Posts Tagged Advertising

Disney gives Brave‘s Merida a princess make-over

For fuck’s sake. Brave‘s heroine Merida is getting a make-over before she’s officially inducted into the Disney Princess collection. The character’s creator Brenda Chapman, who became the first woman to win an Oscar for an animated feature for the film, said Disney should be ashamed of the decision. “It’s horrible! Merida was created to break that mold — to give young girls a better, stronger role model, a more attainable role model, something of substance, not just a pretty face that waits around for romance.”

You can sign the petition to Disney here.

For fuck’s sake. Brave‘s heroine Merida is getting a make-over before she’s officially inducted into the Disney Princess collection. The character’s creator Brenda Chapman, who became the first woman to win an Oscar for an animated feature for ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Autostraddle takes on misogyny within butch communities.

Feminists aren’t the ones who think all men are rapists. Rapists are.

An open letter to Eve Ensler.

17-year-old girl wins hackathon.

Angela Davis and Lennox Hinds denounce the FBI for naming Assata Shakur a “Most Wanted Terrorist.”

Why the hunt for Shakur matters.

Cosponsor the Employment Non-Discrimination Act here.

Demand access to emergency contraception for all women.

Many of the Human Rights Campaign’s biggest donors are drone manufacturers.

Pro-choice activists are risking prison time by educating people about abortion.

On Amanda Knox, sexual freedom, and Henry James.

A Harvard professor claims Keynes’ sexuality means he didn’t care about future generations (and ...

Autostraddle takes on misogyny within butch communities.

Feminists aren’t the ones who think all men are rapists. Rapists are.

An open letter to Eve Ensler.

17-year-old girl wins hackathon.

Angela Davis and Lennox ...

Honestly mom...chances are he won't stay with you.

Hate those terrible NYC teen pregnancy ads? Take action with “No Stigma! No Shame!” campaign

A NYC campaign from the Human Resource Administration Think Being A Teen Parent Won’t Cost You?” is drawing deserved criticism from reproductive justice leaders and organizations for shaming teen mothers and fathers in the name of reducing early pregnancy rates. Since the ads were unveiled last week boasting such stale and infuriating slogans as “I’m twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen” and “Honestly mom…chances are he won’t stay with you. What will happen to me?” (pictured above), they’ve been pissing off feminists and reproductive justice advocates… and doing nothing for NYC teens outside of shaming and blaming them.

Planned Parenthood has emerged as a leading critic of the campaign, saying ...

A NYC campaign from the Human Resource Administration Think Being A Teen Parent Won’t Cost You?” is drawing deserved criticism from reproductive justice leaders and organizations for shaming teen mothers and fathers in the name ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

A photographer examines the struggle to provide women with safe, respectful care during childbirth.

Rush Limbaugh says VAWA is just a mean plot by the Democrats to make the GOP look bad. Obviously.

There’s a profile of feminist bad-ass Ruth Bader Ginsburg in this week’s New Yorker.

A interesting discussion of women’s position within Sikhism.

“Women don’t just need to lean in. They need to carefully calibrate the angle of their approach to suit every possible scenario.” Amanda Hess on the contradictions in Sheryl Sandberg’s advice to working women. And alternative takes from Anna Holmes and Rebecca Traister.

How the War on Terror in England became a war on women and children.

“I’m tired of constantly establishing my value. I’d rather ...

A photographer examines the struggle to provide women with safe, respectful care during childbirth.

Rush Limbaugh says VAWA is just a mean plot by the Democrats to make the GOP look bad. Obviously.

There’s a ...

Drycleaner puts “choose life” message on their…coat hangers

Seriously?

Well, you can’t claim it’s not bold of Springdale Drycleaners to defiantly use a coat hanger to push their anti-choice propaganda. (Or maybe just clueless? Unclear.) Either way, the Cincinnati business has apparently been passing out these charming “choose life” coat hangers for a couple years now. And though they’ve already been mocked on the internet, looks like they’re sticking to this “strategy.”

Via RH Reality Check.

Seriously?

Well, you can’t claim it’s not bold of Springdale Drycleaners to defiantly use a coat hanger to push their anti-choice propaganda. (Or maybe just clueless? Unclear.) Either way, the Cincinnati business has apparently been passing out these charming ...

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Edmonton’s new rape prevention ads should be everywhere

The Edmonton police department is out with more anti-rape posters that are just as good as the first ones they released a couple years ago.

Between Edmonton’s efforts, the recent ads from Men Can Stop Rape, and those Scottish ads from a couple years ago, there are plenty of examples of how to create an anti-rape campaign that doesn’t actively support rape culture–and may actually help prevent sexual assaults. 

The Edmonton police department is out with more anti-rape posters that are just as good as the first ones they released a couple years ago.

Between Edmonton’s efforts, the recent ads from Men Can Stop Rape, ...

Quick Hit: McKenna Pope’s crusade for gender neutral advertising of Easy Bake Ovens

13 -year-old McKenna Pope is seeking to break the gender paradigm in advertising, starting a petition to get Hasbro, the maker of the Easy Bake Oven to redesign its product packaging and advertising to include boys. Sparked by her little brother’s love to “cook,” Pope responded to her brother’s questioning why the commercial only features girls playing with the oven.

In Pope’s video appeal to support her petition to Hasbro, she asks: “Is this really the message we want to send to our youth? I thought as a society, that we have moved far past that. But no, we continue to force the stereotype that men don’t cook, they work.”

Pope’s petition has over just under 24,000 supporters.

If men can ...

13 -year-old McKenna Pope is seeking to break the gender paradigm in advertising, starting a petition to get Hasbro, the maker of the Easy Bake Oven to redesign its product packaging and advertising to include boys. ...

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