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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 38, Number 25. 2nd October 1975

"Hungry chauvinists" challenged

"Hungry chauvinists" challenged

Dear Bruce,

I want to entirely disassociate myself from that heartlessly sexist bean bag advertisement in last weeks Salient. I notice that the advertisement claims to be inserted by the Students Association. One Mr Steve Underwood would do well to note that few if any exec. members of the Studass Exec. saw or knew of the advertisement before it was offered up to the hungry chauvinists in Salient.

I intend to move a motion at next SRC calling on this association to condemn sexist advertising and prohibit its use by this association. If you are a woman (or a man for that matter) and you are fed up with the sort of gross insensitivity that is depicted in all sexist ads, then come to the next SRC and help initiate some sadly lacking policy on that subject. Unfortunately it is usually the female sex that suffers most under sexist advertising ... the bean bag ad. will serve only to add to the further hindrance of equal rights and opportunities for women and should never have been permitted through the pages of Salient which presumably purports to have an enlightened view of the world.

As a closing thought I challenge Steve Underwood to insert a similar ad. in next weeks Salient — but one that shows off a sexy guy instead of a sexy lady ... and um, wearing as few clothes as possible eh Steve ... Lotsa nice big muscles ... (perhaps even you could pose?).

Diane Hooper