Does Sex Still Sell?

Spoken Word (talk, seminar)

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  • The Stand’s New Town Theatre - Studio
  • 20:10
  • Aug 24
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Fair Pley / The Stand Comedy Club
  • Warnings and additional info: All seating is unreserved and latecomers may not be admitted.
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. Please confirm before booking. See our Accessibility page for details.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year
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Women have been portrayed as sexual objects in advertising for many years. Recently, female Instagram influencers (adopted by brands) depict sexualisation as a stance of individualistic choice and empowerment. In other words, they are empowered through the notion of individualistic choice through the power of their bodies. Influencers bring themes of sexualisation to branded content product themes including weight loss, clothing, lingerie, teeth whiteners and other beauty items. Influencers often use self-sexualised images to promote respective sponsored branded products. Researcher Kat Rezai (Edinburgh Napier University) questions: are Instagram ads just one more way of selling self-objectification?

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