Feminist Friday: Shame and Empowerment in Marketing to Women

The Feminist Friday post is up, and it has links to some awesome articles about sexism in vintage ads and recent attempts to sell products to women using Feminist ideas. Hop on over and check it out!

The Lobster Dance

Welcome back, readers! I’m hosting Feminist Friday again this week. Last week, we talked about the gender segregation of bath products. This week, we’re going to discuss two specific techniques of advertising directed at women consumers. First, we’ll be hopping back into our time machine to look at the “shaming” technique circa 1930-1960, and then we’ll return to the present (mainly 2010-2014)  to look at attempts to use “empowerment” to sell goods to women.

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We’re on for another Feminist Friday at The Lobster Dance

The Feminist Friday discussion went so well last week, Leah’s decided to give it another go at The Lobster Dance. Do stop in tomorrow and check out Leah’s post, especially if you enjoyed last week’s discussion or are interested in the implications of marketing for gender inequality.

Three quick notes:

  1. I haven’t been around at any of my usual hangouts this week because I’ve been busy busy offline and because I’ve been working on a couple of posts for a guest blogging gig. You might want to keep your eye on Comparative Geeks for the next few days 😉
  2. Apologies for not having a Wordless Wednesday this week. What happened was, I was loading a ton of photoblogs to several places in a short amount of time last weekend, and I accidentally loaded Sourcerer’s at Part Time Monster. That’s why Diana had two Wordless Wednesdays, both by me, run 30 minutes apart yesterday. But hey, at least I did something funny.
  3. True Blood reviews will resume next week.

Feminist Friday: The Soap Aisle

Just in case you missed it yesterday, here’s the Feminist Friday post. I intended to get back over there after work yesterday, but got held up. I just scanned the thread, and it looks like a good one 🙂 Check it out if you haven’t already!

The Lobster Dance

Readers, I am excited to be hosting the Feminist Friday discussion for Part-Time Monster and Sourcerer this week. Get your Axe ready, because we’re going to talk about the gendered marketing of bath products!

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Weekend Music: Imagine Dragons (acoustic).

I intended to reblog today’s Feminist Friday post at The Lobster Dance first thing this morning, but Diana reblogged it at Part Time Monster a few minutes ago, so I’ll just go ahead post the weekend music for now. You should seriously check out Leah’s post, which is about gendered marketing to adults and uses personal care items like soaps and deodorants as examples. I’m hoping for a good discussion this week.

I was searching for something else on YouTube when I discovered this. I think it’s seriously cool, and since we had a post about Imagine Dragons yesterday, I can’t resist it. It’s all voices and strings. What’s better than that?