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Women's sex toy maker sues New York City subway, calls ad ban sexist


Added 06-18-19 12:10:02pm EST - “A new lawsuit asks why New York City's subway accepts advertisements depict...” - Reuters.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reuters.com: “Women's sex toy maker sues New York City subway, calls ad ban sexist”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new lawsuit asks why New York City’s subway accepts advertisements depicting erectile dysfunction, bare buttocks, inflatable plastic breasts, “Kyng”-sized condoms and cactuses shaped like phalluses, but is refusing ads for women’s sex toys.

Dame Products, a women-owned startup that promises to “close the pleasure gap” for women by selling “toys, for sex,” sued the Metropolitan Transit Authority on Tuesday, accusing it of sexism and illegal censorship for refusing its ads since last November.

The complaint faulted the MTA for deciding to “privilege male interests” through irrational, arbitrary advertising choices that violate the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment guaranteeing free speech.

It said these have included allowing ads from bedding company Brooklinen featuring sexual double entendres, and a travel booker urging travelers to “Get Wet (on the beach, not from the guy next to you).”

Dame said the MTA even allowed an ad sponsored by the city’s health department for the “Kyng”-sized condoms.

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