Tennessee’s new anti-DUI campaign called sexist

Tennessee’s new anti-DUI campaign called sexist

A new advertising campaign put out by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office has stirred up controversy, as some have said the campaign takes a sexist approach to encouraging young men not to drive under the influence.

The campaign boasts slogans that refer to girls looking “hotter” when guys are under the influence and finding out “a marginally good-looking girl” later is “chatty,” “clingy” or “your boss’s daughter” as signs that maybe a man has had too much to drink.

Despite what some are calling a sexist message, Tiffany Cannon, a waitress at Charlie Bob’s in Nashville who recently found the campaign’s coasters and fliers at the Dickerson Pike bar Saturday, said the most offensive words were written below the slogan, “Paid for by the TN Governor’s Highway Safety Office.”

Continue reading →

Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

You may use HTML in your comments. Feel free to review the full list of allowed HTML here.