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Equality? My arse.

Description:Two photos of the Special K ad featuring a woman in a red dress and the slogan “For girls who want more”. A sticker has been placed over the woman’s bum that reads: “Equality? My arse.”

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Fuck sexism

Image descrition: An ad on a phone box with the text “Until I drank Boost the only thrills I got were from your sister.” A handwritten message has been pasted over it: “WHY IS A WOMAN CHEAP WHEN A MAN’S A STUD!? FUCK SEXISM” The image is from manchestersubvertising.com. It’s very a very cool website […]

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For girls who want more

Image description: Subvertised Special-K ad showing a woman in a red dress. Originally the ad slogan was “For girls who want more”, above an image of a box of Special-K Clusters cereal. The cereal has been covered with blank paper and the word “Feminism” has been added, resulting in a new slogan: “Feminism: for girls […]

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ATOS re-branding competition

Image description: ATOS logo superimposed over Dr. Nick, the quack doctor from the Simpsons, with a speech bubble saying ‘Time for your assessment!’ The image above is our entry in the ATOS logo redesign competition. If you haven’t heard of ATOS, they are a French company which was contracted by the government to carry out […]

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Marilyn statue stickered

Chicago’s newest statue is… a 26-foot tall Marilyn Monroe with her skirt blowing up. So tourists can, well, look up her skirt. That’s not objectifying towards women or anything. Friendlyneighbourhoodcurmudgeon writes: “I went back to the Marilyn Monroe statue today and someone took my “this is offensive to women” sticker off.. SO I PUT ON […]

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Responses to racist anti-abortion billboards in the U.S.

Anti-abortion groups in the U.S. are currently running a campaign of unbelievably racist and sexist billboard ads specifically targeted at Black women. A group called Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice asked women what they thought about the ads. Here’s one of the responses below. The billboard ad in the background is a little hard to […]

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Cosmosaurus Rex says: contribute to a Cosmo parody!

Image description: a spoof of a Cosmopolitan magazine cover, in which the model has been replaced by a dinosaur. The text at the bottom reads: “Women have evolved. We have more interesting things to think about than following the latest fad diets, or tips on ‘how to please our man’. COSMO: A MAGAZINE FOR DINOSAURS” […]

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The boundless popularity of Special-K Lady, and a vintage feminist subvert

The subverted Special-K lady ad was featured in a Sociological Images post: Resistance to Objectifying Advertising! This post features a few other nice examples of feminist graffiti we hadn’t seen before. This one is especially cool, apparently it was done by an unknown subvertiser in the 70′s: Image description: black and white photo of a […]

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Believe in Bollocks!

Billboard ad for Sky with added "Bollocks" sticker

  Image description: a billboard ad for Sky TV with an image of a model and the text: “The hunt is on… Britain & Ireland’s next top model starts Monday 4th July 9pm.” There is also a tagline which originally read “Believe in better” but a sticker has been put over the word “better”, converting […]

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Special K

Photo description: a bus shelter ad for Special-K featuring a model in a red swimsuit, over which strips of paper have been pasted with the text: “Hey there Special-K Lady, I know you think I should diet so I can be slim just like you thing is, I think I already look pretty fabulous the […]

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