The highly controversial clothing giant American Apparel is at it again, making waves with an ad campaign that features full frontal nudity. Don’t get too excited, though; it’s just line art.
The ad appeared in a print edition of Vice magazine, and features a lovely depiction of a woman wearing little more than a drape-y shirt-thing and a dandelion, sporting what Salon refers to as a “big black bush.” With the eyebrows to match, even. The campaign comes at a time when American Apparel is plagued by rumors of bankruptcy, employee theft and discriminatory hiring practices—so maybe the company’s just trying to charm us all with a unshaven labia?
Manchester University has discovered that women wearing red lipstick keep the attention of heterosexual men for nearly a full second longer than those wearing pink lipstick. Considering that straight guys are said to spend nearly 54 percent of their first ten seconds staring at a woman’s mouth when they first meet her, that full second may count for quite a lot, actually.
More than 50 guys were hooked up to eye-tracking technology before being shown images of women for ten seconds exactly; those with pink lipstick got mouth-stares for 6.7 seconds and those with red lips got ogled for 7.3 seconds. When presented with images of women wearing no makeup, the men’s attention was evenly distributed over all the features, slightly leaning more towards the eyes.
So, apparently the lesson here is, if women want a man to recognize their entire face the next day, don’t wear makeup? Man, science is getting really harsh.
And here’s another study, concluding that sexy women have a more difficult time finding a job—at least in Israel, that is.
The study was conducted by Bradley Ruffle of Israel's Ben-Gurion University, and it analyzed more than 5,300 resumes competing for around 2,600 jobs. In Israel, it’s common for job applicants to be required to include a photo with their resume. The results?
“Among female candidates, no-picture females have the highest response rate—22 percent higher than plain females and 30 percent higher than attractive females,” said Professor Ruffle. “The evidence points to female jealousy of attractive women in the workplace as a primary reason for their penalization in recruitment." So the next time we’re at a job interview, don’t wear our red lipstick?
There may not be any sex video games for the Xbox Kinect yet, but German safe-sex supporters Vergiss AIDS nicht, or “Don’t forget AIDS,” have created a game where a digital condom and a webcam allows players to virtually box a green-eyed HIV monster—with their “Cock Out,” of course.
In a statement, the organization said that the game should help young people “learn by doing” in a “multi-sensory” fashion... The player also gets lots of information on the themes of HIV and AIDS,” the statement said, “In addition to glory and honor.” Quite a way to slay a dragon.