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fucking hell

sleeve, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

what clothing company is that for?

sleeve, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

that commercial : /

omar little, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

5 seconds after it ends a bunch of russian mob dudes come in blazing

omar little, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

looool

unified theory of objectionable thoughts (latebloomer), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

That ad makes me want to cut off my own dick.

uninspired girls rejoice!!! (Hoot Smalley), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

THERE WAS A TIME WHEN

Matt P, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

* Men
* Women
* Fit Guide
* Man-ifesto

unicorn strapped with a unabomb (deej), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

dos equis most interesting man commercials to thread

xp btw Hoot thinking that thought makes you cRaZy

being being kiss-ass fake nice (gbx), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh thank you for bringing this to my attention

102. LJ: British. 5. (acoleuthic), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

dos equis ads are at least pretty tongue-in-cheek

omar little, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://contexts.org/socimages/tag/gender-masculinity/

harbl, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

Holding Doors Open For Women

uninspired girls rejoice!!! (Hoot Smalley), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

being a man is about being a good human being imo

Matt P, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

maybe dockers will help u

Matt P, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

this makes me think of some of the things Susan Faludi talks about in her book Stiffed, which is like ten years old now, about how men were the next great unexploited fashion/beauty market.

sleeve, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

Aren't Dockers for middle-aged fat-asses?

uninspired girls rejoice!!! (Hoot Smalley), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

idk but the point is to feel cool when you buy them

sleeve, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

Aren't Dockers for middle-aged fat-asses?

― uninspired girls rejoice!!! (Hoot Smalley), Tuesday, December 8, 2009 7:22 PM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

u are the target audience

unicorn strapped with a unabomb (deej), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

"actually -- little known historical fact that, when men were men, prior to disco, khakis were only worny by the ruggedest of bros"

unicorn strapped with a unabomb (deej), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

Virtually the same style:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl6ZAXytvjY

Cosmic Ugg (S-), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

this is the point at which everybody who made "ironic" lol sexism joaks in the 90s & 00s now has to pay for it by gouging their eyes out and dancing on them

ow my eyes

a dimension that can only be accessed through self-immolation (contenderizer), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

thank god i was an adolescent and actually sexist, whew

being being kiss-ass fake nice (gbx), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

that khakis ad is so preposterous i cannot imagine taking it srsly on any level

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

the real question it poses--when will derisive "latte" comments become passe?

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

when will it be ok for men to eat salad again? how do you guys live on these all steak diets

harbl, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

just had my 17th heart attack tbh

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

i had a (bison) steak AND a salad for dinner tonight i will have you know

being being kiss-ass fake nice (gbx), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

so you are like 50% man now

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

killed a man, too

being being kiss-ass fake nice (gbx), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

This does remind me of a thread i wanted to start, about how the only time I ever use the phrase "men" or "women" seems to involve marketing pitches for Boomers, or gay bars. It's like "Magazine for Men" or "Bars for Men" I automatically equate to "gay-targeted". I mean, almost all of the males I ever encountered above the age of 18 fall into the category of "dudes," "guys", "fellas", "bros", or "homies".

I worked with a guy who talked about how they'd go on a "men's retreat" every year, which was pretty much just a chance to head out to the Oregon deserts and bro down with buddies with dune buggies.

kingfish, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

stole his salad

being being kiss-ass fake nice (gbx), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

wait so is driving dune buggies in the OR desert w/yr "bros" a gay thing????

8[

being being kiss-ass fake nice (gbx), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bQlSr9YjLc

here's to young white dudes and maybe firefighters can earn their way in maybe

unforgivable Jaqness (tremendoid), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

here's to assholes

omar little, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol what is that music?

Dan S, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

gbx, what kind of fork did you eat with?

uninspired girls rejoice!!! (Hoot Smalley), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

if its plastic you're down to 45% man

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

being a man is about being a good human being imo

Psshaww I bet you enjoy eating salads

... with a PLASTIC FORK no doubt!

lukevalentine, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

the real question it poses--when will derisive "latte" comments become passe?

― call all destroyer, Tuesday, December 8, 2009 6:04 PM (16 minutes ago) Bookmark

i guess when derisive salad and disco comments become passe. which if judging by the durability of hairy lesbian comments = never.

a dimension that can only be accessed through self-immolation (contenderizer), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

ha lol everyone already made that joke i see

xp

lukevalentine, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

wait so is driving dune buggies in the OR desert w/yr "bros" a gay thing????

