With this ring, I thee dread
Tuesday, while driving home from Montreal, I caught part of CBC Radio One's Definitely Not the Opera. Probably a repeat. The topic du jour was ''man-bashing,'' as in the portrayal of males as idiots on commercials.
Unfortunately the signal cut out somewhere between Cornwall and Brockville, so I didn't hear it all. Too bad. There must have been hours of Broadsides-like fun on the show. (Joke!) I will dig out the podcast when I have a moment.
Today, I stumbled on Sarah Haskin's latest -- ''Doofy Husbands.'' Very apropos.
UPPITY WOMAN DATE: I have been thinking about these ads and why they are proliferating.
For years, women were subjected to ''I'm such a ninny I can't bake a pie'' commercials. Now it's turnabout time.
Not that that justifies the bashing. It's just that women make most of the buying decisions -- and these commercials obviously work or the ad industry wouldn't be churning them out.
Which should make you wonder: What is it about their view of men that women can relate to? What message do they send to men about how they are supposed to behave around the house? And to what extent are they responsible for creating doofus husbands who think this is the way they are supposed to act?