There I was walking through the mall and I happened upon Ambercrombie store. The big poster thing at the door was all romantic and such, featuring a girl wearing a plaid shirt and some jeans being held in the arms of a faceless man, who thankfully is indeed wearing clothing:
I thought: “Hey look! They’ve changed their advertising! Good for them! Yet I walk just a little bit farther and find another Ambercrombie store sporting this picture:
Now is it just me, or does that look a little like she’s about to, I don’t know, ravish him or something? And not in a good way.
Come to find out, they have separate stores for the men’s clothing and the women’s clothing. Why? Space issues? Or maybe they just wanted to continue this stupid campaign of naked men but on a bigger scale. A cursory look inside showed more mostly naked men being held down by a fully clothed chick. It made me uncomfortable. It made me mad as hell.
Can you imagine a clothing campaign in the opposite direction? Where a guy was holding a half naked chick down? The My Generation feminists would be all over that like white on rice. There would be protests, and news coverage, and psychologists going on about how it is damaging to the emotional needs of girls/women everywhere.
But there are a crap ton of campaigns that make it okay to psychologically damage young boys, and that’s perfectly fine. It’s like the kid shirt designs like these:
Or perhaps this is more your speed:
It was totally okay for little girls to wear these shirts to school, to show them off to the boys they were in class with, to make fun of them, but GOD FORBID the kid get angry and say something mean back. Poor little Johnny will get sent to the corner for that! How could parents allow this to happen? What made them think this was okay? Why didn’t anybody stand up and protest and call the news and prominent psychologists to stop this horrible fashion trend?
Because My Generation feminists have made it impossible for men to stand up for themselves, or their sons, without being villainized.
I am glad that at least one person had the same idea as me as evidenced by this:
If I hear another My Generation feminist go on about how women are being objectified in today’s fashion campaigns, I’m going to go ahead and refer them to the A&F campaigns that go so far as to put naked men’s chests on their bags. Yeah, I’ve seen people walking around with them like it’s no big thang.
Well it is to me. Stop the nonsense. Put some clothes on your models and go about your day.
Oh yeah. And burn those t-shirts.