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Thursday, December 05, 2013 

Well that's clever

An advertising agency had an interesting idea for how to construct a poster in Bnei Brak regarding violence against women:
An Israeli ad agency has found an original way to promote public awareness of violence against women in Israel.

In a campaign coinciding with the United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, marked on November 25, Israeli advertising firm Twisted tackled the issue of excluding women from the public sphere, Ice.co.il reported.

In the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak, images of women on billboards are deemed immodest, especially if their knees, elbows and hair are uncovered. This is also true in Jerusalem, where advertisers refused to run ads on buses that picture women, out of fear the ads would be vandalized.

Instead of fearing vandalism in Bnei Brak, Twisted used it in its favor, to help it get the message across: They put up a double-layered poster featuring a woman's face, and her hair and shoulders uncovered, knowing it would get vandalized, Ice reported.

Less than 24 hours after the poster went up, just as Twisted had predicted, the face of the woman in the poster was ripped off, the report said, revealing a message that read, "International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25.11.03."

A similar campaign was used in Tunisia, where the agency Memac Ogilvy used a poster of the ousted President Zine el-Abidine ben Ali in an attempt to encourage people to vote (see video below).
I'm amazed if the vandals didn't do the same to the concealed ad. Many Haredis are after all a society whose papers by and large won't publish ads for organizations who help victims of spousal and child abuse. All the same, that's no excuse for vandalizing other people's property and hurting their wallets, and even in Bnei Brak, something must be done to fix the education system on that matter.

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