Letter to “Axe”
I would simply like to let you know that I have never approved of any of your advertising campaigns and the last one you have released on xbox live is especially horribly wrong. You guys are selling men hygiene products and should definitely not be using women’s bodies as advert tools. Your campaign is extremely degrading for women and implies that “today’s” women are hotter because they’re covered in plastic and exposing their skin, because they’re basically “shallow” and willing to have sex with whoever buys your products.
Women have fought for generations to have equal rights to men and you’re still exposing them as sexual toys, and using their bodies for your own benefits, all the while lowering the average woman’s self-esteem since they will inevitably compare themselves to the plastic & modified “hot” and “ideal” women you are idolizing.
I’m certain that a lot of people, including myself, would very much appreciate if you could change your marketing techniques. You are selling deodorants. Please consider women’s self-esteem & quality of life when brainstorming on marketing ideas.”
It was extremely hard not to add “You can all go to hell & get ass-raped by huge burning dildos on top of the devil’s trident” or something. Heh. If I had a religion, that’s what I’d write in my bible. No discrimination, or you get the trident.
Related to the “felicia day” war going on here
Yo. Whoever’s hating me because they think I’m a woman hating sexy women is really stupid and didn’t care to read everything I wrote on here.
I’m a straight dude in a straight relationship with a sexy woman myself. My point is that I love my girlfriend when she wakes up in the morning and looks tired as hell. My point is that the media women should not always have to look “their best”, and “their best” should definitely not involve make-up and photoshop.
All of you feminists who’re angry at me because you think I’m a jealous woman… I think you should reconsider your position. You try to be all-righteous saying “All women should support all women” and yet there you are dissing girls who can’t manage to love themselves because of the society’s ridiculous standards… well actually you’ve been dissing a guy who’s trying to help women, but that just proves my point: you didn’t actually read my points, and ended up complaining for nothing. You really aren’t helping yourselves, you know.
So, basically, you self-proclaimed feminists are saying it’s okay that the industry & the medias use women as bodies, physical objects, to attract attention & make money; that it’s okay for photoshop magicians to modify your flawed faces so you look better on a screen than in your actual real life. (Note I’m using “flawed” here, being perfectly aware that nobody’s perfect and we should accept if not embrace the way we are instead of concealing it)
You’re saying it’s okay that most if not all men out there think and say to you:
"Why, you look very good with your face covered like that."
and “I like you, but every star is so much hotter than you.”
and “Women need big breasts & round hips to be important”…
Well my friends, that’s what the all-american medias say to you. And if you can’t see that, well you’re very, very weak feminists.
*yawn* and I just woke up, too… my poor brain can barely form accurate sentences right now… Damn you, tumblr addiction.
Beauty and the Breast
Okay, so, I’m an angry angry person for many many reasons, and I know it’s not everybody’s thing to read a long post about shitty stuff, but I feel like complaining so I will complain.
I recently went to see a play; for whoever lives in Montreal, it’s called “La Belle et la Bête”, yes, “Beauty and the Beast”. Everybody knows of the Disney version; I was expecting something else since I got the tickets for my birthday from my mom saying something like: “I saw some previews, it’s fucked up just like what you usually like”… so I thought, maybe, it could have been something else; something new. Anyway, turns out it’s your good ol’ typical ‘impossible love story’ between a pretty chick and an ugly old man (who ain’t a lion).
Basically, they meet randomly when said-chick has to deliver something to said-monsterman, they fall in “love” because the girl likes to paint ugly things and the man is a man. Afterwards, for about 15 minutes, the man says good ol’ cheesy lines like “None of the magic of this world is worth my love for you, not even the moon could take us apart”, you know, the type of thing anybody in early high school can come up with. Then, with that more-powerful-than-anything love, the good old man drugs the lady, and abuses her passed-out body; hence showing her nipples to the crowd* (which by the way had a 5th grade class among them). The next morning, the girl finds out that old-man abused several girls before her, so she’s pissed and leaves. Afterwards, the old man is very sad and “dies from a broken heart”, but afterwards the girl comes back because love is stronger than hate, tells the old man she loves him, kisses him, and he’s brought back to life. End of story. Curtains fall, standing ovation. Wow.
So yeah, I am skipping some details; like how the dialogues are Shakespearean-wannabe, and how a secondary character is jealous and wants to kill the chick in horrible manners, like feeding her genitalia to dogs, or something.
Let me sum this up:
A 18, 20 years old girl falls in love with a 50, 60 years old disfigured dude
The old man uses cheesy lines to charm her
Abuses her unconscious body
She leaves after finding out he hired prostitutes before
He dies ‘cause he’s in love with the body he abused
It’s totally okay that she was ‘raped’ so she goes back to him
Love brings back the dead.
Oh, and spice things up with “Jealousy and murderous ideas are hilariously funny” (Yes, the crowd was laughing about it)
Results: Standing ovation.
So what is art? What is brilliant theatre? Ephebophilia? Cheesy love stories we’ve heard since we’re kids? Drugs? Rape? Horrible murderous intents for stupid jealousy reasons?
I really, really wish someone could explain to me why ANY of this piece of crap was good, especially why it deserved a goddamn standing ovation. The way I see it, whoever made up this play is:
1 - Unable to come up with original ideas so uses “Beauty and the Beast” as a reference
2 - A mislead guy who believes the ideas of grandeur à la Shakespear are still original hundreds of years after it was invented (comparing things to the moon, the stars, the magic of the entire world, etc… we’ve heard them all, there are other ways to be romantic for christ’s sake)
3 - Either pretentious or perverted and believes sex and nudity are an important part of contemporary theatre. Sure, you need courage to be naked on stage; but how does that make you any talented? Everybody has a body, everybody’s able to be naked. I hate how everything needs sexual content these days.
There, I’m done. I may be wrong; if you’ve seen the play and want to explain why it’s good, go on ahead; I’m open to different points of view. I have to admit 2 out of 3 actors were good, and the stage’s visual aspects were interesting… but that gives it what, 3 out of 10 at the most.
*This is where I stopped hoping the play might actually have been any good.
There was no “Rated: M” on my ticket. What’s up with that?