Unfortunate moments in advertising
Rabbi Marc Gellman writes about how understandably uncomfortable it is to talk to parents and high school students about oral sex. Rabbi Gellman urges the girls not to succumb to peer pressure, and chastises the boys into having more respect for women:
I quoted the Talmud to them: â€œBe very careful if you make a woman cry, because God counts her tears. The woman came out of a man’s rib: Not from his feet to be walked on. Not from his head to be superior, but from the side to be equal. Under the arm to be protected, and next to the heart to be loved.â€
This message was all fine and good. But WHO decided it would be a good place to advertise First Impression – a three part lip treatment that promises
Lips that look and feel full, plump and moist … Lips that hypnotize, mesmerize and make others hang on every word you say … Lips as sensual and sexy as the supermodels and Hollywood starlets
So uh… what’s the message here? Probably just unfortunate ad placement. REALLY unfortunate ad placement.