New concept dubbed ‘LADvertising.’ Woman is equated with a second hand car; I’d like to rename this ‘SADvertising’
I’d also like to call it
PLEASE SHUT UP WITH YOUR SEXIST BULLSHIT RIGHT NOW.
Unless the ads are for Vagisil or ExtenZe I don’t see why my gender matters.
also: It seems most of the world does not understand or believe there to be any difference between ‘sex’ and ‘gender.’ Language is certainly a limiting factor here. (I’m so good at stating the obvious!)
Relatedly: If you play with your sex/gender on Facebook (i.e. do not select one, select female, select male) you will notice huge differences in the ads that they display. (This is part of the reason I keep mine unselected.)
It is both bizarre and infuriating.
female = engagement rings, dresses, related bullshit
male = dudebro ridiculosity: beer, sports, sex
unspecified = other stuff: generally annoying, albeit infinitely more relevant (based on interests and “likes” on Facebook) than the other crap.
Generally speaking though, Facebook seems to think I’m gay and/or trans regardless of my indicated gender, etc. It also thinks I’m Jewish. I can’t explain that one though. Unless it is related to what I list as my hometown. Who the hell knows? Not me.
Ah, the Internet.
I thought it was very urgent I let my female followers know you are not allowed to purchase Dr. Pepper 10. These calories are for MEN and clearly our fragile bodies can’t handle the 10 BOLD TASTING CALORIES.
Honestly, this is actually more degrading to men. This company has decided the most effective way to lure men into purchasing a drink is through inflating and protecting your masculine ego; and all that takes is phrases like “10 MANLY CALORIES” and “NOT FOR WOMEN”. Please fuck this company up.
Killing Us Softly - Advertising’s Image of Women
I’ve seen this documentary about 4 times in school. Each time it shocks me and angers me. Here is a small compilation of clips from the documentary. I recommend watching the whole thing, whether you’re male or female. It’s truly an eye opener!
The Colbert Report
Target Women: Birth Control
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Re: Recent J. Crew “controversy”
Hot pink-toenailed boy in J. Crew ad sparks controversy
The images in question fall under pages titled”Saturday with Jenna” — featuring products personally favored by J. Crew president and creative director Jenna Lyons and her family. This particular Saturday for Jenna includes painting her five-year-old son Beckett’s toenails pink. The caption reads, “Lucky for me I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink. Toenail painting is way more fun in neon.”
Cue the outrage from America’s culture warriors.
“Yeah, well, it may be fun and games now, Jenna, but at least put some money aside for psychotherapy for the kid—and maybe a little for others who’ll be affected by your ‘innocent’ pleasure,” Dr. Keith Ablow wrote in a Fox News op-ed. “If you have no problem with the J. Crew ad, how about one in which a little boy models a sundress? What could possibly be the problem with that?”
Erin Brown of the Media Research Center took the criticism a step further — after being sure to remind readers that J. Crew is a fashion favorite of First Lady Michelle Obama — accusing the company of exploiting young Beckett to advance the cause of “liberal, transgendered identity politics.”
People need to start caring about and getting outraged over things that actually matter. NOT a little kid and his mom having fun together. I MEAN, REALLY??!