Does this offend you?
Yeah, little bit.
Firstly lets burn the word feminism, stop using it as an insult to woman, lets all just see each other as equalitists right from the start. Just because someone doesn’t want to be objectified or reprimanded for their gender doesn’t make them a demon, it makes them human. Although we need to appreciate what feminism has done for women it needs to transcend into a new era with a new name, image and understanding: men and women combined and equal as one. (Is that hippy enough for you?)
Secondly, is all sexualisation sexist? Is sexism always offensive? Should we be eliminating all sex from all media? I think that we need to appreciate everything is a stereotype reflected on real life, when used in the correct way it creates comedy, drama and even revolutionary ideas. To oppose something with only one resolution in mind is to be bias in itself. I don’t appreciate page 3 models and I don’t appreciate being called a skag, whore, hoe, bitch etc. in a song and I don’t appreciate headlines about women being fat or ugly (who even cares, we all know you can look good in one picture bad in another anyway). I don’t and wouldn’t appreciate the same treatment of men either its disgusting and miserable. Why do we treat each other as though we are trade?
Having said that, I think there is room for sex in the media and maybe we need to figure out a harmonious point rather than demonising sex all together. Sex is a part of life and its normal and healthy, but there are many sex related things which aren’t, that is the reason we have to strike the balance right not because one gender has one up on another gender. Now it seems we are at a stage of deciding, where do you think the line should be drawn? (Specifically in the media, sexism in real life instances is not quite there yet)
But do I find this muller advert offensive? I really do, i don’t know if this is just humour not to my taste or if making a man wet and semi naked run towards you and then call him thick and pay him for it is just demoralising. But then looking at the diet coke adverts they have done the same thing much more cleverly, however still have caused some stirrings.
What is your opinion on objectification of men and Women? I think we can all agree that there is room for it in art and media because it exists in real life and after all art imitates life as well as vice versa, but when does something stop being sexy, funny, ironic or artistic and start to become a form of hate?
Is this advert simply funny?