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The Oprah Effect
Acceptable Man Bashing?
It will always be hard for me to understand this strange ironic hypocrisy that we so unconsciously allow.
I call it "The Oprah Effect".
I guess we could also call it the Phil Donahue effect too. He started it all. Or was it Merv Griffins fault?
How these influential talk show hosts have so obviously focused on topics relating to the ills of the male gender.
Why do men cheat? Why do men smell? Why don't men communicate their feelings? The frequent topics for discussion and analysis for the purpose of generating ratings at the expense if male credibility.
That question is asked over and over on a multitude of Talk Shows. They never address what the female partners might have been doing wrong. It would not be allowed by the Soap Box people who depend on the female viewership that are the targets for their precious advertising. They do not want the topic to knock their advertising targets off those over gloried pedestals of complete innocence that women are being presented as.
As if the female gender of our species have never been guilty of, suffered from, possesses, or even initiates some of these exact same ills that Men/Males are consistently targeted and demonized for being guilty of.
Why men cheat. The drum beaten over and over again. Yet the real reasons are never publicized because that would mean that people actually shared their responsibility for a relationships failure. No sharing allowed when it comes to cheating. It just has to be the mans fault. It being the only way that women can garner the pity needed to insure the assistance of dealing with a failed relationship.
Cheating is a 50/50 shared responsibility. Cheating is a 50/50 shared guilt. Cheating is just as prevalent in females as it is in men. It is just that the female cheating epidemic is not addressed by the media in a fashion in which it deserves to be. Big Companies will always glorify and protect the images of their costumer base. Even if it requires false perceptions to be built into their advertising campaigns, and conditions of support for the TV programming that expect to carry those advertising campaigns.
Cheating and relationship deceptions that cater to our own personal preferences and agendas without regard of how it effects those closest to us. Is this solely a man/male issue?
Is Man even in the majority of being guilty of such? I personally find it is easier for women to cheat on their spouse than it is for men to accomplish this. But NO !, Women are never guilty of such deceptions, advantageous pursuits, and inconsideration's? That is what the Oprah Effect works so hard in trying to manipulate the belief of.
No, women never do these things. They are never the guilty party. They are never even a contributing reason as to why their man cheated on them. Nope, women are those protected images on their glorious pedestals to be envied and admired. That is what the producers, advertisers, and hosts try to influence as being the truth to be believed. Unfortunately all too many do see it only this way.
Comparatively, I would love to see a 'Show Topic Survey' that determines the percentage of topics relating to the male / mans faults, infidelities, inconsistencies, and deceptions versus shows produced that focus on female / women who are guilty of, and suffer from these same preferentially identified as male problems.
Females do not cheat. Females are not addicted to porn. Where Danielle Steele is just a sugar coated, romantically acceptable pornographer who is justified because she is a female who has sold a billion books. She can not be guilty of creating a deceptive world of fantasy that females / women hide themselves within.
Females / Women do not subscribe to hardcore porn web-sites either. The never order any kind of porn media. Never dabble in the purchases of sexually suggestive garments. Never buy sexual aid devices / toys. If we dare talk about this as men, as males amongst other women, females. We will surely be lambasted at best for our insensitive nature for being the pot who called the kettle black.
You see it is, for whatever reason, totally unacceptable for us to put women under a bad light. Media protects women, supports women, because women are the ones being most influenced by the medias bread and butter, their advertisers.
Be nice to the women and make men look like the devils child or else we will pull our commercials that depend on women reactions, and need to purchase.
Women never cheat on their men. No matter how much easier it is for them to do so. Women do not require a mans consent with the fear of going to jail without it. Nope, a woman merely needs to make a take it or leave it suggestion to a man of her interests. The man takes it or leaves it. Heck, nowadays a man finds it hard to even make such suggestions without the fear of harassment being accused. A harassment that can lead them right to jail. When all they were doing is making the same suggestion a female can make and get away with.
So there is a severe double standard here that is hypocritical at best.
Why would women want equal rights when they are already running the show?