Friday, November 25, 2011
Black Friday Stripper
Joy. It's the day after Thanksgiving, what all the marketing, merchandising, and media folk like to dub "Black Friday," a name of questionable implications and designed to stick in your head and make you feel you have to go out and spend money.
Here's a Nine West ad from last year:
So what is the message here? That buying shoes is more important than putting food on your table? That the holiday season is all about sex and spending money? That what's behind door number three is a fashion miasma with no other purpose than to consume your attention? That what is really important are parts of a woman, not the whole person? That cheap-looking bras Photoshopped on an ad will bring in more customers?
Is it any wonder so many people get depressed during the holiday season?