Aug 8, 2011

It was a (mid) Summer's Eve...

So, look, we all know I'm pretty damn open-minded and we know I'm no big feminist, either.  I'm also not easily offended at inappropriate things.  Those are all understatements, by the way, so when something really does offend me, it's usually got to be pretty bad and the new Summer's Eve commercial?  Offends the living shit out of me.



Really? "Show it a little love"? and "Hail to the V"?  Niiiiiice.  So, as women, it's not our brains or determination that get us places in life. It's not that we may strong ethics or principles, it's the simple fact we have vaginas and should be used for breeding, display and to make men feel like men with our admiration, and men are too stupid to see past our vaginas if we (figuratively, I hope) make them obvious?  That was a badly constructed sentence, but whatever...this just bugs the snot out of me.  Watch this, please...tell me what you think. Am I being overly sensitive and ridiculous?  Have I lost my sense of humor?  Or is this just damn degrading?

12 comments:

Dawn said...

I don't think you've lost your sense of humor. I hate that commercial. I actually had to rewind it the first time to make sure I heard it correctly.

"Power to the V"?!?!?! Seriously?? I think it's the most tasteless commercial I've ever seen. Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone in my distaste for this.

Lisa, aka AP said...

No, thank *you, Dawn, because I know your sense of humor tends to be as inappropriate and un-pc as mine, so you feeling this way makes me feel less old and uptight. I'm not at all adverse to humor in feminine hygiene and grooming commercials...the one for the bikini line trimmer that shows the bushes (green, horticultural type) shaped into...um...triangles and landing strips, tickles me. It's cute. Clever. This is just blatantly devaluing both men and women, but mostly women. Lol, I feel less alone now. ;-)

Lisa, aka AP said...

And while I'm ranting, "the scent of civilization"??? Then I guess you don't want to use Summer's Eve and ruin the scent, now do you? Because that, apparently, would be uncivilized.

Lisa, aka AP said...

I'm still ticked and will just rant along in my own comments, thankyouverymuch. Why are there no male hygiene products on the market? God knows many men could use them. Why is there no container of dick wipes in "Tropical Punch" scent on the market? Why hasn't a bottle of germ-killing wash been marketed for the entire male genital area called "Rain Forest" or something? Why is it women are the only ones who need special cleaners? I call bullshit on that. Granted, I call it from my long-term memory, but I call it nonetheless.

KaytieJ said...

Groan. Only a screen writer, producer or director with a Cleopatra or Geisha *fantasy would carry this ad out to production.

Ummm...what is so novel and precious and tantalizing about a "V" that has been kept *fresh and clean* and then visited by so many (historically speaking)?

The ad negates any elevation of women beyond their "V's".

Lisa, aka AP said...

Exactly...and yet another person I know prone to inappropriate humor is agreeing. Whew. At least this means I'm not becoming my mother quite yet.

T@iy@ said...

Lisa, you are right to call BS on men. Your memory has *not failed you. There should be special wash for men. It should be doubly so for men, because women don't stick their hands down their pants and touch themselves 23 out of 24 hours in a day and then proceed to do other things with those hands. (OCK! Now I totally just grossed myself out!) What a ridiculous commercial, and you know it was a room full of male ad men, patting themselves on the back for their ingenuity. Actually, we just started watching Mad Men and that commercial seems like something they would propose because 'women are dumb'. Oy!

Dawn said...

I want to know what war was fought over "it". Who's vagina started
WW1 and/or WW2? I mean come on...if there is a vagina that good out there, then it would make me think about changing my sexual orientation if only to see what one that is worthy of dying for is like.

;)

Lisa, aka AP said...

"I want to know what war was fought over "it"."

The Trojan War. *nods*

Dawn said...

Well yeah, that one is a given, but they used plural...wars.

So other than fighing over Helen of Troy, what is another one?

Maybe that should be a trivia question now because of this commercial. *laughs*

Have a radio station give away concert tickes if you can name 3 wars started by a woman's vagina.

Karen said...

"Why is there no container of dick wipes in "Tropical Punch" scent on the market?"

Its 3am... I'm finally getting around to reading this... and can't stop laughing at this comment! And the Trojan war comment!

And am very glad to be of the lesbian persuasion!!

If I wasn't before, Taiya's comment would have taken me there in a heartbeat!!!

And I agree - STUPID commercial. Even men *should* be insulted by that commercial...

Lisa, aka AP said...

"Maybe that should be a trivia question now because of this commercial. *laughs*"

Now I'm challenged. And no smartass comments. :-P Anyway, I have another one...Star Wars.
*feels proud*

Karen, I need to start a post where we can all list our million dollar ideas, don't I? ;-) Of course, I'm not sure I want to become a millionaire due to dick wipes.