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Hope you sit on it until it goes numb first.
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Old 29.09.2011, 17:52
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so i guess it's well trained then....
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Old 29.09.2011, 19:08
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Really??! Funny, I thought we had better uses

hell yes!!
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Old 29.09.2011, 21:07
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Re: A controversial (?) ad

The advertisement looks really odd to me !
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Old 29.09.2011, 21:12
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Do you think it is appropriate? We are used to ads objectifying women, but I cringed a little when I saw it. I’m not sure what to think.
It's pretty un-offensive & quite a reasonably good idea.
There are better targets for your ire up on the billboards right now tbh.



(a global ad - seen in ZH last week)
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Old 29.09.2011, 21:22
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(a global ad - seen in ZH last week)
There's a Debenham's in Zurich?

Now, that is news!
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Old 29.09.2011, 21:27
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Re: A controversial (?) ad

I actually do see where the ad could offend. While there are heaps of ads showing sexy women doing this, that or the other, I don't think that's what might irk people about this one. It's showing foods from all around the world while saying women everywhere are the ones who serve food. Sort of putting women in their place, so to speak.

I'm not personally miffed about it but I can see where it'd get some knickers (and maybe some metrosexual man panties) in a twist.
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Old 29.09.2011, 21:54
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Re: A controversial (?) ad

This ad has also a vibe of the movie 'Catch me if you can' with Leo DiCaprio, when he brought an entourage of wanna-be flight attendants to the airport in order to divert attention.

The ad itself though, is already getting quiet bit of PR on EF
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Old 29.09.2011, 22:01
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It's pretty un-offensive & quite a reasonably good idea.
There are better targets for your ire up on the billboards right now tbh.



(a global ad - seen in ZH last week)
There was no "ire" on my part. I am not offended by seeing beautiful women in ads, not at all. I didn't put my thread in Complaints Corner at first - one of the mods moved it.
I am still not sure why this particular ad for the Zurich airport rubbed me up the wrong way. It was just a gut reaction, hard to explain.
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Old 29.09.2011, 22:06
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I don't feel offended by the food ad. I love food and like to cook, so serving is not touching my sense of feminism.

Most airlines have women in their ads.

I think there is a huge difference between sexy and sexist.

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Old 29.09.2011, 22:11
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(a global ad - seen in ZH last week)
Actually, I read something earlier this week that mentioned a class action suit against them because...SURPRISE...the claims on those shoes firming your arse are complete rubbish. The model does have a fine butt though....
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Old 29.09.2011, 22:12
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I actually do see where the ad could offend. While there are heaps of ads showing sexy women doing this, that or the other, I don't think that's what might irk people about this one. It's showing foods from all around the world while saying women everywhere are the ones who serve food. Sort of putting women in their place, so to speak.

I'm not personally miffed about it but I can see where it'd get some knickers (and maybe some metrosexual man panties) in a twist.
If you don't show the female cabin crew, you might get this

Is that what you really want?
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Old 29.09.2011, 22:18
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I am still not sure why this particular ad for the Zurich airport rubbed me up the wrong way. It was just a gut reaction, hard to explain.
Well, most of the guys around this here board are a bit on the guy side where they have, how shall we say, a bit less offense to women being portrayed in anachronistic roles and fashions as we do.

I'm not big on the ad, but do watch that show "Pan Am" via hulu (get a US proxy) as it reminds you just how liberating being a Stew was for those 1950s/1960s women who saw no other option than getting married and having a family. And Switzerland is a strange pastiche of 1950s rules and 2010s living which somewhat invites this kind of interest from the guys and repressed horror in being reminded by the women. At least, that's my observation.
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Old 29.09.2011, 22:36
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Oi oi oi, I beg to differ. I very much preffer to look at good looking men than good looking women any time.

That's why if I ever drank whisky, I'd buy the one that broke all teh publicity rules and used half/full nakid *groawl* kilted men instead of half naked women/chicks on red dresses.
I would go with the 4th and 6th....
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Then you might like this. Horsies, muscles, naked skin. I know it's been posted on the forum before but, just for you....once more......

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naaaah Grover is far better

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Old 29.09.2011, 23:06
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Re: A controversial (?) ad

Hmmm....a row of servile, exoticized women, mostly of eastern (shall I mention the allure of the Orient?) or African origin waiting to offer you food.

Yes, nothing at all offensive, essentialized, patriarchal or anachronistic here....

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I saw a man today passing this tram stop ad, turning his head right in order to see it better and almost bumping into a lady coming from the opposite direction.
Itís a new ad portraying the Zurich airport as a place with numerous restaurants catering to everybodyís tastes.
Do you think it is appropriate? We are used to ads objectifying women, but I cringed a little when I saw it. Iím not sure what to think.
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Old 29.09.2011, 23:10
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Yes, nothing at all offensive, essentialized, patriarchal or anachronistic here....
Hmm, I fail to see the patriarchal element
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Old 29.09.2011, 23:24
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Looks like a man's fantasy. Anyway, servile women are a necessary ingredient of patriarchal forms of social organization worldwide...

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Old 29.09.2011, 23:25
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There was no "ire" on my part. I am not offended by seeing beautiful women in ads, not at all. I didn't put my thread in Complaints Corner at first - one of the mods moved it.
I am still not sure why this particular ad for the Zurich airport rubbed me up the wrong way. It was just a gut reaction, hard to explain.
I am overwhelmed by the number of contributions on this thread.
She will end up with TERRIBLE posture.
I would not be encouraging anyone to walk like her, although I reckon she could use a good osteopath, should she continue to ambulate in such a hunched fashion.
Poor girl.
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