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    I think when you start to notice sexist ads they are everywhere! The Kmart "Australian mums know good value" one drives me nuts! Then theres the bread as (for "the one") where the mum tells the clueless dad what bread to buy.

    In so many cleaning ads the "science" of the product is explained by a male....then demonstrated by a female.

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    I haven't seen that one, but I can't say there's any double standard. When people are offended by an advert and it's taken off the air it's generally because it received a lot of complaints. If men are offended by this advert, there is nothing stopping them from complaining and IMO if they are upset by it they should complain.

    Both men and women are portrayed badly in advertising.

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    True Luna but do the majority of the population want to see of even hear such a revolting ad? Every time I see if I throw up in my mouth a little bit. I know I'm not alone. Rather see ads about dirty balls.

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    There's one where the husband puts his car parts in the dishwasher to clean them (I think it was promoting dishwasher tablets or something). They come out beautifully clean, then the wife cracks the guy over the head with a big spanner.

    WTF? If the ad had shown a man cracking a lady over the head with a spanner I can only imagine the uproar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellibean View Post
    True Luna but do the majority of the population want to see of even hear such a revolting ad? Every time I see if I throw up in my mouth a little bit. I know I'm not alone. Rather see ads about dirty balls.
    But how is it revolting? Really? It uses proper terminology and states facts about actually bodily functions and fluids. Dirty balls? Poor personal hygiene is a million times more revolting than proper terms describing how the vagina works, and often how women feel resulting from the function.

    I'm a big girl.... I like proper, factual terms, over blue dye and condescending pet names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Lovegood View Post
    I'm a big girl.... I like proper, factual terms, over blue dye and condescending pet names.
    Me too. There's been a bit of a revolution recently re cycles and advertising. I am also impressed by the new advert where one young woman convinces another young woman to go out and perve on a bunch of footballers when she has her period. Usually when we have our periods, according to advertising, we're only allowed to ride horses, run and swim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    Me too. There's been a bit of a revolution recently re cycles and advertising. I am also impressed by the new advert where one young woman convinces another young woman to go out and perve on a bunch of footballers when she has her period. Usually when we have our periods, according to advertising, we're only allowed to ride horses, run and swim.
    Lord forbid, women are still beings of sexual interest when they have their period...no longer should we ship them off the menstration camp

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    Quote Originally Posted by darla87 View Post
    I think when you start to notice sexist ads they are everywhere! The Kmart "Australian mums know good value" one drives me nuts! Then theres the bread as (for "the one") where the mum tells the clueless dad what bread to buy.

    In so many cleaning ads the "science" of the product is explained by a male....then demonstrated by a female.
    Not to mention the 'I think it's about time you porked him' ads... Those pork ads are beyond the pale.

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    I have an issue with gambling ads in general, they are part of the news, part of some TV shows, adverts, why on earth is it ok to encourage gambling provided you add a one line down the bottom saying remember to do it responsibily. Sexism is rife everywhere and whilst it is wrong I have more of an issue with the newfound bombardment of gambling.

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