Categories
homophobia MGTOW misandry misogyny MRA oppressed men

Flo the Progressive Insurance gal: a “symptom of a decaying society.”

A tool of the matriarchy?

It may be hard to find a summer blockbuster movie in which two female characters have even a single conversation about anything but a man, but MRAs and related species seem to believe that the entertainment industry is one giant conspiracy against men. Why? Because sometimes men are portrayed as buffoons.

Given that it’s hard to have comedy without buffoons, I have to admit that this is often true. Of course, given that the buffoon role is generally a much better role than straight man (or woman), I’m not sure how this is a grave injustice against men. I’d love to see more female buffoons. Like this:

 

 

I doubt the guys at NiceGuy’s MGTOW forum spend much time watching old French and Saunders specials. No, they seem to prefer watching those Flo the Progressive Insurance gal ads on YouTube until their heads nearly explode from anger at Progressive’s insidious misandry.

For you see, in these ads – I’m not going to bother to post one, since I assume most of you have seen them — Flo is sort of quirky and charming, but the guys are all, well, to me a lot of them also seem quirky and charming, but to the MGTOWers they – and by extension all men — are being played for fools.

Oh, and apparently these ads also portend the end of civilization. As Juno3 puts it,

Just another symptom of a decaying society. …

Imagine the ad agency staff, probably a bunch of dykes with a few dudes wearing pantyhose to work.

If that were a show — a sort of lesbian revamp of Mad Men, perhaps? — I would totally watch it.

The other commenters aren’t quite so worried about the end of the world, but perky little Flo really seems to get under their skin. G40IntercontinentalGhost writes:

Am guessing she’s the one with the irritating, smirky assed grin on her face that looks like said grin is/was the result of wiring being put in some mighty sensitive places. KEE-RIST on the Concorde! From under what rock(or cock as the case may well be) did Progressive Insurance find that twat? I’m also really glad that my u.s. Driver’s License(Washington) expired some time ago.

I kinda like Flo. Now that I know the MGTOWers hate her, I feel a lot more comfortable admitting that.

If you’re going to get angry at car insurance ads, get angry at this shit. That jingle just makes me want to punch someone.

 

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

72 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Johnny Pez
9 years ago

Flo is unquestionably the most divisive public figure in America today. When the next civil war breaks out in the USA, it won’t be about race or income inequality or corrupt government, it’ll be about Flo.

Graham
Graham
9 years ago

I said possible, not desirable. I’m assuming he has orifices.

Unless he’s engineered them all closed with his man skills.

Brad
Brad
9 years ago

Actually, TV ads can play an important role in helping men realize the benefits of Going Their Own Way. After all, who wants to turn into a doofy husband?

It’s practically MRA propaganda!

NWOslave
NWOslave
9 years ago

@Brad

Nice video, but like Graham the feminist said “And men (especially straight white abled men) ought to be able to take it, seeing as we don’t have actually have a great deal of genuine shit thrown at us.”

Man, the worlds my oyster. And here I am cryin about silly law stuff and charities and crap. I keep forget men don’t suffer ever, especially straight white. Every white mans got a swiss account overflowing with gold, is in the peak of health, has never done one damn good thing in all of history. Damn it’s great to have white male privilege!

Ami Angelwings
9 years ago

NWO is rly jumping around tonite xD

I keep forget men don’t suffer ever, especially straight white. Every white mans got a swiss account overflowing with gold, is in the peak of health, has never done one damn good thing in all of history. Damn it’s great to have white male privilege!

Can you show us specifically where ppl have told you this? xD

Ami Angelwings
9 years ago

Maybe the thing is what NWO’s hearing when ppl say “privilege” to him. xD

NWO when somebody says you have abled privilege, what do you believe they are telling you?

Or when somebody says you have cis privilege, what do you believe they are telling you? 🙂

I think this could help clear up a lot of issues here since ppl are using a word that you may be interpreting differently. :]

Omskivar
Omskivar
9 years ago

I have been deeply fond of Flo ever since I realized she was on an episode of “Are You Afraid Of The Dark”.

Sharculese
9 years ago

Man, the worlds my oyster. And here I am cryin about silly law stuff and charities and crap. I keep forget men don’t suffer ever, especially straight white. Every white mans got a swiss account overflowing with gold, is in the peak of health, has never done one damn good thing in all of history. Damn it’s great to have white male privilege!</i.

yes. youre a paranoid whiner who gets off on blaming other people for his problems. thats basically the thing at issue here.

cynickal
cynickal
9 years ago

You’re all over thinking it.
What group supports FYMYNYSTS? Progressives!
And it’s Progressive Insurance!

