So you don't think negative portrayals contribute to prejudicial opinions and stereotypes.
It seems like you are excusing false and unflattering stereotypes when they are about the majority or those in power.
Asymmetrical Culturalism. (I made that up.)
I was trying to be funny (in a way probably unique to my brain circuits), but maybe instead should say there's a bit of retrospective motivation for the "activistic" response in entertainment and other media. That is, there's still cultural inertia on the side of the patriarchy, imo, and so I take the over-dufusizing of males with a grain of salt. It's been going on since All In The Family (at least).
Some historical perspective (in comedy):
I don't think I've ever seen one full episode of Roseanne. I don't watch sitcoms as a rule.
I think you actually get it... Thanks for posting this. There is so much pro-woman rhetoric around now-a-days that I think people are forgetting about men entirely. Just last week I saw an article comparing magazine covers (I think it was Time), showing covers with men consisting of head shots and covers of women consisting of full body shots and scant, if any, clothing. The article went of to whinge about the objectification of women in our culture but no one even brought up how men might feel about this...
So I thought about it. And this same article that is "objectifying" women is also de-valueing men's bodies. It's saying that women have personality, intelligence, AND their bodies are nice, translating that analysis to men, it's saying that men CAN'T/DON'T have bodies worth "objectifying".
That's probably not the clearest explaination of how I feel but I'm at work and need to get back to it.
This is very awesome! I love this post! My man is one of those very hard working men that never ask for a thank you but he has a hot plate of food on the table and a hot bath waiting for him when he works more than necessary. Even on the regular days that we don't work and he helps me around the house or anything of the nature...he gets a nice massage and a hot bath to go with it...lol. Men need pampered sometimes too.
It sounds like you're having a really good time, Morghan.