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    What is with all the comments about hormones and not having a sense of humour? I'm not pregnant and I have a sense of humour. As I said, it appeals to the lowest common denominator, some of us require things to be clever in order to find them appealing. This is certainly not clever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    What is with all the comments about hormones and not having a sense of humour? I'm not pregnant and I have a sense of humour. As I said, it appeals to the lowest common denominator, some of us require things to be clever in order to find them appealing. This is certainly not clever.
    Thats a bit harsh isnt it? Just because other people find this funny whilst you dont doesnt mean that are not as 'clever' as you and thet are certainly not of thhe 'lowest common denominator'.

    I dont like slap stick at all....I dont find it funny in the slighest but yet other people do. I am certainly not so that its not 'clever' or only people of the lowest common denominator like it. It implies that the people that like that sort of comedy are all idiots and bogans.

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    I love Masterchef. But far out. These adds annoy me. Look, I'm all for a Men vs Women season, I'm down with that, I think it would be fun to watch. But they sure as heck could have done the advertising without the cheesy stereotypes and without the pink/blue colour scheme. Or they could have mixed up a bit, the women in blue and the men in pink

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    DH and I both roll our eyes when the ad comes onto the TV.

    Battle of the sexes...wow, such a fresh and original concept .

    How do they come up with such ideas? Snore.

    Sexist trite just isn't funny to me (and for the record, I'm not pregnant).

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    I think it's offensive because to many people these are not silly, outdated ideas; they really are how some people see men and women, to some extent at least. So the ad just reinforces ingrained stereotypes and makes it more difficult for people accept behaviours that don't fit with them.

    As The Age article says, it would be funny if they did something interesting like invert the prevailing male/female stereotypes. But just reinforcing them isn't funny or clever, it's just par for the course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FluffyDucks View Post
    Thats a bit harsh isnt it? Just because other people find this funny whilst you dont doesnt mean that are not as 'clever' as you and thet are certainly not of thhe 'lowest common denominator'.

    I dont like slap stick at all....I dont find it funny in the slighest but yet other people do. I am certainly not so that its not 'clever' or only people of the lowest common denominator like it. It implies that the people that like that sort of comedy are all idiots and bogans.
    Really it's no harsher than accusing someone of having no sense of humour or being "hormonal" for disliking blatant gender stereotyping.

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    Guess because I find the show appealing I'm apart of the lowest common denominator....

    Oh well you get that, can't please everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meg2 View Post
    I think it's offensive because to many people these are not silly, outdated ideas; they really are how some people see men and women, to some extent at least. So the ad just reinforces ingrained stereotypes and makes it more difficult for people accept behaviours that don't fit with them.

    As The Age article says, it would be funny if they did something interesting like invert the prevailing male/female stereotypes. But just reinforcing them isn't funny or clever, it's just par for the course.
    Exactly. How about challenging stereotypes instead of perpetuating them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonsterMoosMum View Post
    Guess because I find the show appealing I'm apart of the lowest common denominator....

    Oh well you get that can't please everyone
    And I'm apparently pregnant, hormonal, humourless and overly analytical because I don't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    And I'm apparently pregnant, hormonal, humourless and overly analytical because I don't!
    Lol like I said ... Can't please everyone.


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