Saturday, March 3, 2012

Reverse Sexism: How Today's Media Consistently Insults Men

This is a trend I began noticing around five or so years ago. Much in the same way women were portrayed as inferior, less intelligent, and someone who "knew their place" back in the 40's, 50's, and 60's, we are seeing this same pattern in modern day advertising towards men. Ever notice how the vast majority of television commercials featuring a couple most always portray the man in a negative manner and the woman in a positive manner? This is putting it lightly. Men are more often than not shown to be complete idiots, slobs, and pests while the women are of the utmost perfection. Here is a collection of videos available on Youtube featuring plenty of examples. If you can deal with the host's somewhat whiny, over sensitivity, there is much to be learned from these commercials. He does a brilliant job collecting and piecing all of these ads together in order to see a bigger picture.

And here is a video that specifically focuses on violence against men:


Fredd said...

Only five years ago this caught your attention, Hack?

This has been going on exactly as your eyes see them for perhaps 30 years, now. Probably more.

The idiot, stumbling bumbling man, can't figure out which end of the mop to use, enter the brilliant woman who informs the moron hubby/boyfriend how things work.

It started early in the feminist era, around when Helen Reddy sang 'I am Woman'. Not that I am all up in arms about it, the way women would be were the situation reversed, I can clearly see it's relatively harmless, other than my daughter asking me why these men are so stupid. I think even she gets it, and she's 10.

Gorges Smythe said...

White males are still the dominant force in America, which makes them the only people safe to pick on, except for fat people (and even that's getting tricky for those who HAVE to put down soomebody). In "It Can't Happen Here," Sinclair Lewis said, "Every man is a king, who has someone to look down upon." Guessn there's a LOT of folks who would be kings.