I came across a few good reads this week that I wanted to share:
Your Tango: Is TV biased against female sexuality?
The message in the ad discussed here is that “women deserve sexual satisfaction.” Now that’s a much different message than the one girls usually get from advertising, which is that they exist to provide sexual satisfaction to males. So, an antidote?
Pigtail Pals blog: Smoke, mirrors and princesses
A reader of the anti-gender stereotyping blog declares, “I am a Guerrilla Pigtail Pal, and my developing specialty is in dismantling the smoke and mirrors of corporate childhood.”
Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood blog: A tale of two school districts
A school district in Minnesota votes to allow school lockers to become advertising billboards, and why it’s a mistake.
LA Times: The news is, that pitch was paid for
Exposing paid promos on local television news stations, including toy pitches to parents.
Parents object to a racy cheer for little girls, and as a result their 6-year-old gets kicked off the cheerleading team.