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Submission: "Take Courage" beer ad

This beer advertisement was banned in the UK by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in 2009. The ad implies that the woman is asking “Does my bum look big in this dress?” and the guy is using beer to gain the courage to answer her.

The ad definitely makes fun of curvy girls, and some people interpreted it as the man building courage to take advantage of the woman.

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Whether you need some liquid courage for the night, something refreshing to quench your palate, or something comforting to warm your heat, Turkey has got you covered on drinks. Here’s a list of beverages you can find in Turkey. 

Yeni rakı is the top rakı brand in Turkey. Turks consume an average of 1.5 litres of rakı per capita per year. 

  • Rakı: As one of the top choice alcohols in Turkey rakı can be seen everywhere. This aniseed based drink generally has a 40-45% alcohol level. Similar drinks are popular in the Balkans, and to a lesser extent Iran and other Turkic countries. Rakı is so popular in fact, it is considered the national drink in Turkey.  Rakı turns white when water is added. Due to this it has gained the colloquial title of “aslan sütü” or “lion’s milk”. In Turkish culture lions are seen as symbols of bravery and courage, hence implying it is a drink for strong men - it is popular among all types of people however. It is a popular pairing with fish and red meat dishes.  

Ayran is best served frothy. 

  • Ayran: Ayran is yogurt drink mixed with salt and cold water. It is usually paired with grilled meat dishes. Nomadic Turks have consumed ayran since before 1000 A.D. and some theorize that Göktürks had invented it when trying to improve the taste of bitter yogurt. Similar drinks are popular in Western, Central, and South Asia. 

Turkish coffee in a typical coffee cup with a side of lokum (Turkish delights). 

  • Türk Kahvesi: Sometimes confused as being a type of coffee bean, Turkish coffee is actually a method of preparing coffee. Roasted coffee is ground into a fine powder then simmered with water in a pot (cezve). The grounds are left in the coffee. A good cup of coffee should have a thick layer of foam on top. The coffee is typically served with biscuits or sweets and a glass of water. Turkish coffee is popular across the Middle East, the Balkans, and other parts of Europe. Turkish coffee has an interesting role in Turkish culture. At one point it was so popular in the Ottoman Empire that it left a mark on Turkish vocabulary. Breakfast is referred to as kahvaltı meaning under or before coffee. The colour brown is kahverengi meaning coffee colour. When a suitor visits a girl’s home with his family, the girl serves everyone Turkish coffee but puts salt in the potential groom’s drink. If he drinks it easily it is suppose to be a sign of his good temper. Kahve falı (tasseography) is also popular in Turkey. People read your fortune by interpreting the coffee grounds left at the bottom of your cup after you turn your cup upside down on a saucer. Most people do not take the fortune seriously but treat it as a fun tradition. 

A tray of black tea served in typical tulip shaped glasses on the shores of Üsküdar with Kız Kulesi (Maiden’s Tower) atop the Bosphorus in the background. 

  • Çay: Çay is by far the most popular drink in Turkey. Turks drinks tea so much and so often that they actually boast the highest average consumption of tea per capital in the world. I’ve made a previous post about tea in Turkey that goes more in-depth, you can read it by clicking here. Below are some of the more common types of tea found in Turkey.
    • Black Tea: At every corner you’ll hear people clinking their spoons against the rim of tulip shaped glasses as they mix some sugar into their black tea. Black tea is the most common type of tea in Turkey. Much of the tea is sourced from Rize, a lush green province on the eastern coast of the Black Sea. 
    • Nane Limon: A common herbal remedy, mint lemon tea is usually drunk to relieve stomach ailments, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, and to lower stress. 
    • Ada Çayı: Another popular herbal tea, sage tea is drunk to relieve upset stomachs, relax muscles, relieve sore throats and other cold/flu symptoms, and even reduce menopausal symptoms. 
    • Elma Çayı: Sometimes apple tea is thought to be the most popular Turkish tea by foreigners. This misconception stems from the fact that apple tea is typically served to guests and foreigners in tourist areas because of its sweet taste. It is not an everyday beverage for most Turks. 

