Blagger’s Blog— Competitive water drinking, real women image archive
“Is a camera set up in my room at all times just to film me drinking water?”
Jon Harchick, the godfather of a (very) niche YouTube community of competitive water drinkers, the subject of a recent Vice article, who upload clips of themselves drinking water every day.
We have blogged countless times about stereotypes in the media and advertising sectors, and the way in which certain groups are represented— not least women. With that in mind it pleases us immensely that Dove, Getty Images (perhaps the biggest owner of photos in the world and multi-media creative agency Girlgaze have created a 5,000 strong stock imagery library designed to shatter stereotypes and represent ‘real women’.
With stories circulating that both Boeing 737 Max airliners that crashed lacked an additional ‘optional’ safety feature (which cost airlines more to be installed) circulating, the aeronautics giant is in hot water. With that in mind issuing this apology by way of a full-page advert has, unsurprisingly, been received poorly by the public.
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