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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:12 PM

I find this ad disgusting and hypocritical.

If a female version of this was available, the company would have the mob with pitchforks and torches at their doors.

So why is it "Great Design" for us males to be the target of this "joke?"

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Reply I find this ad disgusting and hypocritical. (Original post)
Archae Dec 2012 OP
Recursion Dec 2012 #1
orpupilofnature57 Dec 2012 #2
Warren DeMontague Dec 2012 #45
Rex Dec 2012 #53
aquart Dec 2012 #60
Recursion Dec 2012 #62
MadrasT Dec 2012 #3
orpupilofnature57 Dec 2012 #4
oldhippie Dec 2012 #5
MineralMan Dec 2012 #19
Comrade_McKenzie Dec 2012 #6
seabeyond Dec 2012 #27
Confusious Dec 2012 #55
jberryhill Dec 2012 #7
-..__... Dec 2012 #8
Tien1985 Dec 2012 #9
LWolf Dec 2012 #10
Berserker Dec 2012 #14
LWolf Dec 2012 #16
JackRiddler Dec 2012 #39
JackRiddler Dec 2012 #40
oldhippie Dec 2012 #43
JI7 Dec 2012 #11
MineralMan Dec 2012 #20
JackRiddler Dec 2012 #38
El Shaman Dec 2012 #44
Warpy Dec 2012 #12
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2012 #13
loli phabay Dec 2012 #15
MrSlayer Dec 2012 #17
JaneyVee Dec 2012 #18
BlueJazz Dec 2012 #21
Terra Alta Dec 2012 #22
-..__... Dec 2012 #24
cherokeeprogressive Dec 2012 #28
-..__... Dec 2012 #36
jberryhill Dec 2012 #48
El Shaman Dec 2012 #47
Terra Alta Dec 2012 #49
ohheckyeah Dec 2012 #23
cherokeeprogressive Dec 2012 #25
seabeyond Dec 2012 #26
Ian David Dec 2012 #29
JoePhilly Dec 2012 #30
Viva_La_Revolution Dec 2012 #31
dballance Dec 2012 #32
AldoLeopold Dec 2012 #33
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 #34
ThirdCultureBias Dec 2012 #35
lumpy Dec 2012 #37
El Shaman Dec 2012 #41
trumad Dec 2012 #42
Warren DeMontague Dec 2012 #46
hunter Dec 2012 #50
Le Taz Hot Dec 2012 #51
cynatnite Dec 2012 #52
WinkyDink Dec 2012 #54
Scootaloo Dec 2012 #56
Dash87 Dec 2012 #57
jberryhill Dec 2012 #58
customerserviceguy Dec 2012 #59
yardwork Dec 2012 #61

Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:15 PM

1. I like the Julius Caesar one better



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Response to Recursion (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:18 PM

2. Genius !!!!!!

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Response to Recursion (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:15 PM

45. The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in our stars... Nor in ourselves, for that matter.

Its the fault of a crappy cutting board and whoever keeps putting he knives in the dishwasher.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #45)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:07 PM

53. You are on a roll!

Dali, Shakespeare, whois next on that list!?!?!

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Response to Recursion (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:13 PM

60. Now that's hysterical. Who sells it?

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Response to aquart (Reply #60)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:41 PM

62. I've looked ever since I first saw this a few months ago and can't find it, unfortunately

The image is everywhere, but if it was an advertising attempt, it failed miserably...

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:18 PM

3. Tasteless and horrible.

I hate it.

Not funny.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:19 PM

4. It's neither, lighten up .

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:20 PM

5. What's wrong with it? And how did you determine ....

that it is male?

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Response to oldhippie (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:48 PM

19. But, it doesn't haz breastages.

That's how.

On the other hand, besides having five fingers, it also doesn't haz penis. No penis; No man.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:22 PM

6. It's OK to hate on us men...

 

Every single one of us has been personally responsible for centuries of oppression, don't ya know?

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:27 PM

27. why is it male? why is it hating men? nt

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:13 PM

55. You're selling yourself short

Why stop at centuries? The white man has been oppressing everyone for two thousand years, according to the writer of "orientalism." Of course, that ignores pretty much 1800 years of history to make that claim.

That same "orientalism" is also the basis for a lot of "academic" writings these days.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:24 PM

7. Jesus, I'm glad there are so few problems in the world

Count me among the insufficiently outraged.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:24 PM

8. Well, it's black for starters.

 

Certainly that alone should be cause for outrage and fist pounding.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:26 PM

9. All righty then.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:36 PM

10. Tasteless? Yes.

I find it to be kind of sexless; not a gender. Does it come in various colors, or just black?

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Response to LWolf (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:46 PM

14. Universal symbol for man

 

and one for women. Which does it look like to you?


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Response to Berserker (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:47 PM

16. Okay.

I see the symbol.

I guess, in that context, it's male, but the color is irrelevant?

It's tasteless, regardless.

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Response to Berserker (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:08 PM

39. Nonsense.

This one has the head attached.

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Response to Berserker (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:08 PM

40. Also, who made those universal?

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Response to Berserker (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:13 PM

43. That's sexist .....

To assume that the symbol wearing a dress is female is sexism at its worst. Don't you know in this day and age women can wear pants, and males can wear a dress if they so desire? Are you trying to force the sexes back into centuries old stereotypes? And on a progressive board? Oh, the shame!

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:38 PM

11. how can you tell it's a man ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:50 PM

20. See reply #19.

It's all explained there.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:05 PM

38. I agree. It's a generic human figure.

One way in which the OP betrays sexist conditioning is in the equation of this generic sexless figure with a male human as the default gender.

