Sexism?

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    A new Dockers ad has come under fire from the politically correct police for an ad accused of blatant chauvenistic sexism. Dockers said it was intended to be tongue-in-cheek but some folks aren't looking at it that way.

    Here is the ad

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    Or a larger version here: DockersĀ® Store Online - Live Khaki

    The opening lines are:

    "Once upon a time, men wore the pants, and wore them well. Women rarely had to open doors and little old ladies never crossed the street alone. Men took charge because that's what they did. But somewhere along the way, the world decided it no longer needed men."

    So what do you think? Old fashioned propaganda? Intended humor? Sexist bull crap? What?
     
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    Oh... I thought there was going to be a poll, for or against...





    Just a humorous ad. Funny. I like it. Anyone who is offended needs to pull the corncob out of their ass.
     
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    I like that.

    And if it pisses off the PC crowd, I like it even more!

    Its a good ad. Some truth to it as well.
     
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    An article on AOL here:
    Ad Rant: Dockers ads claim "soft" khakis will make men more manly

    Includes a poll that as of 11:15 pm Mountain Time agreed with you:

    Do you think the Dockers ad campaign is sexist?
    Yes 11889 (21.9%)
    No 42424 (78.1%)


    But the article accompanying the poll is scathing:

    Excerpt:

     
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    And 42 pages comments that seem to be, mostly, telling the author to get over it.
     
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    Well, being an intentionally mostly politically incorrect person at heart, I tend to agree that I enjoy seeing certain ones of the PC crowd get their panties in a bunch and look even sillier than they usually do.

    But then I think of some of those Calvin Kline ads that really hit me wrong because of the intense sexuality included in them that I thought inappropriate for billboards or the family hour on TV. I never wrote them to object as it wasn't that big a deal, but I can understand how some of this stuff does bother people.

    Here's the C.K. billboard ad that caused quite a flurry of objections:

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    The Dockers ad, on the other hand, just made me chuckle.
     
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    Yes. There was that too.
     
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    Only lesbians and virgin men who still live with their mothers wear Dockers.
     
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    I had a Basque friend, who dressed in jeans generally...then got a job at a bank. He wore dockers.

    But I teased him about his "Dorkers".
     
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    Admit it, he was hired to work in a bank in Madrid and needed the big Dockers pockets for all the explosives.
     

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