Nathan R – Offensive Adverts

Posted: November 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

Hi All,

This came up randomly on my Facebook feed and thought it was an interesting (and disturbing) match to
Monday’s class content on sexism and racism in advertising:

  1. Caterina Wiens says:

    Reply Post by: Caterina Wiens

    Hi Nathan,

    I actually saw this come up on my news feed on Facebook as well. I agree that it is both disturbing and interesting. What is noteworthy I think is that advertisements today may not be quite as direct as the ones in the article, but they certainly have many of the same ideals about women and men. Today, ads are just depicted in a different way. Women are still sexualized, maybe even more so and men’s ads are becoming equally as sexual. It is important to note that these ideals have not gone away entirely, they are just masked a lot better. We see images in the media everyday and they have an effect on us whether we know it or not.

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