Sunday usually isn’t a day I write blog posts, but I figured since my homework for tomorrow is done I’d catch up on email, read a few of my favorite blogs, see what might spark an inspiration to write a bit or take a nap. Decisions decisions! When I went to sign into Yahoo, I saw this ad. What do ya know, a post in the making!
Do you think ANY of those women have a hard time finding a date? Yeah, me neither. So, why would they allow their photos to be used in a digital meat market ad like this? Yes, the target demographic for this ad IS men. This may seem like petty jealousy to some people. If you are one of those people, this post is not for you. Move along, there’s nothing to see here. If you met the love of your life on date dot com, good for you. This post is not about bashing online dating sites. Seriously.
So, I shook my head, dropped an expletive on the floor and then singed into my email. Of course there were the same old sure-fire cures for my erectile dysfunction waiting in my spam folder. I always check the spam, I don’t know why. It’s not like I’m going to wake up one day and suddenly be, um idunno, needing penis enlargement to boost my self-esteem. I guess it makes me feel superior to goober heads who work in the spam industry. Yes, it’s an industry. Just like the economy of war there’s an economy of spam. Who knew?
One of my favorite bloggers, Michelle @ the Green Study has an excellent post today. She always knows just what to say to make me laugh and think and roll my eyes and shake my head in agreement. Today was no different. I share her wish to see articles in so-called women’s magazines with titles like “How to make No mean No: Giving a Beat Down He Won’t Forget” or “Self-Defense for Parking Lots: Keys are for Eyeballs, Knees are for Groins” or “50 Ways to Leave Your Abuser”. Michelle’s humor is right on the mark and her post gets to the heart of not only what is wrong with the thinking behind marketing to women but also what is terribly wrong with how women are perceived “collectively as state property.” Read her post and be enlightened.