I haven’t had a tv for a while, but I just saw these 2008 VMA adverts with Russell Brand and Britney Spears. Here's my favorite, where he mocks her intelligence and then asserts they'll be wed soon. GIGGLES!
I was watching TV and I couldn't help but notice that commercials for medication, unless the condition only effects men, seem to have only women suffering from the condition they treat.(Not on all the commercials but it seems more often then not) What, men don't get sick? Also Women seem to be the only people who want to whiten their teeth.
I have not noticed the trend in medication, but good point on the teeth whitening!
I know once again this has nothing to do with ads -well, ok, scratch that. I am sure there are plenty of ads that pertain to this theme. I was just blogging about women and how they are still, even in the amazingly futuristic year of 2012, primarily expected to do nothing greater with their life than produce their own offspring. I do not think this is right. We are no longer in the dark ages -far from it. Women can be anything now. So why is this still the primary view on the matter?
Because people suck.
I really have no idea - maybe some people get too fixated on biology, like this jerk the other night hating on asexuality, homosexuality, and anyone who didn’t want kids as unnatural and dooming the species. (I think. I didn’t read too much.)
There’s this idea that men are full human beings all by themselves, and if they have kids great! Women need kids to be fulfilled.
Of course it’s still the primary view because pleasant men like Rick Santorum have a voice and power. (BC is bad because too many teenagers are having kids.) Why else is there a war on BC?
UGH, that "Stop Staring and Take Her Picture" ad for Padre Island was plastered all over MY campus, too. I made a point to write WOMEN ARE NOT OBJECTS all over the ones I could find, or just tear them down. I realize the woman in the ad probably gave consent for her image to be used, but the damage occurs when people internalize this and come to believe that consent is not necessary to take pictures of women at the beach - and that sexual reductionism is okay. LOVE YOUR BLOG!
Thanks! (sorry for the sporadic posting, I’ve got a case of senioritis with a dash of February blahs)
Maybe if the people who don't understand why the PETA ad is offensive watch it with the sound off, they'll understand why it's so inappropriate. With the narration, it's a joke - a tasteless and poorly thought out joke, but an attempt at humor nonetheless (in the advertisers' minds). Without, it's more disturbing, especially the start. Also, the boy looking contrite and the girl smiling at the end doesn't mean there couldn't be abuse happening; abusers will be kind, to manipulate their victims