I have a little bug bear that won’t go away.
Al received this magazine, which sells tech gear:
I’m sorry, but most of the nerd girls and boys I know do not look like that. Sure, I am sure there are, but not many.
There’s links to blatant degrading sexism in advertising and violence against women.
But it’s not just sexism against women that you see. A recent ad from Philadephia had my stomach turning for it’s blatant sexism involving men. You can see it here.
I think I also heard one of the advertisers on Gruen Transfer detailing why it doesn’t work, but I am not trawling through videos to find it. I think it was something about people not remembering the product just the sexuality.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not a prude. I like PDAs and think physical affection is great (just don’t be humping in front of me).
I just resent every flimsy excuse to get a girl half out of her clothes. Or men in pants so tight they are barely squeezing into them and those sad excuses to remove a top. It just makes me sad that there is no sacredness, no product that is without cheap frothy sexist images.
Am I wrong? Is it ok? Does being sick of product placement in completely irrelevant situations not aggravate others?