Category Archives: Advertising

Target Women: Medicine

(Click here if you can’t view the embedded video.) “Achy face” was it for me. The laughter just couldn’t stop. Especially when it was immediately backed up with “bear head.” And thanks to Sarah, I now understand why my cat … Continue reading

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Objectification in Advertising — Vintage Style!

Underalls: Making your butt disappear for the benefit of those men who don’t want your butt to get in the way of their checking out your butt! Don’t you want to look good for them? After all, little lady, you’re … Continue reading

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Argentinian Bank Ad Promotes “Change”

This Argentinian advertisement is currently making the internet rounds: I’m of two minds about this: On one hand, of course it’s nice to see an ad with a fuzzy message about how positive change involves treating transgender people with respect, … Continue reading

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Target Women: Your Garden

Of course, “garden” doesn’t really mean garden, if you know what I mean ladies, and I think that you do! Of course, we’re talking about that feminine garden. You know — the one down there. (Click here if you can’t … Continue reading

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National Organiztion for Marriage Warns of a “Gathering Storm” of Gay Rights

With the recent marriage equality victories in Iowa and Vermont, anti-gay bigots are quite understandably freaking out — what with the impression they’re getting that maybe people in this country are coming around and at least starting to very slightly … Continue reading

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Shaming Women Into Adhering to Beauty Standards — This Time With Threats of Catastrophe!

Three things about this Wilkinson Sword Quattro commercial (sorry, not able to be embedded), which tells women that if they don’t shave their legs, terrible things will happen and the whole damn world is going to fall apart: 1. It’s … Continue reading

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Target Women: Carl’s Jr

See, I was so behind on posting Target Women videos that it’s time for another one already!  We don’t have Carl Jr where I live, so I’d only ever seen the “steak dinner” ad before.  And whoa.  I agree, that … Continue reading

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…eew.

via Renee and via Mongoose Chronicles (apologies for not linking to MC earlier!) comes a commercial for salmon fish sticks with the following dialogue: Male Fishstick 1: Woo, who are you? Female Fishstick: I’m the new salmon fish-finger. Male Fishstick … Continue reading

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Target Women: Barbie

The latest from Sarah Haskins: (If you can’t view the embedded video, click here.) And for those of you who missed it, she also had a pretty awesome Op-Ed in the Washington Post on Barbie’s 50th birthday. (Yeah, I’ll admit … Continue reading

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Miller Lite Ads Say Teh Wimmenz Are Stupid, Wrong and Boring

I have no idea when this ad was made — though it looks to me that it was created in recent years under an attempt to make it look older — but I do know that it’s not nearly as … Continue reading

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Target Women: Skin Care

(If you can’t view the video, click here.) Oh man. This week really is a good one, from beginning to end. Seriously. This is why Sarah Haskins is my hero.

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Target Women: Online Dating

Happy Commercialized Love Day! Or, fine, for those of you (probably most?) who do actually celebrate . . . Happy Valentine’s Day! (If you can’t see the video, click here.) They use scientific tools . . . like questions! It’s … Continue reading

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