I wrote about the rather disgraceful ongoing demeaning of men in the media in my earlier post: The Buffooning of Men. Not convinced? Here’s Hanes’ new commercial.
Imagine the hue and cry from women’s groups if the roles were reversed and the man was ridiculing his wife. Of course the commercial is superficially funny. Propaganda rarely presents itself for what it is. That’s its real power. Rather it is subtly but continuously woven into the fiber of one’s daily experience, frequently masquerading as humor or documentary.
And here’s one of my favorites in the “ballbuster” category:
A classic emasculator. Can you imagine being married to something like this?