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Rose McGowan criticizes X-Men Apocalypse poster for depicting violence against women



Rose McGowan told THR via Facebook:

"There is a major problem when the men and women at 20th Century Fox think casual violence against women is the way to market a film. There is no context in the ad, just a woman getting strangled. The fact that no one flagged this is offensive and frankly, stupid. The geniuses behind this, and I use that term lightly, need to to take a long hard look at the mirror and see how they are contributing to society. Imagine if it were a black man being strangled by a white man, or a gay male being strangled by a hetero? The outcry would be enormous. So let’s right this wrong. 20th Century Fox, since you can’t manage to put any women directors on your slate for the next two years, how about you at least replace your ad?"
(second source has the full statement)

New York blogger EV Grieve and the director of gender violence and rights for the International Center for Research on Women, Jennifer McCleary-Sills, also spoke out against the billboard.

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Tags: sexism, x-men
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