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No pr0n thanks, we're techies Aug. 19th, 2004 11:49 am
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/08/18/amen_asa/

From: valkyriekaren
Date: August 19th, 2004 - 10:53 am (Link)
Heh.

I'm very disappointed that none of the campaigns I've been working on have been for porn sites. I was promised porn, dammit!
From: adjectivemarcus
Date: August 19th, 2004 - 10:54 am (Link)
Bah! Want to see the picture now!

I liked the advert with the woman mummified in printer cables, yes.
From: thalinoviel
Date: August 19th, 2004 - 11:43 am (Link)
Much as I like mildly pictures of seminaked women, masked and otherwise, I don't need them advertising perfectly ordinary things like web hosting companies. There's a time and a place for pr0n.
From: booklectic
Date: August 19th, 2004 - 12:50 pm (Link)
Clearly they should have had a man in bondage instead. That'd attract women to the industry...
From: fellcat
Date: August 19th, 2004 - 01:16 pm (Link)
The ad pictured a semi-naked woman wearing a mask under the headline BOUND TO SERVE.

Six people complained that the ad was "offensive", because it featured a woman in a degrading and subservient posture.

I am worried now that I am spending a considerable amount of my time training to work in an industry that will treat me in a degrading manner, just because I am a woman. I believe that I have the right to work in an environment in which I am not constantly made to feel like an object of fornication or a second-class citizen. I know that it is currently very trendy for women to be pro-porn, but I don't approve of the way in which the majority of mainstream porn still depicts women as moving blowup dolls. (I am, however, all in favour of porn that depicts equality between the sexes.)
From: katishna
Date: August 19th, 2004 - 01:56 pm (Link)
Agreed. Although I hardly ever had trouble (helps that I'm overweight and a tough bitch when people try to pull sexist shite on me), I can understand why women don't go into this industry. Why work for a bunch of drooling, pr0n-obsessed freaks who constantly eat doritos and avoid the sun like vampires who want to paw you all the time (as the stereotype goes) when you can go into an industry with tanned, toned hotties who will help you earn trips to jamaica (marketing anyone?)? Plus add in the fact that few career counselors will point girls to math and science, let alone computer careers, out of long-held outdated beliefs, and there you go. You get oddball fighters like me but we're rare.