Saturday, November 25, 2006

Intentionally or otherwise, Chevrolet has a message for gay shoppers

In the new Chevy truck commercial, Chevy describes its "philosophy" by showing an image of a Boy Scout. Knot-tying, fire-building, citizenship training, and bigotry.

3 Comments:

UGH! Okay, sort of a nonsequitur, but if you haven't seen it, read this:
http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2006_11_01_digbysblog_archive.html#116389524810541064
and if possible, let me know what you think. Full disclosure: I'm probably the "scold," see: http://feministlawprofs.law.sc.edu/?p=557

By Blogger Ann Bartow, at 1:48 PM  

ink because the link because it runs into the banner. Please post it again. It should be okay a second time.

By Blogger Diane, at 9:31 AM  

Actually, it looks like Digby took the post down. It was a rabid endorsement of this post: http://dneiwert.blogspot.com/2006/11/kewl-kidz-and-queen-bees.html

For added bonus points, it took a swipe at "a famous feminist scold" who had criticized the use of "heathers" which Digby made without linking - all of the venom without giving the scold any traffic, very classy.

In fairness, Amanda Marcotte had a very different reaction to the post, which you can read here:
http://pandagon.net/2006/11/25/who-the-hell-wants-to-relive-high-school-anyway/

I think the larger point about the media is correct; I just don't undertsand why making it requires invoking the worst kind of stereotypes about high school girls.

By Blogger Ann Bartow, at 9:41 AM  

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