Students protest 'Your Wife Wants Me' kitchen billboard ad

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Students Protest 'Your Wife Wants Me' Kitchen Billboard Ad


A billboard in Newtonville, New York, has started a debate.

"It's supposed to be a joke, but local college students aren't laughing. They claim the ad is sexist," said a Fox News reporter.

The Teakwood Builders billboard reads, "Your wife wants me" next to a photo of a kitchen.

Some of the protesters tweeted photos of themselves holding signs that read, "I prefer an office," "I can speak for myself" and "Everybody belongs in the kitchen," just to name a few.

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As Delaney Rivers, a student protesting in front of the billboard, put it: "So it could say, 'You know you want me,' and that could include men and women. Because in today's world, men and women are the ones in the kitchen doing the cooking - not just women."

WTEN reached out to the company, which responded, in part: "A vast majority of Teakwood's clients are women... This billboard – and the entire 'Your wife wants me' campaign is good-natured, tongue in cheek fun meant to appeal to women who have a sense of humor, a sense of history and healthy self-esteem."

Some weren't bothered by the sign.

PJ Media highlights a Twitter conversation between women who had very different responses to the campaign.

One said she'd fire a man from her life if he bought her a kitchen.

Another was very open to the idea, even getting specific about what she'd like to see in her own kitchen.

What do you think - sexist or humorous?

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