I thought I would share with you an advert by weight loss company Protein World that has recently come under scrutiny for body shaming. Women are currently protesting the controversial ad declaring that it is fat shaming and promoting women to think negatively about their body shape.
Currently there is an event planned for this weekend in Hyde Park which has been organised by Fiona Longmuir and Tara Costello, who earlier this week posed in their bikinis in front of the ad in a London tube station to comment that everybody who goes to the beach is beach ready, irregardless of their size.
Although personally I don’t think there is anything wrong with the advert, I believe the model they used looks healthy and proportionate and I also don’t think the tag ‘Are you beach body ready?’ is meant to come across as negative. However, I also applaud the girls for their bravery to strip down to their bikinis to make their point that everybody needs to be comfortable in their own skin and for putting their point across.
It is the company’s reaction that has had a lasting impact on me, with their Twitter page responding to the backlash very negatively, such as telling women that as feminists nobody takes them seriously. The CEO of Protein World has also called those defacing the adverts “terrorists” who “shout a lot”.
The event to protest the advert is on May the 4th in Hydepark and is calling women of all shapes and sizes to come in their bikinis and show that any figure is beach worthy! Will you be attending?
With the impending elections, IllicitEncounters.com has asked its members to take part in a slightly different kind of poll. Instead of snog marry and avoid, 500 members were asked which politicians they would most like to cheat with, divorce their spouse for or avoid.
The results reveal that most women would like to cheat with Boris Johnson with over half of the vote (52%) and men would like to be unfaithful with Esther McVey (47%).
In the ‘divorce spouse for’ category Nick Clegg came top for women with 38% and Gloria De Piero for men with 35%.
The politician that has us running for the hills in the ‘avoid’ category is Nigel Farage with a staggering 64% of the vote and Nicola Sturgeon (58%).
Runners up in the ‘most likely to cheat with’ included Jeremy Hunt, Grant Shapps, Penny Mordaunt, Caroline Flint and Elizabeth Truss suggesting that Conservative politicians appeal to a more illicit audience.
David Cameron received 11% of the votes in the marry category whilst Ed Miliband didn’t fare so well receiving 6% of the votes in the avoid category.
The poll was carried out by IllicitEncounters.com the UK’s leading married dating website with almost 1 million UK members.
Spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com Claire Page said “Affairs and politics seem to go hand in hand, from John Major, Bill Clinton to Francois Holland, politicians are stereotypically bad at being faithful.”
“With the results released, the most hilarious finding has got to be Boris Johnson winning the title of person we would most like to cheat with! In a bizarre way, he emulates his hero Winston Churchill. He’s a sensationalist – between his comments on Islamic fundamentalists and suicide bombers, to his very fitting (or not so!) jokes about pro-having and pro-eating policies on cake, he’s certainly gifted at grabbing headlines. You have to admit, he’s got charm, so, in a way, it’s not difficult to see why women like him”
Full details of the winners are listed below:
Have an affair with Boris Johnson
Marital Status: Married.
Once quoted saying ‘I’ve slept with far fewer than 1000’
“Step in line ladies and form an orderly queue. Since Bojo first came into the public eye we have been fascinated by him, he is brazen and has charisma. There is no denying he has become a symbol for all things London – and with the highest percentage of members from here, it is no surprise we have formed a strong attachment to the politician. He would make an ideal candidate for an affair, picture this –an illicit afternoon cycling along the Thames – although it would be a bit hard to disguise that floppy blonde hair of his!”
Marital Status: Single
Once quoted saying ‘Marriage never came my way, I don’t know why.’
“Former GMTV presenter, also known as Fester Mcvile. She is opinionated and feisty – this slightly intimidating blonde bombshell is exactly the kind of woman a man would fantasize sleeping with outside of their marriage. Reminiscent of a comic book supervillainess, and who wouldn’t want to sleep with Posion Ivy, just once, to see what it’s like?”
