Equality Archive

H&M’s diverse advert mirrors the real world. Shame the ad industry doesn’t | Arwa Mahdawi

Diversity is so hot right now. Take H&M’s new television advert for its autumn/winter 2016 collection, for example, which features a range of women including: • Black women with natural hair • Women with shaved heads • A muscular woman • Action shots of women’s wobbly bits wobbling • A thin woman eating french fries without a side of guilt • Armpit hair • A …

Cargo shorts – practical clothing or man-shaming stupid pants?

I’ve recently seen a lot about cargo shorts in the news. What’s going on?Ben, by email Ding dong merrily on high, it’s because they have finally been banned by international law! At long last, the European court of human rights has decreed that these hideous, multi-pocketed monstrosities contravene my human rights by appearing in my line of vision on every third man in the street …