Advertising’s Gender Problem

We all know that advertising has a bit of a gender problem. Any episode of Mad Men will show you the heavily male-dominated tradition of advertising and the struggles faced by women trying to succeed. However we like to think that advertising has changed – it’s 2018, things are changing, and we live in a world of meritocracy and equal opportunity. But while things may be slowly improving, some of the stats can be surprising. Especially when it comes to the creative field.

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Women and Justice? Not in NSW

Recently, we witnessed another disturbing miscarriage of justice as another (white straight cis) male was punished for groping a woman at the Defqon.1 music festival. Mitchell James Willey, is a police constable with the NSW police force and decided to randomly attack a woman by grabbing her vagina. When she screamed “don’t touch me”, Willey allegedly laughed and kept walking until he was collected by another police officer.

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