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"Be Beautiful and Vote" or "Be Intelligent and Vote Blank?"

 
A billboard advertisement calling on women to "Be Beautiful and Vote" in the upcoming Lebanese parliamentary elections has caused a fury among women's rights activists in the country, who are denouncing the ad as sexist and offensive. In response, one group of activists launched an online campaign, remaking the ad with the slogan "Be Intelligent and Vote Blank," and "No one cares about your rights."
 
By ALEXANDRA SANDELS
 
A billboard advertisement calling on women to "Be Beautiful and Vote" in the upcoming Lebanese parliamentary elections has caused a fury among women's rights activists in the country, who are denouncing the ad as sexist and offensive. In response, one group of activists launched an online campaign, remaking the ad with the slogan "Be Intelligent and Vote Blank," and "No one cares about your rights."
A billboard advertisement calling on women to "Be Beautiful and Vote" in the upcoming Lebanese parliamentary elections has caused a fury among women's rights activists in the country, who are denouncing the ad as sexist and offensive. In response, one group of activists launched an online campaign, remaking the ad with the slogan "Be Intelligent and Vote Blank," and "No one cares about your rights."
BEIRUT, April 24, 2009 (MENASSAT) – It’s election season in Lebanon and billboards have sprung up like mushrooms all over the capital, Beirut.
By ALEXANDRA SANDELS
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