Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Anti-domestic violence ads swing wildly, don't connect.

(click ads to read copy) Graphic but dumb poster ads targeting men for the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence. It's not "acceptable" to treat a woman like a punching bag? Ya sure? Me thinks much punchier wording than that is needed. And, I'm confused: is that hanging piece of meat image referring to sexism, or to the fact that sometimes boxers (well, Rocky) train by pounding on animal carcasses? And what a clunky headline: "It's not acceptable to treat a woman like one." Like what? A woman? Well, not surprisingly, the ads were created by men. previously in domestic violence ads: Portugal—domestic violence awareness raised by fake blood soap dispensers. UK—Keira Knightley gets the shit kicked out of her. NYC—Eat your vegetables. Finish your homework. Respect women.


Blogger Teenie said...

And a "man's voice" is not a "way"--it's a...err....a... thing!

Bad ad, all round.

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think they mean don't treat women like a piece of meat...?!

9:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the record, the ads were never used by the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence. They were concepts presented to challenge gender stereotypes that did not move forward.

2:08 PM  
Blogger doctressjulia said...

Utter FAIL.

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take Bill Hicks advice and kill yourself, New York scum.

4:29 PM  

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