A warm cup of salep garnished with cinnamon and coco. 

  • Salep: Salep is a thick warm beverage made from orchid root flour, sugar, milk, and cinnamon. It is commonly consumed in fall and winter. Salep and similar drinks can be found in many former Ottoman territories. 

Glasses of boza waiting to be served. 

  • Boza: Boza is a thick drink made from fermented wheat topped with cinnamon and roasted chickpeas. Boza was traditionally a fall/winter drink because it had to be kept cool in order to prevent spoling; however, with the invention of refrigeration it is now available year-round. The drink is believed to have originated from nomadic Turkic peoples in Central Asia as early as the 6th century B.C. 

A glass of  şalgam among a table of food at a restaurant in Istanbul.

  • Şalgam: This sour drink is made from turnips (şalgam), pickled red carrots, salt, spices, and fermented wheat. It is commonly served along side rakı. Şalgam is sometimes used as a hangover cure. Adana touts itself as the home of şalgam. 

A chef pours gravy on top of a plate of iskender kebap served with a bottle of Şıra (top left corner) at a restaurant in Kadıköy.

  • Şıra: Şıra is a highly sweet non-alchoholic fermented grape drink. It is usually served with iskender kebap, a specialty of Bursa.  

After an advertising ban on alcohol in 2013, Efes put out these ads as a way around the law.  The picture on the left reads “Görmesek de biliriz.” meaning “Even if we don’t see, we know.” The one of the right reads “Ne bu şişe?” meaning “What is this bottle?”. The company wanted to show that they could still generate sales because of how iconic the Efes beer brand and its bottle shape is in Turkey. 

  • Bira: You can’t talk about drinks in Turkey without talking about beer. Beer is the most consumed alcohol in Turkey, accounting for 63% of all alcohol consumption. The largest beer company in Turkey is Efes Pilsen, dominating over 80% of the market. Since the AKP took to office, the government has attempted to lower alcohol consumption by levying heavier taxes, restricting sales, censoring advertisement, and imposing partial drinking bans (by area). However, consumption hasn’t been affected much by the policies and is generally on a slow trend upward. 

Red wine is poured into a glass looking out at the hot air balloons and beautiful rock formation in Cappedocia. The area is one of the largest wine producing regions in the country and historically had some wine production when Christians used to live in Central Anatolia.

  • Şarap: Anatolia has a long history of wine production and is thought to be one of the oldest wine producing regions of the world dating back 7000 years. Even when Islam was introduced into Anatolia, the tradition continued not just among the Christian communities (for whom it was permitted) but among Muslims despite attempted bans. At one point even the Hanafi school of thought, the leading basis for Islamic law in the Ottoman Empire, allowed for the consumption of alcohol. Hanafis later changed their position on this subject disapproving it. Red wine is the most common wine in Turkey. Alcohol consumption varies in Turkey. The Marmara and Aegean region boast the highest percentage with 20% and 18.8% of people consuming it respectively, with South Eastern Anatolia having the lowest at 4.7%. Overall consumption across the country stand at about 17%. 

Some of the most popular brands of sparkling mineral water in Turkey. 

  • Soda: The word soda in Turkish is often used to describe sparkling water. This might seem like a mundane beverage to put on this list, but it is commonly ordered off of menus at restaurants and bought from grocery stores as it is thought to help digestion. Though we have Perrier and San Pellegrino in North America, these are marketed as luxury sparkling waters and are not as widely consumed compared to Turkey’s demand for sparkling water.  

A man gets ready to eat balık ekmek (fish sandwich) with a side of turşu suyu.

  • Turşu suyu: Similar to şalgam, turşu suyu (pickled vegetable juice) is a sour beverage made from pickled vegetables ranging from beets, carrots, cabbage, cucumbers, onion, peppers, garlic, etc. all placed in chunks in a glass of pickle brine. Also like şalgam, it is sometimes considered a hangover cure. Turşu suyu is typically drunk with fish. 

