Friday, September 12, 2008

An Image Most Offensive to Faggy Europeans

from Lifesite News:

September 11, 2008 ( - The European Parliament evidently has too much time on its hands. Last week, this glorious and august legislative body voted to warn advertisers and marketers against "sexual stereotyping."

The New York Times reports that some of these advertisements are exactly what the European Parliament is attempting to eliminate. The legislature voted 504 to 110 to "scold" advertisers and call the industry to higher standards.

The clothing powerhouse Dolce & Gabbana was cited as an example of an offending company. The firm, known for its advocacy of liberal causes, was cited for an advertisement that featured "a woman in spike heels pinned to the ground by sweaty men in tight jeans."

The European Parliament does not like that advertisement. Not one bit. But the concern is not the explicit sexuality, but the sexual stereotyping. The European Parliament wants gender balancing in ads. Next time, perhaps the firm had better feature a man in spike heels pinned down by sweaty women in tight jeans. Fair is fair.

Another target of the European Parliament's concern - Mr. Clean. The Parliamentary report argued that Mr. Clean, whose image dates from the 1950s, is an example of sexual stereotyping. Mr. Clean's "muscular physique," The Times reports, "might imply that only a strong man is powerful enough to tackle dirt."

Plus the image is an affront to European men who pride themselves on big hair, suave clothes and waif-like physiques. I have a theory that all those centuries of wars of reduced the genetic stock of European men. More on this later.

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