Monday, September 03, 2007

Sex Sells

As author Jean Kilbourne points out in her video lecture, "Killing us Softly," sex certainly sells. I took this picture in New York City several years ago, and for the longest time I figured that, New York being New York, this huge billboard was advertising some kind of clothing line named "Manhattan Mini Storage." I mean, why else would such a provocative picture be plastered over the skyline of Manhattan? Duh, silly me; when I googled "Manhattan Mini Storage" today in preparation for tonight's online lecture for my ENG W140 honors English class, imagine my surprise when I found that this company actually sells cardboard boxes and moves household belongings! This is not exactly a subtle use of sex to sell!


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