Thursday, 26 May 2011

Gender in General

Last post I discussed the gender power imbalance on the internet, inspired by my inability to transcend the gender role divide and cook. I burnt down the kitchen :(


Not my kitchen, but close.
I don't want to talk about it...

I'm all for breaking down gender stereotypes though. Aside from this incident I do cook more than just the furniture, and it tastes delicious. The trick is to render the recliner with  radish relish before roasting.

Thanks for all the comments last post by the way,. The prevalent opinion of non-existent women on the internet supports my hypothesis on all internet women being transsexuals. Meanwhile the  "women" commentators happily ignored this and posted nice comments anyway. :D :D :D

I digress...

There are many ways that our society discriminates against gender.  It is important though not to get side tracked and support one gender and not the other. Feminism falls into this trap. I fell into this trap too once. When I was younger I used to think that behind the scenes it was women who ruled the world, men might have held all the apparent power but each man had a wife and each and every man did exactly as his wife ordered. Ergo women rule the world through proxy via superior social power (in actual fact it is the babies who rule the world, since all women do exactly as their baby requires).

I am quite serious, that is what my high school self firmly believed. Maybe it is true, but doesn't mean that men don't mistreat women based on gender either. As I stated in the last post, men clearly do mistreat women. Both genders hurt each other in different ways, and in sometimes the same way. I'm sure you have heard the innumerable cases of women mutilating their husband's pride and joy. That's like cutting off a woman's clit. For the record, men are guilty of this too.

These are extreme cases but in some parts of the world they are not crimes. This needs to change.

For all of you who, like me, live in western nations, gender discrimination is a lot softer and subtler but that doesn't mean we should sit by and let it happen.

Let me give you an example: Deliberately hiring a female candidate instead of a male because the employer feels that he/she needs more females in his/her firm in order to not look like they discriminate is discrimination. That's bad. Just as bad as hiring a man instead of a woman because the employer doesn't want to pay for maternity leave down the track.

Speaking of maternity leave... I support paid maternity leave. But I also support paid paternity leave. It's not fair for a man to be away from the house when his woman and his child needs him most. He needs to be there. It's a crucial time for the baby and its a make-or-break time for the relationship.

Another example: How many times have you blokes dressed up to the nines to go out clubbing yet been turned away by the bouncer because you're "not dressed appropriately" and yet the hot girl behind you in thongs and a boob tube goes right in? That is discrimination.

Then there is the fact that men never get offered secretarial positions and that only hot women get to work behind the bars at clubs (with a few exceptions). But then, women are never chosen to be laborers or bouncers (if it can be helped).

There are countless more examples but the point is that we need to do every little bit that we can to stop gender role stereotyping and gender discrimination.

So please dear readers! Do your part!  Hire sexy male secretaries! Promote women wrestlers and weightlifters!



You know you want to...









And for god's sake, let me into the club damnit!

26 comments:

  1. Id like to see a female laborer / bouncer, haha.
    I do believe some sexism is important, men and women are just not 100% the same. Men are clearly superior when it comes to manual labor & working with security.

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  2. yep im with Greg on this one, Females are more dexterous in some things and men in others its not entirely sexist, but it sometimes is.

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  3. I laughed hard at the last pic

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  4. The above two are correct, men and women are differently-abled, one is better than the other in some regards.

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  5. I think that women in the picture could be a better bouncer than most men, though. X.X

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  6. you have burn down your kitchen? are you for real -.-

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  7. @dejch, everything is still intact, but the kitchen and lounge room walls and ceiling is covered in soot.
    @everyone else, both men and women are physically equal.... when given sufficient hormones/steroids :P

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  8. @gman well I'm not sure if they are equal, they are equal when they both had or not, that's the only right theory

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  9. Women wrestlers? That Kharma is pretty cool...because she was hired on ability rather than being a supermodel...unlike most of the other "Divas" who appeared on playboy :I

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  10. I think only working people should be hired.

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  11. As soon as its 50/50 on the front lines of every war-- then everyone will be equal.

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  12. good article, you raise good points and have a sense of humor. :)

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  13. Kids should be raised androgynously.

    Things would work themselves out eventually if people did.

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  14. I love that you're drawing attention to the subtle sexism that exists in our society. Great points!

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  15. I noticed a lot of Gs in this. Was that on purpose?

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  16. That post made me think.

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  17. Awesome post; and i lol'd hard at that last pic - then i grew sick.

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  18. Some interesting points man, never really thaught about this ;D

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  19. Nice article... :) This made me realize that there still is all kinds of unjustice between genders, but I guess we both need to give and take some things...

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  20. hahaha at the two pictures!

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  21. Is it bad that i'm male and can cook?

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  22. I agree that sexism should be toned down a bit, but it's just part of human nature to have prejudices about people.

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  23. OH LA LA.

    That picture made me jizz in my pants.

    Oh wait, I'm a girl.

    And your blog is fast becoming my FAVORITE one. I like how it's FUNNY and SERIOUS at the same time.

    Despite your suspicions, I swear I'm not saying this just because you frequently comment on my blog posts and I have neglected yours because of Google's inadequacy.

    :D

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