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Stephen Colbert on Advertising to Women

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Colbert is busting the beauty industry once again. This time, he’s spoofing some truly awful ads for Summer’s Eve Douche.

The vagina is a self-cleaning organ. We don’t need douche, washes, sprays, or anything else to keep our vaginas clean. In fact, douches and soaps can disrupt the balance in that area and cause more harm than good. While Colbert doesn’t get quite so technical, he does a great job pointing out the double standard when it comes to advertising to women versus ads targeting men. Check it (Alert: this is sort of a PG-13 video):

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Like he says in the video, “I don’t think that it’s fair that women have these commercials marketed to them, telling them that their bodies aren’t good enough the way they are.”

Though I will admit, it is sort of an amazing ad.

What do you guys think? Do you feel like advertisers target women in this way more than they do men?

Image Via Summer’s Eve

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

2 Comments

  1. HA HA HA HA . . . that is hilarious!!! cucumber ball dip . . . ha ha ha ha ha ha ha . . . i love colbert. i think madison ave has always dumbed down to women and quite often missed the mark. there is a great article (somewhere) about why solar may be slumping – because they aren’t marketing strongly enough to women!!!

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