It’s a dangerous world, y’all. Bad stuff can happen, and that’s what insurance is for.
And Allstate’s recent ad campaign would like to remind you that “bad stuff’ means women. I’ve been seeing this ad, in which “Mayhem”, personified by a 30-something white dude, defines it/him-self as a dipshit teenage girl texting while driving a huge pink (of course) SUV, and that pissed me off. I also saw a few other blogs (Sociological Images, which you should be reading, and I think over at Shakesville, too?) take it on, so I refrained.
And then I saw the follow-up, where Mayhem (same dude) is jogging along the street, wearing a pink (of course) headband and talking about how his/her exercise-toned hot bod is going to fuck your shit up. And indeed, some other white dude, driving along with his eyes bugging out of his head at Mayhem’s amaaaaaazing imaginary rack and taut buttocks, rams his car into a tree.
Totally Mayhem’s fault, amirite? I mean, jeez, how can any man expect to safely operate a motor vehicle when there are women out there moving their bodies in public? You can’t. And you are seriously going to need some heavy-duty insurance against the predations of fitness-minded women. Those hot bitches are everywhere. …I wonder if Allstate sells rapist’s insurance?
I don’t have a car or car insurance. But you might. And you might have your insurance with Allstate. If you do, can I convince you to contact your provider and let them know that their ads are giant steaming piles of FAIL? Can I convince you to write a letter or make a call, or maybe even change your insurance, letting them know why?
Allstate can be contacted here :
- 1-800 ALLSTATE (255-7828)
- Via email
- Allstate Insurance Company
P.O. Box 12055 1819 Electric Rd. SW Roanoke, VA 24018
Do it to it.