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15 October 2006

Sure Incredible Women

This laughable site – which is fucking awkward to navigate, being a flash-site, one that won’t work in Firefox but will in I.E. – is for some deodorant or other. It also proves why most advertising is aimed at women; aside from many of them being big spenders and grossly materialistic, they are remarkably easy to convince to buy some crap or other. Just flatter their egos. Better yet, flatter their collective ego (for they all seem to share one.) “Women are great, rah-rah-rah, go grrrrls, woooh, etc!” Hey presto, lots of women buying your silly spray to make armpits smell nice.

The survey page is funniest:

Calling all women – do you realise you are incredible? Sure, the UK’s most trusted deodorant brand, believes you are and conducted a survey to prove it.

Well, actually it doesn’t “prove it”, it just proves a lot of women have an absurdly high opinion of themselves. And you don’t need a survey to prove that.

At the start of the survey, 51% of women described themselves as being ‘nothing special’ – however, once questioned about the varying roles they are required to play in an average day and how much they manage to fin in, it became evident that they were far from average…by the end, 84% admitted that they actually are pretty incredible!

Well, most of them are wrong. Mathematically anyway. Logically, you can’t have 84% of women above average. Then again, which women are going to think logically when reading that? “They’re saying I’m incredible, I must buy their product, whatever it is!”

It turns out that the majority of women feel at their most incredible when faced with daily ‘sticky situations’ that they have to quickly and calmly resolve.

They can’t feel incredible all that often then. How many times have you seen a woman solve a problem by herself calmly? It says a lot about their obsession these days with ’empowerment’ and such nonsense if they go around thinking “Wow, I feel so incredible at the moment.” Most of us guys just solve problems stoically and without demanding acknowledgement, a round of applause or a medal.

Despite a hectic schedule, 66% finds time to socialise with friends and 63% like to keep fit – showing that women make sure personal time is high on the agenda.

Wow, they socialise with friends? Oh modern Western Women, I bow down and declare myself awed and humbled by how empowered you are! Socialising with friends eh? I wish I was able to master that skill!

And 63% like to keep fit? Maybe, but how many actually keep fit?

Did you know that 82% feel that the ability to multi-task is the best thing about being a woman?

Well given that multi-tasking doesn’t exist – it’s just a silly pop-psychologist term for being easily distracted – they don’t have much else to be chuffed about do they?

A whopping 67% said they fitted in a quick bit of housework before 9am most mornings.

Indeed. Then they sit on their arse the rest of the day watching the Home Shopping Channel, phone and hubby’s credit-card at the ready, then at 6PM, when he comes home, tell their exhausted husband to do “his share”.

On the subject of qualities they admire in other women, 73% valued the ability to keep going against all odds and 64% highlighted that famous ‘female intuition’.

And this means what exactly?

There’s an amusing quiz of theirs to “find out what sort of incredible you are.” (Once again it doesn’t seem to work in Firefox.) I tried to do it for a laugh, but the will to live began to swiftly ebb away from me by question 3.

posted by Duncan Idaho @ 1:59 PM
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At 3:49 PM, Anonymous said…

can you believe that crap?

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At 3:57 PM, Anonymous said…

You’ve got to be effing kidding me.
A site entitled “Incredible Women”??

AAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA….

Yep, they suuure are; they’ve made a complete wasteland of the entire western world almost single-handedly.

With big daddy government to wet nurse them along.

That accomplishment would really make us men feel inundated with joy, since we were the ones who built it entirely from scratch!

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At 4:36 PM, Anonymous said…

What exactly is “female intuition” anyway? And will someone please explain to me how women multitask? I’ve heard that they do countless times but no one has ever bothered to explain what tasks they are supposedly doing simultaneously. Geez, women are so predictable. And they say we are all the same?

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At 5:23 PM, mfsob said…

It left off the most obvious total: 100% of the women taking this test are insane.

That’s one statistic I have absolutely no arguments with.

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At 6:36 PM, nevo said…

The American Community Survey, released this month by the Census Bureau, found that 49.7 percent, or 55.2 million, of the nation’s 111.1 million households in 2005 were made up of married couples — with and without children — just shy of a majority and down from more than 52 percent five years earlier.

The numbers by no means suggests marriage is dead or necessarily that a tipping point has been reached. The total number of married couples is higher than ever, and most Americans eventually marry. But marriage has been facing more competition. A growing number of adults are spending more of their lives single or living unmarried with partners, and the potential social and economic implications are profound.

This was published in The NEW YORK TIMES:
It seems to me the snowball is already halfway down the hill.
“”And Unstoppable””
Yes my friends.
The future is “”shag them and make your escape””

NEVO

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At 7:10 PM, Talos said…

There is a similar advertisement in the States by the “Secret” deodorant brand about STRONG women.

In the commercial they have little interviews with women who are sisters or best friends with various age groups. Real people who not professional actors.

They reveal a ‘secret’ that the other is not aware from their past. The message is that the secret just strengthens their sisterly bond or friendship, because they are women.

Well, one of the commercials has 2 sisters in their late twenties. The one sister reveals that it was her that told their parents when the other sister lost her virginity during their teen years. The shocked sister then talks about the past and all the trouble she was in from their parents. Then a few seconds the sister forgives the other sister to prove the whole world that they are strong women.

If you observe the commercial closely… when the sister reveals her secret the other sister’s face instinctively twitches. All the acting in the world couldn’t hide that real emotional anger twitch. She may have forgiven her sister in front of cameras and the world, but as you know with most women… it will be a huge problem within the family behind closed doors and no cameras present. The TV version of women versus the reality of how vindictive women are towards their own sex.

