The Art of the Australian Insult


Misogynist and demeaning
July 21, 2008, 7:05 am
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“The board considered the slogans to be misogynistic and demeaning to women and that they served to commodify women and could not be considered humorous or acceptable.”

Advertising Standards Bureau chief executive officer Alison Abernethy comments on a ruling on slogans painted on Wicked Camper vans, which serve the backpacker market. Slogans included such statements as “If God was a woman, sperm would taste like chocolate” and “women are like banks – once you withdraw you lose interest”. Queensland Premier Anna Bligh complained about another slogan – “Save the whales – harpoon a Jap” which she (rightly) labelled racist.

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