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25 August 2005

Turtles and Feminists

Learn something new every day. In Mexico it seems there is a certain class of men who believe that raw sea turtle eggs taken with lime and a pinch of salt act as a natural Viagra. An enviromentalist group that is trying to protect the endangered Olive Ridley Turtle created an ad campaign around this poster.
The text, for those who are spanish impaired says "My man doesn't need turtle eggs." With the subtest at the bottom saying "Because he knows they don't make him more potent." The enviromentalists know that they are dealing with a group of Latin males who strongly operate on the "Machismo" motif in life. What better way to get their attention that with a beautiful women talking about sex?
Enter the feminists, a government agency called the National Institute for Women has condemed the ads for being sexist and exploitive of women.

Oh well....

For further info: Turtle Eggs, Sex, and Flirty Ads New York times. (requires registration)


Blogger The Zombie Lama said...

This could be interesting. Who do you think will win? The militant evironmentalists, or the militant feminists?

6:34 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

EXMI, thanks for your comments on my blog about Iraq. I couldn't have said it better myself. The only thing I would modify is number 3. Sure, life is NOT better in many of the Sunni controlled areas, but my understanding is that life, even currently, is WAY better for the Kurds in northern Iraq and for the Shi'ites as well.

In the long term, you are right though. PS. Didn't that guy commenting on my blog remind of the Messiah?

7:53 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I wish to link to your site. Please link to mine if you enjoy it. Thanks, Ed.

7:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say, is that her phone number there?

Um, you said something about turtles?

4:23 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Too many things to name piss me off about this one exmi...sorry

7:24 PM  
Blogger exMI said...

Interesting. this is not the post I would have expected to piss people off. No apologies needed but I am curious, what exactly offends you in this post?

7:44 PM  
Blogger Miranda said...

*cracks up*
"My man doesn't need turtle eggs."
I'm using that line!

11:30 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Wow. I was just thinking of eating some turtle eggs, but after seeing that ad, changed my mind completely.

I don't need no turtle eggs!

Heh, funny post.

12:52 AM  
Blogger Brandy Kinch said...

As a feminist and environmentalist, I don't have a problem with the ad, especaily if it's effective. The message seems to be: Beautiful women who enjoy sex are turned off by the use of an endangered species as a sex elixor. I don't get what the fuss is about.

10:24 AM  
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5:12 PM  

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