Victoria’s Secret Misses the Mark by Pursuing Inclusivity as a Tactic, Not a Culture

The retailer finally advertises to us mere mortals, but the result is bland and performative

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During a week of anxiety for many women in the United States, Victoria’s Secret launched its latest campaign devoid of angels, glamour and wings. Instead, it featured us, mere mortals, with a promise of advocacy and commitment for us “real” women to be the ones defining what beauty is.