First of all I know it's mostly women on here, so i kinda know what kind of responses i will get lol, but do you think male bashing has gone too far? that includes cartoons, commercial, tv shows, ect. making men look like they're "nitwits," "oafish," "thong snapping," "beer-swilling," and "meat heads" or do you think men take it too personal. So far, I have this summary, and I'm stuck because I don't know whether to agree or disagree, so yes I'm kinda asking for you girls to help me decide :oops: lol
p.s I interviewed my brother, and i showed him a few "male bashing" commercials. He laughed at the ones he didn't get, but got highly offensive at the ones he did get LOL
Yeah, its gotten ridiculous. I see it ALOT on here, sadly enough.
Quoting MommyRust *DROK*:
Personally, I think gender bashing in general has gone too far. In the media world women are either skinny sexual objects with big breasts or housewives that stir up drama by cheating, and fighting other women. Men are usually either skinny working types or fat dumb fathers who make fun of their women and children.
I was actually JUST thinking about this the other day. I hear it so often that "all men are idiots", "men are just stupid", "men are just lazy"... you see magazine covers like "10 reasons men are cheaters", "the 5 things your man is lying about"... etc. and I think how pissed would we be if we passed a men's magazine that said "top 10 reasons your woman is a b***h." lol!! Being the mommy of a little boy has made me so much more sensitive to it all and brings it to the forefront a little more. My son is going to one day BE a man and I want him to feel confident and uplifted... not put down at every turn.
Thank you ladies.... too few take into consideration the affect this has on men. The way men are treated in media as well as the social stage has the potential to breed a new generation of male chauvinists as a subconscious retaliatory response. I myself have to work very hard to not let it affect me!
It's hard to think about one group being "bashed" without realizing that EVERY single "group" that you can possibly think of is being bashed.
So, yes. It's gone too far.
But it has also gone to far for every other group out there.
agreed though other groups and demographics (at the moment) aren't so openly insulted without retaliatory action..... for some reason everyone thinks this form is OK..(the majority that is)
Quoting Starke Thatguy:" agreed though other groups and demographics (at the moment) aren't so openly insulted without retaliatory action..... for some reason everyone thinks this form is OK..(the majority that is)"
Hm, see, I disagree. I mean... hmm. How to articulate this.
Yes, there are some groups that are insulted, and then the attackers are slapped on the wrist for it.
But, honestly, we're becoming quite good at veiling our insults with slang and finding the correct way to word something so it's not "as insulting".
And I think, in terms of the white male demographic being put down... yes, it's absolutely an issue. But, at least we're spreading around the hate more equally? Bahaha. No, I kid. That's awful.
But. Yeah. Maybe now that men are feeling insulted, we can figure out how to stop all of this ridiculous labeling and putting groups into neat little boxes of judgement.
I agree with the last bit.... however if you put the shoe on the other foot for women (modern day that is) there would be massive protests and demonstrations. I find it just as frustrating that allot of men seem to just shrug it off and don't bother to speak their mind about it as i do the insults. The bottom line at the moment being there is no other single demographic that is so disrespected on such a massive scale without any recourse. Equal should be equal and young men shouldn't have to deal with the disrespect because of something past men have done..... but nothing this bit of blogging will do about it and as long as we have stats and laws based on sex, race or any other divisional quality there will never be equality!
P.S. not saying other sexes, creeds or colors haven't had a rough go of it... I just don't understand why so many people don't seem to care, in this civilized era. Seems to me as you said "white males" in the modern age are really taking a beating while most other demographics at least have lobbyist's and all kinds of organizations in there corner to represent them and their concerns.... while the decent and intelligent white male of today is left looking with a gaped mouth! .................that's just the way i see it!
Quoting Starke Thatguy:" I agree with the last bit.... however if you put the shoe on the other foot for women (modern day that ... [snip!] ... decent and intelligent white male of today is left looking with a gaped mouth! .................that's just the way i see it!"
Nah, I do agree with you, that men need to stand up and see that any of it is not right.
However, the reason that the other groups do have organizations, etc., is because they are VERY angry, and have been put down for a very long time. I would argue that the male bashing is a recent phenomenon. One that is not right, in the least!
But, in the grande scheme of things... white males still have 95% of the money and power in the world. While I absolutely understand and agree that it's not right to bash them............... at least they still have all the other shit. Unlike, say, someone in a minority, who happens to be poor, and is still getting bashed. When you have nothing and people are still bashing you.... yeah. You have more of a reason to care.
When you have everything, and people are putting you down.... it's easier to shrug off.
I hope more men start thinkin' like you, though, and stand up and say, it's not right. But say it in such a way that it's not right for ANY group.
Quoting Clk:" Personally, I think gender bashing in general has gone too far. In the media world women are either skinny ... [snip!] ... fighting other women. Men are usually either skinny working types or fat dumb fathers who make fun of their women and children."
I think women have seen far more discrimination than men as a whole but it's all wrong in my eyes.
I'm not part of that 95% I lost my business and was left with massive debt (thanks to the current economic climate) so i guess you can attribute my opinions to that lack of other comforts to cushion the blows!....but long story short....I agree with "The Doctor"!