Quote: Originally Posted by karrie
I do not advocate for this cause. I do not support the plea for financial support at the end of the youtube video. I do however think it will make for interesting conversation, so I wanted to pass this along.
Sexism in News Media in 2012 - YouTube
Well to start off, the news media doesn't accurately represent anything. Everything is too targeted, too biased, too skewed to be considered accurate. But that's a whole other conversation altogether.
I'd have to say the bits that jumped out at me more were the clips of women throwing out comments about other women about their hair, their dress, their makeup (or lack thereof). That in all honesty pisses me off more than when men do it. Yes, there were a lot of incidences of *** backwards senators saying things like "legitimate rape" and what not throughout the year. But they get called on the carpet for it, big time, when they do. They get rightfully raked through the coals.
In my experience, if you demand respect as a woman, if you conduct yourself in a manner that is worthy of respect, then you get respect. We all come across a few misogynistic jackasses from time to time, but for the most part they are few and far between.
I don't know, maybe it's just an oversensitivity to it when I hear these things from women, but I'd swear sometimes the worst ones for perpetuating stereotypes about women are other women.
Interesting topic by the way.