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Friday, March 25, 2011

Slog Poll: Worst Ad Placement Ever?

Posted by on Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 10:12 AM

Slog tipper Jason directs our attention to this pro-life coat hanger shown over at Joe. My. God:

Choose life! And Springdale Dry Cleaners!
  • via Joe. My. God.
  • Choose life! And Springdale Dry Cleaners!

Joe calls it the worst ad placement ever. I'm inclined to disagree—in fact, I think it's the most persuasive pro-choice ad ever.


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seandr 16
Where is the liberal-funded outreach?

Libs need to step up and spend on some money on this problem. We should have our own evidence-based pregnancy clinics in poor urban and rural areas, only ours should be staffed with actual doctors and nurses licensed to practice medicine, not a bunch of church clowns.

Can Planned Parenthood take donations? If the government won't collect the tax for it, fuck it, let's just pay for it ourselves.
Posted by seandr on March 25, 2011 at 11:20 PM · Report this
No wire hangers...

No Wire Hangers...EVER!!!!!
Posted by TominChicago on March 25, 2011 at 1:55 PM · Report this
With @13, they're totally real, I've seen them. We dropped off a coat to be cleaned with someone we hadn't used before because it had to be done, and....totally that exact coat hanger. You laugh to keep from screaming.
Posted by divine_miss_em on March 25, 2011 at 11:15 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 13
Actually, yes, they truly are THAT clueless. Many of them wouldn't know what you were talking about if you mentioned coat hangers and back-alley abortions. Seriously. They don't study history, they don't keep up on current events, they don't travel more than 50 meters outside their isolated bubbles.

Not ALL of them are that ignorant, but a VAST number of them are.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on March 25, 2011 at 11:11 AM · Report this
You could interpret this ad 100% literally: Choose Life by not using this coat hanger. Save the life of your child and possibly yourself by not using this coat hanger for a dangerous, unsanitary, self-mutilating procedure. Of course, saying "Choose a real abortion in a regulated medical facility!" would be a bit more coherent.
Posted by Lumpmoose on March 25, 2011 at 11:09 AM · Report this
thatsnotright 11
If I came home and found a shirt hanging on this my first action would be to choose another dry cleaner.
Posted by thatsnotright on March 25, 2011 at 10:55 AM · Report this
Njoy 10…
^ NO WIRE HANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Njoy on March 25, 2011 at 10:45 AM · Report this
seatackled 9

Simpsons did it. Simpsons did it.…
Posted by seatackled on March 25, 2011 at 10:35 AM · Report this
Banna 8
Choose life.
Choose a job.
Choose a career.
Choose a family.
Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players, and electrical tin openers.
Posted by Banna on March 25, 2011 at 10:32 AM · Report this
Julie in Eugene 7
Back-alley abortions don't kill people, coat hangers do.
Posted by Julie in Eugene on March 25, 2011 at 10:30 AM · Report this
levide 6
Reminds me of good ol' Sid's Baby Furniture down in LA.
Posted by levide on March 25, 2011 at 10:25 AM · Report this
On second thought, this must be fake. Even the anti-choice crowd can't be this clueless, cruel and insensitive. (I can't believe I just wrote that.)
Posted by mitten on March 25, 2011 at 10:24 AM · Report this
Irena 4
I say yes. Choose life = outlaw abortion = desperate pregnant women literally sticking these things inside themselves, then dying from infections.

Ideology meets cold, hard reality. The irony is stomach-turning. Ad placement fail.
Posted by Irena on March 25, 2011 at 10:23 AM · Report this
I think the people placing the ad have no idea what a coat hanger means to the pro-choice crowd.

I was taken to pro-life rallies as a kid, told to wave signs saying "god loves babies" or something, had my photo taken, all that. When I got to be a teenager, I read the pro-life newsletters. I think it was only when I became an adult and started to see the pro-choice side that I actually came across a coathanger in the context or abortion. It's not really presented in the pro-life crowd because they really don't want to consider the alternatives.
Posted by kmonkey on March 25, 2011 at 10:23 AM · Report this
Banna 2
More accurately: Worst PSA placement ever. The ad for the cleaners is appropriate, the Public Service Announcement is not.
Posted by Banna on March 25, 2011 at 10:21 AM · Report this
I'm speechless. Almost. Because this does remind me of what another writer posted (Paul?) a week or so back about how the Pro-Choicers need to get graphically brutal about our cause, to counter the graphic images the anti-choice crowd uses to push their agenda, and show what really happens to women and families when abortions aren't available to them. I can't remember who wrote that, but I agree.
Posted by mitten on March 25, 2011 at 10:20 AM · Report this

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