posted on Oct, 29 2013 @ 03:37 AM
In a culture of immaturity, unfair bias against 'the-other' is ever-present, as much in misandry as misogyny.
Although you are right in observing how many words are 'man-based' do bear in mind that actually, this is present sort of across the board in
english, and is one reason why some people lobbied to have "postman" changed to something else, and why people misuse the invented term
The word 'man' is part of woman, the word 'he' is part of she, and 'mankind' refers to everyone (and there are more than 2 genders, technically,
btw) so we should merely have applied "postman" to that hot blonde woman who delivers my mail. (Not my type, as a hetero woman, but I totally get
why the neighbor looks forward to getting his electric bill...!) But, that isn't how they chose to go about it.
So I am guessing that often it is merely a matter of trying to be politically correct by 'gender-neutralizing' the terms.
But, perhaps there is bias present. You may be right. I have never looked for it in this area, but I find that bias tends to pervade most human
behavior particularly in groups and especially in 'cultures' (larger groups), so it doesn't seem fully unlikely.
While many of the posts here going on about the injustice (et al) to females may have a point, that isn't really what the thread is about.
You can actually say that it is a form of misandry if a man says, "This appears to be a socially biased against men situation," only to have lots of
people respond with what amounts to, well women are more abused so there. LOL! That... kinda wasn't the point. And even if they are, that doesn't
mean the OP's original point doesn't have merit or isn't worth its own discussion.
There is a long list of stuff in our culture that is somewhat injust to men. For example, abortion debates rage on (just came from one of those
threads); I don't notice them filled with men saying "Why don't I get to choose? If she wants to keep it and I don't, why can't I say, I sign
off, this is not my fiscal/parental responsibility? Why can't I say, she can't abort it if I want to raise the child and in that case she has no
rights to it because she wanted to kill it? If it takes two and that theory is used for holding me responsible, then how come only one of us gets a
decision?" These are totally valid questions, and issues that impact and often mangle the rest of a man's life, and men have the right to question
them and should be proactively trying to do something about them.
So just using that as an example, it's a fair set of responses, but I don't see it made on those threads -- which is good -- yet I see the same
opposite behavior made on men's threads like this.
It's not always about women. Men have legit cultural issues too.
I don't know how much this is one of them, but it's a fair question.
I might add that really, though, you're talking about mainstream media. This is the media who if someone changes their name to something islamic and
is a civilian, and goes around killing innocent people, they will refer to him by his former 'white boy' name and refer to his former tour as a
soldier. This is the media that pretended France wasn't burning down in riots for like a week while the internet had videos and we had the totally
surreal experience of wondering why this was nowhere on TV -- and when finally reported, the American media promptly ignored the allah akbar signs and
rants and described them as 'disgruntled youths.' Those are merely what come to mind, I don't really have a bias regarding that topic, only that it
really stands out as memorable examples of spin.
In other words, the MSM is the biggest distortion factory there is -- so if they appear to be biased in the way the OP suggests, I would suggest that
this is likely just another element of media-distortion, and not necessarily any intentional -- or least not female related (as the OP agreed) --