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France Wants a Stop to Sexist Stereotypes in Advertising

Leading French advertisers and the country's broadcast watchdog are launching a nationwide campaign against sexist stereotypes in ads - from toy trucks marketed for boys to naked women selling vacuum cleaners. They signed a charter Tuesday pledging to police advertising to abolish “sexist or sexualized stereotypes” of men, women, girls and boys.   Broadcasters and advertisers will submit a report on their efforts to fight sexism - and will face sanctions for any ads deemed...

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