Man-aphors by TJ Ryan

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A brief look into the metaphors used portraying man.

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Man-aphors by TJ Ryan

  1. 1. <ul><li>TJ Ryan </li></ul><ul><li>DESI 4001 </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Feb. 15th, 2007 </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>The way men are represented in our society. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What says “Man” more than a…
  4. 5. -All men are slobs -Women are smart and thrifty; men aren’t -Men don’t understand women
  5. 7. -Men don’t clean -Men are idiots -Men are dysfunctional
  6. 8. There are endless examples beyond paper towels that reaffirm this metaphor
  7. 9. -Brawny realized the target market was primarily women and who spend time online -They then released an online reality show called Brawny Academy
  8. 10. Men are not: dependable, strong, and most importantly …..caring Men are a work in progress
  9. 11. <ul><li>All are synecdoche of larger metaphor: Men need work, men are always on a path toward the ideal brawny man </li></ul>
  10. 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)
  11. 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!
  12. 15. -Man = child -Man don’t know how to please his wife -Man = Idiot
  13. 16. <ul><li>Sources: </li></ul><ul><li>Brawnyacademy.com </li></ul><ul><li>Videos from: </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube.com </li></ul><ul><li>Special Thanks to Matt Rogers for tech support </li></ul>

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