I just wish the Secret brand does a follow up commercial to see if their friendship is still strong. Or the other participants too.

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At 9:32 PM, Anonymous said…

nevo said…
The American Community Survey, released this month by the Census Bureau, found that 49.7 percent, or 55.2 million, of the nation’s 111.1 million households in 2005 were made up of married couples — with and without children — just shy of a majority and down from more than 52 percent five years earlier.

The numbers by no means suggests marriage is dead or necessarily that a tipping point has been reached.

You’re telling me that the marriage striking has had that little of an effect??

Jesus, we still have a hell of a lot of manginas to unplug…

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At 11:30 PM, Anonymous said…

is there an actual problem with women thinking well of themselves…sure its easier to get into their pants when they have low self esteem and will sleep with anything…but who cares?

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At 9:37 AM, Anonymous said…

Anonymous 9.32pm said:

You’re telling me that the marriage striking has had that little of an effect??

That’s exactly what I was thinking, I never see anywhere in the media where it is suggested that there is a reluctance on the part of eligible males to marry.

Whenever the reduced rate of marriage is discussed it is never explained as an effect of the “Marriage Strike” or as being due to mens concerns about unjust divorce laws.

I don’t know if the media are in denial or if “MRAs” are simply deluding themselves.

Either way – as a strategy to effect social change, deciding not to marry is an entirely personal choice (not a political one)and will have absolutely zero impact in addressing the issues men are confronting.

You brothas need to keep it real, you do just come across as whiners who haven’t got the courage of your convictions to get off your asses and take the message to streets. You’re not going effect any change bitchin on the internet.

Somebody has to be face of the Movement, somebody has to be the foot soldier and somebody has to make sacrifices.

Otherwise it’s all just talkin and bitchin.

You guys might as well stop right here – and that would be a shame because you guys are clearly intelligent and resourceful.

Bichin on the internet is a complete waste of MANpower that should be channeled into real world activism.

THUGSHOCK

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At 10:00 AM, Anonymous said…

Well what did you expect them to say? The truth? Women wear make up and perfume because they are ugly and stink. Yeah that will sell.

All this proves is what we already know. Women are stupid. Tell them what they want to hear and they will buy anything. Just don’t be the one paying her credit card bills.

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At 10:14 AM, MS said…

@ Anonymous
“You’re telling me that the marriage striking has had that little of an effect??”

That’s no “little of an effect”. Remember that the marriage strike will be most prominent among younger folks and there’s still loads of older folks ahead of them who were brought up when marriage was very common and so will be pulling the marriage count up. Second, there’s all the baby boomers skewing the stats in favour of marriage. Third, four unmarried guys sharing a house and four unmarried women doing the same is only two unmarried households whereas if those folks were married, they’d be highly likely to be living as four married households, so looking at households rather than directly at adults also disguises the decline in marriage. This same effect occurs with folks living at home for longer because they are not marrying.

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At 11:42 AM, Bernie said…

We need an affirmative action
program to make sure that 50%
of construction workers
have to be women.
I mean welders and
cement pourers and
rebar cutters on
highrises. Working
outside in the rain.

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At 1:22 PM, Anonymous said…

From Nevo’s NY Times link…
“Steve Watters, the director of young adults for Focus on the Family, a conservative Christian group, said that the trend of fewer married couples was more a reflection of delaying marriage than rejection of it.”

That’s right, Mr Watters. I’m delaying’ marriage until I’m at least a hundred and fifty.

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At 2:11 PM, Cherie said…

why is every commenter anonymous, do u scare them….been trawling thru all yo blogs.. nice! gonna link to u if u don’t mind.

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At 2:39 PM, ChicagoMan said…

My favorite comment of yours in this is women solving problems calmly.

Wow, so many women I know are HORRENDOUS under stress. They make stupid mistakes and many times try to take it out on you.

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At 4:36 PM, Paul Parmenter said…

The personal stories on the Sure website should settle any possible argument about whether these women are “incredible” or not.

Incredibly trivial, yes. Incredibly stupid, yes.
Incredibly self-absorbed, yes.
Incredible in any positive sense, never in a million years.

I read the site as a prime example of how silly you can make yourself look when you make outrageous claims that just don’t stand up for one second. A habit that seems to have infected so many women these days. Why don’t they stop trying to make us believe they are superhuman, and just tell the truth? Sorry, daft question…

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At 6:36 PM, Peregrine John said…

No, what they need is a damned dictionary. First stop: “incredible”

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At 6:32 PM, Anonymous said…

I never see anywhere in the media where it is suggested that there is a reluctance on the part of eligible males to marry.

What about all the whining about how men are “afraid of commitment”?

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At 6:46 PM, byrdeye said…

“Afraid of commitment?”

No.

Afraid of bankruptcy?

YES!

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At 5:19 PM, Anonymous said…

Sounds like you need the Flash Player plug-in for Firefox, works fine here.

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/plugins/

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At 10:47 PM, Anonymous said…

My husband, Chris, is the hardest working person I’ve ever met & sometimes I wish he was home more (and sometimes I wish he was home less….haha). We’ve been married for 22-1/2 years so I guess that says something. I’m still trying to figure out what though! I’m a terrible housekeeper & I hate doing housework. I am a great candidate for one of those tv shows where they come in and clear out all the JUNK!! But that won’t stop me from buying more! ;)”

Well, no damn wonder he’s the hardest working man you ever met – cuz you’re probably the laziest damn women he’s ever met and he has to pull all your (considerable) weight for you!

Yes, truly f’n incredible!!!

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At 11:40 PM, Anonymous said…

How “incredible” is this raging water buffalo?

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