Ten commercials male-bashers will love
Have you ever noticed that men are often the butt of jokes on television? Whether it's the goofy, lazy husband on sitcoms or the incompetent, oversexed guy on TV commercials, men are often shown in a bad light (I know, I know, woman only make 70 cents for every $1.00 a man makes, but it's almost Father's Day so let's talk about this, OK?). AskMen.com has a list of the 10 worst male-bashing commercials on television.
The Pizza Hut ad. Gah. Another commercial that shows that it's the mom that can cook and the dad that has to call for takeout. I would guess that even a lot of women wouldn't like this ad, since it reinforces the whole "women belong in the kitchen and men work and have to order takeout" stereotype. And that AT&T ad. Believe me, there's no way a guy would admit so to his wife in such a stupid way that he lost $5800 in Vegas. The part you don't see is when he goes on and on and tells her about the hooker that he was with the night before.
But the one that gets me is the ad for Dairy Queen. There is no other commercial right now that makes me want to throw my remote at my TV. A little girl completely manipulates a boy and gets a free dessert from him, and then tells her mom that "it's like shooting fish in a barrel." For one thing, I really doubt a girl that age would even be familiar with that saying, but second, this just reinforces ridiculous stereotypes and really sends a bad message (can you imagine the uproar if the roles were reversed?)
The mom's expression at the end says it all. She seems to realize "oh my God, I'm raising a whore."