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Feminists offended by Tom Ford perfume ad
The feminists at feministing.com are railing at the following perfume advertisement.
The feministing thread is different from others of its kind since one commentator is aware of Tom Ford being a homosexual, but this person, signing off as “Thomas,” left the following comment:
I hate Tom Ford. He regularly depicts women as objects. This time, he reduced a women to surgically enlarged breasts and an open mouth. He whitened Scarlet Johansson and Kiera Knightly until they looked like china dolls.
Now, I don't accept some straight guy depicting women as sex toys for purchase; but at least that would admit of the excuse that the guy's erotic map was completely shaped by patriarchy and he's too thich to examine why those images resonate with him.
Tom Ford is gay. He can't just say, "well, I show women in the way that turns me on." Instead, he has made a conscious choice to replicate patriarchy and specifically the sexual consumption of female bodies.
Why? Because he has made a clear decision in how to market to men: entitlement. Think you deserve to use women as objects? Want to feel powerful the relate to others as peons? Want to reaffirm your status at the top of the hierarchy with every purchase? Tom Ford is the product line for you!
Patriarchy still gets blamed! Why would patriarchy favor an apparently masculinized model (note fake breasts; woman likely close to being naturally flat-chested)?
Here is another such ad that ticked off feminists who apparently didn’t know that the designers, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, are both homosexual:
There are a lot of similar ads that homosexuals in the fashion business have come up with, and I think I should compile a bunch of these to educate feminists just who are the people behind these ads.
Consider the ads above in light of a comment that Danielle addressed to me elsewhere:
You have no real appreciation for artistic nuance and unusual beauty. Your aesthetic panders to the lowest common denominator. It is no wonder that you feel that some of the nudes on this site are artistic. It is also no wonder that you have no appreciation for high fashion and for some of the incredibly beautiful clothes and photographs that gay designers and photographers produce. A fashion editorial could have beautiful lighting, location and contrasts and you would look past this and past the styling and poses of the model. Your eyes would be critically drawn to the models physique and so called “masculine” features. You can’t appreciate art or true beauty because you are a narrow minded dullard.
Some fine artistic value in the two ads shown above, isn't there?