Dear Advertisers (and TV producers),
Please note the following:
I am NOT a weepy, emotional woman who is easily wooed by roses and fancy purses (In fact, one time I turned down a Coach purse for review on my blog). I do not spend money frivolously nor am I a compulsive shopper. I don’t gossip. I don’t diet. I definitely do not wear just my underwear around other women, nor do I wear heels at the park. Oh, and I’m not a size 2.
My husband is NOT a lazy oaf with a beer belly who sits in his lazy boy and watches sports every night. He cooks and cleans and enjoys spending time with his kids. He is not clumsy. He does not gawk at women. He does not wear pajamas to bed (or heart-shaped boxers…ever). Oh, and he definitely does not grunt.
When I gave birth to each of my girls, they did NOT come out after 10 minutes of labor (although that would have been nice…). I did not scream obscenities or act out of character when I was pushing. I was not instantly svelte again immediately after the birth. Now that they’re a little older…they do NOT know about Team Jacob or Team Edward (Twilight Barbies…really?). They like to be outdoors. They like to swing and slide and color and sing. When they sing, they sing “If You’re Happy and You Know It,” not songs by Miley Cyrus.
I just thought you should know.
Who ARE you advertising to anyway?
Do you feel that advertisers understand you and your family? What other media stereotypes drive you crazy?