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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:55 PM

Am I the only person offended by this?

http://www.upworthy.com/this-is-why-womens-hygiene-companies-shouldnt-let-teen-boys-run-their-marketing?g=3



It's part of a new Playtex ad campaign for some wipie thingies for the genitals.

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NMDemDist2 Feb 2013 #3
leftynyc Feb 2013 #15
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pacalo Feb 2013 #61
HappyMe Feb 2013 #28
robinlynne Feb 2013 #94
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sinkingfeeling Feb 2013 #4
WinkyDink Feb 2013 #32
BainsBane Feb 2013 #5
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #40
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redqueen Feb 2013 #60
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WinkyDink Feb 2013 #21
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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:57 PM

1. Apparently not. I clicked the link.

Is it stupidly offensive or offensively stupid? Offensive because it is so stupid? Offensive on so many levels.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:10 AM

201. I'm not offended by it

though I do find it unnecessarily crass.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:57 PM

2. good grief

No you're not alone. That is unbelievably stupid of them.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:57 PM

3. as a post menopausal woman

i cracked up

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:03 PM

15. Me too

Gotta admit it, I laughed out loud. But then again, I don't look for stuff to get outrageously outraged about.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:06 PM

24. yup

too much real stuff to get me going, nothing left over for a goofy ad that was a pretty funny play on words

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:36 PM

61. +1000!

:fist bump:

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:11 PM

28. I laughed at it too.



I can't get worked up about stuff like this.

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:19 PM

94. me too!

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:33 PM

133. "a polished knob always gets more turns"

OK, *that* made me laugh.

Doesn't seem like this is about 'shaming women about their body parts' - this is equal opportunity, keep-your-junk-clean advertising.

In the grand scheme of things, this is not offensive.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:57 PM

4. I find all euphemisms offensive.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:11 PM

32. There is a vast difference between a euphemism and crude slang.

EUPHEMISM : the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:58 PM

5. I can't believe these will ever be ads

They are guaranteed to offend virtually everyone.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:19 PM

40. They ARE ads. The other three aren't so crude and offensive, just tasteless.

Their FB page has thousands and thousands of posts saying how awful it is, mostly from women but a few men have weighed in, too. Not a single work of support from what I've seen.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:58 PM

6. Not scientifically accurate.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:58 PM

7. You're probably not in their target market.

How the hell else are they supposed to market a product like that? It's not entirely clever, but it could be A LOT more offensive.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:59 PM

8. Nice Beaver

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:59 PM

9. Thanks, I just had it stuffed.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:28 PM

49. OK, that was even funnier than the ad.

But of course it's my inner 12-year-old who's laughing...
Damn, I like feeling 12 again!

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Response to GliderGuider (Reply #49)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:35 PM

60. It should be, it had better writers. Actual writers. Not ad men (or boys, whichever)

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Response to sadbear (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:05 PM

116. Note to self:

Do NOT read DU while drinking tomato juice. My monitor now looks like a prop in a slasher movie.

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #116)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:52 PM

150. I had a totally tasteless joke I was going to say ...

but I better not had something to do with needing what playtex
was selling. or something like that .
but I won't say that

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Response to sadbear (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:35 PM

135. LOL!

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:01 PM

11. Who will put this up first?

Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Jay Leno, Dave Letterman...

who will be first to show this ad?????

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:04 PM

17. Howard Stern has been advertising this product for a few weeks.

For what that's worth.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:06 PM

23. But a picture is worth a thousand words

and somehow you need the picture and serius radio just does not show it.

Is he on TV?

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #23)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:11 PM

29. Not on TV.

And not this ad. Just an honest portrayal of the product and its intended use. You can get away with that on satellite radio. TV, with the FCC, is obviously different.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:02 PM

12. the ability to be easily offended

 

is the hallmark of lesser intelligence.

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:02 PM

13. Your post offends me

Hey, wait a minute...

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:05 PM

19. So you say. Doesn't make it a fact.

I assume you're a man.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:11 PM

30. you hit the trifecta!

 

lord almighty!

bless your heart.

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:13 PM

33. Izzat so? Funny, I always thought resorting to crudity was.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #33)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:13 PM

34. 10 roger good buddy

 

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:22 PM

43. I'm offended that your offended... that you find offensive...umm what was I offended about..?

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:03 PM

14. "Leave it to Beaver" the story of an adolescent boy named Beaver Cleaver. nothing new here lol nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:05 PM

21. Not everything is sleazy. This ad? Sleazy.

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Response to msongs (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:47 PM

108. The dirtiest thing said on TV in the 1950s...

June: "Ward, you were kind of rough on the Beaver last night"

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Response to Bay Boy (Reply #108)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:36 PM

183. bwaaha hhaaaaaaaaaa!

