Category Archives: Marketing & Advertising

Commercial Review: Secret Outlast

Procter & Gamble really know how to reel women in and reinforce our ideas about the kinds of activities that women’s bodies need to live up to, and they’re at it again in their portrayals of the modern housewife with … Continue reading

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On Hiatus

Unfortunately my posting will be, if anything, few and far between due to summer work in Alberta and inconsistent internet access. I will continue to hopefully be guest posting on another website, Persephone Magazine, a feminist blog centered on pop … Continue reading

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Dove Real Beauty Sketches: Men’s Edition

This is turning out to be the week of controversy between Dove’s claims about feminine self-image and the Boston Marathon… Keeping the focus on Dove however, I have to say, I’ve been pretty impressed by the response to the “Real … Continue reading

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“Real Beauty” Does Not Come in All Shapes and Sizes

At least according to Dove. I have been seeing the Youtube video “Real Beauty Sketches” ALL OVER Facebook, and it’s really kind of shocking to me how effective these advertisements are in drawing us in. And to prove I’m not … Continue reading

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Do as I Say, Not as I Do: French Montana’s Pop That Video

In considering my extended family, and discounting my younger brother, I am technically the baby of my family. My parents were both born quite a few years after their other siblings, both of them the results of unplanned pregnancies (well, … Continue reading

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What You Missed: Skinny Girl Lies & More

The weekend came and went with lots of vodka, homework, and random ridiculousness…not all in that order of course but you get the picture. Typical student life. Early on in the weekend I’m in the liquor store with my roommate … Continue reading

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In This Week’s News: Mental Health Day is in October

Apparently Bell thinks the world revolves around them. Earlier in the week I woke up to find my Twitter newsfeed trending to #BellLetsTalk, the company’s own efforts to “raise awareness” about mental health. Throughout the day it became inescapable: posts … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day: A History

Up until recently, I spent the majority of my Valentine’s Days single. Most of the stereotypical messages and images surrounding the “holiday” have to do with the juxtaposition between the joy of romance and the sadness of isolation. For 19 … Continue reading

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