The sexism of beer and other alcohol commercials has been well-documented by About-Face. So, I can’t say I was terribly surprised to see the line of the latest Miller Lite commercials. I’m referring to, of course, the series of advertisements that the company has been promoting as part of their “Un-Manly” campaign. I’m sure you’ve… Continue Reading →
OK, so we all know that beer marketers have a terrible history with selling their products to women. Mostly this isn’t a huge problem for me because the Big Two brewers who get the most air time (MillerCoors and Anheuser-Busch) make terrible beer that I’m totally OK not being sold. You keep your Coors Light, really, I… Continue Reading →
So, I’m a beer drinker (and yes, I’m over 21). I love hoppy beers, so up front, I’m going to say before I get into my other reasons, I do not like Stella Artois. I don’t like the taste of it, and frankly, I don’t understand why it is so popular. I’d take a… Continue Reading →
Questions to Consider: * Are women on their way to becoming perfectly constructed robots? * Why does Svedka use a female bot and not a male bot? * How does this ad represent women? * What would it mean to be bought (purchased)? * Who is the target audience of this ad? What We… Continue Reading →
Have you heard of Kiely Williams? She was a flash in the pan of my adolescence as a member of girl group 3LW, and later found fame in Disney’s The Cheetah Girls, but now she’s trying to ditch her good-girl past and reinvent herself for an edgier audience. That’s fine; artists do it all the… Continue Reading →
I drink beer. I’m a woman. According to the Beer Institute, I’m not alone: women make up 25 percent of the beer market. Hmmm. Strange. Because most beer commercials I’ve seen recently either a) don’t include any women at all; or b) depict women solely as Barbie cheerleader types who serve men beverages.
An earlier version of this article was previously posted at AAUW’s blog, Dialog. Most people have heard about the alleged gang rape of a teenage girl a couple weeks ago, along with many shocking and horrific aspects of the event. However, some reported details may have done more harm than good in increasing awareness about… Continue Reading →
Check out this commercial for Quilmes (one of Argentina’s most popular beers): What is different about this beer commercial than ones we typically see?