3.30.2006

and speaking of wanting to punch the lights out of the t.v....

so it seems that my ire over the "o" lady and the yoplait chicks brought forth a rash of "me effing too" feelings on the part of my readers.

real women getting pissed off over the representations of real women. what a shocker.

so. here is another version of sassy domestic womanhood that makes me want to do an elvis on the telly. that fricking woman from the new Wendy's commercial (which utterly corrupts my Lost viewing. bastards).

yes, that's what makes me want to chow down a wendy's salad. witnessing a woman having what looks dangerously near to a psychotic breakdown 'food-network's-next-star' style over the assembling of a delicious salad. because we all know only women eat green vegetables, right? and that to show a man pulling that shit, or (god forbid) munching arugala and mandarins with visible pleasure --well, his very sexuality would come into question.

"only men can be shown to have real appetites on the mainstream media, whereas when women eat, it is represented in forbidden/eroticized/psychotic terms. discuss."

here endeth my rant about the gendered ideology of hunger...
you're welcome.

9 comments:

weaker vessel said...

I guess I haven't seen this one yet?! Probably because my husband has been lunging for the remote during every commercial break to watch the NCAA playoffs of late.

The TV commercial woman who makes me want to hire an assassin is that stupid bitch in the Mr. Clean Magic Sponge commercials who goes around deliberatly scuffing her own floors like some kind of 1950s domestic zombie retard so she can witness the power of the Magic Sponge again and again. Let me tell you, woman, self-inflicted scuff marks are not sponge-worthy! And no, General Public, those of us who are home during the day typically do NOT waste our time creating messes to clean up! Grrrrr.

doow said...

what you said: "makes me want to do an elvis on the telly"
what I read: "makes me want to do elvis on the telly"
I guess it would just be a different approach to dealing with television-induced stress...

puppytoes said...

i just want to cram that f*cking salad down her throat...

great topic--and one i think you should definitely re-re-vistit on a regular basis!

Paco said...

To be read with an Elvis drawl: "Doow, I like your style."

Elizabeth said...

What bugs me the most about that commercial is that the salad looks so good, but then you go and get one and the lettuce is white, there's three pieces of fatty chicken and the tomatoes are mushy.

How about the one for Febreze where the mom picks up a room full of stuffed animals while spraying the carpet. Um, lady? Why aren't your kids picking up their own toys?

Mom101 said...

YES!! I saw this ad for the first time and freaked out completely. I apologize for my entire industry. Really I do.

sweatpantsmom said...

I haven't seen either of these spots, but I'll keep my lady-eyes peeled so I, too can join the enraged.

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