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Tales of School Sexism from a 10 year old


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Sexism in TV & films

Sexist television and films

Hello everyone, this blog is about sexism in television and films , hope you enjoy!!!

I watch a bit of telly because I am young and what else can we do!!
Now I have started blogging I can see more sexism in everything around me and especially in TV.

Masterchef is the first one, I re-watch them now and again and I see loads of sexist comments mentioned in the program by not the chef hosting (John Torode) but by the taster Gregg Wallace. He just tastes the food and makes sexist comments what use is he! I was watching one the other day and Gregg Wallace went up to one of the men cooking and said “what part of the kitchen is your speciality” and the man said pastry and Gregg said ” what is a man with tattoos doing in a girly part of the kitchen?” I had to stop watching!

I watch Disney films as well and since I saw the film Frozen I can now see in every Disney film the women have always been saved by the Prince Charming and it is saw like that all over the world that women always need to be saved by a man, well I don’t see it like that and I know my mum doesn’t because women are independent and don’t need sexist men to save them thank you very much!!

My favourite program is Doctor Who and that is thanks to my big brother! The downside of DW is that on social media, I see a lot of the time people saying “the companions need to be women and always have to be saved by the doctor” and “they need to be with him all the time and leave every thing else behind.” The only person who didn’t go along that criteria is Elizabeth Sladen, Sarah-Jane Smith as she was known in Doctor Who. She had a job and was really successful in her job as a journalist and is remembered not just for her time with Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker but as well for her own programme the Sarah-Jane Adventures. She was the only companion to go and make a programme on her own. DW would be less sexist if it had more characters like Sarah-Jane Smith! I think DW is sexist in a way many people can’t see, and that makes more of a difference than any other kind of sexism; it’s hidden sexism. If people could make the companions more independent it would be a better show, that’s my opinion!!!

It’s hard to find TV that isn’t sexist – and I’d love your suggestions about what we can do about it!! Should we stop watching TV? Complain to the programme makers? What do you think??!!

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