A netizen shared how he feels that the media is portraying the opposite of genders – that men are violent and women are ladylike.
Here is the story:
“Hi, just wanna ask a few logical and thought provoking questions.
How come what the media portrays is the OPPOSITE of what we learn about gender stereotypes? I thought men are genetically wired to be violent, so men are the ones in gang fights and bar fights, and they settle conflict with a bloody punch to the nose and a few broken ribs.
If that’s the case, then why is it that it’s women who slap? If men cheat, it’s “acceptable” for women to slap them across the face, but if a man were to slap a woman, we say it’s domestic violence. So slapping, an act of violence, is ladylike and feminine, and thus attractive?
If men are generally seen as angry and violent, while women seen as gentle and empathetic, why do we never see men slapping women but always see women slapping men? Does that mean violence is more of a feminine thing than a masculine trait?
Also, assuming you support violence and you believe that slapping men is right, (you might have done it in real life before, I don’t know?) then why don’t you use the same amount of force to punch his stomach or face instead?
If you’re upset enough to slap, then wont stomach punching cause far more pain and injury than face slapping? You could dislocate his jaw or cause some serious bloodshed if you condone violence through slapping?
Someone explain this paradox because I don’t understand.”
Editor’s note: How much have you drunk.