MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico is deploying an army of inflatable sex dolls
dressed as office executives in a head-turning publicity campaign against
workplace harassment of women in the famously macho country.
Timed to coincide with International Women's Day on Wednesday, the advertisements show sex dolls with staring eyes and gaping red mouths dressed in suits and sitting at computers.
They make suits for those things? Huh. I'll be darned...
Mexico's national institute for women said the ads -- which will run on
television, radio, print media and billboards from mid-March -- were aimed at
stirring up controversy and symbolized the use of women as sexual objects.
I'm having a little trouble understanding exactly how "sex dolls" shown sitting at a desk will make men treat women better. Unless of course their definition of "better" is to be tossed around like a, well, like a sex doll (for cryin' out loud, I'm having trouble coming up with a punch line here, people).
This last part is my favorite:
Mexican President Vicente Fox has headed a series of campaigns against sexism
and other discrimination in his five years in office.
However, he caused a
stir earlier this year when he made a joking reference to women as "washing
machines with two legs."
Geez, you mean people were actually upset by that? That's weird.