Sunday, June 05, 2005

There Is An Incredible Amount of Irony in This That I Might Tell You About Later

McDonald's, in its typical misled attempt to be "with it", or "phat and stupid and poppin' fresh", as my friend Peter Griffin might say, has succeeded in stereotyping the next group of eligible minorities: ze weemen. (right, we're not really minorities, but I'm oppressed. Shut up.)

The commercials for the new Fruit and Walnut Salad features girls in their "natural habitat": bikinis and the beach. Hey look, it just came on! One of the female stars is commenting that the other "like, hit [the ball]".

Yeah, McDonald's. That's totally how it is. Females find nothing more satisfying in a visit to the beach than standing around and looking good while pretending to play sports. God forbid we might actually enjoy them, as the male in that commercial obviously does. And God forbid we use our brains to formulate a sentence that doesn't contain the word "like".

You know, if McDonald's wanted to talk about how their salads are good for a "female lifestyle", why not show someone spiking the ball into one of your ad executives' snakey faces? OH! And then, why don't you take the commercial with all the African-American women "keepin it real" and stuff it? Unlike yourselves, some of us don't hang out in groups that consist solely of one racial or ethnic demographic.


Blogger Dante said...

i want to know what the incredible amount of irony in this is....

6/06/2005 4:05 PM  
Blogger Chris Clarke said...

Are you sure you should be worrying your pretty little head over this, honey?

6/06/2005 5:35 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

One of these days I will take the entries where I complain about people underestimate me and write it in such a way that I do not deserve their underestimation. Misunderestimation.

6/06/2005 8:45 PM  
Blogger Chris Clarke said...

Allison for President!

6/07/2005 2:15 PM  
Blogger Tweedledopey said...

Do the smart, eloquent women go to McDonald's to get a salad?

6/17/2005 10:37 AM  
Blogger Allison said...

yep, we just don't like being belittled while we do it.

6/17/2005 8:58 PM  
Blogger Murky Thoughts said...

"ze weemen"

Parlez Belafonte? You're bringing a song into my head.

6/17/2005 10:59 PM  

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