I was wondering how people feel about how men are portrayed on television, particularly commercials (in America, not sure about other countries.) Have you noticed how men are almost always portayed as barely above retarded? Women are these wonderful, smart, sharp, attractive, thin, healthy people, and men are usually dumb, obnoxious, overweight, pathetic, etc... barely possessing the intelligence of a baboon. All gender jokes aside, we all know this isn't true. This is not what I see in real life. So why are men portrayed this way? Is it "payback" for our history of inequality? Is there a "war" against men and boys? Men are probably responsible for the making of many of these commercials, and paint their own gender in an unflattering light. Why? Is it guilt? I'm wondering how other people feel about it... and if they even notice it as I do..