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2001-08-08 07:48:02 PM
ok some of those ads were degenerating to women, but some of them...come on, they just wanted to be militant feminists...
 
2001-08-08 07:48:24 PM
Wow, those were good. Why didn't they have the one where it shows a beautiful woman with big red pouty lips and the tag line was "Our servers won't go down on you either". I guess women weren't offended because the add was emasculating network admins. Great ad nonetheless.
 
2001-08-08 07:55:39 PM
what kukuman?
ads are "degenerating" into women?

what a cool trick.
 
2001-08-08 07:59:01 PM
funny that they're willing to point out things that are offensive to women but refer to "gullible (mostly male) shoppers"
 
2001-08-08 08:00:15 PM
wow, i want a tow job from those girls... I MEAN.. thats degenerating! If i donate to those starving models will i get a tax right off?
 
2001-08-08 08:01:10 PM
Interesting food for thought...
 
2001-08-08 08:03:28 PM
yep. right off the bat.
 
2001-08-08 08:08:20 PM
that wasn't a top ten, it said top ten new advertisements. Go back twenty years, you'll find less sex but plenty of insulting ads.
 
2001-08-08 08:20:01 PM
personally, i was not offened by any of these so called "top ten most offensive advertisements towards women". wow, a girl with some skin exposed, i see more on the beach. this was not something to get offened by.
 
2001-08-08 08:30:43 PM
Nitpicking at advertisments to discover the 'hidden messages' is one of the lowest forms of sociology.
 
2001-08-08 08:34:01 PM
As far as I can see, those people are against beautiful, thin, successful, big breasted, well dressed, women who may smoke. I'm sorry but, those are exactly the qualities I look for in a women. (minus the smoking)
 
2001-08-08 08:43:52 PM
Women who complain about those ads need to visit Iran or somewhere similar for a few years
 
2001-08-08 08:57:47 PM
Advertising is offensive to human beings get a life

doesn't matter what sex or what ad IT'S ALL BAD IT'S ALL OFFENSIVE
 
2001-08-08 09:14:01 PM
"The media are powerful socialization agents blahblahblah."

If you are dumb enough to believe everything your TV and magazines tell you, you deserve what you get.
 
2001-08-08 09:20:24 PM
Tell me something.... Why is it that all of the ads feature women? I mean, if these ads are so farking repulsive, how is it that the ad execs are able to get women to pose? Are the models dopes? Are they somehow fooled? Is it a case of 'Mr. Man' luring innocent capitalists away from their ideals with mountains of cash? And tell me this..... Why is it that women dress so seductively? ('scuse me, I haven't gotten laid in a couple of days) Could it be that perhaps they LIKE to look sexy, and that we -males- (and yes, admit it, you politically correct lesbians out there) like to look at sexy women?
 
2001-08-08 09:22:52 PM
I'm a women and the most offensive thing about that article was them suggesting that I'm so farking stupid I'll do anything an ad tells me to.
I also find it offensive that they pass off feminist writings as fact. Naomi Wolf may have her opinions, but they certainly aren't right.
 
2001-08-08 09:33:34 PM


People want to look like that? Honestly now, who do you think it more feminine in the ad? Who do you think is more popular with the men?

According to the American Medical Association (1998), eating disorders rank as the third most common illness among adolescent females in the US
You mean to tell me that those 2 actually eat? Food?
 
2001-08-08 09:37:12 PM
judging by the obvious ignorance and naivete expressed on this thread, id say the ad wizards of america have done a brilliant job.

pepito pea
 
2001-08-08 09:46:32 PM
Calling all PCer's, come-a-prancing!! Your cause is calling!! Save the widdow women from the great big advertising monster!!! Wahhh. And please, please jump on everyone commenting. Their "ignorance and naivete" is so depressing. I just bet you raise your voice just a bit every time you use that word. I'll also bet you do the little quote thingy's with your fingers everytime you recite something from Steinem or Abzug.

Looking at those ads, I seemed to see women in them even though they are being denigrated. Wow. Guess everyone has their price. Oh well. Too bad they didn't show the as for Hane's Wife-Beater T-Shirts. It's a hoot.

