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Ten commercials male-bashers will love

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 13th 2008 6:05PM

AT&T adHave 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.

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Is Aunt Jemima back?

by Julia Ward, posted Nov 2nd 2006 7:35PM
Pine SolLargely a retread of August's New York Times piece on black women in advertising, today's Detroit News has published a feature on the use of Aunt Jemima imagery on TV today. The piece sticks mainly to commercials, but this type of criticism has also come down on Weeds' creator Jenji Kohan for giving us the kitchen-bound, dope-dealing Heylia who proclaims herself a member of the original NPR - "Negroes Preachin' Right."

The article asks if Aunt Jemima is back. They probably should be asking if she ever went away.

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