Tag Archives: Advertising

Well gee, I think I’ll go get that pap smear after all

It’s not at all uncommon in this world to see advertising images that are some variation on the message that women are only good for ogling and fucking. But somehow it has a particular sting when the ad in question … Continue reading

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Target Women: Lady Friends

(Click here if you can’t view the embedded video.) She had me at “check out these awesome granny panties!”

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Target Women: Laundry

(Click here if you can’t view the embedded video.) Oh Sarah, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways . . .

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Because Regular Chocolate Bars Are Way Too Masculine

I don’t even know what to do with this one. Fling is a new chocolate bar that’s aimed at women. You can tell, because the packaging is pink.  Also because the damn thing is called “fling,” indicating that there’s something … Continue reading

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I’m glad I have a Mac.

Dell makes a new computer — the “Della” — for us lady-folk. And it doesn’t just do boy-stuff like let you create documents and surf the internet and play games; it does girl-stuff, too, like helping you count calories and … Continue reading

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I want women’s networks to stop glamorizing stalking

Really, WEtv? Summary: White woman walks around town, sometimes eating unhealthy food (ice cream sundaes, etc). Thin white man follows her, and narrates his stalking — “I investigate people. I spy on them. I watch their every move. I dig … Continue reading

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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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