Hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day! We went out to brunch in which we all were so full and bloated after we just fell asleep when we got home and had vegetable soup and salad for dinner… well, I did and my mom just slept from 7pm onwards. This dress is what I wore and kind of just switched my purse for the photos with my mom since I thought hers looked better LOL.
And that’s why I’m carrying my pink clutch in the above photo. My brother is missing from the photo because he’s got his finals and is at school studying literally 12 hours a day so he really couldn’t afford to make it. Don’t worry, he still gave her a really lovely bouquet of flowers.
In celebration of mothers everywhere, let me get a little critical. Have you seen those Klondike bar commercials? I had just seen the one where, in order to get the Klondike bar, a husband has to listen to his wife for five seconds. Here is the commercial
After celebrating Mother’s Day, I found this commercial to be incredibly offensive. The husband is rewarded for listening to his wife. I mean, since when did we need to reward simple respect? Especially for your wife?! This commercial promotes the terrible stereotype that women talk incessantly about nothing and that listening to women is not only a chore to be rewarded, but that listening is not even a norm. It is a tremendous effort that should be recognized with a reward. How does this even get approved?!
I googled ‘Klondike misogynistic ad’ and came across this article. I was horrified to find that they had another ad that was just as offensive; but this time extremely homophobic. Because of the advertisements’ offensive messages that really have nothing to do with the ice cream product their selling, I will not be purchasing any of their products.
Sorry to end off on such a heavier note but I really think it’s important to be aware as conscientious customers. We shouldn’t be blind or willfully ignorant if we have the capacity to voice our criticisms.