Quick Index
 Adult Industry News
Search AINews Database
Type Keyword or Phrase Here
Are you TOUGH ENOUGH for Joanna Angel? EXPO 2014, August 24-27, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
   
 

Front Page
Film News
Media News
Business News
Clubs & Appearances
Law & Politics
Internet & Mobile News
Lifestyles Arts Health Charity
Letters to the Editor
Columns
Movie Spotlight Reviews
Interviews
Pornstar Pages
AINews Staff
Ad Rates
PR 101: Press Release Service

Caliente Swinger Vacations!

Kayden Kross at Twistys

July 11, 2001 09:17am
French Advertising Degrades Women
Source: Reuters
by: Nathalie Meistermann

(PARIS) -- French advertising increasingly degrades women with overtones of violence, sexual domination and bestiality, according to an official report published on Wednesday.

The report recommended that a 19th century law on freedom of the press should be updated to make sexual discrimination in advertising an offence and urged advertisers to promote non-sexist values in their work.

``Egalitarian adverts are rare. Discriminatory adverts are legion,'' the report said.

It was presented to the junior minister responsible for women's rights, Nicole Pery, who said advertising was perpetuating stereotypes of male dominance.

She said as little as two years ago public opinion had been indifferent to how women were depicted in advertising, but was now beginning to press for change.

Activists opposed to sexism in advertising have held protests in recent weeks outside Paris stores owned by companies perceived to exploit women to sell their products.

Their targets have included the fashion chain La City, which has run a controversial ad juxtaposing a sheep and a naked woman on all fours. The chain, which aims to serve women aged 18 to 30, says it ``dresses naked women.''

The report, commissioned by Pery's office, said traditional sexist images of women as housewives or temptresses were increasingly giving way in advertising to what it called ``porno chic'' scenes of bestiality, domination and violence.

Such adverts were intended to make the viewer think of sexual violence including gang rape and sado-masochism, the report said.

``For some years, and increasingly in recent months, advertising has portrayed women in ways that many people find humiliating and degrading.

``It increases the risks to human dignity with images inciting violence against women or sexual discrimination,'' the report said.

Pery presented it with an opinion poll that found 50 percent of women were often or very frequently shocked by the way women were portrayed in advertising. The same survey found 57 percent of men were rarely or never shocked by the same images.

Are you TOUGH ENOUGH for Joanna Angel?


Related Sites - WARNING! Graphic Content

RavenBay01.3gp

See BiBi Jones at Digital Playground

Top Stories

Cherie Deville Returns

Alana Evans at WonderCon

Risque Starr Sisters Parties

Natasha Voya PSK

The Sexual Liberation of Anna Lee ~ Reviewer Rated

Carter Cruise at Exxxotica

Belle Knox at Exxxotica

Rock'N'SeXXXy & Hustler

Puma Swede Opens Desire

Nikki Phoenix XRCO Nom

Maddy O'Reilly is Slutwoman

Alex Chance jGrrl

Tony Batman Conquers LA

Alexa Aimes NYC Tour

2014 AVN News Rack Part 2

Roxanne Rae Available

Minka Karaoke XXX

Rio Lee Heads Cherry Pimps

Immoral Mayhem

XRCO Sponsorship Opportunities

Rotten Hosting Vivid Radio

Cherie Deville Available

Tony Batman Crazy Appearances

Inside The Industry 03/19/2014

Chanel Preston Interview

Alicia Silver Productions Content

Adrianna Luna Dance Dates

Entertainment is Entertainment is Entertainment

Inside The Industry 03/12/2014

Maryjean on Artie Lange

Naomi Knight at Mansion

Bridget the Midget at Trixie's

Tory Lane Heads Cherry Pimps

Maryjean Available in LA

Bella French on Ginger Lynn

Kelly Shibari's Steak & BJ

Southern Somer Karaoke XXX

Belle Knox: Feminist Revealed

More
Stories From

Lifestyles Arts Health Charity

Gloria Leonard Memorial

Valentine's Tips

Kinky Valentine Cards

Dammit He's Dead

Death at Bunny Ranch

Sara Jay not Dead

Glory Stories Batts Fundraiser

Daisy Marie hosts Philippines Relief

Fairvilla Movember Bash

Nadia Night Back From Rehab

Altar dedicated to Guccione

Alex Gonz Hep C Statement

CSC Preserves AIDS Poster

Bible Study with Kurt Lockwood

CineKink Screens at BedFEST

Shibari Speaks at Woodhull

Baci Launches Halloween Contest

ASACP to London XBIZ EU

Wicked Heads AIDS Walk

Yahshua Seeks Help

Alesia Pleasure at Bare Bowling

LATATA Hep C Statement

Bare Bowling is Back

LATATA Advises Performers

drake Leads AIDS Walk

CineKink in Oakland

CineKink Kicks Off

Vice is Nice Charity Event

CineKink 2013 Tour Dates

Simone Takes Art World

Sandau Scholarship Fund Established

1000 Bras to Tornado Victims

Paris Kennedy Sanctuary Sessions

CatalystCon West Pre-Con Events

Wrestle Erotica Celebrity Fundraiser

Sexploitation Documentary

CET Screens for Hep

Rockstar Mayhem Festival Update

Priya Rai Retirement, Engagement

Superman Super Show

Monet Helps Hurricane Victims

Deep Throat Sex Scandal Movie

Ropes with Julie Simone

Gamelink to Senator Robert Ford

CatalystCon Speakers, Sponsors

Bondage Ball Hollywood

Sportsheets at Pride Event

Toga Lifestyle Party

Domcon LA This Week

Kurt Lockwood at Ice House

2013 Masturbate-a-Thon

Angel Sponsors AIDS Research

     
Copyright © 1998 - 2014 Adult Industry News (AINews.com)
All materials constituting text, articles, press releases, stories, columns, photographs, graphics, and code on the AINews.com domain are protected by copyright, and either owned by Adult Industry News (AINews.com), or reproduced with permission from other copyright owners. It may be downloaded and printed for personal reference, but not otherwise copied, altered in any way, or transmitted to others, without the written permission of Adult Industry News (AINews.com).