Ms Blue Jay November 29, 2018 Share November 29, 2018 (edited) 10 hours ago, Rachel RSL said: No but I understand the comparison there. If a woman shows any emotion (sadness, excitement, etc.), she’s usually labeled by men as being crazy or emotional. Hell, even if a woman is being totally calm and rational, male counterparts still tend to tell them to “Calm down” or “Relax”. I see it happen on a daily basis. Yes, I know, “not all men” and all that jazz but it happens A LOT. Which is probably one of the reasons Gabby mentioned it. However, in this particular case, it’s an apt description of Gabby. And there are a lot of men who will see that and it will only embolden their stereotypes about ALL women being like that. It really makes no sense at all when there were 9 other women on the show. People should be allowed to show emotion regardless of gender. Mike, Alec, and others cried when they read letters from their family. It's so strange to worry about showing emotion because people whose biased, sexist views won't change might think negatively of you. 10 hours ago, BusyOctober said: I look at Survivor as an intense social game as much as it is a game of strength, cognitive skills, and endurance. For many people I know, the workplace is also an arena where all those things occur. I was just stating my opinion that I think Gabby and Angelina represent some of the least likeable, but unfortunately, culturally ingrained, attributes associated with why women aren’t equal to men...whether it’s in an office, or in a classroom or on an island in Fiji. It's because of the patriarchy, not because women cry sometimes. Men commit murder and sexual assault at a rate way higher than women do and it doesn't seem to hold them back in the workplace. Women crying or not crying is not going to hold back or further their progress. My point is because of the patriarchy women are damned and judged no matter how they act and disabling the patriarchy will help that - not Gabby crying less, which will do absolutely nothing. Edited November 29, 2018 by Ms Blue Jay 23 Link to comment
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