“Be Beautiful and Vote” or “Be Intelligent and Vote Blank?”

This was written by Alexandra Sandels and originally appeared on Menassat.A billboard advertisement calling on women to "Be Beautiful and Vote" in the upcoming Lebanese parliamentary elections has caused a fury among women's rights activists in the country, who are denouncing the ad as sexist and offensive. In response, one group of activists launched an online campaign, remaking the ad with the slogan "Be Intelligent and Vote Blank," and "No one cares about your rights."It’s e … [Read more...]