No, it's a perfectly acceptable bros thing.

kingfish, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

that ad at the top is a take-you-aside-and-be-serious version of a bad standup routine

omar little, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

Maybe you're not supposed to use utensils at all.

uninspired girls rejoice!!! (Hoot Smalley), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

this IS desert season btw, no better time to throw a few cases of natty ice in the F-150, hook up the dirtbikes and roll out to glamis or gordon's well and fuckin BRO. DOWN. BRODER.

iiiijjjj, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

that sounds awesome but i guess i'm not invited

harbl, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

bro if you're heading out pick up some burreets or a double-double for the noshage

iiiijjjj, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

TYPE ANGRY

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obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Friday, 15 June 2018 13:21 (four months ago) Permalink

Oh great, and now my fingertips hurt on top of everything else arrrgfff VfcknZjjzmlhjYzvHZmlJyzZmkKi

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Friday, 15 June 2018 13:22 (four months ago) Permalink

http://imgur.com/dfBPvTHl.png

Amazon keeps recommending this to me when I browse e.g. male vitamin supplements and I just might start wearing one around town.

mick signals, Friday, 15 June 2018 14:33 (four months ago) Permalink

That's kinda cool, actually; you could rub it up against the laptops of people you don't like.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 15 June 2018 15:07 (four months ago) Permalink

http://imgur.com/iaLN1Qzl.png

mick signals, Sunday, 24 June 2018 03:40 (three months ago) Permalink

^ wringing a simulacrum of humor from the pretense that everything is exactly as important as everything else. but the set-up and timing are incompetent.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 24 June 2018 04:13 (three months ago) Permalink

"for the fascist in you"

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 25 June 2018 15:03 (three months ago) Permalink

makiage
smh

kinder, Monday, 25 June 2018 15:04 (three months ago) Permalink

Both cynical in the same way that all marketing is but I think the pressures that lead to the latter are infinitely more pronounced and entrenched than the former. Feels wrong to have them in the same conversation

tsrobodo, Monday, 25 June 2018 16:31 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Sorry if this has been posted upthread but I was only made aware of it thru a targeted Instagram ad:

https://nypost.com/2017/06/03/this-intensive-boot-camp-is-designed-to-revive-a-mans-primal-nature/

Drills included being thrown off a boat into the Pacific Ocean while blindfolded, dunked into a tank of ice water, and visiting a cemetery where the men are told they will die in 20 minutes and must first write goodbye letters to their loved ones.

“We teach them how to be a man,” said Warrior Week founder Garrett J. White, a 40-year-old blond with tattooed biceps who looks like a video-game soldier.

“Women are leading [both] across the board in business and at home . . . and living more powerfully than men today. And that’s causing complete chaos for men.”

omar little, Monday, 30 July 2018 11:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Sorry if this has been posted upthread but I was only made aware of it thru a targeted Instagram ad:

https://nypost.com/2017/06/03/this-intensive-boot-camp-is-designed-to-revive-a-mans-primal-nature/

Drills included being thrown off a boat into the Pacific Ocean while blindfolded, dunked into a tank of ice water, and visiting a cemetery where the men are told they will die in 20 minutes and must first write goodbye letters to their loved ones.

“We teach them how to be a man,” said Warrior Week founder Garrett J. White, a 40-year-old blond with tattooed biceps who looks like a video-game soldier.

“Women are leading [both] across the board in business and at home . . . and living more powerfully than men today. And that’s causing complete chaos for men.”

omar little, Monday, 30 July 2018 11:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Literally the preceding post

antisocal (rip van wanko), Monday, 30 July 2018 13:25 (two months ago) Permalink

What kind of pussy writes letters in a cemetery.

pplains, Monday, 30 July 2018 13:59 (two months ago) Permalink

are they trying to turn them into goths? cuz this is how u get goths

a Stupendous Leg of Granite (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 30 July 2018 14:08 (two months ago) Permalink

an intensive program for male executives from tech, finance and other high-pressure industries to learn the “hidden science of accessing (nearly) unlimited sex, power and money as a married business man,” according to the program’s website. Rahm shelled out $10,000 for the privilege of being bound, gagged and run ragged for five days and nights in Laguna Beach, Calif., in April.

Basically a boot camp for men who want to become even bigger assholes.

omar little, Monday, 30 July 2018 14:11 (two months ago) Permalink

I am ok with more Goths.

Yerac, Monday, 30 July 2018 14:13 (two months ago) Permalink

By the fall of 2007, White’s empire had crumbled amid the mortgage crisis, and he sold off his businesses and home in Utah.

“When you lose your identity as a businessman, you literally lose the power to create. You become weak,” said White. “It becomes awkward to engage with powerful men. So you spend most of your time with women or men who drink all the time.”

White, a consultant at the time, said he was heading toward a second divorce as he relied more on porn and drinking.

“I wanted to connect sexually with my wife, but I operated like a huge p - - - y. I might as well have thrown my balls into the garbage disposal.”

Why stop there?