Be sure to tell yir mama I axed how she durrin.
 
2001-08-08 09:59:45 PM
"Nice Rack"

Hah, priceless.
 
2001-08-08 10:08:31 PM
Of course, the only reason these things are sexual is because the person who is looking at them makes them that way. LIke the "Nice Rack" thing. They're talking about pool. Unless you make it dirty by thinking about her boobies.

It's all as dirty as you make it.
 
2001-08-08 10:12:09 PM
hey, pepitopea. it's been a while since i've seen one of your posts. oh, and congratulations. we all feel stupid and acknowledge your obviously superior intellect.
 
2001-08-08 10:34:41 PM
ah god number 8 was gross. I was tempted to send food to the address they listed.
 
Sio
2001-08-08 10:35:05 PM
speaking as a woman, I didn't fin any of those really offensive. However, the ad (it's only got ONE 'd') for the Gucci clothes or whatnot, I thought those were both female dummies. You know, the kind in the stores with the clothes on them. Mannaquines. (i know i butchered THAT one) If you're telling me that one of those is supposed to be male, you're full of it.
 
2001-08-08 10:46:15 PM
"If any of you out there are in marketing or advertising: kill yourself."

Bill Hicks Lives
 
2001-08-08 10:49:10 PM
Pretty close, Sio. It's "mannequins" (Earlier thread dealt with them). Anyway, I was talking about nothing, so don't mind me.
 
2001-08-08 11:16:45 PM
Those women were hot!!

I wish more of you fat assed american women would look like that. Take some pride in your presentation. I don't want to look at you when you're fat and ugly. Stop biatching that you don't get promoted as often. You're to ugly. Take some of that food money and spend it on Jenny Craig and some makeup.
 
2001-08-08 11:42:39 PM
Political Correctness really, really pisses me off.
I don't like women who biatch that they're being oppressed, disadvantaged, etc.
I don't like minorities who biatch that they're being oppressed, disadvantaged, etc.
I don't like people who biatch about large corporations as if they are some kind of machine that would trample over a person just for money (CEO's of corporations are not heartless bastards, and no, i'm not one defending myself)
I don't like people biatching.

I'm a upper-middle class white male, and i'm not ashamed of myself.

/rant
 
2001-08-08 11:45:22 PM
They're stretching with ad number 1.What does cutting produce have to do with plastic surgery?
 
2001-08-08 11:45:47 PM
If you can't resist a magazine ad then i hope you die and i want you to die. Look through Maxim or Stuff sometime, look at the men in the ads, are they fat ugly guys with beer bellys? No, they are as good-looking as the girls, with chiseled 6-picks and $800 shirts, but you still don't see me puking up my corn pops every night.
 
2001-08-08 11:46:38 PM
They are REALLY grabbing at straws regarding these ads. The "Fact" section for each ad seems to go away from the topic.

If these about-face people don't like it, they can vote with their dollar by not buying said advertised products.
 
2001-08-08 11:49:10 PM
In every advertisement there is a lie.
 
2001-08-08 11:51:38 PM
There is nothing at all wrong with the way women are depicted in advertising today.

Sincerely,

Miss Ogynist
 
2001-08-09 12:02:58 AM
Please note: The contradiction in my last comment was intended.

If you do not understand, please go here.
 
2001-08-09 12:22:25 AM
BTW that broad cutting the apples is really hot.
 
2001-08-09 12:41:21 AM
Yeah, some fat biatch must have written this top 10 list.
 
2001-08-09 12:48:27 AM
Well, obviously the site was put together by a couple of pimply wads of pasty fat draped in flannel, and wearing Birkenstocks at one end and crew cuts at the other who met and started a web site together so they could pretend to be busy when the phone doesn't ring.

