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Life Ball posters feature nude transgender model as both Adam and Eve   [nudity]

Posted by Tom Megginson | 14-05-2014 15:10 | Category: Gender issues

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Surrealist photographer David LaChapelle shot some amazing posters for Life Ball, an AIDS charity event held in Vienna.

Featuring transgendered model Carmen Carrera, the posters are inspired by “The Garden of Earthly Delights,” a c. 1500 AD triptych by Hieronymus Bosch.

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However, while Bosch’s work strove to warn late-mediaeval Christians about the wages of “sin,” David LaChapelle mistakenly interprets the Garden as “Bosch’s utopia of a diverse society.”

It’s a nice thought, and the posters (below), are beautiful — if not suitable for every workplace. Titled “I’m Adam, I’m Eve, I’m Me,” they feature Ms. Carrera — who has breasts and a penis — in both “tucked” and “untucked” nudes. They remind me more of sensual Roman portrayals of Hermaphroditus than Bosch’s guilt and horror.

Or as the artist states, “the body is more than something to be looked at as an object of sexual gratification. The body is a beautiful housing for the soul that we are celebrating in this picture.”


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Clean Clothes Campaign - Fair Trade Christmas Gifts

Posted by Tatjana Vukic | 22-12-2011 21:08 | Category: Consumerism, Human rights, Poverty, Developing World

The Christmas business is booming. Many consumers want clothing, toys, computers, and flowers that were produced under decent working conditions and are ready to grab for it even deeper into their pockets. Child labor, wages below the subsistence level, unhealthy working conditions and unregulated, excessive working hours: These grievances have millions of workers in the garment,  especially in Asian, African and Latin American low-wage countries. The developmental organization in Austria, Südwind (southwind) makes regular attention to these inhumane working conditions and let created a representative study from the Ethical Consumer market research firm Nielsen based on 1000 telephone interviews. The results are available now.

Let see the Barbie graphics first:
- span Chinese production company, internal Chinese transport 1,90 €
- wages factory workers 0,40 €
- Margin trading, profit shareholders, transport, promotion 14,00 €
- customs duty 0,40 €
- material costs 1,30 €
- final price in the trade 18,00 €
Who earned on Barbie-business?

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Three Grand-Prix of Golden Drum 2009 go to social advertising campaigns

Posted by Serge Fenenko | 19-10-2009 15:13 | Category: Awards

I’ve just returned from Slovenia, where I judged Golden Drum, the advertising festival for Central and Eastern Europe. The festival offers an excellent opportunity to learn more about social advertising campaigns in the region. Social advertising plays an important role on the festival. First of all, because there are so many social issues in the region. And secondly, because social campaigns usually don’t limit creativity of advertising agencies. This year, three Grand-Prix were awarded to social ads - in Media Campaigns, Outdoor and Film.

The Grand-Prix in Media, the Grand-Prix in Outdoor and the Golden Drum in PR went to Leo Burnett Beirut from Lebanon for the “Khede Kasra” campaign: “The Hariri Foundation wanted to address the imbalance of gender roles in the Lebanese society, through their Women Empowerment Program. The agency chose to tackle gender inequality in the Arabic language, a part of the Lebanese daily reality. Spoken and written words which are addressed to men by default, were altered with a “kasra” accent. With a call for action that encouraged women to “make your mark”. Changing the meaning of words empowered Lebanese women to actually change their reality.”


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