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What Hazmat Suits, Ray Rice, and the Washington Redskins Have in Common With Human Trafficking

Mona Shattell | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact
Mona Shattell

Leading up to Halloween, there has been a surplus of offensive costumes floating around on the internet -- hazmats suits for Ebola, dressing up like members of ISIS, and making light of domestic violence by dressing up as former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice while holding a doll with a black eye.

Pinterest Just Hired The Man Behind Axe's Infamously Sexist Ads

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business

Pinterest, a social network dominated by women, just hired the man behind a series of infamously sexist advertisements to head its marketing. David...

7 Ridiculously Sexual Ads For Totally Unsexy Things

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

Sex certainly sells, but some sexual advertisements are more baffling than enticing. This week, Spirit Airlines employed all sorts of vagina jokes...

Meet The Fro Yo Version Of Hooters

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.31.2013 | Women

Those who like to ogle while downing their wings and beer already have the option of doing so at a family-friendly "breastaurant," and it's also possi...

This Ad Wants You To 'Spread Those Sexy Lips'

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.16.2013 | Women

What do you think when you read the tagline on this lip gloss ad? As Lexi Nisita at Refinery29 put it, "When we read the phrase 'spread your li...

Adele Blasts Musicians Who Use Sex To Sell Records

Posted 09.26.2012 | Celebrity

Sex sells, but Adele isn't okay with that. With Lady Gaga posting photos of herself in nothing but her bra and underwear and proclaiming a body re...

The Science Of Victoria's Secret Catalogs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business

Time flies when you're looking at a Victoria's Secret catalog. Being exposed to sexually arousing images like those in a Victoria’s Secret catalo...

Sex Sells Is Never Going Out of Style

Brittany McDonald | Posted 07.20.2012 | Style
Brittany McDonald

What makes a respectable modern day woman, is a female who doesn't have to trade in her sex appeal to be considered strong, and doesn't have to trade in her brains to be sexy. We are now both.

LOOK: 10 Absurd Ads That Use Breasts

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 06.05.2012 | Women

BOOBS! Now that we have your attention …. This is a premise advertisers have been relying on for years. We’ve seen companies use breasts to se...

Snickers Ad Tells Men To Eat Chocolate Before Sex

Emma Gray | Posted 08.01.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

Today in "most ridiculous advertising claims," candy company Mars Inc. tells men that eating a Snickers bar will help them in the bedroom.

Facebook Sex Obsessed? Survey Shows 'Sex Sells' On The Site

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Are Facebook users sex-obsessed? New data about Facebook shows that articles with sexual references in their titles are shared far more often than ...

Sex Sells At Recession Fashion Weeks

Reuters | Sophie Hardach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

PARIS (Reuters Life!) - If you've got it, flaunt it and sell it: that was the message at Paris fashion week as collections teemed with lacy stockings,...

Who Wouldn't Rather Be a Mistress Than a Wife

Staar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

I'm not trying to change my status as mistress. The wives can keep the car pool, shoppin' and cookin'. I'll have candlelight, romance and all that lovely nookie.

"The Wilhelmina 7": LPGA Golfers in Bikinis, Evening Gowns and Lingerie -- and Why It May Be the Smartest Move in Women's Sports Today

Dave Hollander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dave Hollander

The double-standard women athletes endure with regard to marketing their sexuality is totally unacceptable. For both men and women: It's not just good for their sport -- it's good for their careers.