Posts tagged ‘Advertising’

January 29, 2014

#Notbuyingit: The App

Notbuyingit app

My sis sent me the link to a news story covering a free app whereby people can start mini campaigns or vent their anger at companies or products that promote or condone sexism and/or misogyny.

I downloaded the app this evening and I like it but I wish it had more functionality.  It is quite straightforward to use, users upload images of things they are annoyed with or campaignin against and others users can

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May 4, 2013

Epic Pepsi Fail

racist_mountain_dew_ad

Of course I haven’t drank Pepsi since their appalling behaviour towards Michael Jackson … (they ditched MJ when he was accused of being a paedo and I was too young to think eek, MJ is a little weird!!)

But if you needed a second reason to drop Pepsi from the shopping list it is this disgraceful advert for its gross green snot drink, Mountain Dew. An advert that glorifies domestic violence and described as “the most racist advertisement of all time”

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December 12, 2012

Feminism 2.012

beyonce pepsi

Why are younger women so blase about blatant sexism? I despair.

Tulisa has released her album “The Female Boss” – it is bad enough that she can’t sell anything without getting her cleavage out but does her album need to have such a patronising title?  Of course, all “regular” bosses are male, yes sir Mr Big Boss Man!  Has she never heard of a female boss or is she not sure that she is female and has to remind herself?

Beyonce Beyonce Beyonce, I cringe at her patronising lyrics – fake female empowerment

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July 16, 2012

Shh! Don’t Say Vagina

A new Carefree advert, launched in New Zealand, is receiving complaints in less than 24 hours of airing for using the word “vagina”.
An accompanying press release entitled “Tackling the taboo” emphasised the campaigns objective to be honest and adult about the female anatomy rather than continuing to use euphemisms and diminutive terms.
April 24, 2012

Grey Goddesses

Old Age Sells!

Not in The West perhaps, where we are told time and again that sex sells, but in India the aged beauties

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September 15, 2011

Scent Of A (Dead) Woman

Ah, the seduction of the scent of a woman… last week I spent hours in Selfridges pouring over perfumes as I searched for the perfect one as a gift for my sister’s birthday.  I sniffed so many bottles that I temporarily lost my sense of smell!  I finally settled for an absolutely delicious Jo Malone scent that my sister LOVED.

However, I was quite amused by the advertising campaign

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April 12, 2011

Lelli Kelly’s All Made Up

Has anyone seen the recent Lelli Kelly adverts for girls shoes on television? My three year old watches Milkshake on Channel 5 in the mornings and I cannot believe that they are advertising make-up for girls with these shoes.

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