Saturday Vids: Feminist Attack on Snack Factory’s Pretzels
In case you haven’t already seen Snack Factory’s disgusting new ad for their “thin” pretzel crisps, have a gander:
Disgusting, right? Well, thankfully, one guy decided to fight back with creativity and the facts (you CAN be too thin):
I love many things about this video. Primarily, that somebody responded intelligently to these ads and is attempting to raise awareness in the face of the media clearly doing their best to dispel the truth about eating disorders. I also love that a guy did this – unreasonably high body image standards in our culture AFFECT MEN and I’m so happy this guy is raising awareness on that front – both in the facts he presented and just the basic fact that HE took action.
You may remember Nona from the post I wrote about GirlDrive (her really super awesome book) and her guest post about Hooking Up. Well, Nona recently did some social experimentin’ involving feminism, to some interesting results.
Give Nona some love on twitter: twitter.com/girldrive and her blog.
When Sarah Haskins and Target Women left Current TV, a little part of me died. But then they found Erin Gibson and I’m slowly learning to love again! Enjoy!
Oh, by the way, this whole “Saturday Vids” thing is going to be a regular feature. Who doesn’t like a good viral / feminist-oriented video after the marathon sleep that is Friday night to Saturday Morning? Maybe it’s just me, but we’re diong this anyway. If you have any videos you think I should feature send them to: email@example.com. THANK YOU MUCHLY.