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    Re: Have Feminists Been Used To Exploit Women For Corporate Profit?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoC_T View Post
    There's some seriously cool **** there, brah.
    Think we're gonna see 24107's girlfriend?

    *snicker*

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    Re: Have Feminists Been Used To Exploit Women For Corporate Profit?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Think we're gonna see 24107's girlfriend?

    *snicker*
    lulz

    I'm not touching that one.

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    Re: Have Feminists Been Used To Exploit Women For Corporate Profit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Of course they have.
    Marketing 101, pretty much.

    Minorities, majorities - everyone's been used. Even animals! Animals - can you believe it! They've used insects, too. The poor frog on Honey Smacks, that poor poor Tony the Tiger. Not to mention isn't only that poor tiger being exploited to sell sugary treats for 'cereal' but it's falsely representing a predatory species as being friendly.

    In the wild: the real Tony the Tiger wants to eat the children for breakfast. (If he has an abscessed tooth, of course)
    I don't dispute corporations have targeted various groups. But I think your equation of Tony the Tiger, with women being specifically exploited for the sake of corporate profits, in the name of women's rights, is not valid.

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    Re: Have Feminists Been Used To Exploit Women For Corporate Profit?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoC_T View Post
    I'm not touching that one.
    I think that's a given.

    Watch, the kid will post a celebrity pic and be like "see, I get hot chicks too!"


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    Re: Have Feminists Been Used To Exploit Women For Corporate Profit?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    I don't dispute corporations have targeted various groups. But I think your equation of Tony the Tiger, with women being specifically exploited for the sake of corporate profits, in the name of women's rights, is not valid.
    *sigh*

    I'm simply saying: if it will sell a product - then corporations will use it. No matter what it is.

    Heck - just wait until they start advertising for the movie 50 Shades of Grey, appeals to Submissive will be seen much to the chagrin of the gung-ho
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    Re: Have Feminists Been Used To Exploit Women For Corporate Profit?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I think that's a given.

    Watch, the kid will post a celebrity pic and be like "see, I get hot chicks too!"
    I'd briefly considered trying the same with Jessica Alba, but realised no one would buy it.

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    Re: Have Feminists Been Used To Exploit Women For Corporate Profit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    *sigh*

    I'm simply saying: if it will sell a product - then corporations will use it.
    Ok. But it is rather interesting that, in the example I presented, the tobacco company was not initially interested in women's rights. They were merely trying to get women to smoke so that they could increase their sales. They asked Bernays to find a way to do it, and he conceived of the notion of associating women smoking with the liberation of women. It's of especially of interest because in the name of women's freedom, women are encouraged to become a slave to the dangerous habit of smoking cigarettes.

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    Re: Have Feminists Been Used To Exploit Women For Corporate Profit?

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    Re: Have Feminists Been Used To Exploit Women For Corporate Profit?

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    Re: Have Feminists Been Used To Exploit Women For Corporate Profit?

    To further illustrate the point, here's a link of interest from the Stanford School of Medicine

    Stanford Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising

    One of the most common techniques tobacco companies employ in order to target women is women's liberation. Specifically, these advertisements show a woman in a position of power over a man, while being careful to keep the power-play light, carefree, and a bit flirtatious. The ads are prudent, hoping not to offend anyone while appearing to "take sides," so to speak, with women. Often, these ads distract from the position of power Big Tobacco itself holds over both sexes, by pitting women against men instead of against Big Tobacco.

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