Aug 12, 2009

I write letters

Dear PR person responsible for the "Don't be manipulated" poster and the manager who approved it,

Why are you creating posters that posit women as objects rather than adult humans with full agency?

This poster says "shame on you, you mindless puppet, for not knowing that there are partisan anti-abortion agencies trying to counsel you, you stupid little girl, who cannot tell the difference".

How is a poster like that of any use with the woman-as-object, woman-without-agency, woman-as-child imagery?

You show a shocking lack of respect and a tendency to bullying yourselves.

I suggest a sincere apology, rapid withdrawal of the poster and to commit to not using women as objects in any future campaign.

I look forward to receiving your reply.


Mór Rígan

h/t Maman Poulet

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