How true

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:04 PM

16. I'm more offended by their product than ...

... their advertising. What ever happened to just plain soap?

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:04 PM

18. Offended, really? That's quite puritan for today's ads. nt

 

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Response to EastKYLiberal (Reply #18)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:06 PM

22. Not really, not with language.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:05 PM

20. Doubtful.


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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:08 PM

25. Is this for really real? Are they actually using this

in their advertising?


Oh, and...


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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:10 PM

26. Be careful where you bathe your Beaver...

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:10 PM

27. Holy shit that's a VERY wet beaver

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #27)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:00 PM

155. It's either been in the water too long or it's happy to see you.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:11 PM

31. I predict a new advertising firm and new marketing exec in Playtex' near future.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:13 PM

35. Two kinds of ads: effective and ineffective.

Although I might think it's kind of funny (in a 14 year old kind of way), my opinion of the ad won't move product.

The question is if the target market thinks it funny. I doubt it.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:15 PM

36. LMAO! No, not offended at all,

But, then, I have a perverse sense of humor. Plus, I enjoy a good play on words...

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:15 PM

37. I've been looking, and I'm not finding ANY supportive comments on their FB page. LOL.

https://www.facebook.com/PlaytexSport

There WILL be a boycott. Heads WILL roll.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #37)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:13 AM

195. Best comment = Call Playtex consumer affairs at 1-888-310-4290

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:17 PM

38. yeah, very uncouth, tacky, gross

not acceptable, especially in an ad.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:19 PM

39. Well, now, that's a bit crass.

These ads remind me of the pistachio ads. Same ad agency?

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:21 PM

41. I find it eyeroll and facepalm disgusting

And in the Ď can't believe we still have to fight this junk" category.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:21 PM

42. Two part offensive

We all get the beaver part, but my take on the "finds more wood" means a man with an erection. Or am I just a dirty old woman? Whatever, it's degrading to women.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:23 PM

44. Rec'd

So you know you aren't alone. The beaver one grosses me out. The other ones are just offensive.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:24 PM

45. I laughed. But I have a sense of humor. nt

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #45)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:28 PM

48. Men DO find this sort of thing humorous. Especially the 12 yo variety.

Women? Not so much.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #48)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:29 PM

50. especially the cranky grandma variety.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #50)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:44 PM

107. DU DEMANDS BIGGER FONT SIZES ON THE DAILY BINGO CARDS

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #48)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:31 PM

51. i shared this thread with a woman

 

she found it funny.

i guess she's not a real woman.

or something.

waiting for mom's opinion on it.

wait - mom thinks it's funny too.

oh well.

you can't speak for all women.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #48)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:34 PM

59. I thought it was funny.

I'm a woman.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #59)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:38 PM

64. there's someone here to speak for you

 

and say you don't think it's funny.

only evil men with 12 yo juvenile levels of comprehension think this is funny.

doncha know.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #59)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:03 PM

82. I am. But, then, I have a little self-respect.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #82)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:12 PM

90. Good grief!



Okay then.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #82)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:15 PM

92. Aha! So only women "with no self-respect" find it funny!

Heavens! Vulgarians! Think of the Children! Twitter! Teens Sexting Beyonce Facebook Sex Sex Cell Phones Internet Smut and I Cant Program My DVR and WHY DO WE NEED BUTTONS ON THE OVEN I THOUGHT THE KNOB WORKED JUST FINE AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #92)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:24 PM

95. Heh-heh. You said 'knob.'

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #95)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:26 PM

97. Perhaps you've heard of my punk band

"The Knob-Gobbling Hobgoblins From Gobbler's Knob".

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #97)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:26 PM

207. Quite a mouthful, there.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #92)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:34 PM

171. "Teens Sexting Beyonce Facebook Sex Sex Cell Phones

Oh boy! Imagine the advertising campaign when the razor companies and the feminine wipes companies get together and tell customers that maybe a shave and a scrub is in order before posting/tweeting/sending sexually explicit photographs of themselves.

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Response to JVS (Reply #171)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:34 PM

182. "In my line of work, it's important to stay hep."

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #82)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:32 PM

102. Wow!

That wasn't nice. Just because a woman can laugh at this ad, you think she has little self-respect? Maybe a little self-reflection is in order.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #48)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:39 PM

66. do beavers find it funny?

