Isn’t sexism just a subtle (or not so subtle) part of the way society and history are shaped? Aren’t we almost done with the old stereotypes of what makes a man—or a woman—something different than the other?
The Good Men Project prides itself on challenging masculine and feminine stereotypes—we actually eat them for lunch.
So what are we to make of The Huffington Post’s latest videos of the 48 things men and women hear differently, knowing that we’ve come so far in the last 100+ years, and cognizant of the fact that we have unlimited miles to go?
If we addressed the 96 comments in these two videos, would we make a dent in our assumed cultural regression? Or we would just find a new set of stereotypes to start disassembling?
If we take into account the progression of Western Civilization, modern history, patriarchal dominance over verbal and written history, and current gender roles that dominate religion, business, entertainment, and Western culture, are we “okay” where we are, even with these types of comments that we ourselves perpetuate, sometimes unknowingly?
Judge for yourself:
48 Things Men Hear…
48 Things Women Hear…
Originally posted on HuffPo here.