When I heard the most recent Dr. Pepper 10 commercial on the radio for the first time, as it claimed that “counting calories isn’t manly,” I thought to myself “Wow- this has to be the worst. Thank goodness most commercials nowadays are pretty mild; this one is just bluntly sexist!”
Well, besides being a bit shocked that a 7-year-old had already been so affected by the gendering of games (as if the fact that the girls think they can’t wear sneakers unless they’re sparkly or pink isn’t enough) it got me thinking about gendering our speech as adults and how our daily interactions with children can greatly affect the outcome of their perception of gender roles.
The best part of all this witty tweeting? Right below the surface of these rape culture jokes lays real commentary on the ridiculousness of our society when discussing women’s safety all sprinkled with a healthy dose of trolling.
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