I never met a beaver who couldn't take a joke

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #66)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:27 PM

100. They won't find this funny

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #100)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:11 PM

166. Too funny!

Sadly, I'm afraid outside the Willamette Valley the joke will be un-noted. It made my day though. I'm from a split family sort of--my Dad had a degree from each school, one brother graduated from OSU, and everyone else are Ducks--I even work for a U of O spin-off non-profit organization.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #48)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:39 PM

68. Check out a lot of the comments on Upworthy.

Particularly the ones from an un-offended Canadian woman.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #48)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:22 PM

206. I think the "wood" thing is narrow & uncreative.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #45)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:36 AM

202. you know, I have been hearing that same line for decades when I point out that something is

offensive, sexist, annoying, whatever. it's a handy little tool for deflecting attention away from what is offensive, etc., and placing the burden on the person who finds whatever objectionable. after all, it is OUR problem, because WE "do not have a sense of humour", NOT that what is found objectionable is, in fact, objectionable.

but you go right on with that same tired line. I am fairly certain people will continue to use it in the same way, and it will have exactly the same effect (ZERO)

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:26 PM

46. We live in a cruder society today.

You can complain about it all you want, but it'll do about as much good as complaining about the weather.

FWIW, the term "beaver" is crude, but I've never considered it offensive. It's a reference to merkins (basically, pubic wigs) which were once made from beaver pelts.

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Response to Xithras (Reply #46)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:32 PM

54. never read rabelais, nicht wahr?

 

crudity has been a part of humor for hundreds and hundreds of years.

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #54)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:00 PM

112. This ad is not a ribald satire on society; it is itself worthy of a satire.

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Response to Xithras (Reply #46)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:45 PM

72. Actually, Playtex is finding out via its FB page that their marketing is a huge fail

with their target: young women.

Complaints about inappropriate, sexist advertising DO make a difference. Money talks, and they have just insulted their base. They make tampons. Sales will now crash as women switch to companies that DON'T feel the need to make crude jokes about their customers.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #72)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:04 PM

114. I wonder why they didn't think of depicting a beaver's dam made of tampons.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #72)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:17 PM

125. THEY ARE DOOOOOOOMED!

DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED!

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:27 PM

47. Just an eyeroll here. Pretty damned juvenile humor.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:31 PM

52. No. Whoever dreamed that up and whoever approved it are disgusting. I find no humor in it at all.

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #52)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:38 PM

65. just curious

 

what do you find humorous?

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #65)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:44 PM

71. A lot of things that don't demean women, gays or the disabled.

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #71)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:10 PM

120. so ...

Jokes about straight men??

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Response to Lurker Deluxe (Reply #120)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:12 PM

160. jokes about anyone. To me calling a woman a beaver or a man a prick or pecker are equally offensive

Everyone deserves respect no matter male,female white, black, whatever their ethnic background or whatever. So yes, I don't find any humor in calling a woman a beaver.

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #160)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:14 PM

162. about anyone ....

Interesting.

So ... tell me a joke!

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Response to Lurker Deluxe (Reply #162)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:55 PM

189. Do you hear those crickets?

Because I do.

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #189)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:00 PM

209. Sure do. The only people with anything to say are the trolls and I have to wonder what name they

have for their parents. I sure hope it is not beaver and prick.

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #209)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:32 PM

212. The poster asked for a joke -

So, where's your joke?

From Collins English Dictionary


1. a humorous anecdote
2. something that is said or done for fun; prank
3. a ridiculous or humorous circumstance
4. a person or thing inspiring ridicule or amusement; butt
5. a matter to be joked about or ignored

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #160)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:53 PM

188. Vagina vagina vagina!

Penis penis penis!

These are just words. I really don't understand why people are so like,, Oh I am so offended!!!

Why the fuck are you offended by the name of some body part or the slang or a joke about it?

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:32 PM

53. stupid

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:33 PM

55. Whales take in enormous amounts of water, seeking small bits of food.

Whereas some people take in enormous amounts of information, seeking small things to be offended by.

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Response to Dreamer Tatum (Reply #55)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:38 PM

63. You win the thread!

And the wet noodle flail award from the Sisters and Brothers of the Church of The Perpetually Offended!

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Response to Dreamer Tatum (Reply #55)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:39 PM

67. you have to be capable of having a well rounded perspective

 

to not live in a shadow world of moronic persnicketyness.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:33 PM

56. Nasty = shows who the real dirty pigs are who need to get hosed down

These products are all about selling insecurity
so I bet the crude idiot crowd will love it and buy it up!
There are plenty of ads targeted to males now like this also.
Maybe that pecker one is aimed at men who now 'need' genital wipes- I do not even get who it's target is M or F
but geez sell it if you can i guess is what it is all about........convince you that it is needed one way or another . Trendy tongue in cheek works

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Response to lunasun (Reply #56)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:47 PM

73. The crude idiot crowd on DU has already shown up to voice their approval.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #73)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:58 PM

111. ***

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:33 PM

57. It's a cunningly constructed campaign.

And funny as hell.

