Sunday, February 28, 2010

Football, Cars, And Women

During the Super Bowl, much of the hype, as always, was about the ads. Heck, that's why some people watch the Super Bowl. But there was one ad that really didn't sit well with me. It bothered me. It was supposed to be funny (most of those ads were), so I was willing to give it a chance. As it continued on, I stopped smiling. It wasn't funny - it was downright sexist. It was the Dodge Charger Ad below:

Well gosh, to me, most of the things this man mentioned above can be reduced down to having MANNERS, and doing one's fair share in a relationship. That is to say, what he described is a relationship of mutuality, yet it was depicted as being a terrible hardship on him. Poor thing. Ahem. It bugged me.

Apparently, I was not the only one disturbed by this ad. While at home for Mom's funeral, one of my sisters-in-law asked if I had seen the response to that sexist ad, which is below. I had not, but I am glad I did. Check it out:

Oh, snap.

Yes, the 75% pay for the same work, male politicians deciding what women do with their own bodies (like the heavily male dominated "Healthcare Summit"), women treated as objects, and on and on. Yeah, I think the man having to take out the damn recycling pales in comparison, don't you?


Happy Women's History Month - seems we still have a long way to go...


Connie said...

Blogs need "like" buttons too!

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

LOL, thanks, Connie - I agree!

And again, congratulations, dear friend!