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[new] spam and the glass ceiling (Avg. Score: none / Raters: 0) (#2)
by amy on Wed Nov 26th, 2003 at 07:35:45 AM EURODISCORDIA TIME
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i've been wondering lately - as all the ads for p3n1s enhancing products fill my inbox - exactly what would i, a member of the female tribe, do with all of these products? obviously, the people sending these don't care whether they are sending to males or females. and why should they? spam is extremely cheap to send - that's why we receive so much of the stuff in the first place.

but, still, i receive many times more "guy" spam than "girl" spam. why is that? i feel a bit marginalized... possible thoughts on the roots of this inequity:
1) girls want to be pleased by guys with enhanced organs, so they'll buy the stuff in hopes of drugging guys with it.
2) it's easier to envision/believe enhancements to the male anatomy than the female
3) guys are presumed to be more gullible - and/or more insecure than girls, and thus easier prey for this type of marketing
4) spam as a tool of sexual liberation
5) penis envy as a marketing strategy

it's the 21st century, you know...

ps, speaking of anti-pop-up-ad spam, (and of course the anti-spam pop-ups many of us have experienced on un-lebotimized windows machines) - i've lately been receiving "buy our product and stop spam" spam. (extortion, anyone?)

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