Posts Tagged Advertising

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. ...

Because your intelligence hasn’t been insulted enough already in this campaign

I am obviously voting for Paul Ryan’s ticket, because the guy is totally dreamy. Sure, his fiscal policies are mathematically nonsensical at best and socially unjust at worst, and he thinks I should be left die in the ER if I need a life saving abortion but the doctors don’t believe in the procedure. But have you seen his biceps? Guy is smokin’!

And the folks at the Republican group the Young Guns know that that’s how all the other lady voters make their decisions. They’re running this radio ad in Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional district.

Transcript below the jump.
Snark aside, this is insulting not only because it assumes that women actually think and talk like this, that they choose ...

I am obviously voting for Paul Ryan’s ticket, because the guy is totally dreamy. Sure, his fiscal policies are mathematically nonsensical at best and socially unjust at worst, and he thinks I should be left die in ...

A note on our advertising

You may have recently noticed some changes to the advertising on Feministing, which is part of our work to more effectively monetize the site. We are still getting used to the new system and set up and as a result, some offensive ads have been getting through recently. Sorry for that and thanks to those that have pointed them out and sent emails–we appreciate that you respect our space so much.

That said, since we are truly trying to become a sustainable entity, there is a certain extent to which we will take cash from companies we don’t love (and might even critique on the site). There’s a difference between the written content on Feministing and our advertising – something we ...

You may have recently noticed some changes to the advertising on Feministing, which is part of our work to more effectively monetize the site. We are still getting used to the new system and set up and ...

Quick hit: Why are all those movie trailers voiced by men?

The New York Times ran an article last weekend about why so few movie trailer voiceovers are performed by women. The article discussed the perception that women’s voices aren’t strong enough to cut through the noise of a movie trailer, and suggested that even if they can, many of us trust men’s voices more than women’s:

Do moviegoers want to hear female voices? Research indicates that our brains are wired to prefer theirs to male ones; that’s the reason robotic voices, like those in GPS devices, tend to be female. (This probably has an evolutionary explanation: fetuses in the womb, identifying with their caretaker, can distinguish their mother’s voice from others, a study published in the journal Psychological Science found.) When ...

The New York Times ran an article last weekend about why so few movie trailer voiceovers are performed by women. The article discussed the perception that women’s voices aren’t strong enough to cut through the noise of ...

Dr. Pepper 10 response more patronizing than ad

Remember a certain soft drink company that decided the best way to peddle their low-calorie sugar water was with an ad campaign that proclaimed “It’s not for women” and “No girls allowed”?

Well reader Katharine, like many people, wrote in to complain, and the auto-response she received from the company was, incredibly, more condescending and patronizing than the original ad. Commenter Nicole noticed this as well back in October.

Company response reprinted in full after the jump.

Remember a certain soft drink company that decided the best way to peddle their low-calorie sugar water was with an ad campaign that proclaimed “It’s not for women” and “No girls allowed”?

Well reader Katharine, like many ...

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