Capitalism and captive marine mammals go hand in flipper
Kathleen Stachowski Other Nations
Dillard's department store has raised my ire. Again. And again, swimsuits figure in.
The first time--several years ago now--a swimwear sale ad blew me out of the water with its sexualized portrayal of a six-year-old girl. The swimsuit itself was OK...well, except for the two big flowers printed strategically on the chest of the swimsuit top. That, combined with the exotic dancer pose the child was photographed in, and I was e-mailing Corporate Office in a hurry and a fury to suggest that their advertising department sorely needed some awareness-raising and sensitivity training.