This French Ad, Aimed at Celebrating Women, Is Ridiculed for Stereotyping Them Instead

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Here's a new one: An anti-sexism ad has been pulled for being, well, sexist.

French TV station France 3 pulled its latest campaign after widespread criticism. The offending ad shows a home in a state of disarray—an oven smokes, children's toys are scattered, an unattended iron catches aflame, a dog is left whimpering—while ominous expect-sad-little-girl-ghost-here music plays.

It closes on a shot of a woman's closet, with one pair of shoes clearly missing, as upbeat music plays and the answer to the question that's presumably your mind (i.e.,



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