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Topless advertising grows up   #whatnormalfeelslike

Posted by Tom Megginson | 17-09-2014 20:17 | Category: Pinkverts

Coppafeel, a British charity promoting self-examination to catch breast cancer early, has been a regular subject on Osocio for some time. But while they have experimented with a number of tactics, from sexy to silly, I think this is the first time I’ve seen one of their campaigns address their message with such maturity.

The Telegraph reports that this campaign is ads being displayed outdoors in London’s Westfield White City, St Enoch in Glasgow and the Cavern Quarter in Liverpool, on digital boards. And because they are an exercise in “desexualizing” breasts, they are not expected to be banned by UK advertising censors.


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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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#cockinasock is the latest in narcissistic cancer slacktivism (NSFW)

Posted by Tom Megginson | 26-03-2014 14:08 | Category: Activism

As Osocio’s resident “sex in advertising” blogger, I’m afraid I cannot ignore the latest meme in weird awareness activism.

That’s right, this post is about #cockinasock.

I’ll let Esquire Magazine explain:

No, it’s not the cleverly subversive marketing campaign for a new Red Hot Chili Peppers album, hell bent on providing women’s magazines with blog fodder and stuffing your Facebook (and Instagram, and Twitter) feed with enough meagerly filled stockings to ruin Christmas forever. #Cockinasock is actually a brilliantly fresh movement to raise awareness for testicular cancer, drummed up by non-profit Cancer Research UK, who’ve raised $13 million so far from last week’s #nomakeupselfie campaign and didn’t want men to feel left out.

Indeed. Why shouldn’t men sexualize a horrible affliction like cancer the way women do, each October? We, too, can “attention whore” on social media to raise awareness for something that people are already painfully aware of. Why bother getting into the nitty-gritty of prevention, fundraising, and empathy for sufferers when you can stuff your manhood in a sock and use a faddish excuse to sext the entire internet.

No, I will not be participating. See some examples of men who are, after the break. They are probably not appropriate for your workplace.

 


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[Discussion] Public nude bodypainting: victory for artistic free speech or shameless self promotion?

Posted by Tom Megginson | 19-09-2011 19:54 | Category: Media

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Artist Andy Golub specializes in painting bodies and objects. And as an artist, he knows that he has a right to exhibit nude body painting in public places in New York City. To remind the authorities of this, he has staged a number of happenings in Times Square.

Andy’s most recent event, painting g-string clad model Zoe West on August 30, resulted in her arrest. But as predicted, she was later released without charges.

While Golub has certainly drawn headlines with his public displays, he insists it is all done in the name of art. “When the model first takes her clothes off, some people think it’s a stunt of some kind,” he says. “But after the painting starts to take form, people just hang out and watch the painting develop. I think my favorite thing is the look that everyone has when they’re staring and contemplating how the process works.”

We see a lot of nudity in today’s digital media world, mostly because sex and beauty still have an instinctive power to fascinate us. But what do you think of the artist’s motives? And would you feel differently if the model was male, or the painter female?

Most importantly: Do you feel enlightened?

See (censored) mainstream media video of his latest work after the break.


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