Honestly, I have seen nothing more damaging to women than the feminist movement as it stands today. No one but a feminist presumes that women are too weak to be able to stand an advertisement in a magazine. No one but a feminist presumes that a woman whose fanny has been patted or who has a door held open for her is diminished in any way. No one but a feminist fails to recognize that men and women are different and looks down on women who are happy being women and don't feel that they should be regarded as men.
Yes, a woman should have every right to be what she wants to be, but feminists don't want that. They want women to be what they want them to be. And, given the legislation they put through, they want women to be people who succeed because they have special protections and are granted favors every step of the way and they somehow think that this represents an accomplishment for women. They want to join the 'boys clubs' and be treated with all the respect that the 'boys clubs' should be bestowing in their view, while ignoring that the 'boys clubs' are not about respect and instead are about going for the throat and attacking weakness wherever it is found and insulting any deviation from the accepted norm.
 
2001-08-09 12:55:03 AM
Ack. I'm a feminist, and even I feel that this site is clutching at straws.
 
2001-08-09 01:13:04 AM
Your not much of a feminist... go drink some slim fast and make be a steak biach
 
2001-08-09 01:18:11 AM
I'll get right on that. After I kick your ass.
 
2001-08-09 02:21:27 AM
Let it fu<king go!

Fact:
Who gives a shiat any how? The only one who cares is the
biatch who does not know when to put the Yoohoo, Ding Dongs and the pint of Hagen Daz down. Loosen up and have a rice cake instead.
 
2001-08-09 04:59:51 AM
i like the skinny chick - big'uns sicken me, she'd be perfect if she had big headlamps and couldnt talk and sat cutting fruit like the dolce gabana ad whenever i asked her to.
mmmmmmmmmmmm
 
2001-08-09 05:25:23 AM
Fact:
83% of fat, ugly biatches feel better after putting beautiful, healty women down.
 
2001-08-09 06:08:08 AM
yeh spazzm - you never hear beautiful, tall, thin girls giving out about heroin chic or anorexic models, its usually the fugly big laser-beams who are most voiciferous about the whole thang, the fact is (AND ARGUE AS YOU MAY ABOUT HOW UNHEALTHY OR UNNATURAL IT LOOKS) these heroin chic & anorexic models are beautiful - this is why we dont see yettis advertising Dolce and Gabanna (fact: Sophie Dahl is a butter monster - and we have been seeing less and less of her as the novelty of a fat super model wears thin.) so my advice to the big'uns is to a/get over it and b/lose a few pounds

-He who misogynises
 
2001-08-09 12:13:22 PM
Jeez, you probably think Calista Flockhart is sexy.
 
2001-08-09 12:41:15 PM
OOOHHHHHHH. I fancy a tow job. Ooops. forgot to spell check.
 
2001-08-09 12:42:41 PM
Yeah, that twig definetly looked healthy.

While I can see that ads with women are depicted with them not looking straight at you, I've seen a number of them with men, looking at their toes laughed amongst their lawyer/business/professional friends. Is that like a popular thing? Get together, laugh while looking at your toes?

The one with the chick drinking milk while on her hands and knees, that's just freaky.
It just looks fricking odd.

And the Number one...give me a break. Because she has a knife and some tomatoes that suddenly transforms into a message about breast implants?
Are you meaning to tell me those people give a shiat about breast implants to the point that they are going to make some surreal ad open to any fooz interpretation??

Now...if only it were I on her cutting board.

P.s. I like them average, and I like them voluptuous..doesn't matter. But grave obesity, cottage cheese, and motorized shopping carts cause they can't walk...screw that. Doesn't wash.
 
2001-08-09 02:15:08 PM
The tow job one was definitely dorky - but I'm assuming it's in a men's magazine so why should I care?

The only one that bothered me was the Palm ad. However, working in Silcon Valley I know that these techie dweebs never see too many nekkid women so Palm's gotta help them out.

The women running that site need to lighten up and realise that people who work in advertising would whore out their own children if it meant getting a big account.
 
2001-08-09 06:50:35 PM
Say, what do you bet those women that run the website.....

#1. look like those models.

#2. are very happy with their looks and bodies.

#3. get hit on by every guy they pass.

#4. dated alot in high school.

and on and on and on. Hey just cause you might be fat and ugly, that does not mean no one else can show a little skin in front of the camera.
 
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