ADVERTISING

MTA

MTA Quietly Bans Sex Toys from Advertising on NYC Subway

After working with sex toy company Dame for months on potential ads, the MTA has rejected the brand's campaign entirely, based on a new policy that bans sex toy advertisements on the subway.
Leila Ettachfini
1.10.19
abortion

Facebook Almost Got Sued for Taking Down 'Deceptive' Anti-Abortion Page

The "Undecided on the 8th" page claimed to provide unbiased information about the Irish abortion referendum.
Sirin Kale
12.7.18
SEXISM

Unlike Thinx, Erectile Dysfunction Ads Had No Problem Getting on the Subway

The agency behind the MTA's subway ads deemed menstrual underwear brand Thinx's 2015 campaign "inappropriate." Erectile dysfunction ads that went up earlier this year faced less scrutiny.
Leila Ettachfini
7.18.18
Culture

Stockholm Bans Sexist Advertising in Public Spaces

City authorities in the Swedish capital voted near-unanimously to keep "offensive or upsetting" imagery off the streets.
Sirin Kale
6.13.18
ADVERTISING

IKEA Asks Women to Pee on Their New Ad for a Discount

We asked the Swedish furniture retailers one question: Why?
Sirin Kale
1.10.18
activism

The Masked Feminist Brigade Vandalizing Misogynistic Ads

In Paris, anonymous activists meet regularly to deface sexist billboards. We joined the group on one of their patrols.
Bérengère Sim
12.11.17
Business

Kicking the Bros Out of Brewing

Beer has been subject to co-option from men, resulting in perpetual sexist advertising and alienation of women from the drink. However, the boom of microbreweries across the globe has empowered women to reclaim what's rightfully theirs.
Jessi Carr
8.15.15
Drugs

Pussy, Money, Weed: How Marketers Are Capitalizing on Pot's New Lady Demographic

The marketing frenzy around sexy pot, cannabis vagina sprays, and flashy pink branding may sway some female customers, but it turns out what all women really want from weed is something that works.
Gabby Bess
7.23.15