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Via Yahoo7 News
A Sydney pub has been slammed for its "sexist" promotion offering free meals for "hot" women.
The former family-friendly pub, Petersham Inn, in Sydney's inner west, has recently transformed into an American-style sports bar, including an adult entertainment venue featuring strip shows.
The Strip Inn is accessible through a separate entrance to the public bar, featuring topless waitresses and strip shows.
A poster, depicting an attractive woman seductively eating a slice of pizza, is plastered outside the venue, advertising a promotion where "hot girls eat free".
The campaign has outraged a group of local women who have called the stunt "sexist" and "misogynistic", the Inner West Courier reports.
Members of The Inner West Mums Facebook group have slammed the campaign, calling it degrading to women and say it is sending the wrong message to their children.
“Totally appalled! That is absolutely outrageous in this day and age,” one mother wrote.
A second woman agreed, saying: “It’s offensive and wrong. How do I explain it to my two daughters?”
"I have two teenage sons who have to walk past these images every day on their way to school - what is this teaching them about respect for women?" another mother commented. Read more
Via Smart Company
The Petersham Inn, which is also a hotel, has outraged Facebook users and activist group Collective Shout, who believe the sign is offensive and misogynist.
The sign features a woman eating pizza and advertising the promotion, which only applies if the woman also purchases a drink at the pub. Read more
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Advertising Standards Board
Fill out the online complaints form here: Lodge complaint
Contact the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW
Find out how to make a complaint about Petersham Inn's advertising and discriminatory promotion here: Enquiry service