I was on the Chicago metro when I took a picture of the in-your-face advertising for the up and coming erectile dysfunction pill called Roman. This was the second time I saw the ad. The first time was in May, after buying a single ride ticket to get on the Manhattan 6 line. I turned from the ticket machine and saw generation Y faces plastered like wallpaper everywhere my eyes could see.
So many questions popped into my media literacy mind: How much do these cities get paid by Roman and how do they use the money? Why are they marketing to younger males? Is it mandatory for pharmaceutical companies to have an ethics board? How easy is it to get a Roman prescription?
Where will the footsteps lead?
Moving up, we were all moving to the same beat.
Your thoughts are my thoughts. Your heart is mine.
Don’t hide, don’t hide – We love you.
Sunday, June 24th was the 49th annual Pride Parade. I went and was met with positivity and hope in this era of uprising turmoil concerning civil rights, which includes threats to equal treatment of the LGBTQ+ community. I went to support equality. No one should be discriminated against, harassed, or assaulted for their natural and normal sexuality. Love is love/Sex is sex.
I only took a few pictures since I just wanted to absorb it all, but I can tell you what I saw.