July 10, 2009, 11:39 pm
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Peta is so good at exploiting tragic situations by objectifying women. In case you didn’t know.

This was outside MJs funeral
via Copyranter

And these billboards were put up right after the death of Dr. George Tiller, in Kansas.
I’m not sure where I saw this first

I think the public forced PETA to take them down. Wow.

Marks and Spencer
June 14, 2009, 10:02 pm
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I’ve been seeing a ton of ads for Marks and Spencer, what I gather is the British equalivalent of Target, but less awesome. Every time I’m on a major road, I see one of their ads proclaiming “Quality Worth Every Penny”

It’s one thing if it’s food ads, which most of them are, but M&S also sells clothes, and lingerie. And when juxtaposed next to a harmless (unoriginal) ad featuring strawberries, there’s something wrong with these billboards plastered all over London:

Because it’s obvious (to me!) that this isn’t about lingerie, it’s about boobs! With strawberries, it seems pretty obvious we are talking about fruit, as a commodity, as an object that you pay money for (and it’s worth every penny!). But when we advertise lingerie, it’s a lot more about women being worth every penny, traded as commodities and defined in terms of money and value (not intellect!). Advertisers really think this is clever and original? This is why I must remain an ad major, to make sure this shit doesn’t appear in my skylines…

Sunblock? Blinds?
April 17, 2009, 2:15 am
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Print ads by JWT Paris for String Beauty 50+ sunblock.

This bothers me! I’m not entirely sure why. It made me think of what Jean Kilborne said in Killing Us Softly, about how objectifying women, especially by overtly making them into objects, lends itself to committing violence against them. But I think beyond that, these ads irritate me because they’re just so ugly and stupid.

Doritos and more Pepsi!
February 24, 2009, 7:53 pm
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I find this kinda yucky. I don’t want Doritos anywhere near my lady business. That spreads diseases. And once you learn about how women are “sectioned off” in ads, and shown only in pieces, you notice it everywhere. It’s from Peru and it means something like “Return to summer. Much hotter, less clothes. Try a summer”


I like this, because the every time I see that new logo (on my Pepsi campus!) I hate it more and more. Ugh.