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to think the Twinings advert is sexist crap?

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Em2121 Thu 08-Nov-12 11:47:11

Oh look at me! I'm a woman, and therefore am such a martyr to my out-of-control emotions that I am being tossed around on a metaphorical stormy sea! Rescue me with tea! And pastel colours!


SlightlySuperiorPeasant Thu 08-Nov-12 11:53:22

YANBU. All adverts featuring women are intrinsically sexist and awful and should be banned.

fluffyraggies Thu 08-Nov-12 11:55:34


As soon as i feel 'targeted' i'm immediately put off.

When will ad execs get this?

WorraLiberty Thu 08-Nov-12 11:57:09

You can't post links properly OP but if you think we're going to rescue you with tea, you can think again.

Nice try! grin

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Thu 08-Nov-12 11:59:41

I think the advert's just crap; beyond that I can't see anything else.

Now, have you tried Tesco's 'chocolate tea'? That's surprisingly nice. grin

kim147 Thu 08-Nov-12 12:00:46

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FrancesFarmer Thu 08-Nov-12 12:08:12

The music is annoying.

I hate the way the woman is so clueless that she lets the oars slip away - it would have been a better ad if they'd shown her rowing through the storm with all her might and having a cup of tea after getting through it.

samandi Thu 08-Nov-12 12:25:17

Hmm, I quite like it. And I often dislike adverts for being sexist.

VirginiaDare Thu 08-Nov-12 12:50:52

FFS, really? Its not even an actual woman, its an animation.

Its a perfectly nice advert. Very well drawn.

mutny Thu 08-Nov-12 12:53:08

all adverts should just be a picture of the product and a line at the bottom saying 'i am available to buy'

Except that would probably offend someone.

joanbyers Thu 08-Nov-12 12:54:57

mmm, lesbian tea.

monica77798 Thu 08-Nov-12 13:17:23

YABU, it is just an advert about the calming effects of tea. I don't see why some people feel the need to read sexism into everything they see.

FlipFlippingFlippers Thu 08-Nov-12 13:23:22


Also Tesco chocolate tea is amazing.

Slumberparty Thu 08-Nov-12 14:06:20

Loved that Kim! Very funny!

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Thu 08-Nov-12 14:32:58

Love the Mitchell and Webb link. Thanks! I had not seen it before.

butterflybuns Thu 08-Nov-12 14:43:43

Better than the Typhoo advert with floppy blond Ben being an incompetent idiot. " Don't know how she does it!" he says. Silly man can't possibly l Twatish advert

butterflybuns Thu 08-Nov-12 14:49:25

Oops- fat fingers. He's a smug twat in a twatish advert who can't look after a small child and put on a load of washing and making a meal out of it.

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Thu 08-Nov-12 15:48:54

grin at the mitchell and Webb sketch... love it arf

carocaro Thu 08-Nov-12 17:41:09

But a cup of tea (esp. Twinnings Everyday) does do bloody wonders, even if not in a rowing boat.

WineGoggles Fri 09-Nov-12 12:45:09

I actually think it's a beautiful animation. Wish she'd not dropped the oars though (the dizzy bint), but apart from that I love it.

SinisterBuggyMonth Fri 09-Nov-12 13:48:42

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EldritchCleavage Fri 09-Nov-12 15:35:45

I used to hate it too, until DH replaced the tag line with 'Bump into Yourself'. Now it makes me laugh.

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Fri 09-Nov-12 15:37:55

I love that song!

And carocaro is right a cup of tea does do wonders.

<goes to put kettle on>

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