11/6 adveritsement mandy and ben



In this advertisement by Bed Bath & Beyond, there is a woman in the middle surrounded by items you may need to buy for the holidays. This is a very sexist advertisement and implies that it is the women’s job to cook, do the housework, and clean. You would never see an advertisement with a man in the middle instead. In the past, it was the men’s job to hunt and provide for the family. Therefore, men had to be dominant, strong, and independent. On the other hand, it was the women’s job to bear children and do the housework. Because of this, women were viewed as helpless, submissive, and dependent on men. Even though women are becoming more equal to men, these stereotypes are still present today as shown by this advertisement.