...what's this about, then?
Here we have a picture of a (stick thin) dark haired woman, hips thrust forward in a mini-bikini, supposedly pulling the long (blonde) hair of a slightly more dressed (but still stick thin) blonde woman who in turn is, seemingly, almost jabbing the stiletto heel of her (almost there) shoe into the clitoris of the bikini'd woman.
What the fuck is that about?
I went shopping today - while my car was being serviced (yes, ok, I'm no BB [look back to her original post] when it comes to cars) and whilst I was just out-and-abouting I saw this as a window display in FCUK. It's a huge promotional picture in the FCUK window. And I have to admit, my initial reaction was to walk away...far away, it scared me...but then I reminded myself of aradfem's fearless use of the camera in her mobile and I went back and took this pic.
There is implied pain on the face of the woman who's having her hair pulled and there is implicit pain to come for the woman with the stilleto being jabbed in her pubis.
This is a promotional window display in a shop that sells clothes?
This is how they think they'll make us want to buy their clothes? I'm sorry (not) but, fuck, I walked straight out of that mall when I saw this. It was only the thought of aradfem's bravery and defiance that made me go back and take the picture.
I ask in all seriousness - what is going on here?
As an advertisement, what are they trying to say? That women will buy their clothes because they make them think they can physically hurt one another to get the men off?
Or is it that they believe some women will relate to this imagery because it's a popular theme of pornography and we're all so accustomed to it that we'll all want, automatically, to be on the side of the woman who isn't 'implicitly' threatened with sexual harm and, therefore, buy their clothing?
All I know is that I'll never, ever shop at FCUK - ever, and I'll tell everyone I know not to either - and that I love aradfem for giving me the courage to do this (amongst other things).