Are Guys Stupid? (How Media and Pop Culture Tells Women That They Are)

March 29, 2011 | Danelle

In my last post, I discussed MTV’s show “Disaster Date” and noticed that women tended to let men get away with more disrespectful behavior or behavior they could not stand. I promised a theory for why that happens, and here it is.

My theory for this stems from women being taught to think that we are better than all men since the “women empowerment” era. . Instead of just looking at the person, women are taught to believe that men are pigs, men are stupid, and men are incapable of being self-sufficient. Because of this, we accept men and the rude, idiotic, and/or ridiculous behavior in which they are encouraged to participate.

There are many examples in pop culture which show men as inferior; especially in commercials like this one from about a year ago.

You can also take a look at these links, most of which are very recent:

Digiorno Pizza

Glade Sense & Spray

AT &T iPhone

First for Women Insurance Brokers

Judge for yourself, but I interpret these commercials as showing men in general acting like idiots (for lack of a better word). Women constantly see shows and commercials that portray men acting like this along with women being the smarter, more sensible and successful person in the relationship.  Again, this is why women will let men get away with things. It’s not women’s fault that men are inferior, right?

Now, let me be clear. I am not insisting that women are not smart, sensible or successful. Women have come a long way, and I am proud of that. I feel that women can do anything they put their minds to and be successful. However, I do not support the “dumbing down” of the male gender. If we continue to do this, relationships will never be equal, and more importantly, society will never be equal.

Women in the 1960s and 1970s advocated gender equality, not gender superiority. Let’s start not only supporting women’s ambitions, but men’s, too so that we are ALL on an equal playing field.

Have you seen any other commercials similar to these? Share them in the comments section.

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