Just what you want your date to look like on a Saturday night!
Questions to consider:
- What is this advertisement selling?
- What is the woman on the right doing?
- How appealing does her pose make the product?
What We Think:
The portrayal of dead women in advertising is one act of “killing” the woman, which may lead us to think real violence against women is okay.
On average, more than three women are murdered by their boyfriends or husbands in the United States every day. (Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Data Brief, Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2001, February 2003 as found on endabuse.org.)
Advertising, Marc Jacobs