Posted at 1:35 PM Apr 30, 2010
By Andrea Grimes
Reading Heartless Doll, or any other feminist-minded ladyblog for that matter, could give one the impression that being a lady is really hard and terrible, what with there being all that sexism, misogyny and general disdain for women that continues to run rampant through, well, everywhere. But make no mistake about it: being a woman is actually kind of awesome. For all manner of reasons, not least of which is the fact that being a woman is also being human, which is a pretty sweet deal most of the time.
Which is partly why I refuse to entertain any of the recent man-oriented advertising that seeks to denigrate men by asserting that any and all kinds of feminization is some kind of horrible punishment. Like, for example, this Miller Lite ad that portrays non-Miller Lite drinkers as skirt-wearers (and by extension, women. HORRIFIC!).
Seriously? See for yourself:
I'm not a Miller Lite drinker, but oh my, how I love a High Life, so I'm not going to shoot myself (and my liver) in the foot by boycotting the brand out of some kind of self-righteous and ineffective protest, but damn, guys, why must we hate on ladyness? Or men in skirts, for that matter? I mean, the skirt that dude is wearing in the commercial is pretty heinous, but let the man choose his beer! And his clothing.