Sunday, August 30, 2009
Wow, Some Social Programing for Men
Hmmm, do we need advertisements like this? Just the vary fact that things like this exist tells me we have major social ills. It tells me that things are getting worse.
I've always felt that feminism is a self perpetuating ideology and actually creates the ills which it proports it is trying to eradicate. It is a kind of self compounding negative feedback loop.
Anyway, this ad suggests that not enough men are respecting women. Is this true? It might as well say "most men do not respect women" I think we have devolved to an era of mutual disrespect if you ask me. What are feminists trying to accomplish here? Is the growing disconnect between men women family and children all men's fault; feminists want you to believe that it is don't they. Does this advertisement promote the disrespect of men, I certainly think so!
Is respect something that is earned or given by blind deference? Excuse me, are they asking for chivalry??? Noooo they couldn't be, you see, anyone who knows the history of the feminist movement knows that men were told to go away and that chivalry was demeaning to women....remember?? Now the saying goes "chivalry is dead". Indeed chivalry IS DEAD! You see, feminism is a paradoxical self perpetuating ideology. Women are more sexualized than ever before in our history. Feminism divides men and women and creates the very disrespect and consequences of disrespect they say they so revile.
As you will see from the marriage, divorce and single woman birth rates of 40%, If not reveled, honored and respected as wife and mother what has woman become???
To me the add is a masterful work of brainwashing and social programming not unlike what I see other places in the American social culture. It is asking for a blind deference to women. I would love to hear my readers comments. What does this ad mean to you? What is the significance of the boys orange shirt in an urban setting? What association do you think orange clothing has to an urban male?
Here is what the Thesaurus has to say:
Main Entry: respect
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: admiration given by others
Synonyms: account, adoration, appreciation, approbation, awe, consideration, courtesy, deference, dignity, esteem, estimation, favor, fear, homage, honor, obeisance, ovation, recognition, regard, repute, reverence, testimonial, tribute, veneration, worship
Main Entry: respect
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: admire; obey
Synonyms: abide by, adhere to, adore, appreciate, attend, be awed by, be kind to, comply with, defer to, esteem, follow, have good opinion of, have high opinion, heed, honor, look up to, note, notice, observe of, pay attention, recognize, regard, revere, reverence, set store by, show consideration, show courtesy, spare, take into account, think highly of, uphold, value, venerate
After reading the above definitions, do you think women should be given these things by men because of their gender or do you think they need to earn respect first? Do you think men should open doors for women they do not know, protect women they do not know and even die for women they do not know? Are women and girls more valuable than men and boys? What aspects of respect are women asked by society to bestow upon men exactly??? What does society urge women to do for men or to show respect to men???
What about marriage and even after divorce, do women have responsibilities and obligations to men and if so do these responsibilities embody some semblance of respect or obligation to men? Or have divorce and family law made marriage and therefore the contract of divorce superflurious and inconsequential to women?
Would it be possible to tell women along with eating their vegetables and doing their homework that they should respect and obey men? And by the very existence of this ad it presents an authority statement to people that not enough women are respecting men and obeying men as they should. Would this be ok to do?
Does the nature of this advertisement remind anyone of social programming and propaganda distributed by totalitarian regimes, dictatorships and fascists? What effect upon men do you believe ads and messages throughout our culture will have upon them upon being continually exposed to such social programming? What do you believe the real aim of this advertisement is? What is this ad really trying to accomplish? What message does it send about men to others and what does it tell men about themselves? Comments?
Here is another one to ponder: What does it mean when we label little boys as the inevitable abusers of women?