Stockholm bans 'sexist' and 'degrading' adverts from public spaces

Mail Online | 6/13/2018 | Sara Malm for MailOnline
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The city of Stockholm has banned sexist, racist or degrading advertisements from billboards in public spaces.

Advertisements in Sweden's capital will no longer be allowed to depict men or women as sex objects or show them in a 'degrading way' by portraying stereotypical gender roles.

Ruling - Billboards - Capital - City - Stockholm

The ruling covers some 700 static and digital billboards across the capital which are owned by the city of Stockholm.

It does not cover any other commercial spaces, such as shop windows, or advertisements on public transport.

Decision - Stockholm - City - Council - Meeting

The decision was voted through at a Stockholm City Council meeting on Monday, and supported by all parties bar the right-wing Sweden Democrats.

'We are taking an important step to ensure that sexist or racist messages and attitudes are not visible on the surfaces that the city of Stockholm owns,' Green Party deputy mayor Daniel Helldén said after the vote according to The Local.

City - Guideline - Criteria - Type - Advertisements

The city voted through an ethical guideline criteria which will outline what type of advertisements...
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