Friday, May 22, 2009

For the Gander!

A recent advert for an oven cleaner claimed it was "so easy, even a man can do it".

673 complaints were made claiming that the ad was sexist.

..... I'll show you sexist .....



Blogger Dave said...

Are you trying to make a point?

7:43 am  
Blogger I, Like The View said...

oooh - that photo of a Kenwood Chef brought back memories

my mother had one

XCH gave me a Kitchen Aid as my gift for (what turned out to be) our last xmas together - perhaps he was trying to tell me something

7:46 am  
Blogger Rog said...

Have you been collecting these for years like some mad stalker Kaz? I think you should forget it and move on now.

Go and clean the oven or something...

7:54 am  
Blogger Scarlet-Blue said...

Yep... and only mothers use Persil.
Shall I slap Rog?

8:55 am  
Blogger Hyde DP said...

I'm laughing all the way to the kitchen.

9:07 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Didya geddit?

Oh dear - sorry to bring back bad memories of XCH.
I suppose the answer to your question depends on what you asked for.

No need to stalk - there are lots of brilliant sites out there that do it for me.
You might come across one if you stopped searching for Busty Blondes or Nubile Nymphets.
Slap Rog? No, he'd enjoy it too much.
I think I gave him a good tongue lashing.

.... and make sure you stay there until Mrs Gerald gives you permission to come out!

10:00 am  
Blogger Mopsa said...

Bloody hell! And all in living memory too.

11:15 am  
Blogger garfer said...

Much spanking in evidence. English public school types like spanking with the roles reversed.

I suggest you display a postcard in the newsagent advertising 'spanking services'. After all, you've got find something to occupy your time when you're not on holiday.

And it would be a nice little earner.

11:35 am  
Blogger Istvanski said...

...and let's not forget my personal favourite sexist infomercial.

12:37 pm  
Blogger Geoff said...

It's about time the tables were turned.

And while you're at it, could you give them a dust?

1:31 pm  
Blogger Donn Coppens said...


They should publish the names and addresses of the 673 asshats who complained...
didn't they get the memo that Political Correctness is finally dead?


2:06 pm  
Blogger BEAST said...

My personal favourite in the un politically correct category was the advert for virgin airways non smoking flights (When they were first introduced) With the slogan The only fags on our flights are serving the drinks Ha Ha Ha Ha HA .

Re The oven cleaner advert niether of the sex's come out too well on this one , have you seen the miserable bad tempered wife.... lordy she needs a good seeing to and no mistake :-)

2:15 pm  
Blogger Vicus Scurra said...

You did very well to find all of those pictures. For a girl.

2:35 pm  
Blogger Arabella said...

Look Kaz, don't get distracted by the trivial. Researchers report there will soon be a breakthrough in the cure for Male Fridge Blindness.

3:17 pm  
Blogger xl said...

I like Grey Goose vodka. Coincidence?

4:58 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Yes - the first one for Skyy vodka appeared in New York in the year 2000.
The poster was gigantic.

What a spiffing idea.
I'd love to increase my cash flow by doing a bit of spanking in the afternoon.
The problem is that I'd probably get upper class twats like Cameron and Boris turning up.

Ha ha ha - that's the sort of sexist comedy I love.
I won't be posting any more 'wild and dangerous opinions' or I may grow a beard.

I hope Betty comes along later.
You might not be quite so bold if you have to answer to both of us.

They didn't get the memo because they were either killing their secretary or cleaning the oven.
There's just no happy medium is there?

5:51 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

You'd never guess that Branson has a gsoh would you?
That's the thing - in the ads the women either need a good seeing to or a good looking at.

It's all I can do - as you never tire of pointing out, I am unable to write intelligible prose

Does it involve starvation by any chance?

Hm - A new one on me.
Surely there should also be a Grey Gander to cover the equal ops requirements.

5:53 pm  
Blogger dh said...

Now I feel really stupid.

5:57 pm  
Blogger Steve said...

I'm sold. I'll buy everything.

But seriously - the game is broomsticks? WTF? Is that a euphemism?

7:05 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Don't worry - I love yellow keks.
Even if you click and read the small print it doesn't make sense as Broomsticks is the name of the Trousers being advertised.
If you wear the trousers you can play the game.
Looks like gang rape to me?

9:48 pm  
Blogger Lulu LaBonne said...

The Broomsticks one is horrific, presumably they make a man so hot his willy turns into one.

