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New App Allows You To Whine Incessantly During The Super Bowl

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  • New App Allows You To Whine Incessantly During The Super Bowl

    On Sunday night, an estimated 110 million people will tune into the Super Bowl. About half of that group will watch the game primarily for the commercials, which have become an iconic part of the quintessentially American tradition — and which are typically served up with a healthy dose of sexist representations of women.

    But this year, those Americans will have the power to call out sexism when they see it.

    A new smartphone app from The Representation Project, a group that seeks to expose sexism and injustice in the media, provides the tools for Super Bowl viewers to target the companies airing offensive ads. The “Not Buying It” app allows users to upload images of sexist media and tweet critiques directly at the brands behind the ad campaigns. GPS technology keeps track of where the most engaged communities of people are located, allowing them to make connections for potential acts of protest. The app also ranks which media its users are currently finding most offensive.

    The app was crowdfunded on Indiegogo last year, after The Representation Project spearheaded a successful #NotBuyingIt Twitter campaign during the 2013 Super Bowl. “We’re putting the power back in the hands of the consumer,” the crowdfunding page explained. “In a media environment where women continue to be valued primarily for their youth, beauty and sexuality, it’s time we took a collective stand.”
    Good God, what pathetic whiners!
    It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
    In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
    Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
    Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now