Category Archives: Advertising

Being self-employed: what I have learned

Exactly a year ago yesterday, I qualified as a bookkeeper. Since then, I have been busy setting up my practice and running my own business, hence no posts on this blog for almost a year. I thought I’d share with … Continue reading

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“Colour blindness” and equalities legislation

Last week, I watched this programme on Channel 4 about race. It was a fascinating breaking down of a lot of the myths we have been fed about race and racial stereotyping and it certainly made me think. However, the section … Continue reading

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The new wave of misogyny and sexism

Recently, I read this excellent piece by Alison Graham in the Radio Times, lambasting sexism in advertisements. Then my parents passed on this little gem by Michael Hogan from The Observer a week or so ago. Sexism is alive and well, … Continue reading

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Too female to know about plumbing

Yesterday, my partner and I noticed that the kitchen tap is leaking at the base of the fitting. Add to that the fact that our downstairs toilet has been deigning to flush only very occasionally for a few months, and … Continue reading

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The row over LEGO’s new “friends” range for girls

You may have read in the papers or online recently about a very public social media backlash against LEGO and it’s decision to bring out a new range “for girls”, called LEGO Friends.  The range features new style “girly” figures, … Continue reading

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The ASA and L’Oreal’s foundation ads

So, at last, the Advertising Standards Authority has started banning magazine make-up ads for being “unrepresentative”. After they banned a Twiggy ad for Olay in December, they seem to have continued to look at ads which are drawn to their attention, … Continue reading

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