SEX SELLS

I am appalled that Advertising thinks: 

SEX SELLS ANYTHING.

 

In the early evening

Watching some casual programme,

The face of a young woman fills the screen.

And I think: 'A pantomime mask! 

But under the guck, still, a pretty girl.'

Her eyes are focussed on the camera

And therefore straight into mine.

And then -

She begins mouth movements

With her brightly pasted, over-blown lips

Pouting, pursing, drawing her mouth open

As if to swallow a plump plum whole

Into the moist cave behind her teeth.

A deliberate, physical metaphor!  

And not for a lollipop!

Precise sexuality

Deemed acceptable in our homes

Open to all the family!

I felt sorry for the girl - probably a puppet.

 

I was so shocked my mind blanked the programme.

No correlation whatsoever with the advertisement.

I weaken my protest, yes, but I'm still making it.

I have teenage grandchildren;  

I feel for them

In this Sexual Bog of suggestive Advertisements.

Even if young people might not yet realize

What they are suggesting!

 

Cynthia Buell Thomas, Sept., 2019

 

 

 

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Don Matthews

Tue 17th Sep 2019 00:29

Sales are waning. Ideas, boys? Increase the sexy. Sex always sells....

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Brian Maryon

Mon 16th Sep 2019 17:56

I'd like to think we're moving away from it. Who knows.

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Jason Bayliss

Mon 16th Sep 2019 13:05

Very true Cynthia, our whole culture is overtly sexualised. Don't get me wrong, I am most definitely no prude, but the words, "Age appropriate," seem to escape some people. Good point well made.

J. x

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Mon 16th Sep 2019 12:42

I can hardly believe how outraged I felt. I was just going 'to live with it' and then I decided 'NO!'

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