A cold glass of cherry juice ready to drink on a hot summer day. 

  • Vişne Nektarı: It may seem odd to feature a fruit juice but I wanted to put this one of the list because it’s rarely found in North America, cherry juice. Vişne is sour cherry, and this juice is particularly popular in the west coast of Turkey and in Afyon which is known in the country for its cherry production. 

Glasses of lohusa Şerbeti being prepared to serve up at a baby shower welcoming a new born a few weeks after birth. 

  • Lohusa Şerbeti: Lohusa Şerbeti is as sweet spiced drink. Traditionally it is drunk by new mothers before birth in order to increase milk production. It is also served to guests at baby showers which, in Turkey, take place after the baby is born. 

My opinions regarding the UK “sexist advertising” ban…

I think the actual ban is completely stupid and unnecessary, as you could probably guess, but here are some points I want to bring up.

1. What constitutes as sexist and how do we define a sexist ad? I mean, I understand the cause and I agree sexism is wrong, but passing a ban against adverts people disagree with under the guise of sexism actually kind of scares me - where do we then draw the line? How do we tell the difference between adverts that are actually sexist or someone just doesn’t particularly like it? Who are we to tell someone whether their advertisement is bad or not? Are we only going to allow adverts that fulfill the status quo? I understand the intentions behind it but this is something that could go South very quickly and prohibit people’s freedom to express their brand the way that they want.

2. There are much bigger issues going on in the UK, such as concerns regarding Brexit, the housing crisis etc, and this is what people want to focus on - advertisements… What is the damn point?

3. Will this lead to shaming of people who do fit into traditional gender roles as more so of a choice? Like a man who is the sole breadwinner in the family it goes into an important role in science or whatever, or a woman who wants to stay at home raising children or become a teacher etc… Because these people do exist and this is their choice to do so…

4. Sometimes showing traditional gender roles isn’t inherently a bad thing. I don’t support men and women being forced into those roles if that is not what they want to do, but these roles are there for a reason and it’s not a bad thing to say that woman generally are more nurturing and men are more dedicated to their work.

5. By saying certain ads are pointing out gender roles, especially when it’s very likely the people behind the adverts literally don’t give a shit, isn’t it further perpetrating those gender roles further?

Heloise Bergman

One of Heloise Bergman’s projects is called The Dying Art (of smoking) which was to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of banning smoking advertising. Bergman is also against smoking herself as she mentions, all the research she did on smoking out her off. For this project Bergman created an installation recording of everyone outside smoking and captured how the way one person holds a cigarette can provide information about the smokers personality. This was projected inside an exhibition, bringing the people outdoors inside, making them part of the exhibition.

Heloise Bergman’s current project is called Ta Moko - Modern Maori Warriors. Ta Mako means tattoo in the native language of New Zeland. This project captures the culture of Maori and represents their constant fight to keep their tribe and protect their history. In the project, she explores the new culture of the Maori and photographs them showing their cultural identity against a white background as you can see below.

Feminism And Islam: The Two Greatest Threats Against Women

Muslim perversion is well-known. It’s not surprising really. After all, their prophet had sex with a 9-year old girl.

There’s Sweden, which now has rape numbers that actually do match feminist statistics. That happened after Muslim immigration.

Then there’s Germany, where thousands of women were assaulted on the streets after their genius Chancellor decided to invite millions of refugees across her country’s borders. Now those same refugees are violating women’s borders.

And Britain has Muslim rape gangs molesting and raping thousands of young women and underage girls. For years, the police have ignored the problem because they didn’t want to be called racist.

Every immigrant group seeks a better life than the old country. All except Muslims, who seek to create replicas of their hellhole countries in each new nation they colonise.

Islam is the only group that tells its members not “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” but rather, “When in Rome, demand benefits and rape people.”

The situation with regressive social attitudes from Muslims in Europe is getting so bad that Vlad The Impaler is acquiring a reputation as a folk hero.

