Selling “empowerment” to the people: Why the word has finally lost all meaning

Empowerment seems to waft in the air like lavender at Muji: so dense that it’s overpowering and so overpowering that you stop noticing it. Empowerment is everywhere, and in its

Chelsea G. Summers | October 11, 2016 - 2:06 pm

Lancôme’s new campaign features domestic abuse survivor to raise awareness

And it’s raising money, too.

Karen Fratti | September 19, 2016 - 6:04 pm

An Australian Model Spoke Out After Her Lingerie Ad Was Banned For Being “Vulgar”

When it comes to women’s bodies, there’s no way to win.

Karen Fratti | September 1, 2016 - 3:08 pm

This Bayer Ad Is Rape Culture In An Almost Impressively Short Form

It will definitely make you feel really uncomfortable and potentially violently angry, because it’s just disgusting.

Marissa Miller | June 24, 2016 - 2:16 pm

London’s Mayor Banned Ridiculous Body-Shaming Ads From Public Transportation

Buses, trains, and the Tube (London’s subway) will no longer carry advertising that “could cause body confidence issues” by promoting unrealistic body images.

Kelly Kanayama | June 14, 2016 - 1:15 pm

On Matt Damon & Effie Brown: Who Is Responsible For Diversifying Hollywood?

Women and people of color belong behind the camera as much as we do in front of it.

Carol H. Hood | September 16, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Plus-sized Leggings Advertisement Cramps Tiny Model In One Leg

What on earth is this about?

Bronwyn Isaac | August 7, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Heinz Loves Heinies: Man Tries To Use Heinz Coupon QR Code, Is Brought To Hardcore Porn Site

German man Daniel Korell, was just trying to cash in an old coupon QR code so he could design his own ketchup bottle when he was instead directed to a…

Katrin Higher | June 20, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Charleston Paper Semi-Apologizes For Slapping Gun Ad Above Mass Shooting Headline

Today in “incredibly poor judgement.”

Robyn Pennacchia | June 18, 2015 - 2:00 pm

4 Terrible Messages That Girl-Centered Ads Are Sending

The Internet has exploded in an estrogen-charged fury of pro-girl viral ads, each more emotionally manipulative than the last. And it’s a good thing, because prior to the summer of…

Cracked | August 10, 2014 - 9:30 am
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