They’re all commies that want to take your money and give it to the wealthy Jewish cabal!

katz
9 years ago

The question of male and female roles in comedy is an interesting one I’ve been thinking about for a while; I’ve put a thread about it in the forum.

Nobby
9 years ago

@Graham

“Ami, NOWslave feels that sexual harassment should be condoned and practised liberally whenever possible – he said so in the slutwalk thread.

If he specifically withdraws the consent to be harassed that he’s implicitly given (by existing as a being it is possible to have sex with), then I’ll respect his wishes and cease and desist. But until then, he’s my sweet little meat toy.”

Okay, a few things. First of all, i think you can shoot for a little higher then “playing by Slavey’s rules”. Second of all, sorry, but at least to me, that doesn’t cut it as justification. All around here we say “people don’t deserve to be sexually harassed.” Did you miss that? Slavey has fucked up views, and he’s an asshole and a douchebag and whatever names you want to throw at him, but he still doesn’t deserve to be sexually harassed. If he were to randomly go to prison some day and get raped, I would hope every one of us would say “that is fucked up, I’m sorry”, not “Haha! You deserved it!”. Yes, even for Slavey. And it looks a lot worse considering how Slavey loves to go on about women ‘deserving’ rape, and you’re here saying he ‘deserves’ to be sexually harassed.

And if that doesn’t cut it, consider that Ami asked you, quite nicely, not to do it. Could you at least think of her?

And lastly, lastly, if all that doesn’t convince you that that was some fucked up stuff to say, consider that we do have quite a few people who have been sexually assaulted and abused and raped around here. Yes, this is already a triggering site, but would you at least consider trying to keep that kind of shit to the trolls, and not the good commenters here?

Unimaginative
Unimaginative
9 years ago

@ Nobby: I’m pretty sure that prison isn’t the only place where men get raped. He could just be sitting around in his back yard, minding his own business, and get raped. But I agree with the rest of what you said.

Ami Angelwings
9 years ago

Yes everything Nobby said, ty 🙂 *hugs Nobby*

Just b/c NWO doesn’t have empathy doesn’t mean we shouldn’t. : It’s the same thing as NWO not caring about women being assaulted in subways, or etc… and some ppl made jokes about him being assaulted and I was against that too >:

Sexual harassment jokes, or jokes about assaulting ppl aren’t right no matter who they’re directed at. :

And yus there are many ppl here who have dealt w/ harassment and assault and it can be triggering, or just unpleasant.. :

Nobby
9 years ago

@Unimaginative Very true, my apologies.

This: “If he were to randomly go to prison some day and get raped, I would hope every one…”

Should, by rights, be this: “If he were to ever get raped, I would hope every one…”

Thanks for the correction, I do have some blind spots now and again.

Valerie
Valerie
9 years ago

I guess the MRA’s are forgetting the original TV buffoon, Lucile Ball. Smart Lady.

katz
9 years ago

^She’s the most marked (and triumphant) counterexample to the general “male clowns/female straight men” trend.

mediumdave
mediumdave
9 years ago

And there are plenty of recent examples of female comics who make themselves the butt of their own jokes, such as Sarah Silverman.

Johnny
Johnny
9 years ago

Liz Lemon is frequently the object of ridicule on 30 Rock. In fact, while Liz is fairly multidimensional, the secondary female lead, Jenna, is nothing but a buffoon. As was mentioned above, only Jack routinely escapes humiliation.

Raven Geary (@RavenGeary)

Who here remembers Eagle Man and Eagle Woman?

Now those were car insurance commercials. They just don’t make ads like that anymore.

xtra
9 years ago

Dave, you shed not have posted that commercial. It’s MISANDRY!!! That nagging bitch won’t let him buy insureince in piece. Damn Amerskanks…..
Get your own cheezy poofs slut…….

Graham
Graham
9 years ago

Apologies for previous posts in this thread. I interpreted Ami’s request as sarcastic.

Pecunium
9 years ago

Burns and Allen was also an example of straight-man/female clown.

Ami: I like the new avatar.

As to the question of harassing NWO: I’m against it. One, it’s wrong. 2: I know that it’s not meant to be more than an object lesson in his hypocrisy 3: I don’t think it does any good, because he is incapable of that level of introspection. 4: He will just use it, because of the lack of introspective capacity as one more thing to pretend proves feminists hate men.