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The advertising industry is starting to listen. This year's crop of Super Bowl ads were much nicer to women than they have been in the past. Campaigns such as #Notbuyingit made it clear that lady consumers don't like sexist brand messaging.

It's every marketers dream--to go viral. This year, two women-led start up companies did precisely that with their videos (aka internet commercials) which racked up nearly 16 million views combined. They're doing something right-- what precisely?

Marketers are more likely to use white people in advertisements than Blacks or Asians. Those white people who are smiling because of the happy-making products are also shown more positively, and are associated with things highbrow, natural and nuclear family-ish.

We all know it; a lot of advertising objectifies and plain insults women--this video shows a whole bunch of offending ads and then inserts men into them. They look real different with guys.
During this weekend's Super Bowl, the group behind the film Miss Representation rolled out the hash tag #NotBuyingIt to keep track of sexist ads during the game. This year's top Super Bowl ad offenders included Fiat, M&Ms, Best Buy, GoDaddy, and -- the worst of all -- Teleflora, whose ad inspired tweets like this: "Send flowers, get sex. #teleflora ad just sent womens issues back 100 yrs. #NotBuyingIt"
It's called the cradle of life, the center of civilization. Apparently, men have fought and died for it. See this 1:03 epic adventure tale about "the V" and what you need to keep yourself clean. But remember, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists doesn't recommend douching.