And an equal opportunity offender. Because they're targeting men as well as women.

It's the kind of campaign one would see in Europe.

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #57)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:37 PM

62. as a marketing piece

 

it's highly effective.

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #62)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:42 PM

70. And it offended that pretentious little prig on Upworthy - Mordecai something

Who always has his knickers in a twist.

"I'll give it an 8. It's got a good beat and you can dance to it."

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #57)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:07 PM

117. One can see nude newscasters in Europe. Your point? (And no, your pun did not go

unnoticed. Lamented, but not unnoticed.)

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #117)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:01 PM

175. I just see our Calvinist heritage yet again coming to the fore.

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #175)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:06 PM

176. I'm no prude (just ask any of my 3 gentleman friends). I find the whole "dirty vagina"

and "women are only for woodies to poke" message INSULTING.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #176)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:11 PM

178. Did you look at the entire campaign?

There's one with a woodpecker and another with a brass door knob.

So I don't see it in the same light that you do.

As one of the commenters on Facebook said this campaign is for those who are perhaps "hooking up" after a night of dancing and for both genders. And perhaps some folks don't want to be sweaty for those kinds of encounters.

YMMV

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:34 PM

58. I'm not offended, but I think it's juvenile and if I were a woman it wouldn't make me want to buy...

 

...whatever product they're selling.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:41 PM

69. Looks like an updated version of the "Douche with Lysol" ads of yesteryear...


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Response to KansDem (Reply #69)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:29 PM

101. omg omg omg.

OMG! Thats REAL?!

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Response to bunnies (Reply #101)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:47 PM

146. Here's another...



(Please see post no. 144)

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Response to bunnies (Reply #101)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:57 PM

152. One more...


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Response to KansDem (Reply #69)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:02 PM

113. Oh my....it probably prevented pregnancy and VD!!!

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #113)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:46 PM

144. And resulted in deaths...

The most popular brand of douche was Lysol—an antiseptic soap whose pre-1953 formula contained cresol, a phenol compound reported in some cases to cause inflammation, burning, and even death. By 1911 doctors had recorded 193 Lysol poisonings and five deaths from uterine irrigation. Despite reports to the contrary, Lysol was aggressively marketed to women as safe and gentle. Once cresol was replaced with ortho-hydroxydiphenyl in the formula, Lysol was pushed as a germicide good for cleaning toilet bowls and treating ringworm, and Lehn & Fink's, the company that made the disinfectant, continued to market it as safeguard for women's "dainty feminine allure."

Douching may have been cheaper than condoms or diaphragms and available over the counter in most drugstores, but it didn’t work. In a 1933 study, Tone writes, nearly half of the 507 women who used douching as a birth control method ended up pregnant.

But if false advertising with highly suspect results weren't bad enough, the ads promoted a level of misogyny and female insecurity both laughable and frightening by today's standards. Images of wives locked out their homes or trapped by cobwebs are surrounded by text asserting a woman should "question herself" if her husband's interest seemed to have faded. If her husband is treating her badly, the message was, "she was really the one to blame."

These ads and the product they're hawking are a chilling reminder of a time when most women had limited access to birth control or reliable medical knowledge about contraception. Corporate muscle moved into the void to advertise Lysol as contraception under the widely recognized euphemism of “feminine hygiene,” and as Tone writes, “the strategy won sales by jeopardizing women’s health."

http://www.motherjones.com/slideshows/2012/02/when-women-used-lysol-birth-control/lysol-douche-cobweb


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Response to KansDem (Reply #69)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:48 PM

148. My mother had a bottle of Lysol in the bathroom cabinet to douche with. Seriously.

This was in the 1960s when I was a kid. She was born in 1921.



That was when they thought all germs were bad. They didn't know that certain bacteria are good for the body. Like lactobacillus in yogurt.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:53 PM

74. facepalm....

Groan.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:54 PM

75. Given the context, I'm offended.

 

nt

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:54 PM

77. Someday...

someday, some marketing firm will come up with an ad that suggests men can't get laid because they're unclean and have ballstench and headcheese. Until then, this kind of crap is always only directed at women, and so, yes, it's sexist and offensive.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:55 PM

78. Disgusting.

Who came up with these -- a bunch of frat boys?

