June 30, 2019
If this isn’t “great satan” behavior, then what is?
A laundry detergent ad with a twist about female empowerment, made by a US company, has caused outrage among religious conservatives in Pakistan.
The laundry detergent commercial, released by US consumer goods giant Proctor & Gamble, challenges traditional gender norms in Pakistan. The ad features women of various professions, including the captain of the women’s national cricket team, quoting what they’ve heard said to women: “Stay within the house, don’t stray from your four walls…” They then respond: “These are not simply sentences, they are stains. Will these stains stop us?”
The ad’s message has angered religious conservatives, and some have called for a boycott of the company.
Radio and TV host Karyn Turk believes that Proctor & Gamble is being too intrusive, and its approach may backfire, creating more problems for local women and could even put them in danger. “This commercial may set back that agenda,” she said.
“An American company shouldn’t insert themselves in Pakistani culture and put Pakistani women at risk. They’re putting Pakistani women at risk with their American liberal agenda, and that part is wrong. I don’t want to see women hurt and not have equal rights.”
What does female empowerment have to do with laundry detergent, other than it is empowering for women to wash clothing?
They have to have known this would make people angry. You don’t put out an ad like this because you’re trying to sell more laundry detergent. These companies are trying to engineer world society, just like they engineer our society at home.
They’re still putting out black man/white female ads – but now they’re stepping up their game, and telling white men to date black women! Have you ever even seen that in real life, ever???
Consumerism leads to the consumer being manipulated into being a better consumer. That is to say, the consumer himself is the product of the consumerist system.