More Candy bar nonsense
June 6, 2009, 12:19 am
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Remember the Fling? Well, guess what I saw in London! A Yorkie!



This is so silly and problematic and offensive! The FLING got me thinking about how Snickers and Twix aren’t for me – and they’re not, all the ads feature men winning women over by eating a candy bar! – and this really drives it home. Chocolate is for MEN! The only chocolate women can eat is literally coated in sparkles. For women, chocolate is a naughty thing – something we’re infringing upon that isn’t rightly ours.

Meanwhile, the image on the packaging doesn’t work all that well. Since I don’t really own any dresses and I don’t carry a purse, but I’m still female. And hey, I’m not a girl either – I’m a WOMAN. Can I have a Yorkie? My friend Emily did.



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Chocolate isn’t for women? What about the whole PMS-ing women are cranky and sit around eating chocolate idea? I guess that’s Dove brand- totally different.

Comment by Mary C.

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