Monday, June 2, 2008

Why Sexism is a myth.......


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My political science professor spoke of our country being inable to participate in intellectual political dialogue.....

I mean how much more intellectual can you get then "Clinton's nagging voice looses the male vote."

I need to watch more TV....

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1 comment:

Christian "Ian" Paredes said...

this is one of the main problems i have with how politics is conducted nowadays: since a lot of the layman politics is now televised on TV, the discourse takes on an additional role of visual advertising while shoving everything else in the background. as a result, we see elections lost due to someone forgetting to put makeup on themselves on the day of a major debate (nixon?), politics hinged on one sentence quips (since TV, as a medium, cannot hold one's attention long enough if there is ACTUAL lengthy intelligent discourse), etc.

the fact that such comments on TV exist about women is simply a corollary to this, which, to me, is quite disappointing.

i don't know though, i'm still a bit on the fence about this whole thing with the media. i've personally stopped watching TV, but i don't know if i'm simply trying to impose some sort of way of living life (like, reminiscing about the "golden age" of just reading books, etc.), or if there's really an intellectual threat from TV commentary.