Sexism in Advertising

If you, like me, felt that some of the ads you saw this year were particularly sexist – a few even disturbingly so – you weren’t wrong: Alex Leo lists the ‘Five Sexist Trends the Advertising World Just Can’t Shake’.

I guess not much real changed has occurred [1] since the Media Education Foundation produced Jean Kilbourne’s awesome ‘Killing us Softly 3: Advertising's Image of Women’ back in 1999. (You can watch all of it on Google Video, by the way.)

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[1] Except for a lot more awareness of the issue – thanks in particular to people, groups, and websites like Feministing and copyranter to name just two.