What do you think of commercials that imply women will "put out" for a piece of jewelry, etc.?
Is anyone else offended by these types of commercials? I saw a major jewelry chain's commercial that left no doubt as to how the evening would end if you purchased some bling for your female companion. Do you feel commercials like this make women look like bimbos, easily bought with trinkets, etc., or do you feel it's edgy, harmless advertising? Am I over-reacting with my disgust for these types of ads? I'd love to hear what women and men think about this.
Well, back in the day when a woman would date a man and her friend would tell her if you don't like him, don't date him. Her reply was, "a girl has to eat." Meaning, its a free meal and movie. Guys got hip to this and now dutch treat is the means for the new generation.
It has always been to purchase your girl baubles and she will do whatever you like. I know in my late teens and early twenties when I started dating, my mother warned me not to accept any sort of gifts from men. I didn't think anything about it until I got a pair of diamond earrings. I started to stutter. I figured if I made it absolutely clear that there are no strings attached and that it was just a Valentine's gift, I would be O.K. It took maybe about 6-8 months before I started hearing about this gift (over and over again) and seemed obligated every time he was strapped for cash or if I had favor with someone else, he wanted in on the discount as well. It was more irritating than an obligation and one I wish I never under took.
To answer your question directly, it has and always been insulting. I was young and it being my first diamonds was at a loss for words. I know better now and teach my children better. What could also be a deterrent,if parents bought their children these things at an appropriate age and for well established accomplishments. This way, they won't become bedazzled by wolves looking for prey.
I hate those commercials but what can we do? sex sells!! everyone knows that and the biggest way to get a someone, a guy, is to make them believe that they can get sex when they purchase a specific product. Its a proven method sadly...
I do find those commercials offensive. Do guys really believe it though?
Who is making the implication, and what does 'put out' mean anyway?
I think they are sexist and give girls and young women the wrong message.
It makes me think that the advertising execs have been living under rocks, or that the women's movement has failed some miserably.
not to be rude but many many women will put out for jewelery and that is common knowledge. i'm not saying all women will but it does happen all the time. men will put out for any reason so in actuality women have better morals.
You are not overreacting at all. In fact, thinking like this has because pervasive in American culture. When a guy goes on the right amount of dates with a woman, he eventually thinks she is required to "put out." It sounds like prostitution if you ask me!
However, I am not a woman. But if I were, since the commercial seems to be implying women will have sex with a man who buys her nice things, I would be terribly offended. But...sex sells.
Great question. I would say it's pretty degrading to women to say they are willing to put-out for such material things. And, I think it's insulting to men as well. Instead of buying their loved ones gifts out of love, the commercial implies all their looking for is a "good time".
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