Some Feminists Not Feeling Bag Maker's Date Rape/Prom Nostalgia

Are we the only ones who failed to lose our virginity at our high school prom? Even Camilla Parker-Bowles got some at her teenage "coming out" party, says Page Six. According to the gossip column, a British documentary airing tomorrow will report that Camilla "lost her innocence at age 17 at the end of a debutante ball" in 1954. But back on task! We'd been hearing that nostalgia for the old cherry-puncturing dress-up fests was, like, hot right now (we've even been invited to a few "80s prom" parties, but didn't attend because we don't drink Sparks), so it was probably inevitable that the trend would manifest itself in mainstream advertising sooner or later. Less inevitable, at least to us, was the subsequent backlash from feminists over the use of the words "stole" in close proximity to "virginity" in this ad. After the jump, the ad itself, and our Moe's thoughts for the feminists and the ad agency.

Some Feminists Not Feeling Bag Maker's Date Rape/Prom Nostalgia

Moeranter: wait, ok, so this ad is basically saying..
Moeranter: this bag will not last!
Moeranter: who makes up that copy?
Moeranter: i had to read like 3 times to understand that the BAG not LASTING was actually intended to create DEMAND for said bag...
Moeranter: cause generally, you think of a bag not lasting...and you think
Moeranter: yeah, because my foundation bottle broke and there are tiny flesh-colored shards of glass embedded everywhere.
Moeranter: or because the strap broke
Moeranter: which BTW happened with a kenneth cole backpack i bought like two months ago.
Moeranter: ok, another thought.
Moeranter: it is better to be novicely terrible at both drinking and sex
Moeranter: than old and experienced and good
Moeranter: nothing was as fun as getting drunk in high school
Moeranter: and nothing ever will be.
Moeranter: wait, also...
Moeranter: that ad is supposed to be like really offensive?
Moeranter: ???
annabananas: according to the feminist?
annabananas: yes
annabananas: not so much to me
Moeranter: that is like the least offensive ad ever
annabananas: i mean it's a little iffy but not enough to get all crazeee over
Moeranter: I mean who doesn't appreciate a rape joke now and then
Moeranter: as long as it isn't this DUMB??
[Kidding! —Ed.]

Rape: Both Marketable And Hilarious [Women In Media & News, via NowPublic]
Royal Servant [NYPost]