Last year’s sexist Harvey Norman ads featured an illustrated man lounging around drinking, while his illustrated lady-girl did all the cooking in her best frock and heels, while looking demure and delicate. They must have received some complaints because the next time the couple appeared, they were either both cooking or both lounging. But she was still half his size and doll-like, while he looked like he was going to violate her. I think the illustrator was going for “mysterious” but it didn’t work.
Anyway, check out this sexist nonsense in Harvey Norman’s latest catalogue (sorry, my camera doesn’t photograph shiny very well at all):
I’ll enlarge that bit, shall I?
That’s right, “Guess whose MUM can choose a BONUS GIFT with every WHIRLPOOL purchase?”
On the Whirlpool website, products are divided into laundry, kitchen, refrigeration, cooking, dishwashers and cleaning. Show your mum you really care – buy her a washing machine. Fuck off Harvey Norman.