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Ads That Perpetuate Gender Stereotypes Are Being Banned … But Not in the U.S.

Advertisements that perpetuate gender stereotypes will now be banned under new, stricter guidelines in the UK. For a lot of Americans, this sounds like a utopian dream–one in which those behind the commercials and other ads we see recognize that theirs is an industry designed to target our susceptible subconscious and holds itself to standards to make sure that power isn't abused.

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Nike Broadens Our Vision of Athleticism For Pride By Showcasing Mother Leiomy—the Wonder Woman of Vogue

Vogue, as an art form, didn't start with the hit Madonna song. It started decades earlier in the Harlem ballroom scene of the 1960s, which sprung up in response to decades of racism in the ballroom scene going back as early as the 1930s, where white gay men wouldn't let gay men of color participate, and if they did, they never won prizes. Right now, there is a reigning queen of vogue. She's known as Mother Leiomy, and Nike has recognized her greatness during Pride Month.

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This Teenaged Kiki’s Delivery Service Unleashed a Flood of Emotions Within Me

While Hayao Mizayaki's classic Kiki's Delivery Service left little to be desired, the characters are so beloved that this non-Studio Ghibli ad from Cup Noodle about a teenaged Kiki and Tombo unlocked a flood of emotion within me, and no you're crying over a Cup Noodle ad.

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New Dove Campaign Wants to Break Moulds With New Moulds

Have you ever been in the shower, cleansing yourself of the remains of the day only to be confronted with unrealistic beauty standards as you reach for your Dove® Body Wash?

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This Was Not the Wonder Woman Marketing We Were Asking For

Keep those unrealistic body standards off our Wonder Woman.

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Are You Wondering Where the Wonder Woman Marketing Is? Yeah, Us Too

We've got just over a month before Wonder Woman hits theaters. By this time in a mega-blockbuster superhero movie's gestation cycle, potential audiences have long been drowning in promotional campaigns. Marketing is s huge part of the movie process. So where is the marketing for Wonder Woman?

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With Its Latest Ad, Heineken Achieved What Pepsi Was Too Afraid To: An Actual Message

You remember that tone-deaf Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad, right? Yeah, we're trying to forget, too. Thankfully, Heineken has released something that can serve as an amazing palate cleanser, clearing away any aftertaste left behind by that denim-wrapped monstrosity. Check out the ad after the jump, called "Worlds Apart."

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Someone Please Explain to Me Why This Razor Has Boobs

Also it's a robot. A robot razor with full breasts.

Now, thanks to Schick, we can finally picture an anthropomorphic razor with a well-defined bosom.

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Oh Look, Pepsi Has Some Competition for That ‘Worst Ad of the Week’ Award

We didn't think we'd see another ad this week as tone-deaf and misguided as Pepsi's. Then Nivea had to go and release this racist nonsense.

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The Politics of 2017’s Super Bowl Commercials

In times like these, everything becomes politicized, and that includes Super Bowl ads. Here are three commercials that seem to have the internet up-in-arms over their attempts at progressive politics.

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Facebook Advertising Filters Allows Advertisers to Be Hugely Racist, Which Is Horrible and Also Super-Illegal

There are times when Facebook seems like it's really trying to be better (unconscious bias training! paying women equal pay!), and then there are times when it's just like what are you even doing, Facebook? Case in point: the fact that advertisers on Facebook can segment their ads based on race, not to target them, but to exclude them.

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Sexist Ads Don’t Work, So Unilever Has *Gasp* Decided to Actually Stop Making Them

Unilever, which is the world’s second-biggest advertiser, did some research on the efficacy of their advertising strategies recently. They discovered that a huge majority of their advertisements contain negative stereotypes about women, and it turns out, that's not an effective tactic when it comes to marketing products towards women.

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Fox Apologizes for Controversial X-Men: Apocalypse Ad

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Fox apologized for an X-Men: Apocalypse ad that was criticized recently by Rose McGowan.

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Facebook Can Track Your Browser History Even if You Don’t Have a Facebook Profile

Facebook is watching you. They're watching your behavior in other tabs, your browsing history, and even your location data as provided by your mobile phone, then they're providing that data to advertisers. And they're doing all that even if you don't have a Facebook account.

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Anti-Choice Groups Use Mobile Location Data to Target “Abortion-Minded Women”

Anti-choice groups are well-known for invading the privacy of others. Did you know that now they can also fill your smartphone with anti-choice marketing, based on your search history or your proximity to an abortion clinic?

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How to Mess With Your Facebook Targeted Ad Preferences

Have you ever looked through your advertising preferences on Facebook? It's pretty hilarious, and also more than a bit creepy, to scroll through and see what topics and products Facebook thinks you're interested in.

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Carrie Fisher Leads a Robot Support Group for IBM

There were quite a few commercial breaks at last night's Oscars, so I totally get it if you spaced out and missed the IBM Watson commercial starring Carrie Fisher.

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Marketing While Feminist: Tackling Gendered Advertising From the Inside

No, this is not going to be an entire essay about how my life is and isn’t like Mad Men. When I stepped into this position, I didn’t have much forethought about what that would mean for me in my personal life. Once a feminist, always a feminist. I thought that would be enough to carry me through any challenge. I ran headfirst into the work, guns a-blazing, But a funny thing happens when you try to marry strong moral principles on gender equality with a "targeted audience" description.

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Tone Deaf Harmon/Kardon Ad Suggested Women Shouldn’t Be Listened To

This ad for harmon/kardon's noise-cancelling headphones is so... tone deaf.

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Check Out the New John Malkovich Movie No One Will Get to Watch for 100 Years

If you thought you have to wait "a long time" to see The Force Awakens, or the Marvel Phase 3 films, you don't know what "waiting for a movie" is. Well, Robert Rodriguez and John Malkovich will tell you.

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