love loved a Klondike bar. The last month of my pregnancy I ate one every day. There was NO substitute (as my husband found out the hard way). 6 years later, not sure how many times I’ve had one. Regardless, there is was a special place in my heart for a Klondike Bar.
I was on some website this morning. Not sure which one. That doesn’t matter. There was a display ad for Klondike Bars. It had some flashy animation thing, and I saw something about more chocolate. Knowing how much I have enjoyed them in the past – I clicked on the link.
See that highlight? The one about the “Man Cave”? Sure, I clicked it. Sadly, the deeper you go into the cave, the more offensive it is to me as a Woman. Here are a few highlights…
- How about that moose head? This Guy has known it longer than “your girl” – really?
- “Khaki Pants Pete” – oh jeez, it is SO hard being a man, being nagged all the time by your wife, life is so fucking hard, then you have to drop off the sitter, but also get a “gift” for the bachelor party, so do you go to the sex shop first then drop off the sitter? Can you say harassment?!
- “Michael Ian Black” TV – different vignettes on what a guy would do for a Klondike bar. This riled me up the most! Women in French maid costumes serving a bar and getting an ass goggling? They guy agrees to kiss the next woman coming out of the gym, after a parade of well toned, pretty girls in work out wear – the next one out the door is an older, heavy set, homely looking woman. That he kisses on the cheek.
I tweeted a fail on Klondike for the Man Cave. I got a response back that asked what I would do for a Klondike Bar. Are they kidding me?!?! So I tweeted back to them that they are missing the point. They have alienated half their audience. Would you want to support a product that had very little regard for women. I haven’t heard anything back.
I get that people are tired of the whole PC environment. I get that many women would not find this offensive. I get that many (most?) guys don’t see the problem here… It matters to me. I have friends with a similar mind set that would support me. All it takes is one voice…
What would you do? Think about it.