"Purveyors of the Centerfold
Syndrome have taken a similar position, that objectification and sexualized
imagery of women is really consumer-driven-that is, 'they want it and we
provide it for them.' I couldn't be more contemptuous of the arrogance
and ethical irresponsibility implicit in this outrageous denial that advertisers,
television programmers, video game distributors, rock video producers,
and men's magazine publishers are major shapers of male sexual attitudes
and behaviors. I acknowledge, however, that they are accurate in one respect.
If men and women were to join together to speak out against the Centerfold
Syndrome, matters would change very quickly and very markedly."
The Centerfold Syndrome, 201.
Corp has decided to stop running ads in Playboy magazine after the automaker
received complaints...Harris said the company acted because 'we don't advertise
to upset a large segment of the population. Obviously, advertising in Playboy
did...some people don't think Playboy stands for the things they like it
--Paul Farhi, "Chrysler
To Halt Ads In Playboy," The Washington Post, 22 February 1991.