Pink and blue are the colors of oppression! We will only be free if gender as a social construct is well and truly eradicated!
Am I the only one who thinks the “Ministry of Consumers” and the “Association for the Self-Regulation of Commercial Communications” are thoroughly Orwellian entities?
Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from the German-language service of the Epoch Times. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:
Dolls for Girls? Spain mandates gender-neutral advertising
In Spain, advertising aimed only at girls or only at boys will be banned in the future. A “protocol for self-regulation” was signed by the Spanish Association of Toy Manufacturers and the Association for the Self-Regulation of Commercial Communications with the Ministry of Consumers.
According to this, manufacturers of toys in Spain are required to make advertising for their products gender-neutral as of December 1, 2022. All information about the advertised toys must be conveyed in brief language appropriate for children and may neither state nor suggest that the product in question is suitable for girls or boys. One-sided advertising in which children are persuaded that there are typically feminine or masculine toys is sexist, says Alberto Garzón, Spain’s Minister for Consumer Protection.
A monitoring commission is to take over the supervision and follow-up of this protocol, informs “Autocontrol” in a press release. “Autocontrol” sees itself as an independent non-profit organization and is made up of advertisers, advertising agencies, media and professional associations. [I wonder who finances this “non-profit” organization?]
The Department for Consumer Affairs sees the protocol as “an important means of conducting effective advertising control.”
In December of last year, Spain’s government launched a campaign against “sexist toys” in the middle of the Christmas season. The Ministry of Consumer Protection in Madrid called on parents and children to protest against toys that create or reinforce gender stereotypes.
“Dolls for girls and action games for boys? Most toy advertisements reproduce stereotypes that limit personal development in childhood and increase gender inequality,” Consumer Protection Minister Alberto Garzón wrote on Twitter.
The new law will come into force in time for Christmas on December 1, 2022 and will be valid for four years. Advertisements already published before this date have a period of one year to adapt to the new ethical regulations.
Afterword from the translator:
What we are seeing here is another prime example of the grave stupidity of mankind where even the smallest spectrum of social life is being “ruled” by a tin-pot dictator, and the majority of people just lie down and take it placidly, instead of raising the middle finger to those tyrants and telling them “up yours”. Ask Benito Mussolini or Nicolae Ceausescu how well that worked on them.