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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Venting

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........  

12 comments:

  1. My little husband is a hunter and he has the same reaction as you when ammunition or guns are being sold with the same sort of 'sex sells' advertising. He usually tears out the add, sends it to the company and tell them he does not appreciate it at all! So proud of both of you.

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    1. That! Is so cool that your little husband does that! You tell him I appreciate him and thank him. What a man!

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  2. Heck Rachel, They are even trying to sell hamburgers with sex these days. How in the world you pair the two together is beyond me. I just can't believe how "dumbed down" some of our marketing world has become and how we as a society have allowed it. You need not even have to qualify your vent there at the end. Any half brained human being should know about appropriateness. It is absolutely shameful as the generations evolve, what morals have fallen.

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    1. I agree. The other day The SM and I were driving down the Interstate and passed a semi truck that had a huge ad with one of the Kardashion women scantily dressed on the side selling perfume. I thought, what the heck does she have to do with what that trucker is hauling!! Let's just blow up a huge poster of sex and put it on the side of a truck!!!

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  3. Yes, do it with integrity. I'd be fuming too.

    Donna, I love that your husband does that.

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    1. Donna's husband is great. So love that he does that!!!

      Integrity. Something else our society is losing.......

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  4. You go girl! Stand up for your daughter and your sons and the rest of humanity.

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    1. I stand at the ready with sword in arms!

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  5. grrrrrr. this is so hard. what a mess!

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  6. Yeah - I've seen it before. Happened to my kids, too. I've called that catalogue and told them never to send anything to me at any time every again. Unlike you, I don't like their products - mostly because you could trip over the projectile orbs they hang in their windows as you innocently walk down the mall - those posters. Don't like the attitude. Don't like the insensitivity. Don't like the assault on sons and husbands. DO NOT LIKE>

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    1. It used to just be VS with those posters in the mall. Now show me a store besides Deseret Book that doesn't. The whole mall is an assault. Which is why I don't let my kids hang out there.......

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