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system for total control of womenz. (x-posted to kissmyasscosmo)

Mar. 13th, 2009 | 12:48 am
mood: amusedamused
posted by: chiaradiluna in kissmyassvogue

Yes, I know this is just some commerical bullshit for horny losers who can't get laid, and shouldn't really be taken that seriously, but while searching for an article, I found this in the search results:

u can b god.Collapse )

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Bratz dolls and unrealistic expectations

Mar. 7th, 2009 | 11:16 am
posted by: devi42 in kissmyassvogue

Alright, I know it's a serious issue... but this is just funny.

Thanks to Feed Me! for the link.

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Yet another Axe Ad...

Mar. 5th, 2009 | 07:58 pm
posted by: devi42 in kissmyassvogue

Not much surprises me when it comes to Axe, but this just infuriated me. We've got objectification, confinement, and slavery all in one fifty second shot.

Perhaps we should add a "Hall of Shame" tag?

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Feb. 21st, 2009 | 03:43 pm
posted by: devi42 in kissmyassvogue


It's so nice to know I'm not crazy. Every month I put my birth control packets/instructions in the recycle bin and pray that they don't fall out when I'm dropping them off at the community blue boxes.

Copyright PostSecret and the postcard's creator.

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If you let me play

Feb. 19th, 2009 | 02:11 pm
posted by: devi42 in kissmyassvogue

It's by no means a perfect ad and Nike is far from a perfect company but the If you Let me Play ad from the Wieden & Kennedy agency was a step in an exciting direction.

I was sixteen when the ad first aired and I remember feeling a thrill each time I saw it on television. Yes, it was selling sneakers and sportswear and oversimplifying just about everything (it is, after all, advertising), but it was still brilliant. It's one of those rare advertisements that don't make me cringe at the thought of small minds absorbing them.

We spend a lot of time dissecting ads which are problematic and harmful (deservedly so) but which ads do you think get one or two things right?

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When I grow up...

Feb. 18th, 2009 | 11:16 am
posted by: devi42 in kissmyassvogue

By Now I'm sure you've all heard about the Active Life Movement's "Keep obesity away from your child campaign" and its use of an overweight Barbie doll (incidentally, I think the fat pirates in one of their other ads are adorable - who wouldn't want to be a fat pirate?). One thing which has been missing from the discussions and which troubles me more than the ad itself (which, I'll be honest, is too ridiculous for me to get really worked up about) is Mattel's response.

Did this group seek approval from Mattel to use a likeness of Barbie and, if not, what will Mattel's response be?

In 1998, the Body Shop released a self esteem campaign featuring Roby, a rubenesque, Barbie-like redhead. Ruby challenged social pressure and stereotypes with her simple slogan: "There are 3 billion women who don't look like supermodels and only 8 who do". By all accounts, the campaign was a hit. Amongst my own circle of friends, news of Ruby and pictures of her plastic curves spread like wildfire.

Still, all did not love the campaign. When it hit the United States, The Body Shop was sent a cease and desist letter by Mattel.

From AnitaRoddick.com:

In the United States, the toy company Mattel sent us a cease-and-desist order, demanding we pull the images of Ruby from American shop windows. Their reason: Ruby was making Barbie look bad, presumably by mocking the plastic twig-like bestseller (Barbie dolls sell at a rate of two per second; it's hard to see how our Ruby could have done any meaningful damage.) I was ecstatic that Mattel thought Ruby was insulting to Barbie -- the idea of one inanimate piece of molded plastic hurting another's feelings was absolutely mind-blowing.

All this begs the question: When is it acceptable for Barbie to be "distorted"? Does the fear of fat outrank the importance of self-esteem?

(crossposted from my own journal, sorry to those who saw twice)

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ugh ugh ugh ugh guh

Feb. 17th, 2009 | 09:39 am
mood: angryincensed
posted by: vergeoffrenzy in kissmyassvogue

Apparently Fat Barbie is supposed to inspire kids to get out and exercise. There are SO MANY THINGS WRONG with this, it's horrifying. If you're fat you're not cute like Barbie. If you're fat you don't exercise. How on earth does looking at Fat Barbie inspire healthy body images/eating attitudes?? I wish I had more time to elaborate but I'm in between classes and it needed to be posted.

found here

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Did Octuplets mother Nadya Suleman have plastic surgery to look like Angelina Jolie?

Feb. 13th, 2009 | 07:40 pm
mood: annoyedannoyed
posted by: morriganslair in kissmyassvogue

You decide:

Hmmm - enormous lips, microscopic nose, a village of children, I think she's trying to become Angelina Jolie. Sources say she had been stalking Jolie via letters over the past few years

Also, California is gonna have to pay for all her kids, three of of her previous six children are disabled (one has autism, which requires an enormous amount of attention and care), she gets almost 500 a month in food stamps alone and her hospital tab for the eight could be upwards of 1.3 million which Kaiser Permanente has already asked the state to pay.

And Suleman's own mother has come out against her saying: "The truth is Nadya's not capable of raising 14 children" and that "to have them all is unconscionable to me- she really has no idea what she's doing to her children and to me."

And Nadya wants Oprah to make her a $2 million TV star

This just in: Angelina Jolie is "creeped out" by Nadya

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Jan. 29th, 2009 | 12:05 pm
posted by: vergeoffrenzy in kissmyassvogue

I refuse to acknowledge this Jessica-Simpson-is-fat bullshit except


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There's nothing worse than being fat.

Dec. 18th, 2008 | 11:23 am
posted by: devi42 in kissmyassvogue

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Telling teenage would-be smokers that lighting up may make them fat down the road may be a more effective deterrent than harping on the risks of heart disease and cancer from smoking, hints research published in the latest issue of the American Journal of Public Health.

Click here for full article from Reuters/Yahoo News.

While I've no doubt that this is true, can I just say how deeply messed up this is? It reminded me of that survey where they asked women if they'd rather lose a limb or be overweight.

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