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      Be careful when buying your wife/gf a Xmas gift

      My god, what doesn't offend some people anymore. Peloton (stationary bikes) has an ad where a guy buys his wife/gf an exercise bike for Xmas. The next year she comments how great she has felt since she began exercising I guess. Now, Peloton is being accused of being sexist for encouraging his wife to concentrate on her body to satisfy him. I must have watched that commercial 20-30 times before yesterday and not once did I think anything wrong with the ad. I thought they were trying to sell an exercise bike, not a porn video.

      Too often people get their panties in a bunch over nothing.

      A couple years ago I bought my wife, or should I say us, an exercise bike. The main reason was she had a knee replaced and thought this would be good for recovery. She wasn't overly happy but not because she thought it was a hint to lose some weight, she was mad at how much I spent. A pretty usual response whenever I buy something.

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      People are hyper-sensitive. I'd play it safe and buy her a vacuum cleaner.

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      Quote Originally Posted by ndwalleyes View Post
      People are hyper-sensitive. I'd play it safe and buy her a vacuum cleaner.
      even that's pretty bold. I stuck with the new set of pots and pans.

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      Quote Originally Posted by ndwalleyes View Post
      People are hyper-sensitive. I'd play it safe and buy her a vacuum cleaner.
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      Men have had to avoid that trapdoor for a LLLLOOONNNGGG TIME !! It's like getting her a New washer n dryer, or vacuum, or ....... you get the picture.

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      We decided before we were married to not do gifts for Christmas/Birthdays and such. Instead we take the money and travel or put toward larger joint purchases. Much easier...

      But yes, 100%, people are too sensitive these days. I saw a similar commercial for Peloton, but the woman bought it herself. Dont know if there was any pushback on that one.

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      I take offense to the commercial in a different way. I'm offended by the pressures of the ads that I as a husband/bf am required to buy a present for her. If she wants something she should get it herself and leave me alone.

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      Quote Originally Posted by DirtyMike View Post
      even that's pretty bold. I stuck with the new set of pots and pans.
      We're on a budget, so I couldn't get her another set of pots and pans. I bought her a bulk-pack of shop rags, and a gallon of windex.

      ***RESULTS MAY VARY***

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      Mrs johnr gets me, best present ever

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      Quote Originally Posted by johnr View Post
      Mrs johnr gets me, best present ever
      Your mother named you after a toilet.

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      If you're reading this post and find yourself muttering, "he can't be serious", there's a good chance I'm not.

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      Look at it this way. It is science that by exercising you feel better. Why? Well, the endorphins released when exercising make you feel better, and when you lose weight and your body isn't screaming at you to put down that last ding-dong or it's going to turn the switch off, you feel better. Which for some people means that you are better, at a lot of stuff. Like walking up the stair without breaking into a sweat. But from a feminists point of view, this new feeling is empowering to women. Look better, feel better and in total, are better. They now can leave their objectifying husband for a younger, richer (just as objectifying) dude. So by husbands objectifying women, we are empowering them. And if they don't leave their husbands, they are just as empowered by holding them hostage by not granting sexual favors with the new bod unless the garbage gets taken out. It can be spun a few different ways.

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      They had this on the news down here this morning and after that they played some comments from people that have gotten this as a gift. Wow some of them really came unglued and one said she is filing for divorce. Some of the other comments were very positive.
      There was quite a bit of bleeping on the comment from the one that was going to file for divorce.

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      Quote Originally Posted by brokenbackjack View Post
      There was quite a bit of bleeping on the comment from the one that was going to file for divorce.
      somebody just got REAL lucky and doesn't know it yet

      or does

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      Man...I'm a marketing and communications guy, and that whole angle went TOTALLY over my head. I've seen those commercials a couple times, and two things stick out:

      1) They're targeting the selfie/social media culture. You know the types: Women who have 300 selfie pics on their social media feed, interspersed with inspirational quotes and cat memes. Most likely they already have low self esteem and a shitty home life, which is why they're seemingly obsessed with their own self image. Likes = validation that they're doing OK (even when they're not).

      2) This thing has to be EXPENSIVE. Didn't Google the cost, but I figure easy $2K, followed by monthly fees for custom "training sessions," remote health assessments, and meal plans.

      3) The model had NO weight to lose. She already worked out. There was no before-and-after shots. She expressed how much she liked it after getting the present, starting the process, going through the midway hump (i.e. the 6 am early wakeup) and finally glorification after a year of dedication with the "highlight reel" movie she made for her husband as a thank you. Bit bizarre approach, but I guess I get what they're after.

      I can see how a snowflake would be offended (I'm surprised they're only offended the husband bought it for her wife, and not the fact that it was a middle-class white couple) but they're offended by everything, so ultimately there should be no surprise by this. The fact it caused a reaction at all will ultimately cause their sales to climb.

      In conclusion, there's no such thing as bad PR.

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      Funny, #3 above was the only thing that caught my eye in that Ad. She was skinny to begin with. My guess is that was on purpose so they wouldn't get any flack about "fat shaming", but this thread proves yet again that there are people out there (I would guess nearly 100% of them vote dem) that spend their lives looking for things to be offended about, even if they have to put a bizarre spin on it to meet their needs.

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      I think humanity is used to "the struggle" which was REAL for eons.

      Now many people are looking for struggles.. it's in our DNA to struggle. So we're inventing struggles.

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      I just watched the commercial and I must to be a naive because I don't get what the uproar is about. My honest thought was that her significant other cares enough about her that he surprised her with a gift that she wanted. This is how my small minded brain thinks this all went down.....

      Women: I really want to get an exercise bike and start working out. But I don't know if I should spend that much on something like that

      Man: SURPRISE Honey, I bought you the exercise bike that YOU wanted because I love you and you deserve it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by guywhofishes View Post
      I think humanity is used to "the struggle" which was REAL for eons.

      Now many people are looking for struggles.. it's in our DNA to struggle. So we're inventing struggles.
      WINNER! We’re biologically designed to struggle, so much so that if we’re not struggling:
      - our bodies fall apart and we die
      - we get depressed
      - there’s a trillion dollar industry built on “synthesized struggle”


      ...and to the point about being offended by this commercial: more fake news. 99% of Americans - literally 99% - don’t give a shot about that commercial or its message. Oh, the news told you “everyone” is upset and offended? Well then it must be true.

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      I live in Best Fargo (not a typo). I look at Scheels arena, the baseball diamonds, the gymnasiums, the new hockey arena, the new swimming facility, the walking/bike trails, the multitude of outdoor parks in every neighborhood... hundreds of millions of dollars dedicated to kids doing physical stuff, playing games. Yeah, you could say we’re designed to struggle.

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      Oh, and that commercial is terrible and f₯$&ing annoying and I’m glad I only have to turn on the television for the occasional football game.

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      Uff.

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