Adele Peters10 months ago
That's interesting. I think the particular men they chose helped underline the ridiculousness of the poses...I wonder if it would have had the same effect with male models, or if the ads would have become something (like some of the women's ads) that we wouldn't notice quite as much. I think it's funny that they used American Apparel as one of the examples, since AA is a company that has sexualized men in ads from the beginning. Also, I think there's an argument to be made that all sex in ads isn't necessarily bad; disrespect and degradation is bad, but that isn't the same thing.