Well, it’s Valentine’s Day again. Didn’t this just happen last year?
This xkcd comic pretty much sums up my feelings on the holiday:
But the chocolate industry relies on Valentine’s Day for an enormous portion of its yearly profits. And given the history and subsequent commercialization of the holiday, which I explored last year, that means that the usual heavily gendered and sexualized images of chocolate consumption are being broadcast at a fever pitch right now.
Really, there’s so much diversity in these images, I was hard pressed to choose which to show you. And so, inspired by one of my all-time favorite examples of ridiculously gendered advertising, Women Laughing Alone With Salad, I present:
Women Being Seduced By Chocolate
Sometimes their eyes are open.
Sometimes their eyes are closed.
Sometimes their bodies are covered in chocolate.
Sometimes they’re just a mouth.
And occasionally they experience a total loss of control!
Ahhh, to be a chocolate loving woman. Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
PS – Today’s the one-year anniversary of le blogue de chocolat d’amusement sans fin. I’ve had such a great time embarking on chocolate adventure with all of you and can’t wait to see where the next year takes us. Thank you for everything!