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    Why are Men Depicted as Stupid in Modern Advertisements?

    There seems to be a trend with a majority of commercials. It involves men doing something stupid and appearing to be, overall, less intelligent to the Female counterpart in the Advertisement.


    Where did this all stem from? I can honestly say i'm pretty befuddled by this. Does society like the idea of men being stupid?


    Here are a few examples.















    This only scratches the surface. This is just plaguing the Ad business these days..... seriously... what the flying fuck?
    Last edited by golds; 2012-03-27 at 09:31 PM.

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    I dunno dude. You're on quite the commercial kick huh?

    White Males 18-50 are easy targets. You can pretty much say anything about them and they dont care. /shrug

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    because making fun of men is not sexist in any way and appeals to the women who massively eat that shit up.
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    This seems to be rather common on TV in general. Need proof? Look at just about ANY SitCom made int he last 15 years. the formula is simple. Fat, stupid husband always being stupid and childish...bailed out by hot, modern woman.

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    As poser765 says, this theme isn't exclusive to commercials...

    Though I can't say I care one bit nor have I ever even thought about that.

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    Because, feminism.

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    Because the concept in all those commercials needed a comedic foil, and if it were about women being stupid the products would be boycott.

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    Probably because guys just dont care enough to even remotely think about whining to the AD companies, whereas im pretty sure ad's about women have been taken down for being too sexist or some other BS like that. Plus I think its just a stereotype, the fat middle aged dummie, not really true but its in alot of sitcoms and shows like that, which poser mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nnelson54 View Post
    Because the concept in all those commercials needed a comedic foil, and if it were about women being stupid the products would be boycott.
    Exactly. If the women were being the "dumb ones" the product won't sell. It would be the kids, but they're too busy being the know-it-alls by today's standards. The only person left is the husband/eldest male.

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    because most men don't give a shit and if school taught me anything it's that females are amused by petty things like this

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    most likely a woman wrote them

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    GoGo Double Standards.
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    There's no big mystery, because most young people act stupid but men's stupidity is more noticeable due to... double standards.
    Last edited by Vizardlorde; 2012-03-27 at 09:54 PM.

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    because men dont really care when they're insulted i guess :P

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    Golds, I suspect of your 434 posts, at least 400 are the OP to a thread you've started.

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    Women go shopping more often
    Men aren't offended easily

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    Same situation like when in every single cartoon mother is more inteligent parent with much better job while father is generally gold hearthed moron. It's okay but if you switched them then it would be "sexist and unacceptable".

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    Because political correctness doesn't apply to young to middle aged white males.
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    The vast majority of writers in the media are men. You'd better ask them why they think men are so stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arrashi View Post
    Same situation like when in every single cartoon mother is more inteligent parent with much better job while father is generally gold hearthed moron. It's okay but if you switched them then it would be "sexist and unacceptable".

    Too true. The human race is funny.

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