That`s <em>White</em> Male Bashing To You
June 13, 2008, 06:00 PM
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Glenn Reynolds and his wife, Dr. Helen,  link to Ask Men`s feature on the "Top 10 Worst Male-Bashing Ads"
You’ve seen him plenty of times on sitcoms; he’s the dumb, bumbling, idiot dad, husband and boyfriend who appears useless at everything but bringing home a paycheck. The message: Guys are dumb and women have to lead them around. This, of course, cues the laugh track. Yet a survey from an organization called Children Now found that two-thirds of kid respondents described men on TV as angry, while respondents from another group’s survey said men were portrayed as corrupt on TV by a 17 to 1 margin. Clearly, this is no laughing matter.
I checked, and my guess was correct—all clueless males in the ads were white males. )The clip that featured one father as the south end of a northbound horse had him as a chestnut horse with white socks, but he was still clearly a white male.)

That`s because it`s safe to bash men, who don`t have a fit of the vapors when this kind of thing happens, but it wouldn`t be safe to make him a member of a minority, although minority or "ethnically ambiguous" models are sought after by advertisers in ads that don`t make their subjects look stupid.