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to farking detest that hideous sexist sainsburys advert?

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freespiritfreedom Fri 10-Oct-08 10:19:33

is that all woman have to look forward to, working in saainsburys?
and its the woman that is doing everything for the family.

MrsMattie Fri 10-Oct-08 10:20:09

'have you had your hair done?'


Poshpaws Fri 10-Oct-08 10:27:05

Agree. And I also hate the idea that Sainsbo thinks it has not already occured to the shopping public that own brand is a cheaper alternative. Really p**s me off!

OrmIrian Fri 10-Oct-08 10:29:46

It is irritating isn't it? Look at her expanding her horizons hmm.

SorenLorensen Fri 10-Oct-08 10:30:26

I haven't seen it - can you give me a run down?

BoysAreLikeRabidDogs Fri 10-Oct-08 10:30:56

har har Mrs M

VinegARGHHHTits Fri 10-Oct-08 10:32:49

And she used to be in corrie but now she works in Sainsbo, must have been a crap actress

TheShipsCat Fri 10-Oct-08 10:33:12

I feel the same about louby lou on Andy Pandy. Not setting a great example for my dds. But then it did occur to me that frankly women don't seem to be able to have it all. My career has all but died and I spend my time doing the cleaning and cooking and washing and doing everything for the family. So maybe these are just realistic representations of the options available.
Sorry, feeling a bit cynical today...

LadySanders Fri 10-Oct-08 10:37:46

its awful. do those women actually work for sainsburys or are they in fact actresses...

skyatnight Fri 10-Oct-08 10:38:10

Isn't she meant to portray a single mother? She's so 'cheap and cheerful', smilie-smilie. smile

It is irritating that they use well-known actors as characters in these adverts and then portray them as 'real' people. The advert-makers must know we've all seen her in something else. So how can the advert work if all it does is make you feel cynical?

The supermarkets have all incorporated green messages into their adverts and now it's also about thriftiness as well. Looking at the markets, we're going to be hearing a lot about this. Sales of baked beans and mince are going up. It will be interesting to see if M&S change their 'not just...' food ads.

VinegARGHHHTits Fri 10-Oct-08 10:38:50

They are actresses LS i was joking wink

MorticiaAnnSpookington Fri 10-Oct-08 10:39:00

hate them too

cupsoftea Fri 10-Oct-08 10:40:07

Not seen it but if it has JO in it it annoys me already

VinegARGHHHTits Fri 10-Oct-08 10:40:25

Dont think she is ment to portray a single mother, she goes home to her dh in the ad doesnt she?

FioFio Fri 10-Oct-08 10:41:23

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loobeylou Fri 10-Oct-08 10:42:11

shipscat - your first line had me worried for a bit that i had done something to upset you!!! wink

I agree tho, male/female stereotyping in kids programs is still pretty dire, even some of the more modern ones, and there are way too many patronising ads on TV

cillit bang is my least fave one, shame my 3yo keeps saying bang and the dirt is gone

skyatnight Fri 10-Oct-08 10:45:21

I think you get to an age when all adverts seem completely and irritatingly patronising. This must be because I am older than the young 'creatives' who devise them. And older than all the policemen I (don't) see.

Anyway, I must go and wash my clothes in 'white diamond and lotus-flower' washing detergent. Then my life will be complete.

TheCrackFox Fri 10-Oct-08 10:46:41

Loobey, you have a point, Bob the builder would be nothing with out Wendy.

Can't stand the Sainsbo adverts. If they were going to make completely patronising adverts they could at least have got an unknown actress, not one from Corrie.

TheShipsCat Fri 10-Oct-08 10:53:18

Sorry Loobey! No, didn't mean you smile
What the feck does white diamond smell of anyway?

MortBlackCatResident Fri 10-Oct-08 10:55:06

<Considers name changing to 'NewGirlAtNumber42'>

<<changes mind>>

MortBlackCatResident Fri 10-Oct-08 10:55:27

Cider grin

georgiemum Fri 10-Oct-08 10:56:30

DP finds this ad hilarious. He always shouts at the Tv 'and I used to be a brain surgeon!'

sockmonkey Fri 10-Oct-08 11:05:55

TheShipsCat - I asked asked that too. I sniffed my engagement ring - nothing! May as wel just be lotus flower then.

skyatnight Fri 10-Oct-08 11:11:02

Apparently, it smells of 'the essence of elegance'. I'm not sure if that's the diamond or the Lotus Flower though. hmm

Lurkinaround Fri 10-Oct-08 11:15:28

I thought the bloke in Sainsbo advert was her brother. I'm sure she refers to him as her brother at the end.

Hate those ads. Love the fact that she has to do that 'feed your family for a fiver' thing because she earns fuck all working for Sainsbury's.

Plus the look she gives her mother as mother takes the last muffin is one of pure hatred. Maybe she put rat poison in the cream cheese?

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