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The Standard Hotels, DuJour Media, and Violence Against Women » image001

4 responses

  1. Ben Reed

    i haven’t seen the other images in the series but i don’t understand where the “violence against women” is in this bizarre picture. Discerning meaning from this “art” certainly is subjective and I’m not sure what “art” has to do with advertising. If it had been a man’s body under the suitcase would there have been a similar petition? There is no implication that the woman in the picture is a victim of a crime. Perhaps we have fallen into a marketing trap to get people talking about Standard Hotels?

    September 2, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    • I get that some people don’t see it. Most of what you ask here has been covered in the comments on the post. I think an important thing to remember is that even if you don’t see it, many women do.

      September 2, 2013 at 1:41 pm

      • Ben Reed

        Fair enough. Violence against women is a valid interpretation of the image. Why would anyone think that would sell a hotel room?

        September 2, 2013 at 3:49 pm

        • That I cannot comprehend to any degree whatsoever. But I can tell you that another ad from this series had a woman pissing on a carpet.

          September 2, 2013 at 4:34 pm

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