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Sexist Advertising

14 Times Women Were Sexed Up For Absolutely No Logical Reason

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.18.2014 | Women

We live in a world saturated with images of beautiful women. And while there's absolutely nothing wrong with beauty and sex appeal, sometimes marketer...

This Company's Sexist, Racist And Homophobic Slogans Have Got To Go

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.17.2014 | Women

An Australian camping company's offensive advertising slogans have sparked Internet outrage -- and rightfully so. Brisbane-based camper van rental...

Why It's Unfortunate that 'Sex Sells' in Advertising and in Life

Madeline Wahl | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

We as a society need to stop looking skin-deep and need to actually dive deeper into ourselves and in our culture and find and listen to people who are changing the way things are done but aren't being heard.

These Sexist Vintage Ads Would Be Totally Unacceptable Today

Posted 03.13.2014 | Fifty

We often yearn for a simpler time. You know, back when we didn't all have a smartphone, two e-mail addresses, and a laptop to keep us distracted at al...

7 Ridiculously Sexual Ads For Totally Unsexy Things

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

Sex certainly sells, but some sexual advertisements are more baffling than enticing. This week, Spirit Airlines employed all sorts of vagina jokes...

Seriously, D.C. Metro?

Posted 12.03.2013 | Women

Don't you just hate it when you try to chat with a friend about the transit system, but all her lady-brain can focus on is shoes? The D.C. Metro un...

Why This Ad Campaign Made People Very Angry

Posted 10.24.2013 | Women

Another day, another unnecessarily sexual advertising slogan. Dallas-based Deep Ellum Brewing Company's Blonde Ale features a creepy doll and the s...

This 2013 Ad May As Well Be From 1950

Posted 10.01.2013 | Women

Ladies take care of laundry and groceries, while men travel the world, bringing home the bacon. At least that's the message of a Brinks security ad re...

WATCH: This Ad Is Getting A Whole Lot Of Backlash

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.23.2013 | Women

Sexist ads are hardly a relic from the "Mad Men" era. In fact, in the past year alone we've been treated to everything from the use of an iconic femin...

LOOK: Sexy Gym Ad Sparks Controversy In D.C. Suburb

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.03.2013 | DC

An ad featuring the humongous likeness of a scantily-dressed woman crawling over a pool table has caught the ire of a group of concerned citizens who...

Well, We Can See Why This Ad Was Banned

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.06.2013 | Women

Sex might sell -- but using that tactic too heavily could also get you into trouble. A commercial featuring Pamela Anderson has been banned in Bri...

PHOTO: Swiffer Is Using Rosie The Riveter To Get Women Cleaning

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 06.03.2013 | Women

When Westinghouse Electric told U.S. women, "We can do it!," to boost worker morale in 1943, we're pretty sure they didn't have household chores in mi...

LOOK: Is This Cervical Cancer PSA Sexist?

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 05.13.2013 | Women

Singapore isn't exactly known for subtlety when it comes to public service announcements. Earlier this year, BuzzFeed alerted us to a seriously creepy...

WATCH: What If Ads Depicted Men This Way

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 05.13.2013 | Women

Media and advertising are often unkind to women, but you get the best sense of how unkind when someone compiles several demeaning ads in one place. ...

LOOK: The Wrong Way To Advertise Flowers

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 05.03.2013 | Women

In the midst of scanning Reddit late last night -- as we are wont to do -- we clicked on a photo tagged "awesome sign from florist" which turned out n...

The App That Could Put An End To Sexist Ads

Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.21.2013 | Women

When it comes to portraying women fairly and accurately, advertising doesn't have a great reputation. We've written about many of the worst offenders ...

Ads Suggest You Need To Be More 'Fresh' If You Want To Get Laid

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 02.06.2013 | Women

Are you having trouble getting laid? Maybe you're just not "fresh" enough down there. That's the message coming from "Fresh + Sexy wipes," a new p...

LOOK: Women React To Sexist Super Bowl Ads

Posted 02.03.2013 | Women

Super Bowl commercials are now one of the most anticipated parts of the big game, but that doesn't mean the ads are always clever. Sex sells and -- if...

8 Terrible Super Bowl Ads We'll Never Forget

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.04.2013 | Women

Given that a 30-second advertising slot during the Super Bowl can cost up to $4 million, you'd expect companies to be rolling out their best, most eff...

CRINGE: 17 Sexist Vintage Ads For Spouses

Posted 09.21.2012 | Weddings

Is a push-up bra the secret to snagging a husband? According to one vintage ad, the answer is a resounding "Yes." (Can you see us cringing?) Click ...

17 Cringe-Worthy Ads For 50s Wives

Posted 08.19.2012 | Weddings

Are you boring your husband to death? There used to be a pill for that. Click through the slideshow below to see some cringe-worthy vintage ads...

Are These Gym Ads Effective?

Emma Gray | Posted 06.30.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

A Brazilian gym has released a set of eye-catching advertisements telling women to "Be Independent" ... by opening a jar of olives.

Naked Dead Women Are Hawt!

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

What is it about watching a well-dressed man either about to kill a senseless woman draped over the hood of his car that would make anyone want to buy their clothing?