Those old so-and-so’s
Ladies, I’m sure by now you’ve learned not to trust a man who would tell you what pigs other men are.
But I’m half woman. For instance, I can’t talk about carburetor exhaust ports for more than 15 seconds without gazing off to reflect on the ritual of such gadget-talk among men, and wonder whether it’s really not as “deep” as talk of emotions (and what, really, is “deep” anyway?).
Of course, I’m also half man, so I’m as sexist as the next fellow. Today it occurred to me as I went grocery-store-searching for just the right kind of fucking brillo-sponge that I often wish I lived in an age when even good husbands didn’t have to worry about sponges.
My woman half is outraged by the sexism on display in this video, and my man half is naively surprised by it.
Annette Tait says
* Anyone with editing experience can create any desired message from the wealth of coverage available from which to choose.
* Capability does not equal objectivity.
* Any message can be interpreted by its viewer(s) in any number of ways, and not necessarily as intended by the person who crafted it.
What I choose (emphasis on CHOOSE) to take from the YOUTUBE video is that it is an excellent starting point for discussion on any number of topics: sexism, how the media covers political campaigns, women’s rights, etc. The quotes were meaningful and thought-provoking; however, taken out of the context of their respective times and circumstances, they lack relevance to the themes in the accompanying video clips.
Oh, I disagree. There’s a startling amount of anger about women and equal rights out there, and some are starting to feel empowered to let it all out.