Sexism in The Media -Who’s to be Blamed?

November 28, 2012 by vickylass  
Published in Women

No sensible lady would pinch anyone’s bottom unless she’s with her partner.

I thought we had progressed a good bit as regards relationships and I thought stereotypes were something of the past or nearly. Yet, I see I am wrong.

We’ve fought for so long to gain a space of our own, other than the kitchen and the household chores and it seems that all what we’d conquered has gone down the toilet.

This week is Domestic Violence Awareness Week. Tobe honest, I’m not much in favour of calling for awareness on this or that issue in which loads of gatherings, demonstrations, debates and the like are organised. They tend to be sort of lip of mouth, but once the so called week, month or year is over, all is forgotten.

The struggle against domestic violence should be on every day and the year round. Women shouldn’t skip the first signals that will take them to be battered. They should part with their partners as soon as ill-treatment starts and they should report on it.

Every day I read on newspapers and magazines loads of material and adverts that are sexist, but I wonder who’s to be blamed. Women or publicity agencies that are mainly ran by men? In most cases, it’s women’s fault, because if they didn’t accept to do the things they are requested to sell a product, the directors would think it twice.

TV COMMERCIALS

- Women appear nearly or totally naked to try to sell us a perfume, a car or whatever other product.

- Only a woman will come up on the screen screaming on how white the linen is or how shiny a wooden floor is. I’ve never seen a man doing such stupid things for a washing powder or a polish.

CASTINGS AND PUBLICITY AGENCIES

Almost every pretty young girl wishes to become a model showing their faces, legs and bodies to the public. They’ll starve to death to obtain the requested size. If directors want them blond, they’ll go blond. Almost all models are illiterate, but who cares so long as they have a beautiful face and body? Media enhances the worst trait on women -vanity.  

To these women that let the media use them as mere objects, I’d suggest to report on sexist ads and ways. They’re not objects, but people with brains, or are they not?

(c) Copyright. Vicky Pino. November 28th 2012. 

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6 Responses to “Sexism in The Media -Who’s to be Blamed?”
  1. stevetheblogger Says:

    Vicky well said any sort of abuse no matter what it is, is unacceptable, I do have to say mind I once got told off by a lady for opening a door for her she said she did not need a man to do this for her. Took me back a bit
    Best Wishes
    stevetheblogger

  2. smokychristine Says:

    As long as the public buys it and the money keeps rolling in, there will be exploitation.

  3. Publish It here Says:

    Thanks for this a stark reminder of abuse
    Best Wishes
    Publish It Here
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  4. Karol Says:

    It’s the patriarchy’s fault. People are victims to the stereotypes and roles, we all have some misconceptions we need to be vigilant of, and that’s very difficult to scape them, even more when you are young, immature, without direction and needing affection.
    If there a lot of women (or men) wanting men to do the same things, there would be a LOT of men willing to be portrayed in ridiculous, over-sexualized and sexist ways – because a lot of people only care about the money, the fame. Actually things are changing in the EU and Asia, more and more men (and young boys!) being portrayed as sexual objects for women. I mean, look at the male Korean pop artists (called “kpop”).
    That’s all about money, power and control, and those three things are the same thing.

  5. Persian Says:

    It’s the patriarchy’s fault. People are victims to the stereotypes and roles, we all have some misconceptions we need to be vigilant of, and that\’s very difficult to scape them, even more when you are young, immature, without direction and needing affection.
    If there a lot of women (or men) wanting men to do the same things, there would be a LOT of men willing to be portrayed in ridiculous, over-sexualized and sexist ways – because a lot of people only care about the money, the fame. Actually things are changing in the EU and Asia, more and more men (and young boys!) being portrayed as sexual objects for women. I mean, look at the male Korean pop artists (called “kpop”).
    That’s all about money, power and control, and those three things are the same thing.

  6. Karol Says:

    I changed the name and email to try and send my comment a second time, because I got an error the first time. Now it’s sent two times.
    Sorry for that.


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