Monday, April 30, 2007

REEFER MADNESS FOR A NEW GENERATION: From the same mindset which brought us Lifetime's Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life (which attempted to demonstrate the dangers of online pornography without actually showing any nudity, or hinting that its viewing might lead to Onan's transgression) comes the Ad Council's new anti-MySpace PSA, Everyone Knows Your Name.

As a friend pointed out to me, the ad basically tells teenage girls that whatever happens to them online is their own fault, placing no responsibility on all the boys and men around them to not be jerks. Instead of telling women "think before you post," why not have an ad campaign that tells guys not to be assholes? There must be better ways to heighten awareness of online privacy issues than this.

e.t.a.: Okay, Lindsay said it online herself, and better than I just did.

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