Month: March 2010 (page 2 of 2)

Women in Adverts

What do people  think of this advert?
Is it better or worse than this one?
(shamelessly moving the discussion from email lists onto the site)

London on Sunday: write here

Some pretty violent responses on the mailing list. Bad times though, I hate receiving too many emails.

So what’s the plan everyone?

Macho Vampires and Damsels in Distress: Twilight is Bad News for Feminism

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling Twilight series is an offence to both literature and feminism. There’s just no escaping from the gruesome, outrageous portrait of male domination that all four books promote. In the unlikely hypothesis that you’ve managed to ignore the phenomenon for four years and two Hollywood blockbusters, let me quickly outline the accursed story to you. In a rainy town of Washington state, clumsy, insignificant little Bella Swan falls irrevocably in love with His Sparkliness Edward Cullen, high school heartthrob and a vampire.

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