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Ban Sexist Adverts, Demands Green Party Deputy Leader


Jo Dusepo

Green Party Deputy Leader Amelia Womack has called for a ban on sexist adverts, claiming they ‘harm all genders’. The calls were made in a piece for the Huffington Post, in response to a plan to tackle sexism in advertising released by the Advertising Standards Authority earlier this week.

Womack’s calls follow a widespread public backlash against sexist gender representation in adverts, including Protein World’s infamous ‘Are you beach body ready?’ billboards, which polling suggests over half of UK women deemed to be offensive.

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