Fantastic. It's Valentine's Day commercial season, where every commercial break I get to realize how lonely and alone I am with every other ad about "that special somebody."

So I mute the commercials; I turn off the TV. But that doesn't keep the calendar moving closer to the 14th, the worst day of the year. Those of you who have somehow managed to keep a relationship together, you are so lucky.

And then, to top it off... I ran across the new M&M commercial for the Super Bowl, and it triggered me hard. The premise of the ad is that Ms. Brown knowingly sends the dim-witted Red M&M home with a woman who "can't control herself around chocolate," and it ends with what appears to be a sexual assault in her car. If the gender roles were reversed, there would be outrage... but this way, they sell it as humor to sell candy.

I've been trying to identify my emotions when I experience them to help me sort through them, and this one is easy. This is anger that I'm feeling. Anger.

Here's the link to the commercial. What do you think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9MqJrQ5xbg
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