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Association keeping distance from 'sexist' ad

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New Zealand News | Friday November 30 2012 15:13

Association keeping distance from 'sexist' ad

The New Zealand Law Students Association is distancing itself from an ad run in its magazine that's being denounced worldwide as sexist.

The ad featuring Gossip Girl star Blake Lively dressed as a school girl runs under the claim - "She didn't become a good lawyer by spending hours in the library ... she networked her way to the top".

NZLSA President Seamus Woods says he has no idea how the two-year-old ad came to be on an American anti-sexism website, but says the organisation's Facebook page is publicly accessible.

He says the ad has been removed and won't be used again.

Women in law have reacted angrily to the ad, saying the underlying implication is that they don't work for their success but instead sleep their way into it.


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