I must say I found this rather satisfying

It’s meant I suppose to show a “gender-flipped” world, but if that’s the way they think we men have it, that’s fine by me. I find it rather pleasing to be honest. (I have seen these gender-flipped skits for decades now.)

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  1. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on October 17, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    I am scratching my head over this one. You would think that women would not buy into this on a conscious level. However, that is not the end of it. It is working subliminally. As marriage rates drop, sooner or later, someone in advertising is going to figure out that women cannot spend eighty five percent of the disposable income out there.

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    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on October 17, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      What mystifies me is that it is precisely the beauty and fashion industries and magazines that are pushing quite radical feminism. Some women’s comments on this peculiar campaign were to the effect that they didn’t want feminism with their nail polish.

      Corporations seem to assume feminist campaigns are a good idea. I rather doubt it.

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      • Posted by Julian O'Dea on October 17, 2017 at 9:33 pm

        I suppose my point here is too that the more feminists bewail their fate, the more men are likely to feel privileged. And enjoy it.

        I have noticed that both left and right activists don’t realise that moaning about how bad things are just reduces the morale of their own side (and possibly increases that of their opposition.)

      • Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on October 18, 2017 at 4:05 am

        Perhaps we are gaining insight into who is working for these corporations? They are displaying their biases. Still, they can’t continue to be in business and be that far out of sync with the public. There is the old adage from the 30s , “Will it play in Peoria?” To save you looking it up on a map, Peoria is in the midst of Illinois farm country, surrounded by cornfields. I don’t think present day feminists could find Peoria on a map.

  2. Posted by Roman Lance on October 17, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Yeah role flipping is cool. I am a SAHD and when I hear women complain about how hard their stay at home life is with their whole two children and how they need “mommy time” at the spa I chuckle inside.

    I know the deal.

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    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on October 18, 2017 at 1:07 am

      What I meant was that these kind of “if women ruled the world” things always kind of titillate me. They just make me feel more like a “lord of the universe”. Some types of feminist propaganda just make women look weak.

      As for SAHDs, I am a semi-retired carer and my wife is still in the workforce. I think running a household in the full sense would be hard; but let me say this: I have done both home handyman and home cooking and the latter is much easier.

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  3. Posted by Bike bubba on October 20, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    It is somewhat titillating, because what you have is in a theoretical women-ruled universe, you’ve got all the “alpha” women still dressing to the nines, wearing their hair long, and making themselves up for….scruffy looking guys. So even in a feminist dream world, men are running the show. Except when it’s the feminists running things, it’s the women doing the work and the men relaxing.

    It reminds me of the old joke where an old Indian says to his son, “Back in the old days, men hunted and fished all day while the women tended the gardens, made clothes, preserved food, and all the other work. Men came home to eat and make love to their wives, then they went away hunting and fishing again. Son, it takes a white man to think he can improve on that.”

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    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on October 21, 2017 at 12:40 am

      That reminds me of the case of a young Aboriginal man who was missing school (taught by a white schoolmarm) in northern Australia. It seems he was off spearing turtles (and I suspect spearing girls). Nobody could understand why he wasn’t interested in attending school – I thought it was pretty obvious.

      But what I meant by titillating is that when women are portrayed in these videos as being the dominant sex, it simply underlines the fact that they are not. I saw one of these done about 40 years ago on TV. They are still doing them. But patriarchy isn’t going away.

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