|Pretty fucking gross, huh?|
I brought the ad to the attention of my pal Rosie over at makemeasammich.org and she created this fantastic petition calling on The Standard and Dujour Media to apologize and make reparations for this disgraceful exploitation of women for their profit.
Apparently the people over at The Standard and Dujour need to be reminded that violence against women is a serious problem and should not be trivialized for any purposes. Using images such as these normalizes a problem that can lead to permanent physical and emotional damage and death. It's no wonder most of us are acutely aware of our lack of safety every time we leave the house.
Please sign our petition and demand an apology from The Standard and Dujour Media. Let them know this kind of marketing will not be tolerated. It will only take 30 seconds of your time and can affect real change.
While you're at it, don't stay at an Standard Hotels or buy an Dujour Media publications until they have made this right. The only way we can create a world in which our daughters will be safe is if we hold people accountable for their contributions to a culture of violence against women.