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Response to Brigid (Reply #78)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:04 PM

85. Probably.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:58 PM

79. Could it that the middle school interns

are writing copy for Playtex? Oh, now I see the headline on the link. Evidently so. This is really ugly AND juvenile.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:00 PM

80. OMG!

That's truly unbelievable.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:02 PM

81. It's okay with me, as long as it doesn't turn into some anorexic OCD thing, like other people's

weight and breast standards have.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:03 PM

83. As a man, I am not their target audience...

 

I suspect that the ad campaign is highly effective. We are talking (indirectly) about a product that we would never EVER talk about otherwise.

But offensive? First, I do not believe that offense is given, offense can only be taken. It's a personal thing. If one takes offense about this ad it is up to them to say why. What exactly is it that bothered you, and why should anyone else care? I can see three potential things that might inspire one to take offense (note, I disagree with all three):

1. The use of slang rather than the clinical terms
2. The assumption that sex is something women might want

or...

3. Their selection of such an ugly animal. I think going with a cute cuddly beaver might have been better here. But then that's probably the point.

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Response to Demo_Chris (Reply #83)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:09 PM

119. or 4

The reference to the older-than-god but ever present notion that women are unclean.

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Response to RobinA (Reply #119)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:22 PM

167. Every ad begins with the implied statement "You need this, you are not this"

 

So yes, the ad does say that women who fail to use this product are not taking care of themselves. This is not necessarily a deliberate referrence to the traditional religious based condemnation of women -- though it could be. In any case, whether deliberate or not, odds are good that someone at the company at least considered that message and decided that worked with them rather than against them.

Anyway, very good catch on that!

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Response to Demo_Chris (Reply #83)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:41 PM

184. perhaps they should have went with a "pussy" cat instead?

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Response to Pharaoh (Reply #184)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:32 PM

192. As in "A clean pussy (cat) gets more 'birds'?" Oh my! :P

 



Do you suppose if we send that to them they would make it?

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:03 PM

84. That is pretty tacky N/T

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:05 PM

86. Sounds like something a 6 year old would make up. I take that back. >

A 6 year old dumb fuck.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:05 PM

87. I think it's rather lame, actually.

What I find offensive is that this is just one more product that we are being sold because we're being told that there is something wrong with smelling like a human being, rather than some perfumed chemical shit. Not to mention that it is yet another unneeded "disposable", one-time-use product on the market to crap up our landfills and sewer systems, and waste our valuable resources, and nobody cares about that. Whatever happened to soap, water, and a wash cloth? The beaver isn't going to find any wood, because all the trees were cut down to make the paper for these bullshit disposable wipes.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #87)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:36 PM

136. I agree. I think the ad is 'meh' but the product...

Just another way to foment and prey upon insecurities to sell some BS you probably didn't need at all.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:10 PM

88. I find it interesting that most DUers who think this is funny and ok are male.

And most who think it's bad are women.

We still have some blatantly sexist apes on here. And they are probably the same kinds of men who never seem to notice the dried feces between their own butt cheeks when they're trying to seduce some chick.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #88)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:26 PM

98. People who don't share your outrage are "blatantly sexist apes"?

Go take a walk or something. It might help you get over your self-righteousness.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #98)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:21 PM

127. I'm just dishing out a sexist comeback for some of the cruder remarks.

Some folks can dish it out but they can't take it, I see.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #127)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:41 PM

141. HOW DARE YOU CALL ME A BLATANTLY SEXIST APE

Oh, never mind.


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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #127)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:50 AM

198. All you've done in this thread is call people names for disagreeing with you

You've called people apes, sexist, idiots and told women that they have no self-respect if they disagree with you. I'm glad that all of those points are still standing. It makes it apparent who you are.

But that's all you have. You call people names and you insult them. That's really rather a sad reflection on you.

We get it, you can't tolerate dissent. But you might want to consider that your own incivility is responsible for the tone of some of the responses you've gotten. If you were half as centered as you think you are, you wouldn't be reduced to name calling.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #88)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:41 PM

105. Did you not count all the women

in the thread that were not offended for a reason? I saw a bunch. Looks close to 50/50 to me.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #88)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:52 PM

109. Good grief, what sorts of singles bars are you going to?

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #88)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:13 PM

121. and don't forget the sexist beavers...

They need a lessen in couth!

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #88)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:13 PM

122. I am outraged at your patriarchal and misogynistic use of the condescendingly sexist term ...

"chick".

(And if you are noticing the feces between a guy's butt cheeks, I'd say the seduction process has at least moved into the latter stages.)