Europe hasn’t solved the refugee crisis - they’ve just created a new one.

And where are the feminists? The feminists who think a mythical, made-up “rape culture” on college campuses is a real thing? Well now Europe now has a real rape culture, but feminists don’t want to talk about it. That’s virtue-signalling. Talking about the made-up crimes of white college-age men gets you more social justice retweets than a real rape epidemic involving brown people.

Almost every effort to control speech and shut down either “abusive speech” or “hate speech” is a feminist project.

About a year ago, the United Nations suggested we censor the entire Internet to save feminist’s feelings.

They released a completely insane report called “Cyber Violence Against Women And Girls: A Global Wake-up Call”.

The UN report itself contains a number of bizarre attempts to equate critical tweets on the internet with physical violence.

“A cyber-touch is recognised as equally as harmful as a physical touch” says the report. In their press release, UN Women claim that “cyber violence … places a premium on emotional bandwidth.”

Anita Sarkeesian went before the UN and called for “laws” to deal with “harassment,” which she defined as being told to “shut up” on Twitter.

And speaking of Twitter, look what they did when they stacked their trust and safety council with these lunatics. They basically killed Twitter by embracing the nonsense idea of “online harassment.” They banned anyone who critcized a “POC” all the while letting ISIS remain active on the platform.

Now to say that Islam has an issue with free speech would be like saying that feminists have an issue with calories: not only obvious but entirely true.

We know the horrific state of free speech in Muslim countries. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, China jailed the most journalists in 2015. But 9 of the next 11 countries with the most jailed journalists were Muslim countries. And speaking of 9/11 and Muslims being deadly, the top 7 deadliest countries for journalists are all more than 90% Muslim.

Turkey is supposedly the moderate Muslim country, the one we want to let into the EU. And under Muslim President Erdogan, it has turned into a free speech nightmare. Private newspapers have been seized. Erdogan has criminalized “insults” of himself not only within his own borders, but has attempted to crack down on those insulting him on YouTube and in Germany. Again: this is “moderate, secular Turkey.”

But it’s not just within Muslim countries that Islam and free speech butt heads.
In 2015 the Center for Security Policy commissioned a poll of Muslims in America. It found that 30% of American Muslims believe it is legitimate to use violence against those that insult Islam. And 33% said that sharia should take precedence over the constitution if they clashed. You know, the same constitution that stops feminists from putting you in jail for trolling people, like they do in Britain.

According to a Wenzel Strategies poll in 2012.

  • 58% of Muslim-Americans believe criticism of Islam or Muhammad is is not protected free speech under the First Amendment.
  • 45% believe that those who mock Islam should face criminal charges.
  • 12% believe blaspheming against Islam should be punishable by death.

The entire world loves Malala, the Nobel Prize winning champion of education for girls. But look at her opinion, which passes in the media as moderate: “The more you speak about Islam and against all Muslims, the more terrorists we create.”

So Malala’s opinion is if we all just shut up and did what Islam wants, which is to submit, they wouldn’t need to shoot us, stab us, or blow us up.

That’s the general sentiment of non-Muslim Americans toward criticism of Islam: “Don’t criticize Islam too harshly, or they might kill you.” That is not an attitude conducive to freedom. That is an attitude of authoritarianism. That was the attitude held by German citizens under Hitler. That was the attitude held by Soviet citizens under Stalin.

We hear a lot about moderate Muslims, but in practice we don’t see them.

London has elected a Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, who is praised as a moderate. But many have been left wondering just how moderate he is.

Khan banned sexy advertisements from the underground like the famous Protein World ads.

Was this move really to combat body shaming, like feminists wanted? Or was it to make the underground more shariah-compliant?

It’s weird isn’t it, that a religion where the men are so perverted is also a religion that tries to make women less sexy. But I guess it’s not so surprising - instead of encouraging men to control themselves, Islam has instead for generations been telling women to cover up.

