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  1. Nedarb

    Sexism and Society

    Hi to whoever reads this. I have been doing a lot of thinking lately about the current state of our society and there are some things that really bother me. For the last year I have been hearing about how sexism towards certain genders is rampant and feminism has been all the rage especially in the last few years. I wrote a note about a similar topic in the fall regarding a former male radio broadcaster in my country. But what I'm going to talk about today is sexism. I was watching the latest episode of Survivor yesterday (yeah I still watch it) and a male contestant made a comment like "Women should be held to a higher standard in life than men." This rubbed many people the wrong way and he was called a misogynist. I do believe that his comment was not exactly the most tactful but I did see some logic behind his comment. For instance I do see that there are some girls who go to bars, whose goal it is is to get hit on by guys. These girls intentionally objectify themselves and seem to enjoy the fact that they are treated as pieces of meat. I don't know if that was what the guy was thinking of when he made this comment, but if it was, how is this not being respectful of women by basically saying that they deserve better than that? After watching the episode I began to think about how society reacts to sexism. In the news you hear about male students in universities allegedly making misogynistic comments and how male students are allegedly sexually assaulting female students. These males are immediately treated as scum and the media does not even appear to question the females who made the accusations. And yet when a female chops off a male's genitals and throws it in the trash, there is hardly a peep. Nor is there a peep from the media when a female gets revenge on a male for breaking up with her by getting someone to murder him! Except from female talk shows laughing it up with their 99% female audience and chanting "Girl power!" And on most commercials involving males and females, it makes the man look as dopey as possible for not knowing simple functions. Why does sexism against women cause a gigantic uproar, but sexism against men is considered "Girl power"? Is this what gender equality passes itself off as today?
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