is the one that I just don't get.  Sure, it's better than Jose Cuervo Gold, but I still think even the reposado is a well tequila.  There are plenty of better tequilas (Los Osuna, Don Julio, Cabo Wabo, hell even Montezuma, etc).  Granted, going to several tequila/mescal distilleries in Mexico has probably skewed my taste, but drinking Patron for your tequila is like drinking Bacardi for your rum.

Tortuga rum FTW! If I want a good tasting cheap tequila I stick with Sauza.

/hate Don Julio.


You left out the best one of all, paint brush cleaner.
 
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