Bil Browning

Look at these naked French women's boobs! (And give them your $$!)

Filed By Bil Browning | May 14, 2009 5:30 PM | comments

Filed in: The Movement
Tags: bigger boobs, feminism, lose weight, Nikon, sex sells, sexism

Two things I stumbled across this morning that reminded me of how sex really sells in our society - and apparently French society too.

Make the Girl Dance, a new electro-pop duo, has hit internet gold with their first release "Baby, Baby, Baby." Why? Three young attractive women stride through the streets of Paris naked except for strategically placed song lyrics. (No wonder Alex lives in Paris! I love it how most people are so, well, laissez-faire about the whole thing.) The video was watched over 500,000 times in 24 hours - just in time for the single to go on sale June 1.

After the jump, "Nikon's new camera has bigger boobs than it's old one" or "Bigger boobs are better!" plus a bonus blast from the past!

Next up comes this recent print ad by Nikon advertising their new Coolpix3100 camera.

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What do you mean you didn't get it? It says it right on the ad! The Coolpix3100 has more megapixels than the old Coolpix2100, silly! Jeebus!

Extra Added Bonus: Jerame originally found this ad through a post on popular tech site Gizmodo. In the post, the author, Jack Loftus, says:

What gives? I mean nothing against France, and I understand tech is a male-dominated industry, but come on. There has to be a better way to advertise megapixels, right?

And I know, there's always the possibility that I'm being too sensitive (Juno made me weep, after all). These ads are simply the way of the world, especially in Europe where people are more used to it, and I'm certainly not taking issue with the fact that an ad agency knows it has gold on it hands when it comes to using the female form to sell a gadget. Attractive girl fish-out-of-water stories are nothing new either.

Nay, my issue is not with any of that, which is all completely expected, as sad as that sounds. It's just that this ad... felt so lazy and Maxim magazine in the grand scheme of things. Could we all try a little harder, you think?

Then again, maybe I'm just being a naive, clueless optimist. A kid digging a moat at the beach foolishly thinking he can hold back the tide. I invite any female gadget-loving geeks or IT folk out there in the ether to speak up, and let me know how far off, or spot on, I am.

And when I click the link to go to the post to read the comments from these female gadget lovers and IT professionals? The post is gone. Not there. Not even found if you search for it - gone completely as if it never existed. Which leads me to wonder if Nikon advertises on Gizmodo... I e-mailed the author, but didn't get a response. Feel free to leave your comments here instead.

Some days all you can do is shake your head in disgust or you'll go insane.

(Hat tip to Feministing for the Slender video)


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Are all French women so skinny and butch?

I was going to ask if they were all this homely. Sorry, but these ladies are not doing it for me, though I was intrigued when the word "commode" flashed over the woman's boobs. Anybody speak French who can tell me what she was singing about at that particular moment?

Mmmmmm.....Interesting! Maybe I should move to France!

mwangala ali | November 15, 2009 7:31 AM

I would like one of you to become my girl lover because you look nice and fantastic

What's amusing to me is that while the girl in the ad in my opinion has quite a cute face, the version of the girl with larger boobs is less attractive to me precisely because they are so abnormally gargantuan on such a small frame, that they look fake.

In other words, the lower megapixel girl is actually much hotter! :P

And you know, since I've heard that the number of megapixels is kind of arbitrary after like, a million, it really doesn't give me any incentive to buy the "bigger, better" camera.

I call this "ad fail".

But this is not limited to the women. Have a look at your local gay magazine and see the positions, build etc of the men in them. For that matter in the greater queer magazine that are controlled mainly by men. So if it was suppose to be a mix of content it's more likely then not to have men on the cover and them portrayed in some sort of sexual act, or just showing certain body parts to appeal to other gay men

I forgot how narrow the streets are. I really miss the bistro's/ oh yeah was there something else? Little natural stand up breasts rule.

Yea! agree 1000% percent!! Natural all the way.... like those JUST AS NATURAL really f**in' big '?fall down?' tits! Nothin' like smashin' your face in to a nice soft setta those. Right! Right? right.... No... I thought not.

And there's our problem right there: if they're small and perky (read: underage) they're perfect! If they're medium, large, or beyond they're fake, over done, gross (read: old, too 'womanly,' too-human, used, too mother-like, gross (the beginnings of all mysogeny-little boys dreaming of little girls) and hence societies unblinking nonchanlance at comments like Stephen Fry's "It wouldn't be at all difficult for me to kiss a woman - I'll kiss a frog if you like" or better yet his quote of a most often heard sentiment by gay men and many straight men as well: "My first words, as I was being born... I looked up at my mother and said, 'that's the last time I'm going up ONE OF THOSE,'" (stress my own).
It never ceases to amaze me the easy laugh that comes from degrading the god-given/nature-given/god's given/God-given body of more than half of the human population, and it just happens to be the half that carries the other 100% to their first breath.

As for the laissez-faire French, let's see how many French head turns when this same woman walks down their streets stark naked at 68, after giving birth to 2.5 kids (or less in France), and earth's gravity has taken it's toll. I'm sure they'll be fine about it as long as she brings her 13 yr old grand-daughter along for the ride (after her implants have finished healing of course). Personally I haven't seen anyone with a body like that since I visited my 18 year old best friend in the hopsital after her third surgery while suffering with Chron's disease. If French food is so damned amazing, why don't any of them eat it?

And just for general knowledge purposes, not all large tits sag, not all saggy tits are old, and not all old tits are saggy...

Billions of bodies and each just as beautiful as the next, but we'll never be allowed to see the differing types of beauty as long as mysogenistic men AND women are allowed to rule the air-waves. Sad. Long live large, luscious, large-nippled, pale-areolaed, low-hanging TITS!
signed: 'ONE OF THOSE' ya know-- a woman... just makes yer skin crawl thinkin' 'bout it...huh
Later on ya twats!!

"It wouldn't be at all difficult for me to kiss a woman - I'll kiss a frog if you like" or better yet his quote of a most often heard sentiment by gay men and many straight men as well: "My first words, as I was being born... I looked up at my mother and said, 'that's the last time I'm going up ONE OF THOSE,'

...these didn't strike me as particularly meant to be degrading, just--- it's not his personal taste. I identify lesbian, but I've kissed boys, and it does just as little for me as kissing a frog would, so I can see his point. and as for 'going up one of those'... I'm disgusted by the idea of sex with a guy, so I can see where he'd be disgusted by the idea of sex with a girl. in my opinion it's not denigrating women, it's just expressing personal preference.

"Remember, back in the day if you wanted your husband to fuck you, you needed to be Slender; it's not like he was going to poke some fat cow, right?"
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Wrong. Guess what, jerk? Fat people probably have more sex than thin people. Look around at couples and see how plenty of them are fat. Lots of cute guys are into fat women, which I'm sure surprises you, since you've obviously got tunnel vision -- "tunnel" being a euphemism for something else...

Dennis Teel | May 17, 2010 9:33 AM

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why can't I see their boobs?

RideThisHandsomeBlackCowboy | March 28, 2011 3:29 AM

As a dude,I can think of NO BETTER METHOD of
advertising ANYTHING than big boob babes!!!
(While I'm at it,though a democratic socialist,
my beef with a lot of my fellow leftist lads is that they seem,err,WHIPPED!!!)