- What are some popular methods or procedures used for beauty enhancement in your country?
- Would you choose to undergo beauty enhancement? Why or why not?
- authority /uh-THAWR-i-tee/
- exploiting /ik-SPLOI-ting/
- highlight /HAHY-lahyt/
- critic /KRIT-ik/
- pressure /PRESH-er/
[noun] – an official organization, often created by the government, which is responsible for managing a particular duty or service
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) revoked the operating license of a factory found guilty of severe pollution violations.
[gerund] – the concept or action of using someone or something unfairly for personal gain or advantage.
Exploiting vulnerable individuals for personal gain is morally wrong and should be condemned.
[verb] – to attract attention to or emphasize something important
The advertisement highlighted the product as a revolutionary solution for weight loss.
[noun] – someone whose job is to give their opinion about something, especially films, books, music, etc.
The movie received mixed reviews from critics.
[noun] – a difficult situation that makes you feel worried or unhappy
The pressure to succeed in academics can be overwhelming for students.
The ASA deemed the Botox blog “harmful” and “irresponsible” as it breached rules against advertising prescription-only treatments to the public. Glowday defended the article, stating it was based on research data and aimed to provide unbiased information about various aesthetic and skin treatments. They argued that the ban was ironic considering the lack of accountability among unregulated injectors who promote their services. However, critics argue that the ad adds to the existing pressures faced by women, particularly mothers, and reinforces the notion that they must undergo procedures to feel valued. This messaging is unfortunate given the societal pressures women already experience.
- What action did the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) take?
- Why did the ASA ban the Botox blog on glowday.com?
- What reason did the website provide for increased bookings in September?
- How did critics view the messaging of the ad in relation to the existing pressures faced by women?
- In what ways do you think the banned Botox blog on glowday.com may have contributed to the existing pressures faced by women, according to the critics?
- Have you ever encountered advertisements or content that exploits insecurities and perpetuates harmful stereotypes? How did you respond to it? If not, what do you think should be done to address that kind of issue?
- How do you think societal beauty standards impact your own self-confidence and self-esteem?
- Do you think advertisements should be held responsible for perpetuating harmful stereotypes and insecurities?
- What are your thoughts on the ban mentioned in the article regarding blog advertisements promoting Botox injections? Do you think it is justifiable to prohibit such advertisements? Why or why not?
- Which other advertisements, similar to the one mentioned in the article, do you believe should be banned?