The Advertising Standards Bureau in Australia has heard complaints from sexual assault workers that images in the Calvin Klein Jeans campaign starring Lara Stone and a slew of hot men connote gang rape. And they have decided that the images, which appear on a few billboards across the country, should be taken down. They explained in the case that the image is demeaning to not only women, but MEN, too!
“The Board considered that whilst the act depicted could be consensual, the overall impact and most likely takeout is that the scene is suggestive of violence and rape,’’’ it said.
“The Board considered that the image was demeaning to women by suggesting that she is a plaything of these men. It also demeans men by implying sexualised violence against women.”
Psychologist Alison Grundy, who works with sexual assault victims, offered her two cents: “If we continue to subject future generations of young men to great barrages of aggressive, misogynist, over-sexualised and violent imagery in pornography, movies, computer games and advertising, we will continue to see the rates of sexual violence against women and children that continue unabated today. Or worse.” Calvin Klein isn’t quite Grand Theft Auto, but what do you think?
Every October the vivid reds, bright oranges and mellow yellows – quintessential for a picturesque autumn – make way for one delicate color, Pink, in support of breast cancer awareness. This fall iconic Italian winemaker MARTINI & ROSSI will continue its longstanding partnership with The Pink Agenda organization to honor its philanthropic “pink” initiatives.
First launched in spring 2009 with Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner toasting, MARTINI Sparkling Rose will be promoting drinking pink this October with its fabulously fun, light and flirty bubbly. Encouraging consumer donations to The Pink Agenda, in support of the fight against breast cancer, MARTINI will match every $5 donation made (up to $35k). Consumers can look for more information and details on the partnership in local wine and liquor stores where Martini Sparkling Rose (SRP: $13.99) is sold. So, Drink Pink, support the Pink Agenda, raise awareness and give back by logging on to facebook.com/drinkmartini for more details.
ABOUT THE PINK AGENDA
The Pink Agenda is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization committed to raising money for breast cancer care and research and awareness of the disease among young professionals. For more information please visit http://www.thepinkagenda.org/
As holiday gifting is fast approaching, Mary Kay is introducing the new Thinking of You Eau de Parfum – a fruity and floral fragrance comprised of rich and succulent ingredients. To create lasting memories that won’t melt away, Mary Kay Thinking of You Eau de Parfum is an ideal gift for any woman on your holiday list.
· A delicious fragrance sure to delight any woman who receives it
· Juicy top notes bursting with hints of Sparkling Mandarin, Succulent White Peach and Juicy Plum
· Delicate mid-notes blooming with sweet hints of Creamy Jasmine, Pink Honeysuckle and Lily of the Valley
· Warm bottom notes radiate rich and comforting undertones of Warm Tonka, Vanilla
Absolute, Sugared Patchouli and Soft Musk
· Exudes giftability with chic patterned box, mini bow and a space for a custom note to convey a thoughtful sentiment
· Adorned with a versatile heart charm that can be removed and clipped on to a variety of items for added flair · Suggested Retail Price: $30
Additionally, to add to the gift-giving spirit – Mary Kay launched a fun application for the fragrance, so you can virtually share the love with family, friends, co-workers or anyone you are thinking of! You can try out the application at http://www.yourwaytobeautiful.com/messageinabottle.aspx.
By Jocelyn - Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 1:13pm
Christina Hendricks, Julia Roberts and Lily Allen adore Lancome’s latest skin care product, Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate ($78- $98, sephora.com). The product has been shown in clinical trials to improve skin in 7 days. It evens out skin tone and improves texture.
On Friday, October 22, Lancome will donate $7.00 for every bottle bought to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to aid with scientific research. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for a treatment not covered by insurance—and no child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization.
If you’re in the market for a new anti-aging product, you may want to take a closer look at Lancome’s Genifique this Friday. You’ll not only pamper yourself, you’ll help someone else.