Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Just for Fun > Community Board
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-06-2013, 11:28 AM   #1
ez
Yoshi Lover
Alas, I have been a dvc and concierge snob (but I'll stay in a moderate if I must)
 
ez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Ormond Beach, Florida, U.S.A
Posts: 1,698

is Florida's new logo sexist?

I have to say, they could have done better. Seems to almost purposefully exclude women. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/...--finance.html
ez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 11:29 AM   #2
Acklander
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Gypsy
Posts: 5,490

Yes.
__________________
Acklander
Acklander is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 02-06-2013, 11:32 AM   #3
Princess Dolly
Unfortunately it encroached the danger zone
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: The beachy side of Central Florida
Posts: 2,081

Yes. There are better ways to convey the message that are not exclusionary. I wonder if any women were involved in the decision making process. Given the good 'ole boy system that still exists in this state I am going to guess no.
Princess Dolly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 11:33 AM   #4
luvmy3
When I drink I find its easier to watch my children because I see all 3 of them double, so all 6 of them of them take all my attention
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 20,034

Oh for crying out loud. People will read into it whatever they want. Hey business women if you feel it excludes you- go out and buy yourself some ties.
luvmy3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 11:34 AM   #5
palmtreegirl
DIS Veteran
 
palmtreegirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: NEPA
Posts: 7,947

People are seriously upset over that? lol
palmtreegirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 11:35 AM   #6
JennaDeeDooDah
My oh my what a wonderful day!
 
JennaDeeDooDah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,683

No it is not sexist. It's is about business. A tie is business attire. That's all. People certainly seem to look to get their panties in a twist about anything these days.
__________________


*1993 - CBR* *1996 - CR* *1999 - Poly* *2005 - College Program* *2005 - CBR* *2006 - Off site* *2008 - ASMu* *2012 - Pop* *2012 - POR Royal Guest Room* *2013 - All Star Sports* *2013 - Disneyland* *2014 - ASMO* *2014 - AoA* *2014 - WL* *2015 - POR Royal Guest Room*


JennaDeeDooDah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 11:38 AM   #7
gwynne
DIS Veteran
 
gwynne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 3,692

I guess they can always go back to:

"Florida, the rules are different here."
__________________
TY Kook
Trip planning is half the fun! Ad astra per aspera ~Ginny~
gwynne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 11:39 AM   #8
disykat
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Washington State
Posts: 17,350

I don't think so. I also don't think it excludes men who don't wear orange ties. I think it's a clever, very simple way to focus attention on business interests as opposed to the typical "flip flop" way of seeing Florida. If I were a business woman in Florida I'd put on an orange tie and embrace a campaign that has business interests at heart.
__________________
DL - 1966,1974,2007 WDW 1987,
WDW/BRB 12/90 Honeymoon, DW/DCL 07/01 family 10th Ann, WDW 12/10 family 20th anniversary
disykat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 11:40 AM   #9
Princess Dolly
Unfortunately it encroached the danger zone
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: The beachy side of Central Florida
Posts: 2,081

I also wanted to add that it also appears exclusionary in the type of business it seems to want to attract. It appears to be seeking "white collar" business and jobs. One of the best businesses that I have helped to land here involves manufacturing.

ETA: This logo is for a public-private entity, Enterprise Florida, that is the State's Economic Development Agency not a logo for the state itself. I also think it's too "cutesy" for the importance of this agency.

Last edited by Princess Dolly; 02-06-2013 at 11:50 AM.
Princess Dolly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 11:45 AM   #10
nd5056
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Windy City
Posts: 964

Quote:
Originally Posted by palmtreegirl View Post
People are seriously upset over that? lol
Hey, can I borrow your GIF? Somehow when I think of Florida, tie is the last thing that pops into my mind...

How about this one?

FLORDA


What do you think?
nd5056 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 11:52 AM   #11
ToTLaugher
Just call me sentimental!
I sip and surf
 
ToTLaugher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 1,001

No, I don't see it as sexist at all.
ToTLaugher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 11:52 AM   #12
JennaDeeDooDah
My oh my what a wonderful day!
 
JennaDeeDooDah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,683

Wait. I just noticed that the tie is orange. ORANGE! Clearly it is against the Seminoles and only favors the Gators and Hurricanes.
__________________


*1993 - CBR* *1996 - CR* *1999 - Poly* *2005 - College Program* *2005 - CBR* *2006 - Off site* *2008 - ASMu* *2012 - Pop* *2012 - POR Royal Guest Room* *2013 - All Star Sports* *2013 - Disneyland* *2014 - ASMO* *2014 - AoA* *2014 - WL* *2015 - POR Royal Guest Room*


JennaDeeDooDah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 11:55 AM   #13
Sabeking
DIS Veteran
 
Sabeking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NC
Posts: 1,340

Nope.
__________________
Rock-n-Roll Marathon 2014
Flying Pirate Half marathon 2014- Kitty Hawk
Sabeking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 11:59 AM   #14
Princess Dolly
Unfortunately it encroached the danger zone
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: The beachy side of Central Florida
Posts: 2,081

I also think it's crazy that they spent $380,000 for the logo (to develop and market it). That could have been used for some great incentives for a company. I would like to also note that $205,000 of that $380,000 went to an out-of-state company.
Princess Dolly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 12:01 PM   #15
PollyannaMom
I was a click-clack champ!!
 
PollyannaMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 3,693

I don't see a tie a sexist symbol, just a business symbol. I think they're just trying to show that Florida has a serious side, and isn't just one big theme park. Unfortunately, someone will always find something to be offended by.
__________________
"It's all about balance."
"Look for the good in people. Make rainbows. Play the glad game."
"The business of life is the acquisition of memories." - Carson (Downton Abbey)

me, DH, DS(13), and lots of pets
PollyannaMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:30 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.