12/31/2007

I knew I didn't trust those Dove ads

..the ones where they try to convince you that they are protesting all the pressures society puts on women to look perfect.

"Part of Dove's "Real Beauty" campaign, this commercial shows a wide-eyed little girl being barraged by ads promising to make a woman "younger, smaller, tighter" and ending with the line, "Talk to your daughter before the beauty industry does." It's a compelling 60 seconds that makes a gal want to lather up in gratitude. Unfortunately, Dove is owned by Unilever, which advertises its Axe body spray to men using a lingerie-and-stiletto-clad girl rock band called the Bom Chicka Wah Wahs. What do we tell our daughters about that??"

1 comment:

Misanihilist said...

I always assumed those ads were primarily about cashing in on the winds of change. It's like the cigarette companies telling you not to smoke. You know it just doesn't add up.