A dress and apron while washing dishes and smiling...TRIGGERED!

A dress and apron while washing dishes and smiling...TRIGGERED! | HOW DID BATTLESHIP LAST WHEN IT'S MARKETING IS SO OPPRESSIVE AND PATRIARCHAL? | image tagged in board games,battleship,oppression,patriarchy,feminists,memes | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
2,477 views, 62 upvotes, Made by james3v6 2 months ago board gamesbattleshipoppressionpatriarchyfeministsmemes
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SEES A PHYSICALLY FIT MAN SUPPORTING A PETITE WOMAN SEES A WHITE WOMAN RIDING ON A BLACK MAN'S BACK | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
As with many things, offense originates from within one's own bias.
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True
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X, X Everywhere Meme | CRINGE CRINGE EVERYWHERE | image tagged in memes,x,x everywhere,x x everywhere | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Granted, I don't know the specific context of this image
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The OP's image, or mine? Mine has no deep or hidden meaning; nothing more than another example of "crap advertisers could get away with back in the day."
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Yours. I wasn't criticizing you, but the image itself.
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Stop worrying. I didn't think you were criticizing. You're never "that kind of person".
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Reinforcing blatantly obvious gender stereotypes is not reading meaning into things that have no meaning. Keep in mind that the box cover was likely designed by people in marketing departments. Marketing is all about sending whatever message the company is trying to send, whether subtly or not.
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The message I would imagine, is probably more along the lines of; "Hey! Buy our game! It's fun!" and not so much "Games or for men, women should be in the kitchen washing dishes." They aren't "reinforcing" obvious anything. They're trying to sell their product to you. If their marketing research concluded they could sell more games by putting a picture of two hyenas eating a toddler on the cover, that's what you'd see.

The point of advertising is to get as many people as possible to buy the product you are selling. There is no other sinister underlying social agenda at work. Hasbro, Milton Bradley, or whomever could give a shit less who does the dishes in your house, or who earns the bulk of the income, providing some of it gets used to buy their product(s).

All of which is as true then as it is today. Just as people will find offense in anything if they just look hard enough. As Sigmund Freud famously said; "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar." I would say most of the time...
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Wow- talk about your Jackie Kennedy hair-do!
It's the PLASTIC version of the game that came out then - there were much earlier forms of the game already being played. In fact I played a version of Battleship with my dad back in 1963 where, instead of pegs, we'd mark off canon fire using a crayon and a eraseable cardboard score sheet.
Also, for games already in existence, I can tell you that the artwork on those boxes was notoriously 3 or 4 years "behind the times".
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I knew it was true!
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Haha :)
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"All will love me and despair!"

Careful what you wish for with all that patriarchy smashing...
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Throw off the yoke of the oppressors, and what started as a fight for equality becomes a zero-sum game ending in a new set of oppressors. It's human nature.
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Go Navy!
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hes winning because he has spies
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because sorry sods that complain about the tiniest things werent around at the time
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what are you talking about their obviously playing clean up
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