These Slim Fast ads (found here) target soon-to-be-brides:
Thanks to Laura L. for sending these in!
Those are horrible!!!
Slim down so you can get married, then in a few years you'll end up dumping him because of his growing beer gut. Seen that more than a few times. After the divorce, both spouses start working out again, presumably to firm up so as to attract a new mate. Then they get married to someone else, a new life-rut is created, and the firmness goes away again. Marriage seems a bit obsolete to me (over 50% of married couples agree!) except for tax purposes.
[...] post on “taste” and two more posts on how to do weddings right (i.e., girls should be skinny and be [...]
the first bride is, i think, curvy and sexy. she doesn't need to lose weight; she just needs to buy a dress in her actual size.
[...] also, of course, points to the fact that dieting really has been for women all along (see posts here and here for examples). In fact, it denies that diet-soda-for-men is about dieting: the slogan [...]
[...] the advice women get about weddings, I didn’t notice any messages about losing weight or worrying about your appearance. tags: gender, marriage/family| Permalink| [...]
Where can a person buy these awesome figures?
I can't even begin to describe how wrong I feel for giggling at those ads. Putting aside the obvious problems with the diet industry and the expectation of perfection for a bride on her wedding day, I think they're clever in a way that makes me feel bad about myself.
Okay, what the hell is with the groom's right hand in the first pic? I could say what I THINK he's doing, but I don't think that would be appropriate for conversation here. :P
I find the second one funny. But the first one, is the husband crossing his fingers?
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