Uh oh Fender... Instagram accusations of being misogynistic

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Uh oh Fender... Instagram accusations of being misogynistic

Post by stonevibe » Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:45 am

Fender has been accused of being inappropriate again, what do you guys think?

Is this the way to describe two Jazzmaster? Or a thinly veiled misogynistic statement?

https://www.gearnews.com/fender-critici ... gram-post/

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Re: Uh oh Fender... Instagram accusations of being misogynistic

Post by dc » Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:15 am

I'd rock the hell out of those guitars :P
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Re: Uh oh Fender... Instagram accusations of being misogynistic

Post by wproffitt » Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:26 am

The guitars look awesome, but the Insta post was in poor taste.

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Re: Uh oh Fender... Instagram accusations of being misogynistic

Post by pawnzito » Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:34 am

Personally, I find the talk of guitars as sex objects, and especially as women, creepy. I know it was the norm at one time but that kept me away from guitarists and guitar media when I was younger and it was friggin everywhere. I saw camillas story when she posted it and feel she used a lot of tact.

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Re: Uh oh Fender... Instagram accusations of being misogynistic

Post by HarlowTheFish » Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:37 am

I appreciate the sentiment, but the statement's in poor taste. You wanna anthromorphize guitars, that's fine -- hell, I do it to much weider stuff -- but if you're going there then don't be sleazy and weird about them.

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Re: Uh oh Fender... Instagram accusations of being misogynistic

Post by MKR » Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:54 am

harmless. bad attempt at humour, but harmless.

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Post by Sauerkraut » Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:58 am

Besides creepy and sleazy, it's not harmless in my opinion, but as a non-Brazilian man, I don't think it's up to me to decide whether it's harmless or not.

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Re: Uh oh Fender... Instagram accusations of being misogynistic

Post by marqueemoon » Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:24 am

pawnzito wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:34 am
Personally, I find the talk of guitars as sex objects, and especially as women, creepy.
Yep. On the face of it the caption might not seem that bad to some people, but in the context of a guitar culture that’s still pretty sexist, yuck.

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Re: Uh oh Fender... Instagram accusations of being misogynistic

Post by MKR » Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:32 am

maybe harmless is a bad choice of words. More like lame, but not outrage worthy.

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Re: Uh oh Fender... Instagram accusations of being misogynistic

Post by schoolie » Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:39 am

The world's on fire. This is pretty low on my list.

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Re: Uh oh Fender... Instagram accusations of being misogynistic

Post by tribi9 » Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:03 am

Guitars are not :

Her
She
Sexy
Juanita
Brazilians
Ladies

Its fucking stupid. Really.

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Re: Uh oh Fender... Instagram accusations of being misogynistic

Post by MKR » Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:08 am

schoolie wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:39 am
The world's on fire. This is pretty low on my list.
YES X 1,000,000

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Re: Uh oh Fender... Instagram accusations of being misogynistic

Post by tribi9 » Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:15 am

Pretty sad to not see anything wrong with it.

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Re: Uh oh Fender... Instagram accusations of being misogynistic

Post by marqueemoon » Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:25 am

Rampant and persistent misogyny is one of the many ways the world is on fire right now.

This isn’t “Grab em’ by the pussy” level stuff, but it’s indicative of an attitude that needs to change.

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Re: Uh oh Fender... Instagram accusations of being misogynistic

Post by Arthon » Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:56 am

I didnt realize it was refering to Brazilian woman before I read this thread... It's misogynistic humor of bad taste, but I am sure many people didnt understanding that way, espacially for people where english is not their primary language.
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