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We assume you'll not only be married more than once, but also that you hope your wife will not have the ability to speak.

Sexualized Svedka fembot, go away!

Date: June 7, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
Ok, so – I know that the last post I wrote was about an alcohol commercial promising to make you manly, and I can’t say that I was exactly expecting to be hit with another wave of sexist advertisements for an alcohol brand – but then again, given what we’ve seen thus far, we can’t Continue reading

JC Penney’s May Catalogue features a real-life, same-sex couple wearing wedding bands.

JC Penney and Gap lead the way in gay/lesbian advertising – but have we reached true inclusivity?

Date: June 5, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
My friends, there’s no denying it: the political and social landscape of 21st century America is changing rapidly. On May 9, President Barack Obama publicly endorsed gay marriage, becoming the first American President to do so. On Saturday the 19th, the NAACP followed suit. These drastic endorsements in the political realm are significant milestones for Continue reading

Philadelphia Current Billboard: Straight-up-and-dirty BADvertising on Broad Street.

VisitPhilly city campaign sanctions street harassment

Date: May 31, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
As a city girl and proud former Philadelphian, I was deeply disturbed to learn that the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation’s (GPTMC) latest campaign includes citywide billboards that outwardly encourage street harassment. Unsolicited commentary in public spaces has always sparked a special brand of rage in me. Long before I identified as a feminist, I Continue reading

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Could the tide be turning?

Date: May 30, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
I’ve been a feminist since I was a teen (remind me to tell you the story of how I yelled, “My parents paid the same amount of money as yours did, giving me just as much right to be here as you. Only difference is I’ll probably get better grades than you!” to the 7th Continue reading

Unfortunately, the media does not make it easy to love one’s body.

Fat shaming: The judgment’s in the jargon

Date: May 24, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
Fat-shaming, like sexism, takes many different forms. Rarely do we hear blatant declarations that “fat people are ugly/lazy/etc.” With the dialogue of “health” currently trending in pop culture, it becomes easier for advertisers, writers, and producers to integrate the language of fat shaming into their finished products under the guise of appropriate diet and fitness. Continue reading


How can we stop playing the comparison game?

Date: May 22, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
Last week, a cover appeared on Time magazine that rocked the parenting world, the body image blogosphere, and my Facebook feed (I am a breastfeeding mother with many parents in my social circle). The cover featured a mother breastfeeding her three-year-old son next to the provocative caption “Are you mom enough?” Inspiring responses abounded—my favorite, by Continue reading

The "Manly" Tequila.

Tequila 1800 will make you a man!

Date: May 17, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
Did you know that alcohol has a gender? Well, in case any of the other examples written by myself and other fellow About-Face writers hadn’t convinced you, 1800 Tequila is here to really drive that message home. In a series of ads meant to emphasize the supposed purity of this brand, two specifically stand out Continue reading

The oppressor and his vulnerable and scared victim.

Lush cosmetics anti-animal testing campaign demonstrated on women

Date: | Posted By: Stacey
Note: This blog originally claimed that PETA was partnered with Lush in this campaign. This information is false and we deeply regret the mistake, and sincerely apologize for the error. If it looks like violence against women and it smells like violence against women, is it violence against women? Nope. It could be the anti-animal Continue reading

Gender-targeted advertising promotes educational equality.

Facial recognition ad targets women to raise awareness

Date: May 10, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
A new facial recognition powered ad has been installed at a billboard bus stop in London as part of an innovative advertising initiative. The best part? It’s for an amazing cause! Plan UK, a non-profit that brings educational opportunities to children in developing countries, has decided to invest their advertising dollars in facial recognition technology Continue reading


Glamour poll finds thin women stereotyped as mean, heavy women as lazy

Date: May 8, 2012 | Posted By: Stacey
Glamour magazine conducted an exclusive survey in which they asked more than 1,800 women, ages 18 to 40, to imagine an “overweight” woman and a “thin” woman. They were told to imagine that they know nothing about either of the women, and to choose from pairs of words to describe them (such as ambitious or Continue reading