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I'm old, so I apologize for using a blog for this because I can't find the jibber-jabber place to post random things like this. You know where the ads are on FJ, right? We all do, and 9 times outta 10 I couldn't tell you what the ad was for because I just ignore them. But Sears, somehow, popped up with an ad for power tools. Lots of power tools and tool boxes. And a Windola (maybe not exactly a Windola, but I'm close). After clicking on her and finding out you can do so many different things with her I decided I'd lingered long enough on the ad. Gods know what's going to show up on the ad space NOW since I showed an interest in a poseable life-size barbie doll. Has anyone else been blessed with this abomination or is it just me?!
Calvin Klein has no plans to pull a controversial ad featuring a shot up the dress of a young looking model. The shot is part of a fill in the blank campaign: I _________ in #mycalvins. In this particular shot, the sentence reads "I flash in my Calvins". Calvin Klein says that the ad makes it clear that the model is choosing to expose her panties, not having the picture taken by a hidden camera. As for the ad appearing to feature a teen (personally, I thought she looked 12), the company sees nothing wrong with that because the model is actually 23, and sex sells. I guess the controversay helps distract from the realization that the underwear itself isn't all that different from what could be bought anywhere else. http://nypost.com/2016/05/12/calvin-klein-is-marketing-to-perverts/ http://qz.com/682846/calvin-kleins-hypersexual-new-ad-campaign-is-creeping-people-out-just-like-the-old-days/
apandaaries posted a topic in Courtship & Betrothal vs DatingAnyone else see that a "church elder" decided to advertise his daughter on Christianity Today? He's looking for a husband for her, and of course, didn't need her permission nor opinion to post: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/03/07/dad-advertises-his-virgin-daughter-for-marriage-in-christian-magazine.html?source=TDB&via=FB_Page Here's her cached (is that a word?) blog post about it: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:G3z8YTNXqOkJ:therachelmemoir.blogspot.com/2016/02/son-in-law.html+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us Sadly, her blog requires permission to read, permission I lack. At least she appears to have a college education and a sense of humor, if not reasonable, rational parents.
Cleopatra7 posted a topic in Wide World of SnarkThe entry this week at Stupid Comics is on "The Calgary Eye-Opener," a Canadian comic book from the 1920s and 1930s containing mildly risque cartoons (by our standards) for men: http://www.misterkitty.org/extras/stupidcovers/stupidcomics478.html While most of the cartoons are neither sexy nor humorous, a number of them use situations that we would now identify as sexual harassment, sexual assault, or date rate as a punch line. If you want to know why so many women didn't report rapes or assaults in the past, looking at these cartoons will enlighten you. This is probably why so many misogynists think feminists are pills and killjoys. "Objecting to jokes about rape and sexual assault? How could you? It's all in good fun!"
You've probably seen the big kerfuffle over the New York subway not allowing ads with the word period in them. The product is waterproof underpants with some small amount of absorbency (the one I saw held the same as one tampon). I gather they're for spotting or backup or in case of emergency. What I don't understand is that the ads feature a raw egg being all gloopy. It's a way more accurate and amusing analogy for a period than a beaker of blue fluid, so yay for them. But their product can't deal with the sort of period that can be approximated by a raw egg, so it's an instant reminder that they aren't all that useful. Or am I missing something?
What do you think of the new Dr. Pepper 10 ads? (http://www.forbes.com/sites/lauraheller ... marketing/) I was really surprised to have the commercial pop up on Hulu with its "Not for Women" tagline....of course, I had to mark that "this commercial is not relevant to me"! I didn't think that a company could get away with something so blatantly sexist in this day and age. They could have marketed the ad to men much better without making a point of excluding women. (PS - Mods, feel free to move this, but I thought it belonged in this forum and not worldly distractions because the issue is sexism in advertising )