(A/P photo/Matt Sayles) Sigourney Weaver at Power of Women Luncheon
An ad recently placed in the Rebel Yell, University of Las Vegas' paper showed a full page ad of a local restaurant Grind, a hamburger bar and lounge. In this advertisement The Grind shows a woman cut or dissected into pieces labeled round , rump. loin. etc. Giving the message that a woman is a piece of meat.
Mr. Anthony Patricia, a UNLV grad student, discovered this slip and wrote to the Rebel Yell in protest of it and Ms. Gina M. Sulley both a PhD candidate and candidate of Women's Studies certificate at UNLV has written a letter to the manager of the Grind telling them she and many others will not patronage the establishment unless and until the ad is removed. In addition to the letter Ms. Sulley has started a Facebook boycott of the restaurant which you can join here: http://www.facebook .com/ginagrrl? v=info&ref= profile#/ group.php? gid=172232712651
The Grind is located at 360 E. Tropicana and their website where you can view this advertisement is http://grindburgers.com/index.html
If you feel as strongly as many women that have seen this ad you can write a letter to the management by visiting their website and clicking on the Contact Us tab and filling in the necessary information. A sample letter has been provided below or you may construct your own.
Dear Management of Grind:
I recently saw your ad (in the Rebel Yell or on your website) and I am offended that a woman would be depicted as a piece of meat. This is an example of misogynist advertising and I will not patronage your restaurant until the ad is removed and a public apology is made. Please understand that women have come a long way from the image your restaurant is depicting and our suffrage can not be in vain. We await your response.
UPDATE: In response to the negative publicity the Grind has put up a survey on their website asking if people are offended and are offering a coupon for free product.