Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 10/30/2010

Saturday Vids: Gender Roles Reversed

I think this video was made for a Gender Studies class…not sure for what school (kudos to whoever made it!) I love how it gives life to statistics that after a while go in one ear and out the other.

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  • Samuel W. @ at 12:53 pm, October 30th, 2010

    Just when I was wondering if I really was a feminist, along comes this hilarious piece of awesomeness to set me straight.

  • Zoe @ at 1:29 pm, October 30th, 2010

    Great video! Gender roles are my top feminist vice with society. It’s obvious how it hurts both genders. Once the importance of gender roles are eradicated, I really think society can finally really work at equality between men and women.

  • Natalia @ at 2:54 pm, October 30th, 2010

    Wow totally loved the video. I was watching Oprah the other day and they were talking about how families can save money. This one family (mom, dad, and two kids) always went out for dinner and they never EVER cooked. The attitude from everyone towards the wife was horrible! Everyone was saying “how can she be such an inconsiderate wife/mother and not cook for her family?” yet no one said anything about the father. Now let’s say it was a single parent household, and the dad was the single parent providing for two kids, I’m sure everyone would have laughed at the thought that he didn’t cook “Well duh..he’s a guy…”

  • Seth @ at 4:33 pm, October 30th, 2010

    There is nothing wrong with rape. Rape simply means that a man and woman are equally intoxicated on drugs and or alcohol and decide to have sex… I don’t see where the problem lies.

    The “study” was obviously not talking about pathological violent rape. Pathological violent rape is exceedingly rare. Most all men are unable to obtain an erection by attacking and hurting a woman. It just doesn’t turn men on….can you believe that?

  • Samuel W. @ at 1:10 am, October 31st, 2010

    Seth, that is not the only form of rape when that is the scenario. Do your research. Having sex intoxicated and a man taking advantage of a drunk female are two different ball-games, and it’s not ALWAYS rape when both participants have had a drink (although that clouds consent and judgment). What’s with these bizarrely worded comments? Where are they coming from, man?

  • blakerivers @ at 2:48 am, October 31st, 2010

    I’m not sure where they got some of those statistics from, but I very much approve of the video they made. In fact, I would love to see more of such gender reversal skits be performed, especially if done more academically. One could really take this whole concept far.

  • K8 AH @ at 2:44 pm, November 1st, 2010

    This is great! Smart! Love it!

  • Seth @ at 5:02 pm, November 2nd, 2010

    “it’s not ALWAYS rape when both participants have had a drink”

    Well that just depends on how she feeeels about it Samuel.

    In general women are considered to weak to make proper judgement or consent while intoxicated therefore a man that is equally intoxicated is considered to be responsible if sex takes place and she feeeels bad about it.

    Women are not responsible for sex and conception….only men are. Women say that they are too weak to be responsible for either and it is the man that is supposed to be responsible.

    Sex and conception according to feminists are not mutual and equal acts requiring mutual responsibility but rather something a man does to a woman.

  • Quinc @ at 8:24 pm, November 2nd, 2010

    I laughed when I first saw this, it seemed absurd. It helps point out how absurd some of these things are when not reversed, even though most accept it. A lot of gender norms seem silly to me, regardless of which direction they’re going. Though it isn’t a laughing matter for those who live it…sigh

    The statistics I saw match what I’ve seen from other feminist sources.

    A note: ANYTHING that alters judgment (including alcohol) is said to also diminish your ability to consent to ANYTHING (including sex).

    @ Seth, every single feminist I’ve heard or read who talked about consent and rape emphasized the need for active and explicit (and ideally enthusiastic) consent. Ultimately I don’t think most couples do this, but feminists believe everyone should say “Yes I want to have sex!” (or something similar) before having sex.

    So actually, if she explicitly consents of her own free will, with no pressure or coercion, then her feelings later don’t matter.

    However if she is unsure, feels threatened, is silent, or unconscious, those all count as “no” to feminists.

    One study that produced some of these scary figures is discussed here:
    http://yesmeansyesblog.wordpress.com/2009/11/12/meet-the-predators/

  • Seth @ at 1:02 pm, November 3rd, 2010

    I think women should have to give both verbal and written consent.

    It is also important for young men to keep these legal forms on file. I pass consent forms out on the local college campus.

    Women don’t have the ability to use reason and logic. Their definition of “rape” is subject to their subjective feelings and not actions. If a woman has been drinking I consider her as much of a liability as a child. Legally they are treated like children.

    If she has been drinking a woman is a threat and a legal liability to men much as a child is to an adult.

  • Seth @ at 5:07 pm, November 3rd, 2010

    Ok I’ve asked around about it. It seems the inside of a vagina is so sacred and holy that anything other that “yes I grant you access to the sacred holy vagina” will do.

    I agree Quinc. It may also be wise to have a lawyer present at the time of entry into such a sacred and holy place. If one is not humble enough one can be accused of vagina theft which should constitute the death penalty. Personally I would take no chances.

    If she’s been drinking it can be argued that she was unable to give consent or adequately decide if the male was worthy enough to enter such a sacred and holy place.

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