MeMeMe MEMEME10 months ago
I think this video missed a trick. It's really hard to agree with something when it feels like you're being attacked or purposely ignored by it. We know from academic work that unless someone is emotionally invested in a piece of communication they will read/watch it far more critically.
My first reaction when watching this was "that's awful, but what about when the same thing happens to guys?". So instead of engaging with what the video was actually trying to tell me, I felt I had to defend myself from its message - and from the other comments, I'm not the only one.
If the film had included everything it does about the representation of women but also included the contra-argument about men, then instead of the comments board breaking down into this entirely unhelpful "what about the menz" arguments, we would all be on one page about abusive gender representations in the media - which surely was the point of the video in the first place.
I think loads of men really want a gender politics they can engage with and support, and are tired of fighting against something they would rather be fighting for.