In an article for Take Part, writers Holly Eagleson and Lauren Wade retouched controversial advertisements by replacing women models with men. In doing so, Eagleson and Wade hoped to highlight the pervasiveness of sexual objectification of women. For example, they decided to remake American Apparel advertisements to draw attention to former CEO Dov Charney’s abuse and mistreatment of female employees, as well as to photographer Terry Richardson’s record of harassing and assaulting women.
“Charney and Richardson are really representative of a specific form of sexism and objectification in media today,” Wade told Huffington Post in an email. “Their collaborations, in particular for American Apparel, depict women in sexually vulnerable, pornographic positions where a lot of the model’s facial expressions look like they’ve been drugged or they’re drunk. These images are predatory. They depict women being taken advantage of and it’s supposed to look “sexy” and sell sweatshirts?”
*these images are predatory and objectify women*
But Wait! I hear you cry!
Those are all adverts for mens underwear! That doesn’t count! Ok, let’s have a look for some of American Apparel’s non-underwear adverts!
hmmm…. the shorts were the last thing I noticed here
American Apparel Socks used in a photoshoot
Feel free to check out the rest here, if you wanna see this adorable hunkster’s pubes
You are equating scantily clad female models as “objectification of women” yet failing to notice that most fashion industries treat male models the exact same way.
It is intellectually dishonest to equate the use of scantily clad models to rape and sexual assault. How can you argue against “she was wearing a short skirt so she must have wanted it” yet create a link between rape and scantily clad female models in the fashion industry?
What does that say about all the female designers and gay male fashion designers who use scantily clad models of both sexes, including the sexes they are attracted to in their shoots?
I bet male models are paid less, too.
Goodness, would ya look at that. [source]
“Filipino artist Noel Cruz transforms mass-produced dolls to create stunningly realistic one-of-a-kind figures of celebrities.”
But we can’t show people of the same gender kissing on-screen. Amazing.
But… It’s an 18 (in the Uk)
How did a TV-14 on a network channel get an 18 rating, they can’t even show a buttcrack for gods sake!
Well, aside from the brutal killings… Ok, yea it couldn’t be a 15. We need more ratings. Why not just use all the ages?
Ummm… We see people of the same gender kissing on screen ALL THE TIME… What shows are YOU watching? :P