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And even MORE glamourized violence against women!

March 7th, 2007     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

Seems we just can’t get enough of glamourizing or ridiculing violence against women these days. The latest episode people are buzzing about is the rape-as-fantasy ad pulled by Dolce & Gabanna (thanks to my fellow Media Watch board members and for the tip).

D&G defended the ad as “artistic,” meant to “recall an erotic dream, a sexual game.” Doesn’t look like a lot of fun to me.

Update: I bet it doesn’t look like fun to this girl, either. Four boys from her high school are being tried for allegedly slipping her a date rape drug, taking turns sexually assaulting her and recording it on their cell phones. I wonder if ads like this naturalize this type of behaviour as something that’s ok.

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