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7 Commercials sexist towards men (VIDEOS)

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Men are hyper-masculine, caveman idiots, according to modern advertising

We know by now that modern-day advertising can be seriously degrading. From scantily clad Victoria's Secret Angels to even more scantily clad women eating Carl's Jr. burgers and back to scantily clad women dreaming about men on Valentine's Day, commercials are full of sexism.

While unrealistic feminine ideals are constantly pushed upon us, today's ads aren't just sexist against women. Men are targeted by unfair stereotypes in advertising, too. They're often depicted as either idiots or hyper-masculine (or both), and when it comes down to it, even the commercials that, on the surface, seem degrading to just women are actually degrading to men also because advertisers assume all males are simpleminded enough to buy into the images about women being presented.

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Here are some examples of commercials that are sexist against men.

1. Old Spice — "Nightclub"

Image: Old Spice/YouTube

Most of Old Spice's commercials are totally bizarre, but this one is a bit offensive. Don't get me wrong, it's totally sexist against women, too, but the reference to men as brainless robots is unmistakable.

2. Samsung Smart TV Evolution Kit commercial

Image: YouTube

We get it, we get it. Males are unevolved, filthy, burping, flatulent cavemen, but with the help of a woman and little technology, they can become fully domesticated!

3. Hanes — "Paste"

Image: YouTube

Furthering the idea that men are completely incapable of completing domestic tasks — like caring for children or even dressing themselves — this Hanes commercial depicts men as lovable doofuses who women have to continually clean up after.

4. Chevrolet — "You Know You Want a Truck"

Image: Chevrolet/YouTube

Through a series of fake focus groups, Chevy attempts to make every male in America think that kids, mature people, attractive single women, rich housewives and other guys will not perceive them as real men unless they drive a truck. They will not be able to protect other men's daughters or appear ruggedly attractive if they drive a compact sedan. How demeaning (and false) is that?

5. Sarah Silverman and Chelsea Handler for Wi-Fi calling from T-Mobile

Image: T-Mobile/YouTube

Silverman raised some eyebrows with a classic case of reverse sexism by uttering the line, "Sorry, it's a boy," towards the end of this 2015 Super Bowl spot. Twitter lit up with disdain for the gender bashing, asking why it's not OK to tell someone they play "like a girl," but it's funny to bash a baby's gender.

6. Miller Lite — "Man Up"

Image: YouTube

Because you're only manly if you drink beer and don't give a shit about fashion. Worrying about clothes is for chicks.

7. Dr. Pepper 10 — "It's Not for Women"

Image: YouTube

Yes, this ad is grossly anti-female, but it also manages to cram in an awful lot of harmful male stereotypes, as well. In what world would anyone want to run out and buy a Dr. Pepper after watching this commercial?

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