August 20, 2008


Absolutely what she said.

Posted by Sarah at August 20, 2008 12:39 PM | TrackBack

While I agree that it's wrong to bash men in general like that, I think it's just the pendulum swiging to the extreme before it comes back to center.

People forget that it wasn't all that long ago that it was perfectly acceptable to smack your secretary on the ass and pay her half of what you would a guy. In fact women still don't have equal pay. Sexism didn't stop. It just went underground.

Women have much larger roles in the advertising world these days and if people took a closer look at what they were sold maybe they wouldn't be so eager to buy it.

Don't even get me started on commercials. Apprently women are the only ones who can do anything right when it comes to house work and cooking. Men become befuddled idiots when it comes to just about anything not related to NASCAR and Beer.

Posted by: Mare at August 20, 2008 04:44 PM

Holy crap! That is terrible! She is hitting that nail square on the head and she is so right!

Posted by: Darla at August 20, 2008 10:32 PM

Oh and one more thing ... I agree with Mare. My husband and I constantly bash on 95% of the commercials on cable these days. Men aren't allowed to do anything let alone show an IQ. God forbid they cook dinner, use tin foil correctly or are allowed to forage in the fridge unattended. It's absolutely infuriating! Ironically my husband has a mature taste in beer, voracious reading appetite, geek tendencies, 2nd degree black belt in karate, mean cooking skills and is allowed to dress himself. Where's that commercial?

Posted by: Darla at August 20, 2008 10:34 PM

Darla, That commercial doesn't exist because it would be sexist. Apparently reverse sexism is completely fine with Madison Ave as well as most of America.

My fave is the one where the dude spills something on the floor and looks at it until wifey comes to clean it up, then there is some comment about it being 'insane to let the kid use the big boy cup'

Our country is going to hell.

Posted by: Mare at August 21, 2008 09:47 PM