Panty liner commercial slammed for daring to say (gasp!) 'vagina'7/16/2012
Most commercials for feminine hygiene products dance around what they're advertising with pleasant euphemisms for ladyparts and splashes of blue mystery liquid. But not a new commercial that dares to actually use the word "vagina." The advertisement — which depicts a naked young woman, her body artfully hidden by flowers, talking frankly about the female body — attracted complaints immediately after it premiered on Australian TV on Sunday night. Its makers have defended the commercial, arguing that research shows women are sick of hearing "euphemisms or diminutive terms" to describe their bodies. "It shows women have nothing to hide, nothing to be ashamed about and should be confident of their body," said campaign spokeswoman Debbie Selikman. [Source]
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