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Top 10 Male-Bashing Ads

Ask Men ranks the Top 10 a href=”http://www.askmen.com/toys/top_10_300/327_top_10_list.html”Worst Male-Bashing Ads/a (thanks to the reader who emailed this):br /br /blockquoteYou’ve seen him plenty of times on sitcoms; he’s the dumb, bumbling, idiot dad, husband and boyfriend who appears useless at everything but bringing home a paycheck. The message: Guys are dumb and women have to lead them around. This, of course, cues the laugh track. Yet a survey from an organization called Children Now found that two-thirds of kid respondents described men on TV as angry, while respondents from another group’s survey said men were portrayed as corrupt on TV by a 17 to 1 margin. Clearly, this is no laughing matter./blockquotebr /br /Check out the commercials and see what you think, frankly a href=”http://www.askmen.com/toys/top_10_300/327c_top_10_list.html”I think the one from Dairy Queen/a (#1) makes women look just as bad as men. It portrays a self-involved princess–a young girl– getting a gift of an ice cream from a boy while sounding smug and self-entitled about using a male for free treats. Her mother actually looks shocked and surprised that her daughter is pimping for free ice cream. I would like to hear the discussion between the two after this interlude but the commercial ends.

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