The book/film the girl with the dragoon tattoo’s Swedish title is “Men who hate women”. And for anyone that has read the millennium books, they will know there is a fair bit of hatred towards women there. Let’s face it for 1000′s of years women have probably been very badly treated by men, but I’d like to hope that we are on the right trail on that now, however I’d like to say “sisters are doing it for themselves” . I think women are women’s own biggest enemy these days. Women like Samantha Brick who writes articles about “women being to ugly for TV” saying things like
While there is no denying that Ms Beard is a supremely intelligent and fiercely ambitious woman, there is absolutely no chance of her becoming a successful broadcaster in prime-time slots on flagship TV channels. The plain truth is that Ms Beard is too ugly for TV
And editor’s of so called women’s magazine who makes a living of telling women they are not good enough. There are enemies walking among us everywhere. I used to read a lot of women’s mags back in the day when I worked for Getty Images, but since about 5 years ago I decided that it was just poisonous to the soul, everything ABSOLUTELY everything is so fixated with looks and the vain, an article about anyone be it an actress, a mother or a doctor, when it is about a woman they have to tell us what size she is. And what she eats to be this size. They makes tonnes of money of just papping celebs looking too fat/too thin and frankly it bores me shitless. One of my favorite artists, fad gadget said back in his song Lady Shave from 1981
And stupid magazines
Spread a social disease
Oh worried girl
And he was so right! Like I said in the start of this blog, I’d like to think women are not as oppressed by men like they were. Sadly the Samantha Brick and other’s like her are right in one way. TV is all about the vain, not about the merits. Would more people watch meet the Romans if it had Fearne Cotton running around shouting ” Wow look at these amazeballs gladiators, they were well cool dude” rather than Mary Beard who is very knowledgeable and a proper historian. Probably, but I know I wouldn’t want to watch it. But in a world where little girls grow up wanting to be glamour models I wouldn’t be surprised. Because if you get your tits out and marry a footballer you have clearly made it. Being pictured in the papers with an oversized hand bag and glasses, with a pout on your lips is clearly the ultimate goal of womanhood. Girls are wanting to be armcandy more than making a career for themselves and I find it so sad. Maybe it is because I grew up in the power 80′s where little girls dreamed to be lawyers or doctors or even car mechanics just so they could do a “mans job”.
Would they ever say a man is too ugly for TV? Telly is filled with “ugly” funny blokes. In fact that dating show on living TV has a pretty girl and a fat jolly man. What does this tell us? I don’t think we can move away from this however if we work against our so called sisters, and at the moment that is exactly what we are doing.