I am writing to complain about a tv commerical currently airing on Global Television in British Columbia and likely across the country.
It’s the Viagra commercial where a man at the pharmacy counters asks chirpily for brand rather than generic and then proceeds to repeat the word Viagra to the woman and male customer behind him.
This commerical raises several issues of medical access and brand vs generic across the spectrum of medicines – and in the era of medical and recreational marijuana – raises the issue of what is medication being used in an obvious recreational fashion.
Pharmacy counters are about privacy and the character in the tv commerical’s conduct is firmly in sexual harassment domain, one’s penis is never polite company conversation.
In public, that is just short of actually flashing other people, and in the workplace, would be subject to workplace grievances.
Of course, it is just a tv commercial, but I really have to wonder, do men really want to be viewed as being unable to mature beyond the toddler toilet training phase of social development?
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