There’s a slight difference with feminism here - feminists absolutely do want to control men, by any means possible. But they also want to control women.

That’s why they told women to become lesbians in the 1970s in order to stick it to the patriarchy and it’s why they lash out at women in the sex industry or any woman who doesn’t align herself with the radical views of feminism.

Still, the results are the same. Islam, a killjoy religion, considers alcohol, drugs, and, in the case of ISIS, even cigarettes to be “haram.”

Feminism, a killjoy ideology, is trying to shut down frat parties, college game days, and drunken romantic trysts because it considers them to be part of “rape culture.” Different excuses, same result.

Now, Islam’s hatred of the west barely needs an introduction. It is one of the defining realities of our time. In Europe, after the suicidal decision to open the floodgates to Islam, ordinary citizens have faced terror attack after terror attack from crazed jihadis.

As always, the media tries to avoid mentioning the attackers’ origins. A Muslim kills people in Germany? Just a “Tanned German.” A Muslim drives a truck through tourists in France, killing more than 50? Just a runaway truck attack.

The terror attacks have died down, for now, but last summer, it seemed as if the west was being attacked every week.

I’ll be generous and say feminists don’t hate the west quite as much as Muslims do. Not that the Weather Underground and other progressive groups didn’t commit their fair share of terrorist attacks. But those guys are peaceful university professors now, so that’s OK!

Still, the loathing that feminists and other progressives have for the west, especially in the academy, is eerily similar to Islam.

Take the feminist professor Margot Lovett at Saddleback College for example for doing something that would make Muslims cry tears of joy.

She ripped down 9/11 memorial posters, on 9/11 memorial day. Take a guess what class she teaches… You’re right - Women’s Studies.

The same professor once wrote that 9/11 was the result of “U.S imperialism.” She also endorsed a statement from the Black Radical Congress which blamed 9/11 on the “genocidal levels of death and destruction” caused by the west.

That’s a professor at a western college. Oh, and by the way, she makes over $170,000 in pay and benefits annually. And part of that is taxpayer funded.

Feminism and Islam are the twin problems facing America today.

America hasn’t yet felt the full effects of Islam but it’s dangerously close. Terror attacks like the Pulse nightclub shooting are terrible - and preventable - tragedies.

Let alone France, which is now full of no-go zones and should be crossed off your tourist bucket list unless you love rape culture and immigrants openly defecating in the street.

The good news is we continue to make great strides in the culture war. I was not surprised one bit when it was announced that Donald Trump had won the election. We are no longer afraid to stand up and retake our identity, freedoms and security that feminism and Islam have been taking away from us for far too long.

Feminists may not realize it now but if we continued to let immigration happen at the rate Obama planned, they would be the first ones to feel the rapey effects of it, just as it’s already happened to the women of Europe.

anonymous asked:

I'm honestly patiently waiting for writscrib to open up. I know you're still making things work out and honestly, I can't wait to try it out! But please tell me we aren't going to get bombarded with advertisments and if we do get them, they won't be malicious. I have to use ublock origins just to avoid getting my webpage hijacked by malicious ads on Tumblr and Flight Rising. I hit the 100 mark regularly in blocked ads on Tumblr alone.

We’re only going to have a few optional ads, and they’re ads that we whitelist-only! If you ever find one that is trying something malicious, report it to us so we can remove it and ban that company from advertising with us in the future.

How To Make Hockey Great Again

1.) Gary Bettman is to be fired and beaten with a rubber hose. 

2.) An injury does not mean something is wrong. Hockey is a tough aggressive sport and people will get hurt. Deal with it. If a hit is perfectly legal, it resulting in an injury should not result in a penalty. If a simple clean hit injures you because you are very small the opposing player will not be penalized simply for being larger than you. 

3.) All players must sign a waiver indicating they know these risks including the potential for concussions. In order to play you must acknowledge these risks and sign away your right to sue if it happens to you. You are paid millions of dollars for a reason…it is hazard pay. So now let’s never talk about concussions again. 

