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August 21, 2008
So wrong

I snagged this from a news webpage with a story about the Olympic soccer game. And, I'm sorry if I'm oversensitive, but there's almost no way I can look at this ad that doesn't wind up offending me.

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Obviously I can't be sure that the "school" referred to is junior high or high school, although the girls look 15, especially the oneon the right.

The man looks ten years older and, if you could see the picture more closely, his face looks odd. Like his head or his face was photoshopped in. (Actually, the entire graphic looks weird - like it was clumsily altered.)

I know this company fancies itself as cutting-edge and considers its ads "provocative" but I find this kind of throw-back exploitation of young girls extremely tasteless.

By the way. Have you signed a petition lately? Here's a canned message for the last one I signed.

It seems unbelievable, but the Bush Administration is quietly trying to redefine "abortion" to include birth control. The Houston Chronicle says this could wipe out dozens of state laws that protect women's reproductive freedom and protect rape victims. And this proposed "rule change" doesn't need congressional approval.

I just signed a message to Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt, whose department is considering this rule change, telling him: "Contraception is NOT abortion." Can you add your voice to this cause? Click here to sign the message: http://pol.moveon.org/contraception/?r_by=13468-2841108-TZ6xqXx&rc=confemail

Thanks!

I don't know. I just find the mixed messages floating around our society these days to be fascinating. The ads says every guy should be sexily sandwiched between two scantily clad young girls. But officially The Gov'mint thinks wimmin should go back to crossing their legs.

If this keeps up, in another generation we'll be completely schizophrenic.

Posted by AnneZook at 11:18 AM


Comments

If I recall correctly, the company has a policy of using only people employed there in other jobs as models.

Posted by: ohwilleke at August 22, 2008 10:47 AM

Hmmm. I'm not sure how I feel about that?

Posted by: Anne at August 23, 2008 10:33 AM