Friday, April 17, 2009

Concerning my Sarlacc sand pit

Being a student of communications, I love love LOVE Sarah Haskins' video series on Current called Target: Women, in which she dissects the ridiculous ways commercials market their products to the female demographic. Thank god I'm not the only one who found those Schick Quatro topiary themed ads mildly offensive:

I was in the Vagina Monologues last year, and I had never really given much thought about how uncomfortable people (I'm including women in this) are with saying the word VAGINA. After yelling at passing priests and nuns to buy tickets for our show (ah, the joys of attending a Jesuit university) I've become much more comfortable with a) acknowledging/discussing my own body and b) yelling the words VAGINA and CUNT at strangers. Not that I do it all the time, but at least now I have no qualms about saying the actual words in public without feeling embarrassed. So thanks Vagina Monologues, for helping me get up the courage to yell about my lady-parts to members of the clergy/general public!

1 comment:

  1. I fucking love Sarah Haskins. She makes me feel less paranoid about the media.