What year is this again? 1965?

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14 Responses to A Can of Sexism!

  1. Ed Heinzelman says:

    Why is this more important than the live exhibition of agism we exhibited last Monday night?

  2. Ed Heinzelman says:

    I should have previewed this…it show say: we SAW exhibited last Monday night?

    • Phil Scarr says:

      Well, one is a local alderman candidate talking to a room of 20 people, the other is a nationally televised advertising campaign viewed by millions. I guess it’s a question of scale really… 🙂

  3. Ed Heinzelman says:

    yes but…one is for a product that we are all familiar with and most could care less about…and its a marketing gimmick we have all experienced a hundred times…and the other is an individual who wants to represent a good number of us in local govt…and I wasn’t really pissed when I made my first comment…but when he doubled down on it instead of taking the hint…I did in fact get pissed.

    • Phil Scarr says:

      Deep breath, Ed… Breathe in, hold it… let it out. Ok, yes I agree with you that the dude (don’t remember his name) was not right to double-down. It wil not play well in a district with older people who he needs to convince. So from a political perspective, he clearly needs some coaching on his message. I agree.

      But… I think you took it a teeny bit too personally. I don’t think his intention was to insult older folks (and I say that as a somewhat older folk myself) but to convey the message that the young folks need a voice too. Not a voice to drown out the older member of the community, but one equally deserving to be heard.

      My $.02. YMMV. Void where prohibited. Some conditions apply.

    • JCG says:

      Apparently I missed something at DL? Care to explain for those who couldn’t make it?

  4. I’m waiting for the blog post complaining how tampons are only marketed towards women.

    • Phil Scarr says:

      Yes, because marketing a product for women that only women need to women is exactly the same thing as using sexism to sell low-calorie bubbly water in a can. Good one, Wiggie. Well played.

      Are all conservatives this dense?

  5. Ed Heinzelman says:

    “…but to convey the message that the young folks need a voice too.”

    I couldn’t agree more…and openly agreed with him that evening…but agism is a two ended graph…if he is thinking young people don’t have a voice…he shouldn’t be talking about us over sixties not having one!

    and I don’t think a marketing gimmick is a political issue…social maybe…but vote with your dollars on that one.

    • JCG says:

      and I don’t think a marketing gimmick is a political issue…social maybe

      Ah, but you repeat yourself, Ed. Everything in life has political ramifications. The pamphlets marketing slaves in the colonies certainly was a political issue. Not to get so obviously hyperbolic. Just showing an obvious example of marketing gimmick as political issue.

      • Ed Heinzelman says:

        Of course I am repeating myself…I am old, senile and out of touch.

        And I bet you yucked it up over the old jocks selling Miller Lite back in the day!

        I just don’t see this as that much of an issue compared to OWS, Recall Gov Walker, JOBS!

  6. While I generally love Phil Scarr’s posts, I do think that in many ways the American left needs to….

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    • JCG says:

      That’s a seriously hilarious clip! And some truth to what you say, too, Steve.

      Though, show me a woman that has the physical capability to literally “harden up”, and I’ll show you, well, a man. Which is kinda the figurative root point, no?

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