Although looking back at the thread title I'll leave you with this random thought:
What would a mortgage wear?
Stephen when it comes down to it I suspect I see a two-way process where you see one way. Reality does not need any help defending itself, so I'm off to do something else.
If we want to bemoan constrained fashion choices, please consider men rather than women. For instance, Henry Ford still seems to be rather influencing sock colours.
"Deterministically successful" - see, I knew Giovanni would have better words than my tired brain.
Maybe Sacha won't
I'm sure not going to go into any depth.
A hallmark of victimhood is having stuff
done to you. Words like "subjected", "conditioned" and "brainwashed" sure seem to be heading in that direction to me.
You're right that we are all exposed to commercial media messages that are not in our own best interests. But we actively negotiate those in our daily lives, and we form ourselves by interacting with other people not just media. If advertising was more successful, they wouldn't need to repeat it so much.
I'm not denying that socialisation through non-media channels plays a huge role too, but teens especially pay a lot more attention to what their peers think is cool than to any authority figures.
Gendered stereotypes in all those interactions are typified by that ALAC TV commercial - messages telling us that women are the people who have things done to them. At least the two guys in the other TVCs were the authors of their own misfortune. And not because they had removed their jackets during the evening.
Quite. I reckon the Clerk could even hire a polling expert to review and test referendum questions before they are expensively delivered.
You mean there is a filter where the subway vending machines for used knickers make sense?
Oh, I didn't say they were smart, Jackie. Just active rather than passive.
if anyone wants to psychoanalyse why, for me, feeling confident involves a low-cut top and combat boots feel free to have at it
Ahem, I believe the standard retort is that we'll require pictorial evidence first. :)
for practicality and comfort
wistful 90s clubbing men?
Though that's also true..