Wednesday, December 22, 2010
We've come a long way, Baby - A moment of thanks to the Women's Movement
So that is why I was delighted that BBC Women's Hour highlighted some outrageously sexist advertising that used to grace our newspapers without question back in the day. This festive advert illustrates the kind of thing I mean, but you can see the full display of 48 ads that wouldn't make it passed the advertising standards board these days at http://owni.eu/2010/11/08/top-48-ads-that-would-never-be-allowed-today/.
Now, I'm not saying the battle for equality is won, but I am saying, maybe it is worth taking a moment to be grateful for some of the good things that we have achieved in the last fifty years. We've come a long way, Baby!