Posts tagged "advertising"

Can You Really Reverse Gender Stereotypes In Media?

A women’s studies class at the University of Saskatchewan made this provocative video which questions commonly perpetuated stereotypes about gender in media. Pointing out that women are often in a…

Julie Gerstein | May 10, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Ford India Ads Show Kardashians & Other Women Bound, Gagged & Locked In Car Trunks

Looking at pictures of women with cartoonishly large breasts, bound and gagged in the backseat of the trunk of a car, you might think you’re looking at bondage porn.

Jessica Wakeman | March 25, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Lindsay Lohan Will Steal Your Soul First, Then Move On To Your Louis Vuitton Bag

Lindsay looks… hungry. For brains. And Louis Vuitton. Seriously, she is eyeballing the shit out of that briefcase. Her lawyer should know better by now than to leave his fine…

Rachel Krause | March 20, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Japanese Women Wearing Advertisements On Their Thighs

It’s an advertising scheme Don Draper surely thought about but could never have voiced in the 1960s: paying young women to wear advertisements … on their thighs.


Jessica Wakeman | March 7, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Nope, Skinny Models & Famous Starlets Won’t Sell Your Widgets Any Faster

Women, we are difficult, fickle creatures. In our tabloids we body shame famous ladies, and in our magazines we gawk at every slim model body demonstrating the latest fashion trends.

Julie Gerstein | February 28, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Jennifer Lawrence Shills Bags For Dior Like A Pro

Because she isn’t busy enough winning awards, acting and generally being pretty awesome, Jennifer Lawrence took on yet another role–that of the new face of Dior’s Miss Dior handbag. The ads…

Julie Gerstein | February 24, 2013 - 5:00 pm

What Does This Japanese Whisky Ad Starring Leonardo DiCaprio Remind You Of?

“Lost in Translation” is one of my favorite movies, because of course it is. I am either a walking stereotype (entirely possible) or I just really want to be the…

Rachel Krause | February 20, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Valege Lingerie Presents A Pair Of Animated Tits Bumping Nipples (NSFW)

French lingerie line Valega made some weird boob cartoons to promote their Finally Together push up bra. The ads feature animated breasts (with arms and legs) joyfully reuniting. In this…

Ami Angelowicz | February 20, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Is This Keira Knightley Chanel Ad Unfit For The Eyes Of Children?

The British Advertising Standards Authority strikes again! The ad censorship watchdog, responsible for putting the kibosh on everything from scummy American Apparel ads to a photo of an underage Dakota

Rachel Krause | February 15, 2013 - 9:40 am

This Cute Little Beaver Is Actually A Euphemism For Your Dirty Vagina

Well, that’s one way to sell intimate wipes.

Playtex is hawking these new genital wipes for “before and after” activities involving your genitalia, whatever those might be. We…

Jessica Wakeman | February 6, 2013 - 2:20 pm

The Best & Worst Super Bowl Ads

Growing up, my parents were so anti-advertising that they made us mute the volume and cover the TV with a scarf during commercials. And look at me now! Rounding up the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 4, 2013 - 11:20 am

Tampon Goes Up Against Moon Cup In An Epic Rap Battle

“Tampon Vs. Moon Cup Rap Battle” just might be the most clever advertising I’ve ever seen about periods (not that that’s saying much, as the bar is set rather low).

Jessica Wakeman | January 30, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Just Perfect: Dannon’s “Birth Control On The Bottom” Yogurt

Dannon’s Birth Control on the Bottom Yogurt makes it so you don’t to choose between the only two things that matter to you as a women according to TV. Mmm,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 24, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Can You Spot The Straight People In These Gay Las Vegas Ads?

Las Vegas’ latest marketing campaign aims to portray the city as a kind of glistening gay utopia where straight people stick out like a poorly dressed sore thumb. The slogan…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 21, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Weight Watchers Tries To Sell To Women With The Most Naggy Wife Ever

Meet Megan and Matt. They’re the stars of the newest Weight Watchers commercial featuring Jennifer Hudson. And they are a terrible couple. Megan plays the role of the nagging wife…

Julie Gerstein | December 27, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Apparently Gwyneth Paltrow Has Seven Sides And “Rock” Is One Of Them

Here are just a few of the many reasons I wake up every day pissed off that I’m not Margot Tenenbaum: child prodigy, award-winning author and playwright, perfect bob and…

Rachel Krause | December 21, 2012 - 9:20 am

Men Are Merry-Less in Sexist Christmas Ad

Add one more advertisement to the slew of commercials stereotyping men and women. Asda, a British supermarket, debuted a new ad for the Christmas holidays, featuring a mother running herself…

Daley Quinn | November 15, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Douchey Ads For New York Knicks Removed

Whoever does advertising for the New York Knicks must have thought this ad about bagging “sixes” and “sevens” was a 10, when it’s really a zero. People are people,…

Jessica Wakeman | November 9, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Kate Moss Reveals She Had A Nervous Breakdown After Iconic Calvin Klein Ad

“I had a nervous breakdown when I was 17 or 18, when I had to go and work with Marky Mark. It didn’t feel like me at all. I felt…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 1, 2012 - 9:20 am

Natalie Portman’s Dior Mascara Ad Banned In The UK

I’m pretty much apathetic in the face of Photoshop. It’s an annoying (and undeniably rampant) practice for sure, but at this point I’m just like, “duh, nobody looks like that.”…

Rachel Krause | October 23, 2012 - 3:20 pm
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