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Monday, 30 July 2018 14:17 (two months ago) Permalink

so am i, ordinarily, but it's the thought of corporate goths that is worrying me xp

a Stupendous Leg of Granite (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 30 July 2018 14:18 (two months ago) Permalink

White, a consultant at the time, said he was heading toward a second divorce as he relied more on porn and drinking.

see, if you just never get married to begin with, you can rely on those things as much as you want! maybe he should stick to those instead of heading into marriages that aren't working

mh, Monday, 30 July 2018 14:36 (two months ago) Permalink

Corporate goths are like yoga yuppies living in some billion dollar real estate

They want the biz cred and street cred

F# A# (∞), Monday, 30 July 2018 14:40 (two months ago) Permalink

All they're looking for is for something to make them feel like they are young again. Something to make them feel like they are fun again.

pplains, Monday, 30 July 2018 16:22 (two months ago) Permalink

lol eric otm

transcendental headache (Ross), Monday, 30 July 2018 16:24 (two months ago) Permalink

Goth2Boss
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL9tm3LHG6Y

kinder, Monday, 30 July 2018 21:16 (two months ago) Permalink

Luv2goth
Luv2realiti

F# A# (∞), Monday, 30 July 2018 21:17 (two months ago) Permalink

Oh noooo turns out I can’t use my new mesh sponge pic.twitter.com/vYUuJET9Wa

— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) August 12, 2018

mh, Monday, 13 August 2018 01:25 (two months ago) Permalink

^ that puts me in mind of the fact that the button plackets down the front of a man's shirt and a woman's blouse are reversed from one another, for no reason other than to show one is intended to be worn by a man and the other intended for a woman.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 13 August 2018 04:44 (two months ago) Permalink

There is some reason for that though - something about women being dressed by others?

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 13 August 2018 05:12 (two months ago) Permalink

As I understand it, back when upper class women were dressed by their chambermaids, their male counterparts in the upper class were also dressed by their valets, but without quite the same amount of fuss and whalebone involved.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 13 August 2018 05:17 (two months ago) Permalink

Hm if thats so then that cant be it.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 13 August 2018 07:26 (two months ago) Permalink

men could dress themselves but women's clothes - at least the ones with buttons on them - were more complicated, so a woman needed someone else to do the buttons. it wasn't just the upper classes, it was everyone because the lower classes would receive hand-me-downs from their masters. there were clothes that didn't have buttons of course but those were for sleeping/ being around the house. i got all this from "a time traveller's guide to restoration britain" - highly recommended!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 13 August 2018 15:26 (two months ago) Permalink

Another theory has to do with how a man might need to unbutton his cloak with one hand while drawing his sword with the other. I think that's apocryphal, though.

leica bridge over troubled cameras (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 13 August 2018 17:43 (two months ago) Permalink

it's certainly an entertaining image

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 13 August 2018 17:50 (two months ago) Permalink

Went looking for kid’s bedroom decor inspirations and ended up discovering the three stages of male adolescent sociopathy pic.twitter.com/qO1kLrTif3

— Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) August 13, 2018

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Monday, 13 August 2018 17:51 (two months ago) Permalink

Whatever the origin of this oddity, it is supremely functionless now and there's no purpose in retaining it.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 13 August 2018 17:51 (two months ago) Permalink

However I totally want a treehouse and rope bridge over my bed. That looks fucking great.

leica bridge over troubled cameras (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 13 August 2018 17:52 (two months ago) Permalink

Where are the bookcases?

pplains, Monday, 13 August 2018 17:52 (two months ago) Permalink

We let Hammer have a little BBQ grill in his room once, and man, the insurance guy almost didn't believe me when I filed the claim a week later.

pplains, Monday, 13 August 2018 17:53 (two months ago) Permalink

jungle room is kinda cool, has "The birds don't sing, they screech in pain" stenciled on a wall unseen from that angle.

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 13 August 2018 18:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Noice!

related: Yesterday a 15-ish-looking kid approached me as I was walking toward 7-11. He said, "can I ask you a favor?" I said, "possibly." He said, "can you buy me a gameleaf?" I said, "I'm sorry, I don't understand." He said, "Game leaf. Wild berry. Cigars. I'll give you money."

Now, I was once a young person. Never much of a tobacco smoker, but I loved booze and weed, and definitely went to great lengths to get them. So I guess I empathized, but at that moment, I just didn't feel like dealing with it, so I said "sorry, man, can't help you."

Is it weird that if it had been a 20-year-old, I'd probably have taken pity and bought him beer? But tobacco for a 15-year-old just seems... nope.

And come the fuck ON. Wild berry flavored? How about some fuckin CAMELS, boy? Fuckin MARLBORO. Shit, even BLUNTS would be acceptable.

leica bridge over troubled cameras (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 13 August 2018 19:42 (two months ago) Permalink

it would've been for a blunt surely

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Monday, 13 August 2018 21:09 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dn8_Ui9UUAAz45d.jpg

mookieproof, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 16:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I like beans but in small quantities

Pork i love

I can pork all day

F# A# (∞), Tuesday, 25 September 2018 17:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

blechh

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 25 September 2018 17:22 (three weeks ago) Permalink

can you just.. not?

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 25 September 2018 17:22 (three weeks ago) Permalink

U luv it

F# A# (∞), Tuesday, 25 September 2018 17:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

fire!

kinder, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 22:49 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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