Today's NYT has a blurb taking note of all the supine models in current ad campaigns:


It's easy enough to read these as sexual, anti-feminist, (and anti-walking in towering heels?), but I especially appreciate trend forecaster David Wolfe's interpretation referencing The Dog Whisperer.

“It’s obviously sexual,” Mr. Wolfe said of the trend. “But the other thing I think of is animal psychology, because I do watch ‘The Dog Whisperer.’ When dogs or cats lower themselves to make themselves seem submissive, they are giving up their power and displaying their lack of aggression.”