A Swedish TV company is today reflecting upon the Ombudsman’s (surprised they have a word for it, really) ruling that the above picture is sexist and offensive. Someone complained that it was and the authorities have agreed with them.
The man is presented through his posture and lack of clothing as a mere sex object in a way that could be deemed offensive to men in general
The figure’s excessively muscular body and the large organ is a stereotype and an unrealistic depiction of a man which creates pressure for both younger and elder men.
Droned an official of the Reklamombudsmannen.
Unrealistic? You speak for yourself, ducky. Apparently, in Sweden, where you are charged with rape if you pick up a floozie who feels a bit, well, er.., dirty after the transaction and decides to complain, the authorities insist on applying their equality terms. After all, they say, had this been a female form portrayed in such a titillating pose, they would have had to proceed.
Are you offended by this disgusting picture? God knows what they would have made of the Flake lady.