"Once upon a time, men..."

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"Once upon a time, men..."

Postby Tevye on Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:59 pm

...heard this today on 'In the Market' and thought it was awesome...

"Once upon a time, men wore the pants
and wore them well. Women rarely
had to open doors, and little old ladies
never had to cross 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
. Disco by disco, latte by
foamy non-fat latte, men were stripped of their khakis
and left stranded on the road between boyhood and androgyny.
But today, there are questions, our genderless society has no answers for.

The world sits idly by, as cities crumble, children misbehave, and those
little old ladies remain on one side of the street. For the first time
since bad guys, we need heroes, we need grown ups, we need men
to put down the plastic fork, step away from the salad bar
and untie the world from the tracks of complacency
It's time to get your hands dirty, it's time
to answer the call of manhood
It's time to wear the pants..."
(...from a Dockers commercial...)
(with Dennis Rainey and Janet Parshall)
As heard on: In the Market with Janet Parshall...today. - ((((listeninglink))))

...a copy of the original Dockers ad
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Re: "Once upon a time, men..."

Postby Abiding in His Word on Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:39 pm

With all due respect, Tevye, I think it's quite silly and really makes men appear very shallow. If a man really defines himself by the type of fork he uses, the kind of food he eats, or the type of coffee/latte he drinks, and how dirty his hands are, then he should feel better buying a pair of khakis....and then he should put away the Levi's and Wranglers. Dockers must be desperate for sales.

This is the type of fashion advertising and marketing women have had directed to them for years. If they color their hair blond, use lavender eye shadow and Maybelline mascara, wear a top that shows your "womanhood", practice that sexy smile in front of a mirror, and drink "skinny girl" cocktails, you'll be a real woman!

Really? Aren't these rather superficial ways for either to define themselves? :wink:
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Re: "Once upon a time, men..."

Postby Tevye on Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:54 pm

Of course it's just advertising
and maybe the point was
that it was for men....to understand.
(how things have drastically changed
...not so much how a man is defined)
Although, I'm sure the 'soft' Dockers khakis
are the point of the advertising
how men have been made 'soft'...
by how the world around them has changed.

In a sense, it's like Bill Cosby once said
"those of you with children will understand..."
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