"This is the subtlety of advertising that doesn’t escape people like me. It is even more powerful because of its deniability. It’s like the dirty joke at the dinner table that the kids miss." Image: author

Take The Cake: Power To The Thinnest

Last week I posted an image of myself on Instagram, middle finger raised, in front of an enormous ad that said “Power to the Thinnest.”

Women deserve more.

Showdown Over Calvin Klein's Sexist Billboard

In her letter to CEO Steve Shiffman, Zak pointed out, “You and I view the world very differently. I believe women can do anything, and that we should take every possible opportunity to teach and remind them of that. Anything less, in this day and age, is irresponsible marketing.”


Scientology Fights HBO Documentary With Ridiculous Google Ad

Scientology is not an organization that takes its detractors lying down.


Trans Teen Stars In Clean & Clear Ad

It can be hard to avoid feelings of cynicism when watching treacly, feel-good TV ads—we're lookin' at you,


Hell Hath No Fury: The 5 Craziest Cheating Revenge Stories

Was it worth it? Decide for yourself.


Banned Bravo Subway Ad Reveals Sexist Double Standard 

A TV ad featuring a woman post-divorce was deemed too offensive for the subway. But blatantly sexist and racist ads? A-OK.


New GoldieBlox Video Challenges Beauty Standards—But Is Everyone Really "Beautiful"?

Instead of pretending everyone can be beautiful (they can't), why not challenge the very value of beauty?