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The strong, silent cliché.

One of the most pervasive male stereotypes in advertising is the strong, silent type. The most famous of these is the Marlboro Man, a dude alone on horseback with a pack of cigarettes and nothing around him but cattle and a wide-open prairie.

Tom Nakayama at the Center for Media Literacy says that this stereotype damages men because it presents a very limited form of masculinity. “In general, these concentrated views of manhood suggest the many ways in which advertising negatively affects men by narrowing the definition of what it means to be a man in American society,” Nakayama writes.

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Fashion brand Chromat is bringing all the best poolside looks with its latest swimwear campaign.

Chromat is known for its inclusivity, and these ads are no different. The "Pool Rules" campaign includes models with disabilities sporting the brand's bold bathing suits.

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Remember this ad?

[rebelmouse-image 19346967 dam="1" original_size="640x480" caption="Image via Graham C99/Flickr." expand=1]Image via Graham C99/Flickr.

Unfortunately, lots of people do.

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Rihanna's new lingerie line, Savage X Fenty, is here. And women of all sizes, shapes, and shades are going gaga over it.

Whether you're spectacularly slim or fabulously full-figured, Rihanna's Savage X Fenty line has you covered. (OK, maybe not totally covered — that's kind of the point.) The lingerie comes in 36 different sizes, 32A-44DD in cup size and XS-3X in panties.

It also comes in seven different shades of nude. Remember when "nude" was all one color? (That may still be the case, actually, but who wears nylons anymore?) With shades like "honey," "tobacco," and "caviar," every woman can find a bra that won't stand out.

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