BY BUST Magazine
on Oct 28, 2015
Hey Xeljanz, what exactly are you selling? The strange world of rheumatoid arthritis medication marketing
By: Katherine Macfarlane
I cannot escape the new Xeljanz ad, “Made for Better Things.” In one night of television viewing, I sat through it five times. Until I heard the narrator mention rheumatoid arthritis, I thought this was an ad for a pill to treat erectile dysfunction.
Presumably I’m this ad campaign’s target—I have RA, and I have decent insurance. Many RA medications have not worked for me. Read More
BY Elle Brosh
on Jun 18, 2014
For the passed couple of decades, Native American activists and advocacy groups have been campaigning for Washington D.C.'s NFL football team, The Redskins, to change its blatantly racist name and logo. Although there is a law that prohibits the trademarking of offensive racial terms, all law suits, legal fights, and canvassing have been unfairly ineffective.
However, more recently, the battle has gained the national attention it deserves after a California tribe bought airtime during Game 3 of the NBA finals on June 10th. Read More
BY Oriana Asano
on Apr 02, 2014
In case you didn’t know, we are currently in the middle of International Anti-Street Harassment Week. (Hooray!) However, there’s nothing more sobering than seeing an incredibly misogynistic catcalling advertisement promoting…chocolate candy? Snickers decided it was a good idea to hire actors to play construction workers to yell “loud empowering statements” at women on the street. But, watch the women’s reactions. Very few of them seem empowered by this loud disruption. Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Feb 03, 2014
Our prayers must have been answered because last night during the most boring Super Bowl of a lifetime, empowered women and girls everywhere got some much needed relief from a myriad of sexually objectifying Super Bowl commercials.
RETWEET if the sole reason you are watching the #SuperBowl is so you can tweet about sexist commercials. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Dec 12, 2013
A recent Pantene ad titled “Labels Against Women” has sparked a feminist debate: is it okay for the company to use feminism to sell products? Some think that the use of feminism in advertising is a great way to appeal to the masses and to sneak difficult ideas on inequality and wage gaps into pop culture; the ad has been touted as a powerful beacon for women in the workplace. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Sep 11, 2013
Just a few short months ago, Naama Bloom was operating her small business from her Brooklyn apartment. She had the concept: her company, HelloFlo, delivers monthly tampons and pads to subscribers. Meant in part to ease pubescent girls’ transition into menstruation, the packages come in various sizes and quantities, which include tasty treats to help make periods a little more fun. Bloom’s company was far from the growing empire it is today and she often had to buy products in bulk from Costco. Read More
BY Intern Brittany J.
on Aug 03, 2010
Check out this fantastic vid of Tina Fey circa 1980something. Ain't she sweet? I wonder if Mutual Savings Bank tells people they helped give a famous star her start! Much thanks to Perez Hilton for posting this gem!
[image: aidinvaziri.blogspot. Read More