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #122)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:21 PM

163. I am sitting in my office, laughing out loud.

Frankie the Cat is looking at me with a very quizzical look on her face.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #122)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:28 PM

170. thanks :)

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #88)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:13 PM

123. Zing!!!

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #88)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:56 PM

174. Explain the sexism in the ads to me.

Jokes about sex are not inherently sexist. Vulgarity is not inherently sexist. Juvenile humor is not inherently sexist. Making jokes about sexuality and sex is something humans have done since we learned to talk.

"Sexism is prejudice or discrimination based on a person's sex, behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex. It may include the belief that a person of one sex is intrinsically superior to a person of the other."

I fail to see how these ads, while crude and juvenile, do any of those things to women. First, two of the four reference men, and don't demean or reference women at all. The other two obviously reference the female gender, but I fail to see how referring to vagina's using two juvenile but common and non-offensive terms is sexist. Technically I have a penis, but there's nothing demeaning about calling it a banana or a sausage. They are simply slang nicknames for the same thing, and aren't words intended to give offense or insult someone. There's a big difference between being juvenile and being discriminatory.

The term "beaver" comes from merkins, and simply refers to a hairy vagina. It's a reference to an actual, historical furry fashion piece that once graced real vagina's. Peach is a reference to a shaved vulva and vagina, and comes from the obvious visual similarity between the two.

Please explain how the use of the terms is sexist. Not "crude" or "stupid" or "juvenile", but actually sexist. In what way do the terms promote sexism or discrimination against women?

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:11 PM

89. Hmmm ... I wonder if they'll pick up on a theme like this for Tush Wipes?

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:13 PM

91. Not offended.

But don't find it particularly funny, either.

Know what ads do offend me? Those body spray adds aimed at dudes. Know why? Because there are always some idiots out there who think they should spray half the bottle on themselves like the dudes in the commercial do, and the rest of us get to enjoy having our olfactory receptors pummeled by the stench.

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Response to temporary311 (Reply #91)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:39 PM

139. What if..

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:17 PM

93. Dear Lord

Who thought up those monstrosities? A polished knob gets more turns? Is the entire marketing department run by 7th grade boys?

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:25 PM

96. I know I'm interested in nothing other than getting more wood

Not making love with a man, nor interested in whatever other body parts he might use to give me pleasure. And of course, men are going to check me down there to see if I pass the cleanliness test before making love with me.

Message delivered: both sexes are stupid!

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:27 PM

99. I'm not offended, but ... groan.

... almost as bad as the commercials for 'enjoy the go' TP ("doesn't leave ... clingy pieces") and Huggies diapers with the cartoon babies having a pants-filling American Idol-type contest.

What the hell is wrong with Marketers anymore? Out of the really GOOD ideas?

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Response to Myrina (Reply #99)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:39 PM

104. I think that "enjoy the go" campaign came out of some marketers focus group "how can we make using

the can sound fun?"

You can't. It's fucking toilet paper. People want it to be there when they need it, and they'd prefer it have a consistency somewhat softer than sandpaper. That's about it.

If they could design a toilet paper roll that could jump out of the linen closet and roll over to the bathroom when you call for it, because you've just realized there's no more in the bathroom and you've got your ass hanging out, that might be a remarkable innovation. Beyond that, it has technologically plateau'ed.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:35 PM

103. Offensive coz it's so lame.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:44 PM

106. Meh. I am neither highly outraged nor highly amused. (nt)

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:57 PM

110. I'm too old for this. Playtex is marketing them for both:

Fresh + Sexy™ intimate wipes are the before and after sex wipes for men and women that help you get ready for whatever comes next.


A clean pecker always



I can't finish the sentence..

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:05 PM

115. Except, of course, if you're a lesbian

Does this ad imply lesbian's don't need clean "beavers?"

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:09 PM

118. Just as an aside, did Kurt Vonnegut document or invent that particular

piece of slang?

Of course, I came of age in the old, old days, but I first encountered the word in Breakfast of Champions. I had to be at least 19 because that's when the book was first published. I seem to recall reading it several years later, when I was about 25 or 26.

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #118)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:20 PM

126. No. Vonnegut wrote about "wide-open beavers" due to the pre-existing slang

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:15 PM

124. I find it offensive, too.

 

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:24 PM

128. This thread has been most helpful in confirming what I already suspected about several DUers.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:24 PM

129. I'd rather be the beaver than the wood.

I wonder if men are offended having weird names assigned their body parts as well?

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #129)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:32 PM

132. great, now I'm gonna "El Condor Pasa" stuck in my head all day.

