Tag Archives: sexism in advertising

Having body hair will literally turn you into a dude, according to Veet’s new ad campaign

Tweet I seem to remember a time when sexism in advertising was subtle enough that critiquing it involved some skill — or least a keen eye. It was fun, truth be told, to tease out the sexist subtexts of so many of the commercials that inundate media consumers every day. Perhaps I’m romanticizing the not-so-distant [...]
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Snickers’ hunger-induced street harassment

TweetFor a few years now, Snickers has run ad campaign based the slogan “You’re not you when you’re hungry,” where people in extreme states of hunger act completely out of character until they’re able to eat a Snickers. A number of celebrities have lent their talents to this campaign, including Betty White, Joe Pesci, Robin [...]
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“Can’t we just talk about shoes?”

TweetToday’s dose of casual sexism brought to you by the DC Metro. Women, amirite?  Tweet
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Who approved these ridiculously sexist “Avengers” T-shirts?

TweetWelp, sexist advertising doesn’t get much more blatant this. Here’s Marvel’s Avengers T-shirt for boys: And for girls: Update: Sign the petition to say we’re #notbuying it. Related: What if dude superheroes posed like lady superheroes? Tweet
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Quick Hit: McKenna Pope’s crusade for gender neutral advertising of Easy Bake Ovens

Tweet13 -year-old McKenna Pope is seeking to break the gender paradigm in advertising, starting a petition to get Hasbro, the maker of the Easy Bake Oven to redesign its product packaging and advertising to include boys. Sparked by her little brother’s love to “cook,” Pope responded to her brother’s questioning why the commercial only features [...]
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