Egalitarianism Question

Paleo Retiree writes:


Shouldn’t the anti-stereotyping crowd be more worked-up than they are about the habit bookstores have of segregating some magazines into “Men’s Interest” and “Women’s Interest” sections? Isn’t it unfair to make — no, to impose — the claim that one group of people (“men”) is mainly interested in hot babes, gadgets and sports, while another group of people (“women”) is fascinated by weight loss, food, makeup and fashions? How are men and women who don’t conform to these stereotypes supposed to feel when they pass by a magazine stand? And where is the section devoted to magazines for the Trans set anyway?

What we have here, it strikes me, is an ingrained cultural habit as onerous as dressing girl babies in pink and boy babies in blue. What I want to know is: Where are the protestors?


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About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff and very glad to have left that mess behind. Formerly Michael Blowhard of the cultureblog Now a rootless parasite and bon vivant on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.
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1 Response to Egalitarianism Question

  1. missberk says:

    If you want to read Glamour & Vogue, be my guest. How about a section for “Men Who Like to Read Women’s Magazines,” and vice versa? Where would a magazine called “Outside” be placed? It’s all moot, really. Magazines have maybe five years left (except maybe AARP).


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