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Friday, September 16, 2011

Man Up

As a super crazy football fan, I was beyond excited that the NFL season was a go for this fall. However, while watching the games this previous Sunday and Monday, I was concerned and taken back when all the Miller Lite commercials starting popping up. Miller suggests in their commercials that drinking their Lite beer is the “manly” thing to do, and if they are not, they are being unmanly. If someone is being unmanly, does that mean they are acting as a girl should? Is something so wrong with that? What makes me even more concerned is that there are two females drinking with the males in the bar and sit and laugh while the “unmanly” guy is being made fun of by his friends for not acting the right way. Don’t they take offense to the suggestion that acting like a girl is a bad thing? This commercial just stirs up tons of different questions for me, but every time I see one of these I question why they try to pressure men into becoming a stereotype.

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