I’d like you to watch this ad with a critical eye. [Transcript is appended.] http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=19472558&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&loop=0 [If you know all about the Code and Innocenti and APMAIF already, skip down to the next iteration of the ad below!] The WHO Code… Read More ›
We spoke here last month about issues with the new Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA) public service announcement campaign, spearheaded by their “Wedding” TV ad, which is below the cut in this post. * Hoyden About Town: “If only”? New… Read More ›
ASCA, Adults Surviving Child Abuse, has just launched a new advertising campaign, which they call “confronting” and “provocative”. It is confronting and provocative, and knowing the origins, I expect that they definitely mean well. But I’m not at all convinced… Read More ›
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, in consultation with the Vatican, is trying to overturn a court order to remove the feeding tubes from a woman who has been in a coma for 17 years and been assessed as having no… Read More ›
Glaucoma drug Lumigan (bimatoprost) has been rebadged as Latisse. I’ve talked about the development of bimatoprost into a cosmetic product here in the past.
Latisse joins Botox, Lap-Band, Natrelle breast implants, and collagen injections and implants, in Allergan’s fleecing-women stable of products. No matter what part of your body the Patriarchy has made you feel insecure about, if you have heaps of time, pots of cash, and
Formula companies are back advertising infant formula direct to the public throughout Asia. This is happening in the wake of the melamine disaster in which tens of thousands of babies were sickened and hospitalised – and a few died –… Read More ›
Via The F-Word: this Pot Noodle advertisement is back. You’ll NEVER GUESS what company makes this. Unilever. Hard to believe, I know. They have no history of bigoted advertising at all, do they?
From ninemsn via wtf_nature, this bird-eating spider. The photos are alleged to have been captured in a backyard in Atherton, in north Queensland (inland from Cairns). The spider: a Golden Orb Weaver. The bird: a native finch called a Chestnut–breasted… Read More ›
The Queensland Government has taken a leaf out of ALAC New Zealand’s book, launching a new victim-blaming campaign. The “Safer Drinking Cultures” programme aims to address binge drinking among young people. Unfortunately, they’ve decided to go with the old saw… Read More ›
Oh, for fuck’s sake. The latest in the Mmm, Sexy Pink Breast Cancer! Save The Boobies Awareness sweepstakes comes from Mount Franklin, purveyors of pointless, wasteful, plastic-ridden, environmentally unfriendly bottled water. They’ve been doing the pink lids for a while,… Read More ›