In America, women continue to be second class citizens:
When Rachel Braun Scherl, 45, a Stanford University business school graduate, co-founded Semprae Laboratories, which developed Zestra Essential Arousal Oils, a product described as a botanical aphrodisiac, she thought bringing its message to the airwaves would be a snap. Research had shown that tens of millions of American women had sexual difficulty and no products to remedy it. [...]
In an apparent double standard, many networks and some websites have declined the company’s ads; a few will air them during the daytime, and others only after midnight. There is no nudity, sex, or mention of body parts, unlike ads for men’s products referring to “erections lasting more than four hours.”
This is one of many reasons why legislation like the Lilly Ledbetter Act should never be diminished as a major legislative achievement. White men rule the planet, and while there have been advancements in equality, historians of the future will still look upon us with shame and disgust.