Open Thread on Advertising and Body Image

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During my career as a media literacy expert, I have squirreled away a number of advertisements over the years that I think are great examples of how the media dictates how women (and men) are supposed look and feel. Below is an ad that ran a few years back for Candies perfume and shoes.

Instead of telling you what I think, I want to hear from you. What do you think of this ad? Especially knowing that it was in such magazines as Cosmo, Maxim and Elle.

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  1. i’m not shocked, it’s not like i was expecting something better from Candie’s. they always treat women like garbage and their ads are just lame.