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Monday, March 26, 2007

About Everything

Andrik said...

Darling C.:
This is an interesting post. However, I'm curious about what you think about the questions posed at the end of the article to which you linked. Do you think that ads are a major cause of women's own physical anxiety? It's easy to say that it is advertisers who make women self-conscious, but remember that at the end of the day, an advertiser will do what sells. So, what came first, the demeaning ad, or the consumers responding to the ad?

The interesting thing about Dove is that the company seems to be in a contradiction. It is a company that sells beauty (personal) products, but it is seemingly telling women not to worry about beauty. How can that be? It's like a car company telling people they should buy bicycles. So what is Dove doing?

3/10/07 10:19 PM

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