Today I am going to spew forth a mothers wrath of venting. It's gonna get ugly because it IS ugly.
Yesterday I went and got the mail. I flipped through it like I normally do. A particular piece of mail caught my eye. It had girls on the front and the back dressed up in sweats with college names on the clothing. The thing that caught my eye was how they were posed. Not your typical college attire poses. They were seductive. My thoughts ran along the lines of how irritated I am that today, to sell anything, it has to elude to sex and the use of women degrading them in the process.
My oldest, because he is in college now has for a year been getting tons of mail from colleges all around the country. The fact that he should get a piece of mail stating how fun it is to show your school spirit by wearing school apparel isn't out of the ordinary. I wear clothing with the local universities name printed all over it. It's fun!
I opened the outer pages that had been gummed together to see what was inside and was floored. I was mad. I was angry. I was a mom who was holding evil in her hands. Misleading, manipulative, pure evil.
I opened the flyer to find not more pictures/ads of college apparel but photos of porn. Yes, Victoria's Secret. I consider your photos of women to be porn.
The photos inside had nothing to do with college apparel obviously as there was hardly any apparel! I am so angry at the deception. How dare you send my son something so obviously cloaked and with the intent to deceive.
You want to sell lingerie? Fine! Do it with integrity.
Before people get on their high horses, I have no problem with Victoria's Secret selling what they do. I buy their stuff. I'm sitting right now typing this wearing their pajamas! I don't have anything against their products, it's their advertising I'm going off on and yes, I know. Because I buy their products I am putting money back into what I am venting about......... I get it!!! I'm still gonna vent though........