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Phoebe Havyatt, Byron Bay.

Following on from Ray Moynihan’s letter to your paper regarding the sexualised advertising imagery for a local Harley Davidson giveaway, I would like to draw attention the an image that carries the same type of message that has adorned the exterior side wall of a local pizza joint – Legends – for as long as I can remember.

I pass by it up to half a dozen times each week, on my way to the Farmers Market, the Pighouse Flicks, the monthly Sunday Markets – none of whom, by the way, feel compelled to advertise their business with sexist imagery!

I look forward to a Byron Shire Council motion to put an end to all demeaning, sexualised and sexist advertising around the Shire, and for local media to cease publishing such imagery.

 


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3 COMMENTS

  1. This mural was painted by a travelling male and female international artist couple. It is not advertising, was not commissioned or paid for. You have now publicly accused a great local business, that is very charitable in the local community, of being sexist without having any idea what you are talking about. Congratulations!
    #banart ???

  2. I might add, both the writer of the letter and echo might want to consider the possibile legal ramifications of publicly printing allegations of this nature to the detriment of the business

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