August 29, 2005

A Tale of Two Billboards

Seems like everyone's talking about that new ad campaign for Dove's new "firming soap," featuring a variety of non-stick-thin women (NSTWs) posing suggestively and boasting that the product was "tested on real curves."

I'm generally supportive of the campaign, as someone who has been quite vocal about my preference for NSTWs, and my heart is gladdened by the rise of both the campaign, and it's good to see that most men agree that Lindsay Lohan was much more attractive as a NSTW than as the curveless stick she is today.

And besides- there's no doubt that the women in this billboard-

are much, much more attractive than the ones in this one:

I mean, couldn't they find anyone who doesn't look like an AEPhi sister from Hofstra?

Posted by Stephen Silver at August 29, 2005 11:38 PM

Apparently, the dove campaign is working. My mom went to 3 supermarkets and the Dove friming stuff was sold out.

Posted by: A at August 30, 2005 10:13 AM

I'm going to say something very un-PC. Part of the reason that the absurdly unrealistic thin image of women is out there so prominently is due to the fact that this the ideal form according to the aesthetics of most gay male fashion designers: "woman as clothes-hanger." I suspect that most men who are actually attracted to women as women prefer some degree of healthy curves; certainly, there are actual surveys out there indicating that perceived attractiveness drops far more rapidly for pounds underweight rather than pounds overweight.

Posted by: Dave J at August 30, 2005 11:43 AM

wow. further proof.
of course at deis ... the faces of the bottom billboard would be on bodies twice the size of those on the top billboard.
had to be said.

Posted by: LilB at August 30, 2005 04:22 PM
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