Paris bans sexist ads from billboards around the capital

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Paris has said au revoir to all sexist ads on public billboards around the city, following outrage over a "porno chic" fashion campaign. The Paris city council announced its ban on "sexist" ads on Tuesday. Mayor Anne Hidalgo said the move meant that Paris was "leading the way" in the fight against sexism, alongside towns like London and Geneva that have rolled out similar bans. The ban targets ads that are considered to be sexist, homophobic, or degrading to the relationships between men and women.

source: Article 'Paris bans sexist ads from billboards around the capital' by Oliver Gee; www.thelocal.fr/20170329/paris-bans-sexist-ads-from-billboards-around-the-capital; The Local; 29 March 2017