I’m beginning to think that actually there’s a whole lot of sexism embedded in our society and that hasn’t yet even been noticed yet alone considered addressing.
Come on, think about it.
We have a society where Matthew Wright can ask ‘would ya?’ about a woman who has been subjected to a horrible potential miscarriage of justice because obviously her looks and possible sexual attraction are more important than the issues around the case.
The whole so-called celebrity culture is creating a world where looking good, i.e. thin and in a mould that looks more like a faux Barbie than a real woman, is more important than being good at your job or being intellectual.
We have a generation of men who consider any pubic hair to be a no-no rather the preserve of porn stars – when did de-sexing our sexual organs become the norm?
And we have offices where colleagues can debate whether secretaries should be decorative or useful.
Since when did it become acceptable to segregate women into those you are attracted to and those you aren’t? When did looks become something that was an alternative to intelligence or being good at your job?
When are we going to take back this continuous low level sexism that is pervading our society?
The Friday Rant Club is a chance to get those niggles, those irritants, those things that make you want to throw a toddler-stylee tantrum off your chest before the weekend.
Go on, let it all out and if you feel like it there’s a rather nice little button over there on the right if you fancy writing your own and linking it up – join in, it’s rather good fun!