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Sexism and the View of Women as Expendable

SB Sarah has a very interesting post and linkage on the issue of sexism, male patriarchy and
media objectification of females. The money is quote is from Joss Whedon who says:

“Women’s inferiority – in fact, their malevolence – is as ingrained in American popular culture as it is anywhere they’re sporting burkas,” wrote Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedo on a website recently. “I find it in movies, I hear it in the jokes of colleagues, I see it plastered on billboardsà¯Ã‚ ¿Ã‚ ½ Women are weak, manipulative, somehow morally unfinished. The logical extension of this line of thinking is that women are expendableà¯Ã‚ ¿Ã‚ ½ There is a staggering imbalance in the world that we all just take for granted.”

The article in the Globe & Mail makes an articulate argument about women being victimized continuously in popular culture. It makes one think whether you want to be part of that problem or part of the solution.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

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