Tag: Advertising

Two Girls One Cucumber

Oy, Peta, this is just getting sad. If vegetarianism / veganism is really the way to go, you should be able to convince people of that using rational argument and evidence. “Look, titties! Girls fellating a carrot!” is not the…

Kiddie Couture

French Vogue features its youngest models ever: Kindergartners. They’re fully made up and are striking eyes-cast-down, pouty-lipped poses. And the spread is called “Cadeaux,” which means “gifts.” Um, yuck. The copy asks, in part, “What makeup at what age? What…

Food Responsibility

We all know that fast food isn’t the healthiest, but these calorie, fat and sodium counts from popular fast-food restaurants are still really horrifying. More than 10,000 milligrams of sodium in one order of chicken wings? I don’t think I…

Bikinis and Bridesmaids and Blubber, Oh My!

As a member of the Order of Fat Curmudgeonly Feminist Hermits, there are few months that I view with more trepidation than June. Not only am I deluged with invitations to social events I dread attending, but I’m also deeply…

“Cougars” out, “Sugardaddies” in

Google has made the decision to block ads for “cougar” dating sites, which advertise the ability to set up older women with younger men. If Google were taking a stand against quasi-pedophiliac advertising (if that’s what the cougar ads even…

Naïveté and Submission

A French anti-smoking ad compares smoking to oral sex, with the slogan “To smoke is to be a slave to tobacco.” The New York Times describes the visuals of the ads thusly: The slogan is bland enough: “To smoke is…

What’s wrong with skinny?

That’s what Lisa Hilton asks in the Daily Beast this week — although she’s actually asking, “What’s wrong with living off of coffee and cigarettes? Better than being fat!” Katie Drummond over at Slant/Truth gives Hilton’s piece a great take-down,…

The Super Bowl and Madison Avenue Misogyny

A guest post by Kate. Kate is a freelance writer and full-time law student. Follow her @itscompliKATEd on Twitter. Superbowl ads are sexist. This is well trod ground: Marketers objectify women and play up stereotypes in order to sell things…

Football, Family and Choice

A great ad to balance the Tim Tebow spot: This won’t actually be airing during the Superbowl, so spread it around. Thank you, Sean James and Al Joyner, for speaking out. Transcript and a statement by Cecile Richards, the president…