Interesting that you would bring up this topic and angle on advertising. This got me to laughing about something I had recentlhy seen on Music
Videos I was watching.
It concerned a video by someone named Robert Palmer...:Addicted to Love." As I recall it was done sometime back in the 1980 or early 1990s.
Here ...watch the stereotyping taking place.
Now here ..in Equality of course..watch the equality taking place by imitation of Robert Palmer's ...Shania Twain " I Feel Like A Woman."
I had to laugh when I saw this come out years ago...
I should tell you that I dont watch sports on television with the exception of a good fishing program. I am not interested in Beer Commercials or the
phethora of other products addressed to men surrounding these programs. When the so called famous...Super Bowl comes on I only want to know when is
kick off time such that I can plan to go to the stores and get my shopping done. Not before kick off time but after kick off time. Here we have a
event sociologic...all across the nation for which I would rather have it pass me by. As I am so often fond of stating....I am not interested in
running Toucdowns nor the products for tostestorone surrounding such.
I do not feel that I need "Try Out " for the approval of either men or women by associating my valuable time and monies with this "Event Sociologic or
any other such event...including the Olympics.
I have a problem with this video and one for which Warren Farrell speaks and is seldom covered by the Feminists ..either male nor female.
And that is for prime time slots..I would like to know what gender has so many products advertised in the media of the personal pampering type??
This is a knowledge and understanding for which the feminists ignore while defaulting through and... like the equal pay for equal work falsehood...the
males are way to dumb to catch it.
I go into so called Male stores like Home Depot and Lowes..and I generally find that the males are buying products to make the homes better or keep
functioning for families..and women ..not for themselves per se..but for others. I have long since gotten over the idea that Home Depot and Lowes are
Male type stores...but know women who think so by stereotyping.
The only store I see somewhat outside this genre..is a place called "Outdoor World..or Bass Pro Shops."
I have been there but I am not generally impressed. For I find that like many womens products..this store is very often overpriced and we must pay for
these expensive displays. I can get many of these same products on line and for less with some research.
When I have time to watch television I often note the advertising simply because some of the advertising is better and more original than is the
programming. But I do note the tenor of the advertising and as I stated..how many products are advertised in prime time slots to women...."Victims."
It is not a leap to figure out who's monies are begin spent on this stuff if women only make some 70 cents to a man or males dollar.
None of this thinking or understanding is brought out in textbook feminist advertising and psycho babble..guilt mainipulations.
But Warren Farrell is the first of whom I know to ask the question...
What kind of Victim class of people has so much space and time allotted during prime time television to so many personal pampering products while
screaming "Im a Victim...Im a Victim!!??? "
Once you see and detect this falsehood...you begin to think it through with different eyes and a differet soul.
Youc can say the same thing for magazines.
How many womens magazines of the most popular genres have advertisements showing how to make a woman more effecient and make more monies..verses
personal pampering items??
The question is a reasonable one.
This pattern is what clued me into the conceptd and undersatnding that Maxim was the male version of Cosmo magazine..right down to the ads. same for
There is indeed stereotyping in advertising. I agree..but few can see the big picture. As far as I am concerned ...I think a person is ignorant ...to
model their lives around what products they consume...just a ignorant to me as defining who and what we are as a people by defining ourselves by our
And the advertisers are not beyond selling our very souls to this template and carefully cultivate our ignorance...even institutionalize it. Same
thing with the body politic in order to divide and conquer us...separate us from our time, monies, and vote.
I am not interested in this template except to educate myself,identify it, and keep away from it.
Thanks for your post,
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