Children and Advertising

Today, I was reading an article titled “Sex, children, and advertising”.  It got me thinking about the way young people are sexualized in advertisements to get adults attention. In this specific Roger David ad, a young girl is used to attract middle aged men who shop at Roger David. This young girl is made “silent” in this image, which isn’t uncommon in these type of ads. She is not a woman, she is a child, and she should not be passive or forced to be silent. It is meant to look “edgy and dark”, with the suggestion of sexual attraction to a young child. Creepy much?

Photo from Roger Davids!

As a society, we have normalized seeing sexualized images everywhere. But is this okay? It may sound extreme, but in a way, these images are pedophilia. We need to protect our children instead of exploiting them. Visit collectiveshout to join their campaign for protecting women and stopping this kind of objectification!

What do you think about this? Comment below and let me know!

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This is strike 3, Kate Upton!

Many of you may have seen the video I posted a while back about Kate Upton and how she appeared on a ridiculous Carls Junior commercial, in which she was objectified to sell the food.

Next, she appeared in ANOTHER commercial! This time, its  DIRECTTV commercial, and in this one, she is sexualized and objectified as well. To me, this one is even worse than the first one!

What is this? Really? Using a woman’s body to make money on Tv? I think this is horrible.

But then, Kate Upton strikes AGAIN! This time, the truth is revealed that a photo of her featured in Sports Illustrated was photoshopped! Read the whole article here.

I understand Kate Upton is doing this for money, but I don’t get why someone would objectify themself in this way! Its not as much her fault as it in the advertising industry. It sends such unhealthy messages to people of all ages who watch Tv. What do you think about this? Comment below and let me know!

 

“If your product was ANY good, you wouldn’t need sexism to sell it”

I am outraged by a recent Hardee’s and Carl Jr’s commercial I saw, which objectifies a woman to advertise a burger. The way I see it, if the burger is any good, why is sexism used to sell it? This is just one example of a commercial which sexualizes or objectifies a product to get people to buy it. I am disgusted! Check it out and let me know what you think!

#imsofuckingpissed