Editorial: Who is to say what's sexist and what isn't?

Moves by the Parliamentary Assembly Council of Europe to outlaw what it claims is advertising's sexist treatment of women highlights the folly of attempting to impose conformity on disparate cultures.

Who is to say what sexist advertising is? The answers you would get in France or Italy, where raunchy ads barely raise an eyebrow, are going to be different from Turkey, where a more conservative culture prevails. Trying to bridge such a gap with "one-size-fits-all" legislation would be pointless.

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