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Television Ads: Targeting Women’s Dreams?

TweetIf you watch television, you’ve seen the commercials. You know, the ones that show the father figure feeding the kids before school and getting everyone ready for the bus stop? Historically, commercials have always shown women in this role; so are things finally changing? Are the commercials slanting their visuals to keep up with the [...]
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Advertising and Marketing: Sexism Doesn’t Always Sell

Tweet A SYTYCB Entry As a feminist and social critic, I often point out how the advertising and marketing spheres are a major source of sexism and misogyny. From sexualization to objectification, advertisers know that sex (and poking at people’s insecurities) sells. Unfortunately, a common reaction to my blogs which point out the sexism and sheer ridiculousness of [...]
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Google and My Boobs

Tweet A SYTYCB Entry. It all went downhill fast. What was intended as an exploration of the Feministing archives turned, with a click of a Google Ad, into a dark examination of my own weird body obsessions (am I the only one who stands in front of a mirror poking that turkey wattle thing on [...]
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A New Frontier in Anti-women Advertising…

Tweet So there I was, shopping at my local TESCOs with my friend Jess, toddling along the drinks aisle searching for the cheapest source of caffeine to get me through the hardships of university coursework and exams when SUDDENLY: A WILD MISOGYNIST ATTACKS! Suddenly, staring me in the face among the Red Bull and Gatorade [...]
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Why are women still objects?

TweetI’m sure that everyone here is familiar with the issue of the image of women in advertising. It’s not news: everyone knows it. I’m just really shocked that we still allow it to be like that. This video (some bits are in Italian, but there’s usually a translation) brought the problem back to my mind. http://youtu.be/wuyf3407-y4 [...]
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