Ken & Barbie
I found this presentation quite interesting, and I enjoyed their Xtranormal video at the start of their presentation. One part that I found quite interesting was when they showed the 'Asian' Barbie. It's fascinating that the only Asian features on those Barbies were their dark hair and traditional Asian clothes; otherwise they looked exactly like the traditional Barbie. It seems that our society puts Barbie and Ken on a pedestal as the best image of what a couple should be like. Another interesting topic they brought up was how when Barbie was shown as being a strong, independent woman who worked as an architect she still dressed extremely feminine and not at all like what an architect would dress like.
This group focused their presentation on the sex in perfume advertisement. One interesting point they made was how is something like perfume, which is all about how it smells, is being sold with paper ads and television commercials. Where people have no clue what it will smell like, but still want to buy it due to the way it has been advertised as a way to feel and look sexy. Their Xtranormal video showed a man who was wearing some cologne was able to get a woman to go home with him just based on how 'sexy' he smelled. It was curious how they showed the differences in how males and females are represented in perfume ads and how both genders are both being sexualized within the ads.