Wednesday, 10 February 2010


"Under capitalism, human relationships are over time reduced to commodity exchanges. In turn, over time, human beings are reduced to the status of commodities."
Discuss with reference to the video clip below.

I don't know where to start with this one.

I can only think that either:  the copywriter has been cryogenically frozen before the advent of feminism and has just been thawed out. Or: he or she genuinely believes that the size of a diamond will sway a potential partner's decision vis-a-vis marrying the gentleman and giving it up.

If the latter proposition is true, and there are women out there like that, then might I suggest that a gentleman marrying such a lady had better periodically check on the condition of his car brakes and make a point of not signing up for that little bit of extra life insurance. You know, the policy where the wife is the sole beneficiary and the payout doubles in the event of accidental death. 
That one.

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