Re: Samples Query

Subject: Re: Samples Query
From: "diotima" <diotima -at- myway -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 19:50:02 -0400 (EDT)

well, i arrived too late to see the material (it's no longer up), so i can't give my opinion on that. but my guess is that it wouldn't have bothered me as much as the text that's been excerpted here.

are women really only delectable and succulent when they've been digitally (and, by all-too-logical extension, surgically) altered? were the women just too ugly to be shown in a calendar as they really are? why do women need to be "cleaned up"? how much fat is "extra"? who gets to say what constitutes perfection in a woman? geez, lots to deconstruct here.


--- On Sat 10/16, Barry Campbell < barry -dot- campbell -at- gmail -dot- com > wrote:

From: Barry Campbell [mailto: barry -dot- campbell -at- gmail -dot- com]

To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

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Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 18:54:27 -0400

Subject: Re: Samples Query

<br>Michele,<br><br>While I personally don't find it offensive, I think that the<br>combination of a pin-up calendar, combined with the following copy<br>from your website:<br><br>"As the designer, I created the calendar and shaved away extra fat,<br>masked bruises, and generally cleaned up all the models so they looked<br>as perfect and delectable as succulent peaches ready to be bitten<br>into..."<br><br>...might start some alarm bells ringing in 21st century business<br>culture, which is exquisitely attuned to issues of inappropriate<br>behavior in the workplace, "hostile work environments," and so forth. <br>If you're going after business customers, I'd advise you to tone down<br>the copy and/or remove this project from your web site entirely, as it<br>looks like you've got plenty of other good work to show. Two<br>rejections (for paying work) in a single week should be setting off<br>some alarm bells for *you*.<br><br>If you're trying to sell the calendar online (I note a Paypal link on<br>the referenced page) I would consider registering<br>"" (if available) and giving the project its own<br>dedicated site... as you note elsewhere in your pages, which I've just<br>had a quick look through, this is reasonably cost-effective.<br><br>- bc<br><br>^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^<br><br>ROBOHELP

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