Hey! Be a Man!

SADRAG
Posted March 11, 2021 from India

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqNClbllzNU

Hey Be a man!

Hey Dont Be Like a Girl!

Are these not sexist expressions? The list is endless.

Do'nt we notice that such sexist expressions are heard almost everywhere around, be it  a social gathering, a home, a workplace or any other public space.  The point  is that these expressions are so normalised that we dont realise being a party of  such casual sexist conversations. We laugh, we giggle when there is  a joke on women.  Its enjoyment in the name of group affinity & group fun.

However we remain unmindful that sexsist  expressions,   apparently  harmless,  may grow unchecked to something as severe as  a sexual assault or rape. I would equate Sexism with Racism since I feel it reflects the mysoginistic attitude towads the other gender, which is women here. . 

This International Women Day 2021

Lets talk of Casual Sexism which has nothing causal about it. Its deep rooted in the system andkeeps growing day by day. Listen to a candid conversation between three persons -aMyself, A young Science scholar and the hostess.

Do like/dislike and comment on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqNClbllzNU

I am waiting to hear from you.

love

mala

 

Comments 5

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Jill Langhus
Mar 12
Mar 12

Hi Mala,

How are you doing, dear? Yes, they are totally sexist! I agree:-(

Thanks for sharing your informative video.

I hope you and your family are well. XX

Paulina Nayra
Mar 14
Mar 14

Dear Sadrag,
Happy Women's Month from the Philippines! Is March also Women's Month in India? Thank you for sharing this interview. There are so many jokes that are actually sexist and racist that has become casual and acceptable to the untrained sensibilities. When a man cries or washes clothes, they say " Be a man". When a girl is assertive "she isn't a lady". We should come up with a list and let people know how it aggravates gender bias.
See you around here.
Huggs.

SADRAG
Mar 14
Mar 14

Hi Paulina,
Thanks from the heart for your comments.
I was just thinking if we could build a regional collection of sexist jokes/remarks/behaviour patterns, it would be a great contribution to the gender discourse. Diverse attentions would be drawn as how to sexist remarks are the same and how they are ingrained in different socio-cultural settings.
We can have reps from different regions and work collectively on it.

let me know what you think about it.
love
mala

Beth Lacey
Mar 15
Mar 15

Thanks for sharing this interview with us

SADRAG
Mar 15
Mar 15

Thanks Beth,
The issue of casual sexism prevails all over the world. Its so inherent that we tend to oversee it.
we must have a campaign that just spells sexist comments and advocates to stop it in all fields - politics, employment, business ..... its high time that we promptly raise an objection the moment we hear a sexist remark.
Best
mala