Deal_with_it11 months ago
I thought this said "What if gender roles were reversed."? Fairly certain that's what it said.
So why then is this a video about how men need to be aware of the sexualization of women? Why is there nothing about how men are portrayed as buffoons, or as the comical sidekicks to the competent, capable woman? Why is 'The King Of Queens' style male persona so acceptable (fat, slightly left of the bell curve, somewhat funny, and exceptionally ignorant) while the wife in almost every single sitcom (even in cartoons like the Simpsons and Family Guy) is always the 'smart one', correcting his world view, and fixing all of his mistakes?
Why must there be this severe dichotomy where the 'accepted' norms are so terrible, but pointing out the problems with female targeted advertising is THE ONLY acceptable argument against sexist media? Why can't we just say “enough with the sexism” without it implying that ONLY women are objectified?
Ladies, yes you are almost exclusively portrayed as sexual objects by media, but us guys are almost exclusively portrayed as sub-standard, worthless, knuckle-dragging incompetents. You are ENCOURAGED to point out how degrading to women the media has become, but unlike you I am labelled a misogynist simply because I want to see adverts where the man ISN'T the fool, where the man ISN'T ridiculous, and where the man IS capable.
Why can't both men and women be outraged at the advertising in today's society?
Why must this argument always be about the sexual objectification of women instead of advertisings corruption of the self-worth of PEOPLE?