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Quote "The artists assert that the destruction of a large number of bags also hurts them for ecological reasons.
So they made disposable bags most customers will prefer to avoid. Except teens

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Did you ever have a pussy cat? Did you ever play with it?
Why the past tense?

Why are we having Friday thread already? How are people supposed to focus now..
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So they made disposable bags most customers will prefer to avoid. Except teens

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Why the past tense?

Why are we having Friday thread already? How are people supposed to focus now..
Oh sorry. Do you have a pussy cat? Do you play with it?
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Old 16.06.2020, 08:19
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Oh sorry. Do you have a pussy cat? Do you play with it?
Not enough.

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Old 16.06.2020, 08:24
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Re: Shopping bags-too sexist for Switzerland

Why did they have to toss them. They could have given them to Denner, which they own. Or to charity shops ...
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Why did they have to toss them. They could have given them to Denner, which they own. Or to charity shops ...
What. And be accused of disseminating porn!Its Migros dont forget. ( Migros=Switzerland )
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Old 16.06.2020, 08:39
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Quote "The artists assert that the destruction of a large number of bags also hurts them for ecological reasons. The censorship case is a clear knee in front of the outrage society, in which the avoidance of a possible reputation damage for corporations like Migros removes any other argument, no matter how reasonable. The free representation of the naked human body would soon only be tolerated in pornography, which meant enormous impoverishment, especially for the children. Only recently was the artist rejected a sculpture for a school house because - oh fright! - contained the representation of bare breasts."
In other words they deliberately court controversy so they can cry out about censorship.

Love the use of the slippery slope fallacy. "ooo.... Migros won't display our 'art' on hundreds of thousands of bags, so that's the slippery slope to all representations of the naked human body to be only tolerated in pornography".

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In other words they deliberately court controversy so they can cry out about censorship.

Love the use of the slippery slope fallacy. "ooo.... Migros won't display our 'art' on hundreds of thousands of bags, so that's the slippery slope to all representations of the naked human body to be only tolerated in pornography".

Muppets.

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In other words they deliberately court controversy so they can cry out about censorship.

Migros commissioned them to make the shopping bag! So what are you raving about?
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Old 16.06.2020, 09:00
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In other words they deliberately court controversy so they can cry out about censorship.
Art is seldom about anything else. Although most is not on recycled Migros paper bags.

My fav artist wouldn't do it differently though, I don't think.

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Old 16.06.2020, 09:02
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What. And be accused of disseminating porn!Its Migros dont forget. ( Migros=Switzerland )
porn is not illegal in Switzerland.
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Why did they have to toss them. They could have given them to Denner, which they own. Or to charity shops ...
Interesting view. Maybe you haven't noticed, but Denner's client base is....slightly more conservative than the one of Migros. And why should they recycle this idea to a cheaper brand/charity? I'd find that unethical. They'll recycle the paper period. If they decided to withdraw the bags with the controversial cartoons I trust them they did the right thing because they really know their business.
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Old 16.06.2020, 09:42
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The idea was to cheer people up with something funny after the lockdown. Especially children

Migros does not sell alcohol. They know nothing about cheering people up
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Old 16.06.2020, 09:47
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Re: Shopping bags-too sexist for Switzerland

Monopoly has never supported good business. Monopoly on artistic (or hormonal) taste neither.

I think Migros helped those artists big time. Not sure if it was intentional, but I can understand them. People do groceries with other needs on their mind.
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Old 16.06.2020, 12:01
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Re: Shopping bags-too sexist for Switzerland

Jee, all of this over a mega stylized drawing of a recurring character by these artists on paper shopping bags? Why are we talking about porn in relation to this? It's a line-art cartoon, ffs. A silly one, at it. Check out what this atelier specializes on: https://www.mickry3.net/

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They did an exhibition where they sold dildos. I agree, it's a bit odd that particular illustration in a shopping bag. But that's it. Now trashing them....that's dumb.
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Wow. Which planet do you come from. Its hardly what you would call nudity here. A few lines and curves and dots and you call that nudity
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Re: Shopping bags-too sexist for Switzerland

Maybe things are done differently in Switzerland? My friends that own businesses in the USA always proof the artwork before having the products made, whether it's t-shirts, paper bags or whatever.
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In other words they deliberately court controversy so they can cry out about censorship.

Migros commissioned them to make the shopping bag! So what are you raving about?
And the same Migros decided to toss them because they probably think this idea isn't that good for their business after all.

Nothing to see here. I don't get the outrage. Migros has any right to do as they please if they think the idea won't resonate with (some of) their customers.

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Maybe things are done differently in Switzerland? My friends that own businesses in the USA always proof the artwork before having the products made, whether it's t-shirts, paper bags or whatever.
I think they agreed to make a little experiment.... They can afford it.....

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I think they agreed to make a little experiment.... They can afford it.....
Or someone knows one of the artists and "forgot" to coordinate with the boss.
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In both cases the cat is completely nude!

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Don't know about sexist, but nudity yeah. Absolutely no need for it on a shopping bag of all things and what the heck do they even have to do with the virus?

And it took 3 artists to make those? Heaven help them if that's the standard of their work.
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Or someone knows one of the artists and "forgot" to coordinate with the boss.
Who knows. I wouldn't rule out it was a genuine "mistake".
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A spokeswoman for Migros says the link is not apparent and if the message can’t be understood by customers, then they do not fulfil their purpose.

The artistic trio are all women themselves and fail to see why they should be considered sexist, just because the woman is naked.

A survey by the Tribune de Geneve newspaper show opinions are split with 51% saying they’re not.
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