Saturday, December 20, 2008

"Sandwiches are for boys!"

In Infomania's year-end "retrospectacular," Sarah Haskins delivers again. I can't wait for more Target Women gold in 2009.


At December 20, 2008 at 2:17 PM , Blogger Roscoe said...

the only problem I have with this is that it is trying to make the advertising industry seem like some sexist, chauvinist machine that just wants to put women in their place.

The advertising industry is for damn sure not sexist, it wants to make both guys and girls into a bunch of retarded buying machines. Don't get me wrong, I'm really saddened by the commercials we saw, but not because they show "how women should act" but because there are retards in this world that will buy stuff because of this advertising.

I mean, let's be honest, the people you see on these commercials are the kinds of people you talk about at parties...for all the wrong reasons...

haha, my verification word is teretard!

haha retard, teretard. wahahahaha

At December 20, 2008 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Chloe Angyal said...

That's a good point, Roscoe, but the segment isn't called "Target: Women and Men." Just because something is devoted to discussing the concerns of one gender doesn't mean that it fails to acknowledge that the other gender has similar concerns. I'm sure the producers of Target: Women know that men are targeted by commercials too, but they just aren't discussing that right now. And that's partly because men are targeted in very different ways. It's also partly because we're women, and our vested interest is in identifying the ways in which women are unfairly depicted by advertising. Just like men's vested interest often seems to be to jump in with a "me too!" every time a woman expresses discontent with the media's treatment of women.


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