Wednesday, February 04, 2009
The awesome feminist rant!
One more reason I adore J, my friend who is our intern at work...check out the letter she wrote. I vote that she starts her own blog! What do you think?
She sent me an e-mail titled, "My first angry Super Bowl Rant"
...with many MANY more to follow!!"
To whom it may concern:
(Bridgestone Corporate Office)
I write to you today as a concerned consumer, feminist and an American. I am writing to let you know my deep concern about your "taters" ad that ran during the SuperBowl. I and many others find this commercial offensive for its blatant sexism.
Your commercial depicted terrible male and female stereotypes. Not only did you portray a woman as nothing but a shrieking, nagging wife but you showed a man as a cold, smug clod that was more than happy to keep a woman in her place.
These commercials hurt everyone. The message that you sent was that women are stupid and should be silenced. Have we got news for you!
WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED. WE WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS ANYMORE. WE WILL NOT TAKE THIS ABUSE FROM YOU OR ANYONE!
So you fat cats can sit around and make this kind of tripe, but we, the feminists and concerned citizens of this wonderful country are not going to take it. It should go without saying you have PERMANENTLY lost many customers, myself included.
I, on behalf of ALL persons offended and affected by your disgraceful act, demand a formal apology as well as a retraction of this ad. You, your ad agency and entire company ought to be ashamed.
What do your mothers think? Sisters? Daughters? Grandmothers? Aunts? Cousins? Girlfriends? Friends? Did any of them feel belittled? Were any of them affected by this?
What sort of world are you creating? How are you making this a better place?
SHAME ON YOU.
Portland , Oregon