Dr. Pepper’s commandments of sexism

You’d think the most revolting thing about a 10-calorie version of Dr. Pepper would be its mere existence. But no, the medicinally flavored soft drink has managed to spread a bad taste without even making you pop open a can. How? Good old-fashioned misplaced machismo.

As part of its ongoing campaign designed to reassure men that they can drink diet soda without growing a vagina, Dr. Pepper is boldly asking consumers if they’re “man enough” for the can, proclaiming, “It’s not for women.” I guess we females can just stick to Diet Dr. Pepper, because the difference between men and ladies comes down to “10 bold calories” and scrubbing that chick word “diet” from your can.

Read the full story at Salon.com.


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