Edmonton salon ad irks family violence groups

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Edmonton salon ad irks family violence groups

An online ad for an Edmonton hair salon is provoking angry responses from family violence groups and calls for a boycott from social media users.

The ad pictures a well-coiffed woman with a vicious black eye sitting on a couch. Behind her stands a menacing man proffering a diamond necklace.

The ad reads: "Look Good In All You Do."

Fluid Hair began the ad campaign about a year ago, but the controversy hit the mainstream media after the ad was discovered by bloggers this week.

Critics say the ad diminishes the seriousness of spousal abuse and would like to see the ad pulled.

"I think it's more than lived its useful life," said Jan Reimer, co-ordinator with the Alberta Council of Women's Shelters.

"This advertisement is at risk of glamourizing an issue that is of serious and life-threatening, ongoing concern to all the women and children who use our shelters," said Janine Fraser, director of the Edmonton Women's Shelter.

Ad is art, says salon owner
Salon owner Sarah Cameron defended the ad in a press release posted on her website, calling it artistic and open to interpretation.

"Is it cutting edge advertising? Yes. Is it intended to be a satirical look at real-life situations that ignites conversation and debate? Of course. Is it to everyone's taste? Probably not."

However, the release apologizes to abuse victims and promises to donate to the Edmonton Women's Shelter proceeds from services when a customer mentions the ad.

"If survivors of abuse interpret this ad to make light of any abusive situation, we sincerely apologize, that was never our intent as there are people that worked on this campaign who are survivors of abuse."

The salon has sent an email explaining the ad to Edmonton Women's Shelter.

Reimer said women's shelters would welcome the chance to work with the salon.

"Hairdressing salons can have a tremendous impact," she said.

"So many women go to hair salons, it's a natural place to give out information about community resources.

"As you see from the ad, this is a well-dressed woman with an expensive necklace. It does give the message it happens to everyone."

Cameron blames the media for creating the controversy in the first place.

"Edmonton is presently the murder capital of Canada," the release states. "Media's energy and time may be better spent boycotting dangerous areas, gangs, guns, other street weapons, or a sick justice system, which unfortunately is still sadly lacking when it comes to punishing abusers ..."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2011/08/30/edmonton-fluid-ad-abuse.html

The picture should be of an empowered female standing over a male with her "shoe in his mouth like a stuffed pig",(dworkin) with him looking down while trying to give her the diamonds in exchange for her foregiveness.

K9

"...is still sadly lacking when it comes to punishing abusers ."

Interpret: "No one is losing their genitals in retaliation for being accused"
Explaining misandry to a feminist is like explaining "wet" to a fish.

CaptDMO

OK, when did physical violence turn into (all inclusive)domestic violence, and then turn into family violence?

I guess it was all OK back in the day when as yet unempowered, unemancipated,
victims of suffrage
were depicted in ads with crossed arms, holding a frying pan or rolling pin.

I wonder how the manditory reporting, of suspected "domestic violence" (see:The Duluth Model Power Wheel) by men's hair care specialists/medical attendants is working out?

Boycott away, with the assumption that all your salon "needs" will be self-attended to at home, and the money saved will pay off the 'family" credit debit.   

outdoors

 Vandals deface Edmonton salon in ad controversy

Vandals have painted messages on the windows of an Edmonton hair salon at the centre of a controversy over an online advertisement that critics claimed glamorized violence against women.

"This is Art that is wrongly named violence," reads the first message on a window discovered Thursday at Fluid Hair Salon.

A fuchsia-coloured painted arrow then directs the reader to a message on the next window: "That was violence wrongly named Art."

The rest of the message was put on the salon's second window. CBCViolet paint was also thrown againt the door of the salon.

Earlier this week, the salon attracted widespread attention for an online ad which pictured a woman with a black eye sitting on a couch with a menacing man holding a necklace standing behind her. The ad reads: "Look Good In All You Do."

Acting Sgt. Rick Evans said police found paint brushes and buckets of glue at the scene. He said the owners of the salon have received threats from people stating they wanted to "give them a black eye" or burn down their business.

"We want people to know that enough's enough," Evans said. "We're taking this seriously and we will be laying criminal charges if we're able to determine who's doing these acts."

The ad, which has been on Fluid's website for a year, was discovered by bloggers this week and went viral on the internet.

It prompted social media users to call for a boycott of the salon and Edmonton women's groups to hold a news conference to express their disappointment.

This ad on the salon's website was discovered by bloggers earlier this week. CBCSalon owner Sarah Cameron defended the ad in a press release calling it artistic and open to interpretation.

"Is it cutting-edge advertising? Yes. Is it intended to be a satirical look at real-life situations that ignites conversation and debate? Of course. Is it to everyone's taste? Probably not," she wrote.

Cameron apologized to abuse victims and promised to make a donation to the Edmonton Women's Shelter each time a customer mentions the ad.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2011/09/01/edmonton-fluid-vandals-violence-women.html

neoteny

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"We want people to know that enough's enough," Evans said. "We're taking this seriously and we will be laying criminal charges if we're able to determine who's doing these acts."


That's a pretty big if...
The spreading of information about the [quantum] system through the [classical] environment is ultimately responsible for the emergence of "objective reality." 

Wojciech Hubert Zurek: Decoherence, einselection, and the quantum origins of the classical

BRIAN

Violence is an act like defacing someone else's property.
You may sleep soundly at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence upon those who seek to harm you.

outdoors

  actually got through the mods...

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The more I think about that poster.....the more pissed-off i get!

If anyone should be upset about this poster...it should be MEN!

If that is not the promotion of misandry....then i don't know what is?


If the feminist's were smarter-they would have seen the potential for this....instead they f'd-up big-time and went against the very thing they stand for.

Actually....maybe thay have figured it out.......

Maybe this is why CBC has had this picture up since the beginning of this story.....??

Now I read that anyone who mentions this poster when they visit the salon,the salon will donate to the women's shelter.

The Biscuit Queen

I would like to know why an ad showing a woman who looks like she stuck her finger in a light socket in a seriously ugly livingroom would make me want to share her hairdresser.
he Biscuit Queen
www.thebiscuitqueen.blogspot.com

There are always two extremes....the truth lies in the middle.

neoteny

The spreading of information about the [quantum] system through the [classical] environment is ultimately responsible for the emergence of "objective reality." 

Wojciech Hubert Zurek: Decoherence, einselection, and the quantum origins of the classical

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