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.
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).
We've had these discussions before. I actually think the pendulum has been swinging gradually back toward the center over the past few years. Sites like AoM attest to the fact that we're waking up to the realization that men aren't the bumbling morons that they were portrayed to be during "La Revolución."
Even in the worst cases, I rarely see a stupid father/husband anymore who isn't accompanied by an equally stupid mother/wife.
BTW, I was describing what AoM is (as well as what it isn't) to my parents last weekend (when they asked about my copy of the AoM book), and during my explanation, the word "misogyny" popped up. My mom wasn't familiar with the word.
Isn't it funny when women don't know things? Silly women. :)
I'd say it was a blend. There was definitely a generational thing between the dad and the daughter, but the wife was extremely condescending to the husband, practically treating him like one of her children. The sad thing was that the husband didn't even look offended or annoyed by the chastening; he just scampered off to obey.
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.
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.
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