I Think I’ll Stick With “Plan C” But Thanks Anyway, Vaginal-Intercourse Extolling Heteronormative Asswipes December 27, 2009Posted by FCM in entertainment, health, PIV, politics, pop culture, porn, rape, WTF?.
Tags: commercials, contraceptive, PIV, plan b, pregnancy, rape, risk, vaginal intercourse
this is a commercial for the new “Plan B” emergency contraceptive, which was approved in 2006 to be sold over the counter to women ages 18 and up (and just became legal in 2009 for 17-year olds) without a doctors’ prescription.
the first thing i thought upon seeing this commercial for the first time was “where are all the guys?” these women are waking up alone the next morning, having experienced a “contraceptive failure” the night before. understandably, they are mortified. horrified. freaked. been there, done that. whats *not* immediately understandable is why they are *alone* and confronting the possibility of an unwanted pregnancy alone, their male partners nowhere in sight. the guys just got up and…what? went to work? went out for breakfast? went out with the doodbros? went home the night before? WHAT? where are they?
this is the very narrative of misogyny and heteronormativity. guys: ejaculate into a womans vagina, and leave. women: stay at home and deal with the aftermath of vaginal intercourse, alone. check, and check.
heres another commercial that didnt air here, but is available on youtube. i found it extremely triggery, but its worth watching in order to rip it to shreds afterwards:
Evolution of Barbie…Be Afraid (And That Sound You Hear is the Space-Time Continuum Cracking as Darwin Comes Back to Life, Slaps His Forehead, Dies Again, and Richard Dawkins Gives Up and Finds Religion) October 26, 2009Posted by FCM in entertainment, gender roles, kids, pop culture.
Tags: advertisements, barbie, commercials, darwin, richard dawkins, television, toys
barbie has evolved…and its enough to make me wish i were a creationist. i am literally afraid of whats coming next!
in the beginning…barbie was quite obviously a consumer product. a way for sedentary little girly-girls to spend their time, and their parents’ money. see above how barbie TM shamelessly reaches into your pocket with its new “skipper” creation. skipper is slightly *smaller* than barbie! so naturally, she needs a whole new wardrobe! cha-ching!
see below how barbie TM very helpfully tells you exactly how much everything costs and lays out all the available accessories in an attractive and functional pinwheel shape:
New “Old Navy” Commercials Offend…Just About Everyone October 5, 2009Posted by FCM in entertainment, pop culture, porn, race.
Tags: commercials, misogyny, nudity, old navy, race, supermodelquins
this is the “true hollywood” -style background story to the newest old navy ad campaign known as “the supermodelquins.”
the most recent installment in this campaign playing in my neck of the woods features a “model” hawking sweater-coats who gets separated from her legs at the airport. HER LEGS. WTF? seriously, watch the whole series if you have the time. these commercials offend nearly every vulnerable population there is. starving actors, the unemployed, women, POC, and the disabled are the ones i noticed first, although perhaps not in that order. more videos are embedded below.
- the human element…where did the real people go?
first, as the economy continues to suffer and more and more jobs are lost, it bothers me that yet another franchise has taken to using non-actors to fill roles in their money-making schemes, also known as television shows, and commercials. while this may be at the very bottom of anyones particular list, the failing economy has rocked my own corner of the universe. for reals. and while i am not an actor, i can certainly empathize with professional actors that have been hip-chucked out of their industry and left unable to earn a wage, and had their medical benefits lapse, due to long-term unemployment. (the screen actors guild (SAG) has been quantifying the harm that reality-television has caused working actors since at least 2005.)
this newest old navy campaign has made living, breathing human beings obsolete, (at least in front of the camera) and i think most everyone would agree that particularly in these times, that decision was unethical. not to mention hypocritical, where old navy is relying on the disposable incomes of its customers to make its own living, but they arent giving anything back. in fact, where reality franchises have replaced union workers with non-union ones, saving themselves the money and hassle (also known as ethics and regulatory oversight) of having to deal with SAG, old navy’s decision to forgo the human element altogether seems particularly self-serving, and cruel.