Ad Standards Board ignores impact on children, dismisses complaints against Bras N Things Playboy ads
Complaint about porn brand advertising and its impact on children mischaracterised as complainant being "offended by images of lingerie clad women in shopping malls where children can see them."Read more
Originally published on The Conversation
Advertising and sex are two of the oldest professions in the world. Indeed, one of the earliest uses of advertising was to advertise sexual services; prostitutes in Ancient Greece carved ads into the soles of their sandals so that their footprints read: “Follow me”.
Sex and sexism, however, are different things. One is fun and most people do it at some time in their lives; the other is offensive and should never be done at all. But if recent events – from Eddie McGuire to Steve Price – are any indication, it seems sexism, like porn, is something you only know when you see it.
If you need to know how this plays out in advertising, the award-winning Game of Balls ad is sex-in-advertising. The Ultratune ads are sexism in advertising, as is the campaign using pre-teen models in sexualised poses to advertise dancewear.Read more
"The Board noted the women’s nipples are covered"Read more
"We can shoot your wife and frame your mother-in-law, if you want we can hang them too" - Fantastic FramingRead more
"There is no need for a woman to be naked to advertise on the first page"Read more
Honey Birdette - the sex shop masquerading as a high end lingerie store in major shopping centres, has once again shown exactly why it has been featured on our annual "Crossed Off" list for several years.Read more