I recently had a discussion (still ongoing) with some people about a controversial poster that was used to promote a Valentines Day speed-dating night at an ‘alternative’ pub in Nottingham. The main strap line for this event was ‘BAG A SLAG, GRAB A HAG’. The designer, barmaid Lydia Hunt, defended the poster by saying “It was just to have a laugh and grab attention. I’m not saying women are either slags or hags, but I think it is an empowerment thing.”
Yes, Lydia, you are. And no, it isn’t.
Here’s the poster, below, and this is the BBC article.
For the record, I don’t often get involved in debates on Facebook… Arguing the toss with strangers is great fun, provided they can back up their point, and of course, everyone has the right to an opinion. Debates on sexism and political correctness tend to bring up interesting patterns in social convention; learning what…
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