Open Thread on Advertising and Body Image

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.

One thought on “Open Thread on Advertising and Body Image

  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.

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