New Ad Campaign Uses Popular Search Terms to Show How the World Really Feels About Women

These ads are absolutely brilliant.

By highlighting the most common online search terms that people are using in connection with women they confront the viewer with the grim reality of the prevalence of sexism in the modern day.

NewsFeed

Though women’s status across the world has improved over the last few decades, we’re still largely second-class citizens in comparison to men: we make less money, have more difficulty accessing education and affordable healthcare and face much more violence than our male counterparts.

To emphasize the extent of global gender inequality, UN Women–an arm of the U.N. that focuses on women’s issues–has created a powerful advertising campaign that uses data collected from Google on the most popular search terms. As it turns out, the most popular Google queries are indicative of entrenched sexist attitudes that still persist today.

UN-Women-Search-Engine-Campaign-1
Gute Werbung/UN Women
UN-Women-Search-Engine-Campaign-2
Gute Werbung/UN Women
UN-Women-Search-Engine-Campaign-4
Gute Werbung/UN Women
UN-Women-Search-Engine-Campaign-3
Gute Werbung/UN Women

View original post

This is what the Tea Party looks like

This FreedomWorks – a Tea Party organisation – video is absolutely hilarious and deserves way more views than the 755 that it has currently accrued.

Highlights include:

– The 25 second long, silent, intro sequence of their logo

– The cameraman audibly whispering “Go” after he’s started filming

– The way the douchey hosts eyes flick suddenly towards the camera after said “go” whisper

– The partially drunk PINT OF BEER that interviewer has left on his desk

– The fact that they’re interviewing former choke-slam wielding WWE superstar KANE (real name Glenn) on economics.

– The weird snake illustration emblazoned on the yellow table cloth

As @MaxDickins pointed out on twitter, the only thing missing from this film is the Undertaker turning up and tombstone pile-driving Glenn through the table.

Labour Party assemble it’s 2015 election leadership team

labour-election team 2015

 

Labour have assembled the team that will lead the party into the 2015 general election.

Douglas Alexander MP has been made the chair of election strategy.  Given that he was the General Election Co-Ordinator for Labour’s failed 2010 effort, some outsiders are surprised at his nomination.   However, having served under both Brown and Blair he is seen as a more neutral choice than his predecessor Tom Watson.

And given the task – selling Gordon Brown to a nation weary from 13 years of Labour rule and in a deep recession – he must be congratulated for preventing the Tory’s from getting a majority.

Spencer Livermore becomes Campaign Director.   His private sector experience is impressive; he set up and runs Thirty Six Strategy, Blue Rubicon’s strategy consulting arm and has previously been a senior strategist at both Saatchi & Saatchi and Fallon.

As well as that, for ten years from 1997, Spencer was a senior New Labour election strategist, as Director of Strategy to the UK Prime Minister in 10 Downing Street, and as Chief Strategy Adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. He was a member of the election-winning campaign team in the General Elections of 1997, 2001 and 2005, and was listed by Philip Gould in The Unfinished Revolution as one of seven people who devised the strategy for the 2001 and 2005 General Elections.

Exciting times ahead for the guys in red.

Downing Abbey

Downing St Downton Abbey

Unite have released a poster which attacks the upper class hierarchy of the Coalition Government.

It was created by TBWA\London and is live on a digital billboard carrying van, which is being driven around Manchester during Conservative Party Conference.

The poster emulates the promotional material for ITV’s period drama ‘Downton Abbey’. The heads of the cabinet have been superimposed on the bodies of characters from the show.

Conservatives have taken the place of members of the Crawley family with the Liberal Democrats as their servants, with the deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, as the head butler.

The end line “Please, no second series” is very clever, pleading with the people of Manchester to not award the government with another term