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Douche for success, ladies

I don’t know why everyone is so shocked by this ad! My vagina has a direct relationship to my workplace success. The last time I asked for a raise I just vajazzled “50k??” on my pubic bone and dropped trow in the boss’s office.

an ad for summer's eve douche that instructs women to clean their vaginas in order to gain confidence to ask for a raise at work

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Tylenol’s holiday campaign puts a blended same-sex Jewish family front and center

Yes, it’s designed to make you feel good about Tylenol so that you’re more likely to buy Tylenol.

But it’s also transgressive, and touching as hell, and there is power in visibility like this. And we’ll know just how much power if conservative “pro-family” groups call for a boycott of Tylenol in response to this commercial — I’d say it’s all but inevitable, given how much they freaked out about interracial and same-sex parented Cheerios families.

What’s fascinating — and very welcome indeed — is that these ads seem designed to explicitly question and redefine not just to what it means to be a family, but to what it means to be an American family.

In these videos, which ...

Yes, it’s designed to make you feel good about Tylenol so that you’re more likely to buy Tylenol.

But it’s also transgressive, and touching as hell, and there is power in visibility like this. And we’ll know just ...