"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Thursday, March 11, 2010

More media messages telling me I'm not a "real" woman:


There's no way I'm picking the veggie lover's over the meat lover's.

(Via Sociological Images)


Unapologetically Mundane said...

Wow, yeah, there was no reason to designate them his and hers. Had they just said "two pizzas–his and hers" and left it up to my imagination, I could've handled that. But in both of those cases, it leaves out same-sex relationships.

Bachelor Girl said...

Especially because those veggies SUCK! So real women do NOT like meat, but they DO like crappy, boring vegetables? Is that what I am to understand?

Throw in some spinach, artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, asparagus and/or creamed brussels sprouts and we'll talk.

For some reason, this one reallyreallyreally pisses me off.

Anonymous said...

Well, I am a woman and I like mushrooms and black olives, and don't like most of the meats, but, really, his and hers? As stated above, what about same-sex couples? Or, hello, families? Am I really going to eat an entire pizza by myself? No man who eats the whole thing is likely to be sharing my bed, either.

Lynne said...

Awesome, I'm glad to see this moving around. I submitted this ad to Gwen and Lisa around Valentine's day. (Actually, my boyfriend found it and earmarked for me.) This ad really bugs me too because of the gender AND heterosexual norms it portrays. Here's a quote from my comment on Sociological Images: "why is it that homosexual couples are essentially nonexistent for Valentine’s Day? I can’t think of one item/ad/food product/card/decoration/etc that was targeted for homosexual couples, or even non heterosexual specific. (I didn’t watch any LBGT oriented TV. I’m assuming they had some, but I didn’t see any geared towards the “general” audience.) If it’s money that drives advertising, you’d think they’d want to include that other 10+% of the population, you know?"

Anonymous said...

This is actually sexist against both men and women. It not only says that women should prefer veggies over meat - but it's also saying men who don't get the meat variety are not "real" men, aka are "sissy boys".

I also agree with those who says that it obviously favours heterosexual relationships.

That said, I just go for plain cheese. No meat *or* veggies for me.