Animated Razors Don’t Need Sexy Belly Buttons

Aaron DeBee
3 min readApr 13, 2018
The belly button is covered here, but are the shapely breasts necessary?

The new Schick Hydro Silk advertisement once again unnecessarily objectifies women’s bodies. The commercials are animated this time, but the emphasis on sexuality seems no less present than it has been in past controversial commercials.

Animated female razors don’t need to attract sexual attention. I feel like I shouldn’t have to say this.

It’s been nearly nine years now since Schick unveiled it’s first “trim your bush” commercial. This commercial featured topiaries that start out looking rather wild and unkempt but that magically shrink to neatly trimmed shapes as a woman passes by them.

“…That doesn’t mean that every topic related to a woman’s physical body needs to be sexualized.”

Apparently determining that imagery was not explicit enough in its insinuation, Schick ramped it up in 2015 by specifically placing the trimmed topiaries directly in front of the genital areas of three young women. There could be no mistake this time and the vocal opposition to the campaign intensified.

The controversy appeared to have reached a critical point following the 2015 commercial, and Schick seems to have since scaled back the blatancy, at least abandoning direct representation of pubic hair for the moment…



Aaron DeBee

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