Yes, yes, more proof of our rape culture.
It's not that I'm especially obsessed with finding these articles of proof, it's just that they're so fucking prevalent that I can't help but notice them. So I'm sorry if this blog has become Rape Culture Central lately, but...what can I say? It needs to be blogged about, so I'll be the one to do it.
Anyway, in researching for my gender in sport paper, I re-found this site, GenderAds.com, which has a huge collection of offensively gendered/stereotypical/heterosexist/racist/etc ads, and criticisms of each trope of advertisements. (A really good site, well worth a look.)
I then found what I presume to be the initial prototype for the site, that explains the "why" of the site's creation.
I hate hate hate the subtlety of the advertising industry and how it plays so perfectly into the hands of the patriarchy. But I can even somewhat handle their being the patriarchy's bitch. What I cannot handle are the following "cartoons" that were, according to the site, featured in magazines such as Playboy, Hustler, and others.
Disgusting is really all I can say about them:
(which was actually something featured on Dr. Phil the other day...I can't find a link to it though, sorry kids)