Comments on: Photo Caption Contest: Caption Metro’s sexist subway ad http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/05/photo-caption-contest-caption-metros-sexist-subway-ad/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.9 By: doo$h http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/05/photo-caption-contest-caption-metros-sexist-subway-ad/comment-page-1/#comment-756272 Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:34:24 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=53121#comment-756272 When I first saw the shoes ad I assumed that the characters were high-level executives in Nike or Adidas or some other shoe company. And so I thought the ad was racist, implying that Black people can’t focus on their jobs and Asians are work-focused and can’t enjoy any casual small talk/hate black people. Now I see it’s actually sexist. Also doubly sexist because the characters aren’t high level executives at all!

Thanks for clearing it up Vox! I’m very grateful to know what I’m angry about.

]]>
By: entry 1 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/05/photo-caption-contest-caption-metros-sexist-subway-ad/comment-page-1/#comment-756155 Fri, 06 Dec 2013 01:17:23 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=53121#comment-756155 “bitch, u kno dat buses run liek 4032 miles before they brake down?”

“cant u just lick my pussy”

]]>
By: What? http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/05/photo-caption-contest-caption-metros-sexist-subway-ad/comment-page-1/#comment-756123 Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:09:37 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=53121#comment-756123 The sports ad exists as well!

http://wac.9ebf.edgecastcdn.net/809EBF/ec-origin.dmv.barstoolsports.com/files/2013/12/metroadmale.jpg

]]>
By: Hypersensitive http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/05/photo-caption-contest-caption-metros-sexist-subway-ad/comment-page-1/#comment-756122 Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:56:50 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=53121#comment-756122 I get it. But I would think that an article that talks about “wiping down kitchen counters or getting their bosses coffee” (even if meant to be snarky) over-sensationalizes the supposed subtext of the ad in an attempt to promote this competition. (Note: by bringing up the metro unreliability and then talking about sexism and this caption contest, it seems like this metro ad (minus the gut-wrenching sexism that some might see depicted in it) is pretty spot on.)

]]>
By: JJG http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/05/photo-caption-contest-caption-metros-sexist-subway-ad/comment-page-1/#comment-756118 Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:31:56 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=53121#comment-756118 You’re misguided in your notion of political correctness. While yes, correcting a misguided joke in everyday language would be extreme, the fact that a governmental organization is using negative stereotypes to advertise itself is appalling. Yes, if it said sports, that would also be sexist. And if it were a racial stereotype it would also be offensive.

Sexism, racism, classism, etc. simply does not belong on a subway advertisement for a governmental organization. You want to make real solutions to big problems? Go make a caption for the photo and post the link here. Cus that’s all we can do to fight the sexism in this instance, and it’s all the little battles that matter. They add up to one big one.

]]>
By: Hypersensitive http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/05/photo-caption-contest-caption-metros-sexist-subway-ad/comment-page-1/#comment-756117 Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:25:26 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=53121#comment-756117 Would it be sexist if it showed two guys and the second caption said “sports” or “the Redskins” instead of “shoes”? This does not worry me very much and I think the language in this article only reinforces the increasingly common problem of overemphasis on political correctness which forces (allows?) individuals to argue over semantics rather than offering and enacting real solutions to big problems.

]]>