And I think it's a pretty funny item! It's coming up as the ad on this thread, of course.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:14 PM

44. Lift it's coattails !!

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:38 PM

12. I'm finding a lot of the "Fab" stuff to be pretty offensive

So no thanks. I do think this figure is as sexually charged as a stick figure, however, so it's hard to find misandry in it. It could just as easily be a pre pubescent child.

It's still vaguely human and that's what makes it vile.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:45 PM

13. More pointless shit stirring from a serial poseur. n/t

 

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:47 PM

15. love this. wife wants it for christmas.

 

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:47 PM

17. I don't. I like it.

 

I'm just not going to pay $70 for it.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:48 PM

18. Male or female, I don't like it so I wouldn't buy it. But I also wouldn't want them to stop

making it.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:50 PM

21. The people I've known that would like this thing are the very people that should own it.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:52 PM

22. I'm more offended by the fact the figure is black

than the "fact" that it is supposedly male.

Is this offered in other colors, too? Specifically white?

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Response to Terra Alta (Reply #22)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:20 PM

24. black, white, lime green, red, blue, silver and orange.

 

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dgarden&field-keywords=voodoo+knife+block

However... it's a "Voodoo Knife Block", an obvious racial and stereotype directed at Haitians and Creole speakers.

Your being "offended" is still warranted.

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Response to -..__... (Reply #24)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:28 PM

28. Not every store calls it a "voodoo knife block". Should I be offended that this one is read?

At Stupidiotic, it's called a "Stab Man". Who would you think this particular color is stereotyping?

http://www.stupidiotic.com/popup_image.php?pID=28&image=0

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #28)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:35 PM

36. Ug... Would a tomahawk or war paint be involved?

 

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Response to -..__... (Reply #24)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:26 PM

48. This is a slur against our lime green brothers

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Response to Terra Alta (Reply #22)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:20 PM

47. I hear ya!

Do i know you from HP??

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Response to El Shaman (Reply #47)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:54 PM

49. Huffington Post?

Never posted there, although I do read it from time to time.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:52 PM

23. Seriously?

LOL - it's not anatomically correct for either gender.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:24 PM

25. I gave one to my Sister for Christmas about five years ago. She LOVED it. n/t

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:27 PM

26. no breasts, so male? no penis, so female? or nongender? otherwise it is stupid anyway

and see nothing worthy in it.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:28 PM

29. I want a Star Trek version with a red shirt. n/t

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:29 PM

30. Could just be a knife thrower's test dummy ... ever think of that?

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:30 PM

31. how bout the cute chicks in tshirts and panties vs the bearded grunge dude

give me a pic of a hot dude in tee and tiny briefs and I might buy one of your stupid shirts.

not really, none of them are funny.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:32 PM

32. Well, the figure does not really seem to have a gender. It's still awful.

I think that as people we should certainly support your rejection of a depiction of another person with knives stabbed through them. Whether the figure is male or female it is absolutely abhorrent to produce a product where people put knives through a figure of another person.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:35 PM

33. Oh yeah? If you think thats offensive Check this out:



http://fab.com/sale/14485/


The sleek watches created by EARTH are the perfect gift for your tree-hugging friend. Made from organic wood, these analog timepieces are designed as a heartfelt symbol of global preservation. Whatís more, each eye-catching accessory in this collection is one of a kindómaking eco-awareness both fashionable and fun.

Its not even recycled wood - its "organic" wood. WTF is that??? So they had to cut down an "organic" tree to make a watch? That's earth friendly? Who the hell are these dopes?

"With part of a tree wrapped around my wrist, Iím equipped with a constant reminder of Mother Natureís intricate handiwork."
- Editor of Fab Sarah Fones

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:35 PM

34. I'm more offended by the price than by what it symbolizes

$69 for that piece of crap? Yuck.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:35 PM

35. Just based on the exterior.........................

 

this apperars to be a woman to me!

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:54 PM

37. I can't fathom anyone paying 69 bucks for that piece of crap.

n

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:10 PM

41. At least it wasn't his backside....

Now, if you own a lot of knives- get the George Armstrong Custer one!

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:11 PM

42. Possibly the dumbest post in DU history.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:17 PM

46. I agree w. mrslayer: i like it, but not $70 worth.

Im not hugely offended by it, though. The figure is pretty cartoonish.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:02 PM

50. My wife has one of those, the red one.

Sometimes it's me when she puts a knife back, sometimes people she works with.

This is much milder behavior than our matriarchal frontier women ancestors. My wife and I both have grandmothers and great grandmothers who'd have carved up a rotten man as expertly as they carved up very large animals for the dinner table.

One of my great grandmothers especially, I witnessed this several times as a child -- whenever she picked up a knife any argument was over, you said, "Yes, Ma'am" and it didn't matter if you were the Sheriff or a Bishop or so-called "head of household," you backed down.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:04 PM

51. I think it's barbaric

and I would question the mental health of anyone that would have this in their kitchen -- or anywhere else for that matter.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:04 PM

52. Did a woman design this? n/t

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:10 PM

54. "If looks could kill, ......women wouldn't need frying pans."

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:14 PM

56. #firstworldproblems

I'm glad that you have the freedom to be SO BORED...

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:18 PM

57. I think it's funny

It's pretty gender neutral. I don't think that they considered the "sex" of the stick figure when designing this.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:27 PM

58. A man doing something useful in the kitchen?

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:30 PM

59. Whether its sexist or racist or not

It's a pretty violent image. Can't we do better than this?

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:14 PM

61. That is horrible!

Man, woman, child, animal - that would never, ever be ok.

Really disgusting.

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