Sunday, March 8, 2015

International Day of the Woman...Equality in Smoking???

Today we celebrate
the International 
Day of The Woman. 
A Day to Honor the 
efforts & contributions 
of one half of humanity, 
without which, none of 
us would be here.

But remember when 
Virginia Slims' motto 
was "You've come a 
long ways, baby"?
Besides being an 
incredibly sexist and 
condescending ad 
campaign, it encouraged
women to take up
smoking their brand
as a way to gain some
sort of warped sense
of equality to men. 
What women actually 
gained from this was
a higher incidence
of lung cancer than men...
Google Virginia Slims ads...
just how far have we come...?

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