In These 13 Ads, Women And Men Have Switched Places To Draw Attention To Sexism In The Media

Credit: Callie Compton

Credit: Callie Compton


The issue of sexism in the media is gaining a lot of attention lately. Just last week, True Activist shared some abrupt advertisements exposing how women are commonly objectified in widely seen advertisements.

This week, another artist is speaking out about how women’s bodies are exploited to sell various products and ideas.

In a series shared with Bored Panda, photographer Callie Compton stated:

“The problem of sexism in advertising and media in general is widespread and dangerous. This practice of separating a woman’s body from her mind and making her into individual body parts to be used and sexualized is all too common in our society.

I can respect that advertising is an art in and of itself, however; it is one thing to use the human body for art, and another to use nudity to exploit and demean an entire gender and sell products. Don’t get me wrong: there is nothing wrong with nudity. The human body is beautiful, but should be celebrated NOT sexualized. If any of these photos of sexualized men make you uncomfortable, then now you know how I, and many women, feel looking at billboards, magazine ads, TV commercials, and all kinds of media every day.”

In the advertisements below, men and women have switched places to show how common it has become for popular brands and businesses to exploit the female body.

All the images belong to Callie Compton (2014-2015), who reserves ALL rights to their use.

Based On A PETA Ad

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Credit: Callie Compton

Based On An Ad For BMW

Credit: Callie Compton

Credit: Callie Compton

Based On An American Apparel Ad

Credit: Callie Compton

Credit: Callie Compton

Based On A Calvin Klein Jeans Ad

Credit: Callie Compton

Credit: Callie Compton

Based On A Tom Ford Ad

Credit: Callie Compton

Credit: Callie Compton

Based On An Ad For BMW

Credit: Callie Compton

Credit: Callie Compton

Based On D&G Ads

Credit: Callie Compton

Credit: Callie Compton

Based On An Editorial Ad

Credit: Callie Compton

Credit: Callie Compton

Based On The Vogue Shoot w/ Keira Knightley And Natalie Portman

Credit: Callie Compton

Credit: Callie Compton

Concept From Photographers And Models

Credit: Callie Compton

Credit: Callie Compton

Based On D&G Ads

Credit: Callie Compton

Credit: Callie Compton

Based On A YSL Ad

Credit: Callie Compton

Credit: Callie Compton

Based On A Vogue Italia Cover

Credit: Callie Compton

Credit: Callie Compton

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