Thanks a lot.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #132)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:53 AM

205. ^^^^^^^^^

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:25 PM

130. Maybe...I think it's funny.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:28 PM

131. *facepalm*

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:38 PM

137. Not offended but I find it tasteless and -

- a bit immature. Guess it depends on the audience they're targeting.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:39 PM

138. "Remember - when you see an ad, no matter how stupid or offensive: somebody wrote that down.

On paper. More than once. There was probably a first draft. What you're seeing is the best they could do." - Paula Poundstone

mikey_the_rat

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Response to mikeytherat (Reply #138)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:13 PM

161. It's an entire advertising firm who got a seven-figure contract to create, develop, test, and deploy

the new branding campaign...

That's the scary part...

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Response to mikeytherat (Reply #138)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:06 AM

203. I think about that when I see trailers for the typical "blow-em-up, beat-em-up, special effects,

no plot, no acting" kinds of movies. it was bad enough that somebody came up with the idea, but then, somebody, or lots of somebodies, approved it, and ordered it made, spending all that money, all those resources. and then, they make a fortune at the box office,

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:40 PM

140. I was a bit more irritated by Always wishing me a "Happy Period."

Yeeeaaaahhhh....

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #140)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:42 PM

142. That's right up there with "enjoy the go"

The possibilities for these sorts of ad campaigns are limitless, though: "We guarantee you the most enjoyable kidney-stone passing you've ever experienced!" etc.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:45 PM

143. We live in an anything goes culture, sadly. No maturity, no restraint, no decency.


ps. Thank you to whomever gave me this valentine! <3

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:47 PM

145. Offensive but still funny. I don't think it was meant to be funny.

Somebody needs to send that to Stephanie Miller. She has her own joke spin on beaver references

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:48 PM

147. stupid, juvenile, aimed at prissy people

of both genders.

geez, human bodies sometimes have odors. even clean genitals have an odor.

either get over it, or take a shower for cripes sake. or don't put your face down there

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:52 PM

149. If you ask me, the product itself, and the implication of the ads,

are more sexist than the seventh-grade humor of the ad copy, which seems to have been written by Beavis and Butthead ("Heh, heh, heh, he said "beaver."). And I will admit that my inner twelve-year-old snickered a bit. What's more annoying and sexist is the idea that you have to have a product to clean you "down there" so you won't smell bad; otherwise you'll never get a man to have sex with you. Because your beaver isn't clean. Use our product so your lady parts don't stink, which they would otherwise. That's what bothers me, a lot more than the ad copy itself.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #149)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:58 PM

153. Yes, and I didn't make that clear, that the entire concept is a FAIL.

Nobody ever makes jokes about The Holy Cock - it must never be mocked. THAT would be mean. But laughing at women because they have natural genital odor? It's a favorite sport.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #153)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:50 PM

194. Ahem. Holy Cock alert:





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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Reply #194)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:18 AM

196. No reference to an icky, smelly animal that needs to be cleaned up.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #196)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:49 AM

197. "Boys, Be Careful Where You Park That Thing!"

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #196)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:56 AM

199. The OP had a cute lil wet beaver

Beavers aren't icky. I personally find them adorable and appealing. Apparently you don't? Shame about that...

Anyhow, your complaint was that no one was saying anything about the Almighty Pecker Godly Knob Holy Cock, which a minor amount of research showed wasn't true. Methinks you're working awfully hard at finding stuff to be outraged about.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:53 PM

151. Shaming women into believing they smell bad

promoting scented wipes that disrupt the natural self-cleaning mechanisms of the vagina by covering the area with chemicals and fragrances causing inflammations and infections, using artificial scents that may cause cancer, and trying to cover up odors that may be symptomatic of other health problems.

These products were first identified in the 70s as being potentially hazardous.

So yeah, I think it's a real laugh riot. Har har.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:00 PM

154. in my mind the add does its job

Its just "offensive" enough to get a bee in some peoples bonet and then it will be spread and talked about across the internet.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:01 PM

156. Yes

I think it's funny.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:05 PM

157. I'm embarassed to say that it took me a second to even get it.

The offending factor is the assumption that the reason a woman might or should care about hygiene is that she is constantly on the prowl for "wood".

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Response to UtahLib (Reply #157)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:23 PM

168. me too.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:05 PM

158. I think it's crass, bathroom humor. Since men don't usually buy such products

they may well find they lose sales with the women.

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #158)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:52 PM

165. Their FB page is blowing up in their faces and they're all too busy

getting drunk at the frat house to notice. The entire parent company, Energizer Holdings, is nothing but a bunch of white guys (and one token woman) on the board of directors and in the executive positions.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:12 PM

159. Creatively crass...

...and metaphorically, more than likely, true.

