Comments from August 2006
Comments, rants and feedback from readers.
Catherine Redfern, editor of The F-Word, replies
Hi Mary, Thanks for your comment! I think someone else pointed that out to
me too. I think it’s interesting that the image of Antony reclining he appears
very stereotypically feminine in appearance (wearing lipstick, plucked
eyebrows etc, etc). So the image that is presented is of a female reclining in
bed, despite the fact he is actually male.
(Mary replied: Thanks for your reply. Yes it is interesting that the the
picture is set up and Antony is in the position that is ‘typically female’-
maybe this man who is trying to look like a woman, and therefoe posing like he
thinks a woman would, says even more about how women are portrayed in
advertising than even the real women do!)