We've all heard of misogyny, and I'm pretty sure most men here have heard of misandry. Do you see cases of this in the media? If so, feel free to post them here, and we can discuss if it's really misandry or if we're just being overly sensitive.

Views: 714

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Absolutely not. I'm pretty certain most men know what an encyclopedia is, on or offline. It's the reactionary trend of feminism, really. We had lots of misogynistic commercials for a long time, the stereotypical "woman in the kitchen" type of thing. Now, the media has swung the other way, with men in general, and dad's specifically, being mindless children who need a woman to keep them in line. Sad but true. Or as a pansy who is useful only when buying things for women, nothing more (see Zales, Kay, Hallmark).
That ad is pretty offensive.
yeah I go crazy when I see stuff like this. I have a hard time thinking of a TV sitcom dad who isn't either totally stupid or totally creepy. I think the role of the father/husband/man has been really pooped on by the media over the past 10-15 years. What's a society supposed to do when there are no positive role male models?
One that I find minorly offensive is the Yopait Light one. It's not as bad as some older ones, but it's the constant mild "thickheadedness" that bugs me. Even the AT&T "leftover minutes" dad is kinda that way, very passive, and a little slow.
yeah, the older ones were more "momzilla". Something about the newer dog-fetching one is just a little more anti-dad. Like i said, it's just annoying, not really offensive.
I've gone on about misandry for some time (note that although it's a real word, you'll get it underlined in red on most systems because they don't recognize it!). I subscribe to the RSS feed of Men's News Daily. Although there is a significant amount of political stuff there, you can also get plenty of illustrations of how male bashing is the "in" thing, about a biased justice system and all kinds of stuff. Also, I recommend reading the Weblog by Dr. Helen Smith, a forensic psychologist who detests male bashing. Here is one example from her.

One thing in advertising I don't get, the double standard. If they treated women like they treat men (stupid buffoons), they would lose business.
I think we're just easy targets, Bob. When I see men portrayed as morons (either in commercials or on TV), I just think - 'well, that's not me' and move on.
Some examples of misandry in the popular media certainly remain in TV commercials; although subtle at times. I just saw a beer commercial where a woman tries in vain to get attention from a male waiter, then ends up tripping him; whereupon he crashes over a seated man and through a window. But, I think the real misandry lies in TV programs, mainly in primetime. "NCIS" has displayed a number of misandric incidents, as has "Brothers and Sisters." Usually they involve "casual" or slapstick-type violence where an idiot or unsuspecting male gets nailed in the crotch or knocked on the head. Meanwhile, just like in cinematic films, even the most vile of female characters somehow emerge unscathed. Often, though, men are subjected to demeaning comments or outright ridicule. I saw one police drama where two men engage in a heated discussion that only ends when a female colleague says, "Hey, guys. Want to lower the testosterone a bit?" And, the men suddenly don doltish expressions, as if a strike against their masculinity and the one thing that makes them male - testosterone - was necessary to bring a peaceful end to the argument. And then, TV producers wonder why men don't comprise even a substantial percentage of their audience.
Very well said!

RSS

Latest Activity

Native Son replied to Sir's discussion US Presidential primaries in the group The Great Debate
"Business Insider is copying a Washington Examiner item about Trump's campaign finances.  Having made a huge deal out of paying his own way in the primary campaigns, it appears that his campaign people are making a pitch to get public money…"
1 hour ago
Native Son replied to John Muir's discussion Lost In Translation
"Spanish semi-translation.  Native phrase "Colijolmanoc" phonetically rendered as "Carne Humana."  Formally and legally the name of a Mexican Land Grant in Northern California. Yep.  Ranch of the Human Flesh.…"
1 hour ago
Sir replied to Max Z's discussion Not enlightened enough...
"If you read the newspapers, you don't get enlightened, and you hate reading even more! :P Lots of good suggestions here; I like them all.  Why do you hate reading?  My guess is it's work.  It becomes less work the more you…"
2 hours ago
Jay D replied to Max Z's discussion Not enlightened enough...
"Try reading the newspaper. "I hate reading", is no excuse for anything"
5 hours ago
Sean O' commented on Sean O''s blog post Completed
"Carl, Thank you so much for the kind words. I am thinking about giving 5/3/1 another go (I gave it a go a year or so ago). I just have to decide on the template I want. I am happy for any suggestions you may have since you have more experience with…"
7 hours ago
Joker HDN XIII replied to Joshua's discussion My "I'm going to lose weight" thread
"My piece of advico... M-100 2 times a day -check it out on youtube -  only drinks (water, or tea) before 1200am Interwall training"
7 hours ago
Liam Strain replied to Max Z's discussion Not enlightened enough...
"In the short term, podcasts, NPR, and youtube. Start with Ted Talks and Kahn Academy - just follow rabbit-holes of topics that sound interesting and see where they lead you.  But longer term, I'd suggest you need to get over "I hate…"
9 hours ago
Jay posted a status
"It's 11:30 at night here in NY. I am wide awake and here to say hello to everyone."
11 hours ago

© 2016   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service