Men Who Want Relief From PMS Face Women’s Wrath
Posted by Casey
I once challenged Heather (my co-host) to really watch advertising for a while, and she would see just how much anti-man propaganda we have to swallow every day. I told her this after a tirade of mine in which a commercial for the Southern Nevada Water Authority won an award. The commercial featured an old lady kicking a man in the testicles because his sprinklers were on during the day. I demanded a commercial with a man kicking a woman in her crotch to offer balance. Of course, we all know what would happen if such a commercial were made. Both Heather and my wife soon discovered I was right.
There’s a new milk campaign out there touting milk as a relief for PMS. The funny (and true) bit is that the ads feature a man who is beaten down by the wrath of a PMS suffering woman, and his hopes that milk will calm her down. Naturally, womanist harpies are all in an uproar.
Yet, some say the latest ad is sexist and feeds into the tired stereotype of the irrational female.
Um … what stereotype?
The ad surely isn’t sexist. It’s far less sexist than handing out awards to commercials that feature violence upon men (I’m just raising a point, get off your high horse about me taking things too seriously).
Not all women suffer from PMS, and many who do are perfectly tolerable, but there is no stereotype here.
Let’s see what the U.S. National Library of Medicine has to say about PMS …
Other symptoms include:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Feelings of sadness or hopelessness (See also: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder)
- Feelings of tension, anxiety, or edginess
- Irritable, hostile, or aggressive behavior, with outbursts of anger toward self or others
- Loss of sex drive (may be increased in some women)
- Mood swings
- Poor judgment
- Poor self-image, feelings of guilt, or increased fears
- Sleep problems (sleeping too much or too little)
- Slow, sluggish, lethargic movement
‘Hostile mood swings, outbursts of anger, irritability’ … all very real … not a stereotype. Let me help you out with this one.
Stereotype – a set of inaccurate, simplistic generalizations about a group that allows others to categorize them and treat them accordingly
I wonder if the U.S. National Library of Medicine says anything about milk?
(Under Treatment) Your health care provider may recommend that you take nutritional supplements. Vitamin B6, calcium, and magnesium are commonly used. Tryptophan, which is found in dairy products, may also be helpful.
Just so we’re clear, men are not allowed to discuss a factually indisputable condition, it’s well documented symptoms, or its medically backed treatment simply because it pertains to ‘that time of the month?’ Otherwise it’s a sexist stereotype? Are you on the rag or something?
- Got PMS? Milk Can Help (923now.radio.com)
- Is The New Milk Campaign Sexist? (thegloss.com)
- Milk PMS Campaign: New Ads Draw Criticism (huffingtonpost.com)
- Milk’s sexist new anti-PMS campaign (salon.com)
- Got PMS? New campaign says milk can help with that (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Got PMS? New campaign says milk can help with that (sfgate.com)
- Got PMS? Drink Some Milk, Says Sexist Ad Campaign (huffingtonpost.com)
- New Ad Campaign Promotes Milk as PMS Cure (foxnews.com)
Posted on July 13, 2011, in Censorship, Dumbassery, Racism, War and tagged Got Milk?, Milk, PMS, Premenstrual syndrome, Sexism, Southern Nevada Water Authority. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Men Who Want Relief From PMS Face Women’s Wrath.
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