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"If this is meant to scare young men like me out of ever getting married, it's working!"

A reader sent me a link to a video and site called a href=”http://bewareofthedoghouse.com/videoPage.aspx”bewarethedoghouse.com /athat is supposed to be a joke but seems anything but. The video and site are connected to the jewelry store inside JC Penny. I’m surprised that they didn’t realize how ridiculous and sexist their little video was. If you want to skip it, it basically shows a man giving his wife a vacuum cleaner for Christmas and he is sucked into a doghouse where other men who have given “sexist” gifts are sent. br /br /One man is sent before a tribunal of women to decide how to get out of this torture chamber and is given advice by the women on how to stay out of the doghouse. At the end of the video, there is a warning to men, “Stay out of the doghouse this holiday” with the implication that buying jewelry is the only way to do this. Is this funny? I don’t think so. I agree with one of the Youtube commenters a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SecVCh9dg4I”who states: /a”If this is meant to scare young men like me out of ever getting married, it’s working!” Here is the video:br /br /br /object width=”425″ height=”344″param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/SecVCh9dg4Ihl=enfs=1″/paramparam name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”/paramparam name=”allowscriptaccess” value=”always”/paramembed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/SecVCh9dg4Ihl=enfs=1″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowscriptaccess=”always” allowfullscreen=”true” width=”425″ height=”344″/embed/objectbr /br /Update: Another reader sends the same link to the video and adds: “I’m thinking if the genders were reversed in this ad, they’d be burning J.C. Penney’s to the ground in every mall in America.” No, there never would have been an ad like this one up to begin with.