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Simone de Beauvoir, Margaret A. Simons, and Marybeth Timmermann

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780252039003

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252039003.001.0001

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Women, Ads, and Hate

Women, Ads, and Hate

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(p.273) Women, Ads, and Hate
Source:
Feminist Writings
Author(s):
Marybeth Timmermann
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252039003.003.0042

If it weren’t so disturbing, the flood of misogyny set in motion by Ms. Yvette Roudy’s anti-sexist law would warrant peals of laughter.1 These gentlemen—and ladies—who reproach feminists for lacking a sense of humor are showing that they regrettably lack one themselves. With much pomp they call on their sense of responsibility and professional conscience in order to claim the right to cover the walls with images that—in their minds—will best fill their pockets! They are quick to invoke the highest cultural values: according to them, advertisements shower us with beauty, and it would take a complete lack of aesthetic sensibility to not compare these creations with the most famous paintings of the Louvre and their “messages” with the greatest works in French literature....

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