Man-aphors by TJ Ryan

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A brief look into the metaphors used portraying man.

A brief look into the metaphors used portraying man.

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  • 1.
    • TJ Ryan
    • DESI 4001
    • Presentation
    • Feb. 15th, 2007
  • 2.
    • The way men are represented in our society.
  • 3. What says “Man” more than a…
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  • 5. -All men are slobs -Women are smart and thrifty; men aren’t -Men don’t understand women
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  • 7. -Men don’t clean -Men are idiots -Men are dysfunctional
  • 8. There are endless examples beyond paper towels that reaffirm this metaphor
  • 9. -Brawny realized the target market was primarily women and who spend time online -They then released an online reality show called Brawny Academy
  • 10. Men are not: dependable, strong, and most importantly …..caring Men are a work in progress
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    • All are synecdoche of larger metaphor: Men need work, men are always on a path toward the ideal brawny man
  • 12. Other Metaphors Immerged Throughout the series Man is an animal ” you live like a pig now you live with them” There is an Ideal man we are aiming at: Fairy Tale Knight or Brawny Man (part standing for whole)
  • 13. Yes. Men should be durable, dependable, strong, good at cleaning, disposable(jk) and of course have a softer side. So are paper towels manly? Your ideal man is just like your ideal paper towel Pick Brawny!
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  • 15. -Man = child -Man don’t know how to please his wife -Man = Idiot
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