when an ad pops out at me. It was a Tom Ford men’s perfume ad featuring a supermodel in nothing but heels and jewelry. At first sight the ad really disgusted me. It was outrageous to me that a company would objectify women’s bodies to sell their product. How can this stuff even sell? Why women are merely reduced to their bodies as if that is all they have got and that is what men should want them for? I thought to myself. Ever since the advent of advertising, we have had so many egregious ads that would
Calvin Klein brought denims worldwide through an amazing ad-campaign starring Brooke Shields during 1980's. Brooke Shields once said, "know what comes between me and my Calvin? Nothing." In 90's Tom Ford revised flared jeans for Gucci. Some similar high-waist silhouette of the disco age made a comeback again in 2004 in different variations. The classic Levi's 501 has always been
kids to see life from another’s point of view, in particular those who have less than themselves. This is the center of the moral compass of the story and most important lesson the kids wear to learn. Atticus agrees to defend a black man named Tom Robinson who was accused of the rape of a white woman in the community. This of course was seeing as taboo to many white people. This was very upsetting to the people of the area that the family lived in because of the racist attitudes of the day.
Media and Advertising - and the men and women behind these industries – are a highly influential factor in what we perceive as feminine, attractive and acceptable in our society. Advertising has been called ‘the most influential institution of socialization in modern society’ (Jhally, 1990). With this ability to influence society must come an ethical responsibility in offering young women and society in general a variety of acceptable roles and body images available to them. In the 1950’s women
Woman: God’s second mistake? Friedrich Nietzsche, a German philosopher, who regarded ‘thirst for power’ as the sole driving force of all human actions, has many a one-liners to his credit. ‘Woman was God’s second mistake’, he declared. Unmindful of the reactionary scathing criticism and shrill abuses he invited for himself, especially from the ever-irritable feminist brigade. The fact and belief that God never ever commits a mistake, brings Nietzsche’s proclamation dashingly down into the dust bin