Reviews exist in our world so that that consumers can make informed decisions; if we only had the profiting company’s word for it, we’d be in trouble.
I am not shocked. But I am unequivocally disgusted. This is 2017. How can gendered violence still be thought of as an acceptable marketing tool.
Ads like this work to alienate people. When you see how you’ve become a punchline in an ad, you immediately feel like that space, that product, is not meant for you. It’s not safe for you. It doesn’t want you. You’re not worth it. You don’t deserve it.