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    Anti Male Advertising

    So I saw this advert the other day and I don't mind admitting it rubbed me up the wrong way slightly. Just another example of how the media can (and does) portray men in a negative light.

    What are your thoughts on 'anti male' advertising?


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    Seen a few that do the same type of thing and I didn't like them either I forget which they are but soon after they are never seen again.
    Should put some complaints how?
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    Its feminism gone mad..the funny thing about that advert is most of those things are the things that women do..and the door at the end really rubs me up the wrong way because it was the bloody feminists in the first place that made us stop holding doors open because they thought it was sexist.
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    Business as usual, men are always portrayed as idiots in ADs

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    Thats neither anti male or anti female those are stereo types but I know my fridge has lots of beer in it and I know lots of women with lots of shoes.

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    Its only an advert... If it rubbed you up the wrong way, then frankly you need help

    Why would an advert rub anyone up the wrong way. Like come on

    Just understand how sad that sounds Goo

    You are a smart guy and open minded, why would you take offence from a dumb advert
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    Yeh adverts like that are dumb as $#@! but there's not a lot you can do about them really!

    What I've found from experience in jobs though is that the women I've worked with who are always slagging off blokes and saying how useless they are, they tend to be the ones that are always after a bit of knob.

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    You can do something about them actually its called Advertising Standards Authority

    www.asa.org.uk

    If enough complain it will get pulled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by claud3 View Post
    Its only an advert... If it rubbed you up the wrong way, then frankly you need help

    Why would an advert rub anyone up the wrong way. Like come on

    Just understand how sad that sounds Goo

    You are a smart guy and open minded, why would you take offence from a dumb advert
    I think we have a feminist here.


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    LOL.... funny

    Just pointing out the one thing others failed to do and thats, Its only an advert that means nothing and you have to be sad and question yourself... If you take offence from it
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    Why are you getting so personal with your insults?

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    Women are far more active consumers as a demographic. Get used to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefein View Post
    Women are far more active consumers as a demographic. Get used to it.
    Women are responsible for about 70% of buying decisions. It would be silly not to cater to them from a business standpoint.


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    Does catering to that demographic have to be anti male?

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    Quote Originally Posted by *goo View Post
    Does catering to that demographic have to be anti male?
    If it works for them, then yes. Business can get a little dirty. Sometimes you have to be cutthroat. I don't particularly agree with it, but that's not the point.


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    I stand with Goo on this. Regardless of their demographic or how prudent a business decision it may be, it does not mean males have to like it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulgotha View Post
    I stand with Goo on this. Regardless of their demographic or how prudent a business decision it may be, it does not mean males have to like it.
    That would be disagreeing with Goo.


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    I can't understand how anyone could get remotely rubbed the wrong way by that. Didn't realise we had so many SNAGs in here . There there I'll get milk and cookies for you all and bring you your blankies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *goo View Post
    Why are you getting so personal with your insults?

    Sorry Goo. Its not a personal attack on you,

    Its the fact people take offence to stupid adverts that make no sense and advertisers feed of this. Its their trick to get more watchers and people to fall for their " anti male, anti female adverts "

    You are older then me and know the world alittle bit more than me and should come to be wise to not take notice of $#@! like this...

    Again Sorry, i was not having a personal attack at you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost-Rhayne View Post
    I can't understand how anyone could get remotely rubbed the wrong way by that. Didn't realise we had so many SNAGs in here . There there I'll get milk and cookies for you all and bring you your blankies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost-Rhayne View Post
    I can't understand how anyone could get remotely rubbed the wrong way by that. Didn't realise we had so many SNAGs in here . There there I'll get milk and cookies for you all and bring you your blankies.
    I'll take a few cookies since you're offering.


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    Kinda annoys me since, men always seem to be the idiots. But men are the minority in America now. We should be the ones being catered too.
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    errrm i didn't see anything that's anti-male and i HATE fem-nazis


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    Quote Originally Posted by claud3 View Post
    Sorry Goo. Its not a personal attack on you,

    Its the fact people take offence to stupid adverts that make no sense and advertisers feed of this. Its their trick to get more watchers and people to fall for their " anti male, anti female adverts "

    You are older then me and know the world alittle bit more than me and should come to be wise to not take notice of $#@! like this...

    Again Sorry, i was not having a personal attack at you
    I do not find it offensive and I am of the firm belief that no one has the right to not be offended, if for example you are offended by something I say then that is your problem not mine.

    One does not have to be offended to disagree with something.

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