Use Yahoo? Tired of diet ads?

Paul over at Big Fat Blog points out the key to stopping diet ads: a sex change. Changing your sex to anything but “female” in your Yahoo! profile will stop the barrage of weight-loss hucksterism. I’ve tested it–I changed mine to “no answer”–and it works. I guess fat really is a feminist issue.

3 Responses to Use Yahoo? Tired of diet ads?

  1. Jenn says:

    Which is more offensive? The diet ads or the adult performance ads? No matter what gender I am listed as I seem to get all sorts of offensive ads that in no way fit my demographic.

  2. Cat says:

    How weird–I haven’t had one “performance” ad yet. Computers, cars, insurance. Pretty tame stuff. If you’re male now, try “no answer” and see if that changes anything.

    Or maybe there’s something else in your profile triggering the naughty stuff? *winkwink*

  3. Jenn says:

    The S project link? I had completely forgotten about it, but once it was pointed out I removed it. I deliberately set up that profile to have porcupine quills that say GO AWAY! 😉