Monday, August 11, 2008

Target Women: Sarah Haskins

If you hate Mondays as much as I do, then you can use a laugh today. Sarah Haskins is the most hilarious woman i have seen in a long long time! I tried to find all her Target Women episodes to post here so that i can make sure you get an lol today :)

Target Women: Birth Control

Target Women: Wedding Shows

Target Women: Suffrage

Target Women: Botox

Target Women: Feeding Your F--ing Family

Target Women: Yogurt Edition

Which one is your favorite?!


frau sally benz said...

I absolutely love Sarah Haskins! She rocks my socks!

My favorite is still the wedding shows one, although the yogurt one comes in a very close second.

Kandee said...

Feeding Your F--ing Family. That gets my vote.

Alex Z. said...

Oh I get it. Gender roles bad.

Seriously though, what's so great about her? She's not particularly witty, and she's just trying to put a sarcastic twist on every tired stereotype she can trot out on the screen.

By the way, I love yogurt.

FeministGal said...

Alex, you're entitled to your opinion but i absolutely <3 Sarah and do think she's very witty. Plus i love her sarcasm and think she has great comedic timing :)

Shaina said...

Hahaha these are sooo funny! And true. I don't think that "alex" guy gets that they aren't about gender roles, they're about women being reduced to idiots in the media in order to sell products. But whatev.

Anonymous said...

I love Sarah Haskins. She seriously needs her own show - cuz whatever she's sellin' I'm buyin'!

petpluto said...

For me, it is a toss up between Suffrage ("Wait, you watch Army Wives? I watch Army Wives! I'm voting for you, because you watch Army Wives! *John McCain ad* Oh shit. This makes it tough.") and Botox ("Express yourself -by paralyzing small muscles in those problem areas").

GottabeMe said...

Oooh, I hadn't seen the "feed your family" one!
Hey Alex - I like yogurt too, but I HATE the idiotic, condescending commercials, and Sarah nailed those perfectly!

It's a toss up - yogurt or Birth Control!

Alex Z. said...

shaina: A gender role is a perceived behavioral norm i.e. women love weddings or women are petty or women should cook. It's not so much about women being portrayed as idiots in these commercials as it is about them being portrayed as all having the same likes or attitudes and that's why women watching the commercials should buy said products.

Habladora said...

I love the yogurt one best, but they all make me laugh and laugh.

Anonymous said...

Loled so hard!
Never heard of her before, though.
she seems to be pretty cool and ironic.
Very nice! Thank you for this post!
Cheered me up pretty good =)

Greets from Germany! (I'm glad I could understand almost everything she said despite her talking so fast but clearly)

Natalie said...

Alex Z., if you know of any funnier shows about feminism, I'm sure everyone would like to see them. I know I would. :D I love feminist humor because it does such a good job of pointing out how ridiculous and transparent sexism is. Of course, we all know that serious feminists are angry bitches, and funny feminists are unclever and tired. Mm hmm.

I loved birth control the most.

phd in yogurtry said...

From where does Sarah Haskins spring? She is hilarious and to the point.

I don't pay much attention to birth control pill commercials (SO nice to be free of this particular worry) but she makes a point, very well taken. Advertising rule: Period control - ok. Pregnancy prevention - not ok. Sometimes life in the USA is a parody waiting to happen.

Are these same advertising constraints as prevalent in Europe, I wonder?

Helen said...

Well, the one that left me crying with laughter was the Botox episode.

Funnily enough, we don't get period control advertisement over here. Probably because our contraception is free on the NHS.

Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

i liked them all but my all time fave is the yogurt one