Editors at Duncan Quinn jerk off to rape

Now that I’m done with my semester, my days are full of sitting on my ass, surfing the internet, and making myself excuses to avoid cleaning and other unpleasant things. In between working and sleeping, I’ve discovered the great time-suck that is StumbleUpon. It’s the internet for lazy people: press a button and find something mildly interesting.

Or not.

See, yesterday when I stumbled upon this, an article about the best and worst of December fashion magazines, I figured that I was going to be treated to about five minutes of mind-bogglingly stupid dresses and models that resemble light poles.

Boy, how wrong was I! This is probably NSFW and could be a Trigger:

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WHAT THE FUCK.

No, seriously, who the fuck thought this was a good idea? What demographic are we appealing to here—do serial rapists enjoy fugly overpriced suits?

Oh ha ha, I get it. Rape and murder is funny. It’s not like it happens in real life. Women aren’t ever murdered and raped. People don’t really blow their load to human suffering. We’re not a nation of rape fetishists. Just some good old-fashioned post-feminism fun here! Revolution’s over, where’s my rape porn? Is it time for a sex vacation to rape toddlers in Taiwan yet?

I can just imagine the fashion editors who decided to publish this sitting around their modern art meeting room in chairs so cool (read: hideous and uncomfortable) they make your ass hurt. They’re probably wondering if the contrast is too high for the ad. The dead girl’s tits are too small, they say. We should get on it. Hey, Bob, can you edit out those bruises? We’re going for raped, dead, and sexy… not raped, dead, and brutalized.

Barf.

Jesus fucking shit. What kind of douchebag thinks its a fan-fucking-tastic idea to equate violence against women with sexy and then use that image to sell a product?

Imagine all the Prada purses we could have sold with Nicole Brown’s dead body if she had the decency to keep that icky blood inside and show a little cleavage or leg as OJ tried to decapitate her.

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Posted on January 7, 2009, in Feminism, Penis Brain, Rape, what the fuck. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. You know… my first impression was that you were over-reacting.

    But then, as I looked at the image closer — it does appear that she has some contrast around her head which has the appearance of spilled blood.

    The cornball suit and glib expression make me believe that they’re trying to capitalize on the popularity of the television show “Dexter”.

    Sickening. Good call.

  2. Strangling/choking is one of the more common ways men assault or murder their female partners. It’s also, completely coincidentally I’m sure, a common act in pornography. I don’t think this one needs blood in order to be hideous.

  3. “What kind of douchebag thinks its a fan-fucking-tastic idea to equate violence against women with sexy and then use that image to sell a product?”

    A not terribly uncommon kind. Unfortunately, this is hardly the only disturbing advertisement along these lines.

  4. Strangling and choking is also a quite common sexual fetish that many women purport to enjoy. I just read two articles yesterday — by feminists — trying to reconcile their politics with the s&m lifestyle.

    So, yeah — I think the presence of blood does makes a lot of difference.

  5. More and more — advertising and pornography are one of the same.

  6. When I looked at it, I didn’t see consensual BDSM at all. He’s fully clothed, mimicking murder on the hood of a car—as if he is fully prepared to dump the body after his crime is done. He’s quite physically distant from her, and she appears to be unconscious. I got the message of “mob hit” before anything else.

    I think that this is the most disturbing thing about the ad—that we either conflate the mimicking of a violent act to sex or we actually think the violent act itself is sexy. Not only that, but we find it acceptable to mimic a very real and pervasive crime against women in such a visual fashion in order to profit on the idea that the visual proof of a woman’s danger and vulnerability to sexual predators in this society is sexy.

    I have to dig up this old ad I saw a while back DOMINO that actually did have blood in it. It was quite sick.

  7. There is way too much overlap between sex and violence — indeed, society categorizes the two as being one of the same.

    Our culture has made the two diametric terms “sex and violence” synonymous.

  8. One more thing:

    I watched on the news today that brand-loyalty from advertising and religion affect the same region of the brain. This means that these forms of propaganda do have the effect of subconscious imprinting which influences behaviors.

  9. PS. I linketo this conversation while discussing my views on advertising, porn, etc etc. back on my page.
    I hope that it isn’t a problem for you. If it is, just let me know.

  10. Nah, linking is fine. It’s free publicity for me, why would I be offended?

    I’m interested in reading or watching that segment that you referenced. If you ever come across it again, let me know. I might want to swipe it to do a post on it.

  11. Well, that’s just the fucking icing on the cake.

    I don’t know what else to say. I hate capitalism, I hate patriarchy, I hate juuuust about everything. Thanks, Duncan Quinn!

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