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    I apologize in advance if I offend anyone, but really, if you have a potty-brain, then you really should not be offended by potentially double-entendre advertiing.

    John Reardon, the Deep Ellum owner, told the women and men who criticized his marketing choice to "accept being an asshole and move on." He even tried to push the responsibility for rape culture on BOR: "If anyone is to blame for promoting such thoughts, it should be those interpreting the phrase to that level. Shame on you."
    Who is being protected by banning this, other potty-brains?

    by Portia Elm on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 09:01:36 AM PDT

    •  I don't think banning has anything to do with it. (4+ / 0-)

      But it's the kind of offensive ad the company should be called on. If more companies who did this found that it turned off potential customers, maybe they'd start getting creative and use really good ads instead of ones that treat women like inflatable dolls instead of people.
      I saw an ad recently for trucks and was amazed because the whole point was that these trucks are for strong men -- and the strength they showed was men being really good fathers. Thought it was pretty clever and appealing.

      While Democrats work to get more people to vote, Republicans work to ensure those votes won't count.

      by Tamar on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 11:33:37 AM PDT

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      •  A recent Guinness ad was similar. (6+ / 0-)

        It showed six men in wheelchairs playing an intense game of basketball.  They're hard at play for a while, and then the game ends.  Suddenly, five of them stand up and start walking off the court while one remains in his chair.  

        The ad is all about empathy, about how the men in the majority, who can walk, accommodate their friend in a wheelchair by playing the game on his terms.  It's a pretty effective ad, if you ask me.  It shows that masculinity can co-exist with empathy, understanding, and compassion.

        "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

        by FogCityJohn on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 11:59:03 AM PDT

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      •  Is the ad campaign aiming to attract (0+ / 0-)

        men who think getting women drunk is the way to get them to have sex, and is trying to make men believe that their Blond Ale would do the trick?  It is disgusting.  And I like the idea of life-affirming advertising.  The problem is, 90 percent of the men I dated in the past 40 years already believed that getting me drunk would make their job easier.  So, when I saw that ad, I had to laugh, because this stupidity is still going on.  What needs to happen is for women to see that pink truck and have that little light bulb go off in their heads to wake them up to the fact that drinking has its pitfalls, because women can not handle alcohol in the same quantities that men can, and that some men use alcohol to take advantage of women.  This ad has a valuable educational aspect also, if you look at it in this way.  WAKE UP LADIES!!  

        by Portia Elm on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 01:16:00 PM PDT

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