Fallen Angel Axe Commercial Banned Thanks To One Pissed Christian

An Axe commercial in which lusty angels fall to earth, drawn by the scent of one random dude's body spray, first hit airwaves in February — but now it has been banned in South Africa. AdFreak reports that one guy, a Christian, complained about the ad, and deemed it offensive, "specifically over the idea that angels… » 10/31/11 3:20pm 10/31/11 3:20pm

The Inconvenient Truth Behind Dove, The Love-Your-Body Beauty Company

Yesterday, when we presented the new Dove commerical, Onslaught, we neglected to mention a few things. Luckily, blogs Feministing and Feministe reminded us of a few facts! For starters, while Dove can be applauded for examining the damaging effects of the beauty industry, its parent company, Unilever, is a major… » 10/02/07 11:00am 10/02/07 11:00am

Indian Women Whiten Their Skin, Fight The Patriarchy

Today's New York Times has a disturbing yet wholly unsurprising story about the expanding market in India for skin-whitening creams. Apparently global cosmetics companies like Avon, Garnier, Body Shop (?!) and Vichy (advertisement above) are taking on longtime market leader Fair & Lovely to cash in on the common… » 5/30/07 9:43am 5/30/07 9:43am

Dove Makes Earth-Shattering Commitment To Ban The Use Of Those Waify…

Nothing warms the cockles of our hearts more than when the owner of every leading ice cream brand (and also Slim-Fast!) decides to round out its offerings for the binge-purge demographic by inventing a new line of "firming" anti-cellulite lotions marketed under the auspices of aggressive self-acceptance. Unilever, the… » 5/08/07 1:30pm 5/08/07 1:30pm