TYY

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:27 PM

164. Not at all

It's disgusting. I have hated "tap that" as a euphemism. There is no redeeming value to any of them.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:27 PM

169. You may be offended, but you'll remember it. Mission: success

Very ham-handed attempt at humor.

Doubt they care though, since most feminine hygiene products are advertised the same boring way, this is more effective. Despite seeing no doubt thousands of feminine hygiene ads, I couldn't tell you about one of them because they all seemed the same.


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Response to LittleBlue (Reply #169)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:43 PM

172. What I will remember is that Playtex and Energizer Holdings are run by a bunch of sexist pigs and

I won't buy a thing from them until they pull the ads, apologize sincerely, and donate some money to Planned Parenthood and a few battered women's shelters.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #172)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:51 PM

173. You will, but most won't though

They're wagering that far more women will laugh and it will stick in their minds until the next time they're at the store, or that it will play on their insecurities about that region of their bodies and compel them to buy.

My guess is that they've tested the ad and it played well with women, so they bought ad space for it.

Meh.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #172)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:29 PM

180. Ditto

 

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Response to LittleBlue (Reply #169)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:26 PM

179. Remembering an ad doesn't equate success.....

The object of an ad, after all is to get people to buy the product. I highly doubt that women are going to rush out now and buy the product just because it's a memorable ad.

I agree with kestral although I wouldn't exactly say I'm offended by it. As a woman I just think it's plain stupid and yes, what I would call 6th grade humor. What's truly unattractive to women is a guy with 6th grade humor

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:07 PM

177. Vagina. The word itself is bothersome to some men.

They don't like hearing it and find it difficult to say whereas without batting an eye a man will refer to his dick or his rod or his johnson. - Maude Lebowski

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Response to Initech (Reply #177)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:52 PM

187. I like vagina.

Just sayin'

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:32 PM

181. There are people who scan the internet

Just to find something they might be offended by,..........hey you'll always win that game. I can find dozens of things in just a few minutes that I am offended or disgusted by...............what is your point?

Personally I thought it was funny. Lighten up Francis!.........

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:46 PM

185. I just texted this to my wife. I'll let you know when she gets back to me if I'm offended.

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #185)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:50 PM

186. Good news! I was not offended. In fact I got quite the giggle out of the double entendre.

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #186)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:08 PM

191. bwwaaaahaaa!

good one!

If I had a wife (she would be wife # 3) I would have also likely had to ask her if I was offended

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #185)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:07 PM

190. LMAO!!

Too cute!!

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:42 PM

193. Cheap, LCD "humor" for adults whose brains are still in 7th grade.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:37 AM

200. It's misogynistic, just an updated version of the ads that used to push Lysol as a feminine

hygiene product.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:20 AM

204. Not much different than Axe ads targeting men

Where the theme is that by spraying yourself with social chloroform, your masculinity increases and women will jump you on the spot. And those guys who don't use Axe? Nerdy, emasculated wimps who women will ignore.

The hygiene market is full of ads about how X product will increase sexual desirability. This seems along those lines, though with a cruder angle. Still, par for the course to me. "You're not sexy or going to get laid if you don't use this hygiene product," is a marketing used towards men constantly, so I'm not quite seeing why the same attitude towards women is especially horrible or particularly sexist.

(I personally blame Axe for telling young men they need to pour that shit all over themselves. As a friend on Facebook said, it smells like "teenagers and shame." Boy howdy.)

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:56 PM

208. On both of their FB pages, comments appear to be running about 500:1 against the ad campaign.

This is going to be the most spectacular marketing disaster in years.

Playtex and Energizer Holdings appear to be run by a bunch of drunken 14 yos.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:09 PM

210. Ugh. Disgusting.

It’s misogynistic, and on top of that, it's not even a good double entendre. How clean or dirty a beaver is doesn’t affect its ability to find wood.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:29 PM

211. Reminds me of a billboard near here that was eventually removed,

telling weary travellers that they were about to arrive through two small towns offering amenities.
"Fillmore" & "Beaver"

The resulting traffic stops for picture takers proved troublesome and dangerous. The billboard was removed.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:33 PM

213. I think the message is muddled at best, but I admit I laughed

Though, it wouldn't make me buy the product.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:33 PM

214. No you're not

 

I'm a guy and I think it's in very poor taste.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:42 PM

215. What's offensive

Is the industry bullshit trying sell women 'special products' when damn soap and water will do just fine.

The beaver and wood thing is just for attention. Some will thing it's cute, although no part of MY body looks like a beaver--and some will be pissed off. This equals marketing in today's world.

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