Greg Prince's Blog

Musings and pontifications from a reality based progressive

If my daughter did this…

Posted by Greg on May 6, 2008

Hat tip to LindaBeth who observes:

Coming from a young child: flirting with a little boy to get free stuff is “like shooting fish in a barrel.” Great. We’re back to unabashedly encouraging girls (and women) to use their femininity to take advantage of men’s apparent “natural weakness” for women. And this manipulative ability and tendency inevitably comes naturally for women – hell, a girl doesn’t even need to learn this. Hear that? It’s easy – just part of who we are, apparently. Talk about valorizing and naturalizing benevolent sexism.

How many awful, reprehensible gender stereotypes does the whole idea of this commercial reinforce?

To me, it’s flat-out anti-feminist.

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