Friday, October 14, 2011

For Neither Girls Nor Women

Have you seen this new Dr. Pepper advertisement?
There has been some shock expressed at the perceived misogynistic content. 
Good thing those American consumers don't know about the Yorkie chocolate bar wrapper - it's been this way for years:
What do you think?
Amusing or sexist?


  1. It's just confusing. Why is 10-calorie Dr. Pepper not for girls? Because we prefer our soda with no calories, but men are too manly to drink diet pop, so each sex has its own? Or because it's loaded with testosterone? Is it like those pills that women should not touch because of the risk of certain birth defects? As a female, I'm scared to use these products, but I'm not sure why.

  2. Y'know, I hadn't even thought of it that way. That's true, they're limiting their customer base even more if women avoid it as a possible health hazard.

  3. Me personally, I find this sort of thing more offensive than humorous.

    Because casual acceptance erodes hard-fought-for advances in gender relations.