10:41 pm  
Blogger Kevin Musgrove said...

Five-a-side arm wrestling never did catch on, even with action slacks.

Once a year my female colleagues allow me to say that women should be barefoot and pregnant and in the kitchen and we laugh and then they patronise me for the rest of the year. It seems to work as a relationship.

10:44 pm  
Blogger Rog said...

"Have I Got News for You" copied your pictures last night Kaz! I hope your research invoice is in the post.

8:02 am  
Blogger tony said...

Pha! Only A Woman Could Have Written This Post (*ducks* thrown Rolling - Pin)

9:15 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

That's better than any theory I can come up with.
I think this one is the most threatening and scary.

But what do they say about you in the Ladies?
Let's hope they are only admiring your action slacks.

Imitation is the sincerest ...etc.
Incredible as it may seem - I don't have a hot date for Saturday night - so I'll watch the repeat.

But I don't think a woman wrote the line "Keep her where she belongs".

10:38 am  
Blogger SSS said...

You tell 'em, sister.

1:32 pm  
Blogger I, Like The View said...

I was going to tell you what Rog told you!

1:46 pm  
Blogger Lubin said...

One of my hobbies is writing letters of complaint, but I can't take responsibility for being one of the 673 complainers in this case.

Those ads are very reminiscient of Mad Men.

6:22 pm  
Blogger Old Wom Tigley said...

I was going to complain about the advert but Jane woundn't let me... said I had no time for writing letters when there was a load of ironing to do... :O(

9:59 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

I'm more troubled by the shirt and tie combos in the Van Heusen shirts ad.

Now THAT should have had protests and banners and the burning of bras. All the way.

11:22 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

I watched the repeat and they showed your mixer.

I'll believe you.
Re the ads - I could possibly forgive Don Draper (swoons).

I don't call that a chore - you can watch telly at the same time.
I must have a word with Jane.

You're always a man who gets his priorities straight.

3:04 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

Absolutely, but straight is a little bit of a stretch isn't it?

3:24 pm  
Blogger Roses said...

Now I see why I will never find/land a good man...

Oh well...

*starts looking for all the bad men instead*

3:56 pm  
Blogger Flaming Nora said...

What's wrong with lying on the floor gazing at your fella's shoe? I do it every Wednesday night and he pays me £1.50 per hour with a cup or tea thrown in and a biscuit.

6:44 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Of course - you have very gay priorities. Hence the emphasis on colour coordination.

Bad is the new good - as long as he's not sexist.

Never heard of the minimum wage?
Still - I suppose you do it for love really - Aaah.

8:31 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

Or maybe Nora just likes his biscuit?

6:30 am  
Blogger The Poet Laura-eate said...

Shocking indeed Kaz, but do two wrongs make a right?

Let's have an age of enlightenment now both sides have made their point.

5:52 pm  
Blogger Kevin Musgrove said...

Kaz, if what they say in the ladies' is even half as bad as what they'll say to my face it'll be pretty ripe stuff!

And actually, I agree with Laura. I like to think we're not aspiring to an equality of boorishness.

8:49 pm  
Blogger nwtrunner said...

Wow - amazing amazing what used to get done to sell stuff.

An incredible collection of ads Kaz. Where the heck did you find them all?

I don't mind cleaning an oven, I don't mind cooking a meal (I'm a pretty good cook), and I don't mind having someone else do either also - whether that person be male or female.

My own female partner (used to call her wife, but that's not appropriate anymore cuz we're sorta split up but living in same house) is a lousy cook, which is why she lets me do it, and I'm lousy at laundry, which is why I let her do it. Works for us!

8:01 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Is that a double entendre?
Nora certainly 'takes the biscuit'.

'Tit for tat' or 'Two wrongs don't make a right' is never the way to solve a problem.
The age of enlightenment which started in the 70s is rapidly being eroded.

Being insulted by my colleagues is one of the things I miss most.
What would Freud make of that?

What a great arrangement for two exes.
Very enlightened.
re question - just 'google image' sexist ads and you will be overwhelmed.

11:10 am  
Blogger MJ said...

Send NWTRunner over to audition for a role as Houseboy.

2:36 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

But what about his Not wife?
Can she come too and be the laundry maid?

3:57 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These ad's are disturbingly hott!!

5:46 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

You have a gorgeous blog - I just left a comment.

3:21 pm  

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