5.) All measures to reduce or eliminate fighting are gone. Referees will no longer be instructed to break up fights before they start. No more game misconducts just the regular 5 minutes in the box. Journalists who complain the sport is too violent will be stripped of their press passes and banned from all NHL arenas. No more free seats and chicken fingers for you giant faggots while you ponder new ways to shit on the sport and its fanbase. Go cover high school soccer games.

6.) Instigator rule is gone. If both players engage in a fight no one players team should be penalized by being short handed. Bring back the enforcers. Fighting is a fundamental part of hockey and it’s no job for a star player.

7.) Obstruction rules now gone. Nobody likes this, not the players not the fans and not the referees. They make stick infractions so broad and easily called that it simply becomes a matter of whenever the official feels like calling a penalty. touching a players hands with your stick is no longer a hooking penalty. Just because a flimsy composite stick explodes doesn’t mean a slashing penalty etc.

8.) Get rid of the trapezoid. let the goalie play the puck wherever the fuck he wants

9.) No stupid delay of game penalties. Accidentally flipping the puck into the crowd shouldn’t warrant a penalty. 

10.) Absolutely no more shoot outs. Games will be decided by hockey, not a hockey mini-comp.

11.) No more 3 on 3 overtime. You get one 10 minute overtime period of 5 on 5 hockey during the regular season. If nobody wins after that the game is a tie and each team gets one point. During the playoffs overtime is continuous until there is a winner.

12.) Zero points awarded in a loss. The loser point sucks.

13.) Fuck the wild card. go back to the old bracket system. You shoudn’t need a math degree to figure out the playoff matchups. You have teams who earned a top playoff spot facing teams that should also have a top playoff spot in the first round because of mismatched divisions. You have teams jumping from 8th to 3rd over teams that have more points than them. This is stupid.

14.) End tanking. Stop rewarding teams for failure by giving out top draft picks to losers. The lottery didn’t fix this problem end that too. Make teams compete for draft picks. The best team to miss out on the playoffs shouldn’t get boned for being the best of the losers. It will make for meaningful exciting hockey even among teams no longer in the playoff race. No more phoning it in or losing on purpose for draft picks.

15.) Stop profit sharing. If a franchise isn’t profitable then that city doesn’t deserve a team, if they don’t care about the team then give it to a city who does. Stop propping up failures by taking money from successful franchises.

16.) End the salary cap. Stop penalizing franchises for success. Let them pay their players whatever they want. If they want to dig deep and pay their players more money or use money to attract better players then they should be able to. No more getting rid of good players because the league wont let you pay them. This will lead to team popularity correlating with success. Which will encourage more people to support their teams. 

17.) Permanent lifetime ban on Jersey advertisements, it’s a terrible idea let’s never hear it again. 

18.) Don Cherry will have the entire intermission to talk and can say whatever he damn well pleases.

19.) Goaltender interference is still a valid reason for a coaches challenge but an offside is not. If the referee says it’s onside we don’t need to spend 10 minutes determining millimetres.

20.) All player safety measures will be practical and cannot alter the structure of the game. For example make sure equipment provides proper protection instead of making the game softer. Cushioned pads, better gloves, properly secured helmets etc.

21.) Bring back big open ice hits, hipchecks etc. Excitement is more important than safety. We pay to watch hockey not sarcastipuck where we replace collisions with hugging. Leaving your feet for a hit is fine, making contact with the head is fine. If a player sees you coming and turns their back to you at the last second resulting in a hit from behind it’s their fault whether they get injured or not. They put their own safety at risk to draw a penalty and gave the oncoming player no options, they made the choice to be unsafe not the player coming in for a clean legal check. 

22.) Stop trying to make hockey work in hot American cities where nobody cares about hockey. Arizona is surviving off the profits of other teams, their city council tried to get rid of the team because they didn’t want it and here they are still kicking for some reason. You also have enough teams, not all of which are doing well… stop expanding. Vegas is a shitty idea.