Is it just me or is it open season on males these days, both in movies & in TV advertising? There seems to be an acceptance that males can subjected to all sorts of physical & verbal abuse so long as it's funny. I have complained to the Advertising Standards Bureau several times over the years, some being successful, others not. But in each case there was an overwhelming acceptance that it was ok to degrade & humiliate males in the name of humour.
Here's one I complained about -
and the response - search for Morning Fresh on the ASB site
Funniest home videos - they now have a whole segment on males getting hit in the genitals. My simple test is to reverse the roles - if it was a female getting hit or kicked in the genitals would it be as funny, or more to the point, tolerated?
What have we males been reduced to?