Twisty round-up

Oof, Dove cashed on the serious problem of young girls and body image, now Summer’s Eve is cashing in on the problem of institutionalized vagina hate. I was alerted to their new ad campaign last week and immediately hated it. “Hail to the V,” men kill each other for vagina so keep yours smelling like Febreze. Disguising the same ol’ satisfy men message with woman power. We are reduced not even to the sum of our body parts, just the one that also stands for sex (our breasts are busy selling cars, Axe and cheeseburgers).

 “V” doesn’t stand for “vulva,” though. Its stands for “stinky ladypart.” Just as “hail” means “spray cheap perfume on that rank shit.”

“… thank the lard for advertising. They’ve got our back. They’re not afraid to light a fire under our complacent ass and foment revolution whenever it’s finally “time” for stuff. A while back, you might remember, it was “time” to get real about toilet paper. Now it’s “time” to “hail the V,” which we only know thanks to Summer’s Eve. Without this consciousness-raising ad campaign, we probably would have continued walking around like a bunch of hairy primates, not spraying any shit-o on our vulva at all.”

 – This TV Ad is Also Puke

Prior to that post she shares thoughts on the “Wear Your Skin Proudly” nonsense from Mederma. Yes, wear your skin proudly!!! As long as it bears NO SIGNS of ever having been used for anything. Twisty’s offense in that post is more with the actual ads,

“The commercial features attractive young women in underwear and fuzzy socks. Light, fluffy “la la la” soundtrack. The women childishly, gigglingly give us a quick peek at their young thighs and tum-tums. Their body movements, expressions of wide-eyed innocence, and fascination with their own navels recall very young children. Not regular children, though. These are young, sexy children performing a peep show.”

– TV Ad is Puke

Apply the how-sexist-is-this-just-replace-the-woman-with-a-man-test on this one, for sure. Oh, and just one more for fun:

…significantly fewer sex buyers, 47 percent against 70 percent, reported that they were taught about respect for women in sex education classes.

Almost three in four of the sex buyers reported they learned about sex from pornography, whereas only 54 percent of the non-buyers did so.

The two groups also held significantly different attitudes regarding whether prostitution was consenting sex or exploitation. Men who bought sex were significantly less empathetic toward women working as prostitutes.

…sex buyers “seemed to justify their involvement in the sex industry by stating their belief … that women in prostitution were intrinsically different from non-prostituting women,” the study’s authors said.

Sex buyers often commented that they liked the power relationship intrinsic to prostitution.

 – Men who buy sex tend to commit more crimes, study says


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