Let’s Objectify Women in our Advertising…Shall We?

I kind of giggled at the bikini turkey, and thought the ladies at feministing were kind of over-reacting…… I thought the generic sex-less pencil sharpener was funny… until I had a closer look and realized it was a headless woman getting fucked up the ass….and one would need their head to be willing to get fucked up the ass in my opinion. This little beauty is making a poor attempt at poking fun at rape, which just ain’t funny…. but this is fucked up.

Anytime a woman’s body is represented anyway but in its entirety, it’s kind of an open invitation to scrutiny…. and when those representations are based on common misrepresentations and abilities of our sex(i.e. women are sex toys).. then it’s objectification. Kind of plain and simple….

Via Feministing


It’s Sunday morning and guess where I’m NOT!!! church!! woo-woo!! Not singing in church this morning has freed me up to meet with a photographer in preparation for my friend Jacob Cooper’s electronic opera based on the lives of Britney and Justin…. I’m Britney, naturally…

Jacob’s idea is taking segments of Justin and Britney’s songs and slowing them down, way down, and re-performing them with live band…. the vocalists are to mimic the mouth movements, consonants, intonation of the slowed down track.. It’s pretty sweet.

In my “research” I’ve had to listen to a lot of Britney, some real time, and a lot slow time, and I came across this video a while ago….Part of why I’m psyched about this project is that it’s forcing me to get comfy with setting up effects racks in Ableton Live, a program that I’m slowly getting comfy with. Because we’re performing these crazy phrases slowed down, we need a lot of chorus, reverb, and other effects in order to keep the lines moving. So give a listen. Despite the fact that her vocals are completely soaked in effects, she still sucks… auto-tune, anyone? Oh, and I admit, did get a little excited when I thought she was actually playing the piano… and then she stood up to sing, and the piano magically kept right on playing….enjoy.