See, these types of sexist generalisations are really encouraged by the gender stereopyping that is on TV. When these stereotypes are reinforced over and over again in the media, people subconsciously start to absorb them and assume they are the natural order of things, when in fact there is no reason to believe that they are.
I agree Meg2...articulated brilliantly....
In reference to the ad for Masterchef, I am going to wait and see what the show is like before declaring war on the show. Sure the ad may offend some but maybe in the end the show itself may take on a different angle.
I have a slight girl crush on you London so as difficult as it is to disagree, I have to say that Meg2 expresses my thoughts on this so much better than I could.
Men are the "leaders" in whatever field they want to be because we live in a society that privileges men...even after feminism...the only fields that aren't male dominated are the ones they do not want to dominate, ie, some caring professions like nursing, social work...or low "status" professions like cleaning etc
Last edited by Albert01; 15-05-2013 at 11:26.
PS, I don't think men go around actually trying to oppress women...not the majority, anyhow.
It's just that we live in a society whose institutions are set up in a certain way and it takes a long, long time to create any meaningful change.
I also said "I personally think" ....its my opinion and Im fine to have it just like others are fine to have theirs
I personally am a terrible cook......meanwhile DP is awesome and so are alot of other males I know. Gone are the days when men dont cook at all (well..mostly gone) .....with people divorcing etc. etc. men are now being forced to cook and some are brilliant at it...some are also sh!t at it...just like some women are great in the kitchen and some are like me.
Anywho, I stick to both my posts.....I dont have an issue with gender bias/sexist type comments cos it just doesnt phase me....I understand and respect that others do and thats their prerogative. Men vs women in a tv show is just not something Im fussed about.
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