This is an unusually non-book-related post, I know, but did anyone else see the appalling ads run during the Super Bowl? I was disgusted by several of them, but Dodge's "Man's Last Stand" ad took the cake in the Outrage Angie department. In case you had the pleasure of not watching it, the ad features a series of haggard men enumerating the numerous things they've done for their women and announcing they deserve a Dodge Charger for all their sacrifices. *gag* I know it's hard for both men and women these days, especially when it comes to roles and expectations in and out of the home, workplace, social environment, etc. But I was very happy to see this completely awesome response/parody to the ad. Thanks to Diana for the heads up! Also, you should go read her post as well as Sarah Rees Brennan's on gender in YA, literature, and film. Because they are made of awesome and make me so energized I want to go climb a mountain.
Warning: there is a bit of language at the very end.
That was great. Thank you! I felt like the commercials were denigrating also. Worse than usual!ReplyDelete
Excellent! I don't think I caught that Dodge commercial during the Superbowl. Most of the commercials were crap anyway.ReplyDelete
I feel so great about that. so great.ReplyDelete
So. much. win.ReplyDelete
BTW, I tagged you with an award today: http://fewmorepages.blogspot.com/2010/02/prolific-blogger-award.htmlReplyDelete
I didn't see the commercial until today, but obvs I prefer the parody.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the link love, Angie!ReplyDelete
Oh yes, I saw this yesterday. The comments for the Woman's response video from people who JUST DON'T GET IT make me feel so sad.ReplyDelete
KB, I thought so as well. More than usual. Distasteful.ReplyDelete
Brenda, yeah, they did a good job with it.
Liza, I thought you would. ;)
Katy, well put. And thank you so much for the award!
Lenore, obviously. I mean, wow.
Diana, thank you for the heads up. And the insightful post.
Janice, so you read them as well? Depressing, weren't they?
Wow, that video response was awesome. I had the same negative and outraged reaction to that commercial during the SuperBowl, along with the Dockers one about wearing the pants again. Thanks for posting this!ReplyDelete