Thursday, September 18

Down with sexy women!!!

The EU women's rights committee wants to ban all commericials that show women as sex objects are reinforce gender stereotypes. Now the first and probably most important thing to me, is that the majority, if not the vast majority of commercials featuring scantily glad/sexy women are for products FOR WOMEN. those commercials are not targeted towards men. Although those lingerie/perfume/shower gel/shampoo, etc. are for women. Women are supposed to see those beautiful women and think, man if only i put on that perfume i'll look just like that. That's not to say there aren't any target toward men, but these commercials are for women, and they must be working, or else women would stop buying the products, and they would stop making the commercials. As far as gender stereotypes, that's just nonsensical. You can't have any gender stereotypes? So you can't have a male construction worker in an ad for a truck? Or a housewife doing an ad for kids cereal? from now on we need to have female mine workers, and male victoria secret models? quote "Gender stereotyping in advertising straitjackets women, men, girls and boys by restricting individuals to predetermined and artificial roles that are often degrading, humiliating and dumbed down for both sexes." i don't even know what that means. If i see men doing construction on tv, then i'll be straitjacketed into doing construction myself? If girls see shots of a naked women using shampoo, then they'll be tempted to shower naked too? I'm speaking from the perspective of the states, and maybe things are different in the EU, but this just seems silly to me


Blogger Aras said...

Not different here, you're quite right.

12:45 AM  

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