Would have a Divorce for Nick Clegg
Marital Status: Married
Once quoted saying ‘My head spins. One moment I’m told I’m too edgy, then people say I’m too angry, then that I show too much passion … make your minds up,”
“Nick Clegg, a jack of all trades. He is an award winning journalist for the financial times, if you do the math – on that basis alone he would make an excellent prospective partner – the figures point towards financial security. Not only that, he is multilingual in five different European languages – which will make the holidays interesting!”
Gloria De Piero
Marital Status: Married
Once quoted saying ‘I hate to sound like a politician, but we must not allow ladders of opportunity to be taken beyond the reach of ordinary people,’
“Another former GMTV presenter, Gloria De Piero of Italian descent is the stunning girl next door. Someone you would be pleased to introduce to your family – she comes from a humble background and has become a rising star in the political world. Having launched a ‘Why do you hate me campaign’ to establish a better connection with the general public, she aims to challenge negative views of politicians. Beautiful and intriguing – it is no surprise men would leave their wives for her!”
Bubbling under in the ‘Divorce my spouse for’ were Tristram Hunt (27%), David Cameron (11%) and Luciana Berger (28%).
Avoid Nigel Farage
Marital Status: Married
Once quoted saying ‘I think that politics needs a bit of spicing up.’
“Not the greatest reputation, often coming under fire for his controversial speeches. It seems the general consensus is to avoid this politician, with his extreme views on immigration and wanting to bring back smoking in pubs and clubs – he isn’t exactly popular. Al Murray would have probably fended better with his spoof of Nigel’s UKIP party act, The Pub Landlord.”
Marital Status: Married
Once quoted saying ‘Where Mrs Thatcher divided society, I want to do the opposite’
“Let’s face it, with a huge 58% of the vote it is clear that Nicola Sturgeon simply doesn’t have those qualities we look for in a romance. The fact she’s in a committed 12 year relationship also puts her in that no-go zone.”
Other people in the avoid category included Eric Pickles (17%), Ed Miliband (6%) and Leanne Wood (21%).
A recent study conducted by IllicitEncounters.com reveals Gardeners as the top seduction fantasy for women. The married affairs site surveyed 1500 female members asking them who they would most like to seduce, and gardeners came on top with a shocking 37% of the vote.
The question posed was ‘Out of the following 7 people whom you may come in contact with in your house at some stage, who would you most like to seduce’
Gardener – 37%
Electrician – 16%
Locksmith – 7%
Plumber – 3%
Milkman – 4%
Postman – 14%
Window Cleaner – 19%
The notion of a female seducing a man is not a new concept. Call her what you want, the temptress, the femme fatale, the succubus – we are finding that the seductress adulteress is surely becoming a thing. With 1080 – 72% of the females questioned admitting they have actively pursued a man with the intention to seduce him. A-lister Eva Mendes brought the gardener fantasy into popularity when in Desperate Housewives her character enjoyed an illicit encounter with John Rowland the gardener – it seems the fantasy is just as relevant now as it was then.
Spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com, Claire Page said “In between the school run and the housekeeping– how else is a lonely housewife supposed to get her kicks? Move over horticulture it’s all about hottie-courier, and why not deliver yourself a hunk to your doorstep? Everybody knows the uniform of choice for a gardener is topless, mowing your seemingly endless lawn in the sunshine, of course women are going to fantasize that he tends to another sort of garden.”
“The other professions on the list also evoke a very different scene, with Electricians and Plumbers we envision an ‘indoor’ fantasy, but with the gardener it is ‘outdoor’ – entirely free and uninhibited. The idea of an outdoor affair taps into a woman’s inner exhibitionist and voyeuristic fetishes – making gardeners a very obvious choice for a lover. After all, there is a wheelbarrow in the kamasutra for a reason!”
So there’s a new fad that’s trending across social network channels and youtube called the #KylieJennerChallenge
Model Kylie Jenner, the 18 year old sister of Kim Kardashian has become renowned for her fuller lips, and it seems many youngsters are really wanting to achieve this look.
Allegedly the young model had used lip injections herself to achieve this look and the worry is she may be inspiring our future generation to do the same. Currently the challenge circulating online is to duplicate this look by sucking into shot glasses and small glasses to gain this pout look. Are teenagers taking this a bit too far? Tell me what you think!