Seems like an odd question to ask, but actually a report just came out called “Stereotyping Update.” Check it out – it’s not just about gender, it also includes race and ethnicity. Scroll down to the video section and look at the YouTube video made by African men who don’t like their stereotype of being violence-loving, non-smiling men who only speak in short sentences. It’s great to be able to get a point across while being humble and funny. There’s a blog on Stereotype Updates you can subscribe to, as well. I did.
The Today Show has showed major bias against battered mothers in the past – yesterday was no different – but, if possible, it was a bit worse than usual. Bonnie Russell posted her interview with Allison Morelli on this blog:
@Bonnie Russell…Allison Morelli…The follow up: What was the Today Show thinking?
Someone sent it to Allison and she contacted me. I subsequently learned in the five hours TODAY Show free-lance producers spent with Ms. Morelli, much which was very important didn’t air. Turns out the Today Show piece was worse than most could have imagined.
That the Psycho Ex-Wife did not solely slam Allison Morelli. The site also featured posts that were highly critical of both boys. Criticism that will not be repeated here. That was not featured in any part of the interview regarding a court system that is supposed to oversee the best interests of the children.
Read Russell’s interview with Morelli here.
Anyone who searches out information on gender issues, women, sexism, rape, domestic violence, gender-based violence, family court issues, etc. are going to come up against a mountain of misogyny. In Echidne of the Snakes blog, she posts about coming across such comments:
Another feminist pet-peeve: Woman bashing commenting