Archive for Advertising

We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby?

Here’s an article that I came upon a while ago that I had posted about for my class Girlpower1; but considering its relevance to my recent “Measuring Self-Worth” post, i only think it’s appropriate that I move it here:

This is really an interesting piece- It talks about the Women’s Movement and its rise and fall as well as how it is viewed and portrayed in society today. Rothenberg also touches upon the female empowerment and about her observation of young girls wearing t-shirts that say things like “As long as I can be on top”, “Bitch”, “Dirty Girl”… etc. … continue reading this entry.

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Measuring Self-Worth

MartiniCosmopolitanManhattan

I was at a party recently and in the course of otherwise reasonable events that took place, one in particular from that night has bothered me ever since.

I was sitting and chatting with some friends when a couple of girls (presumably NOT from my school) drunkenly stumbled through the room. Now don’t get me wrong but on any other Saturday night, this would have seemed like perfectly normal behavior, except on this night these three girls decided to wear wife-beaters that they made themselves with the phrase … continue reading this entry.

Life Lesson in Humility

To start off, I want to say that I’m grateful for those of you who have been sharing your opinions and thoughts.

So, as much as I am trying to be sympathetic to the responses that people are making to my post on “Fat Teens Can’t Hunt” I think that it’s gotten to a point where I need to address and clarify where I’m coming from so people stop thinking I’m some stupid tart having a good laugh at the expense of overweight people.

I’ve definitely fallen to pressure before, I think we all have at some point in our lives, … continue reading this entry.

When is Enough, Enough?

This season on Measuring Beauty I touched upon the topics of beauty in the media world and the shapings of body image. The pursuits of skinnyness and perfection will continue to rise, with no signs of giving up. So now I leave you with something to ponder – are you willing to give up your happiness to be thin and beautiful, or is being thin and beautiful what makes you happy? … continue reading this entry.

Old Navy Discriminates Against Fat People

Old Navy Jeans Ad

In 2004 the clothing company Old Navy began offering the ‘Women’s Plus’ line of clothing (up to size 26) in its stores.  Out of the blue last week, Old Navy decided to remove the plus-sized clothing from its shelves and to only make them available online.  … continue reading this entry.

Advertising for ‘Real’ Beauty

Allergan Ad

What do you think this ad is trying to sell you? Would it help if I gave you the caption that went ran with it?

“And she looks smarter too..” – That’s what it read. Think you have an idea? The ad is for … continue reading this entry.

But What Are You REALLY Trying to Sell Me?

I just watched Jean Kilbourne’s “Killing Us Softly III” in which Kilbourne offers an in-depth analysis of how advertisements have influenced and affected today’s women. Her main focus is on how women are depicted and how their bodies are objectified – usually as individual objects (i.e. legs, breasts, butt.. etc) rather than whole beings. … continue reading this entry.

Seeing is Believing

The above video is truly a brilliant example in exposing the unattainable images that women so often see in the media today (i.e. TV, magazines, tabloids.. etc). The pressures that women deal with to be beautiful and thin is truly a new phenomenon. … continue reading this entry.