Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Off topic: A tad over-sensitive . . . .

From Us Weekly, on Seth MacFarlane hosting the Oscars:

"MacFarlane also made a misogynistic joke when introducing Kathryn Bigelow's epic Zero Dark Thirty. 'The film was a triumph and also a celebration of every woman's innate ability to never ever let anything go,' he chuckled as the audience groaned." http://omg.yahoo.com/news/seth-macfarlane-says-theres-no-way-hell-host-154500542-us-weekly.html

That line evinces a hatred for women? Really? Seems pretty mild to me, on par with the "men-refuse to ask for directions" jokes.

Don't we water down words like "misogyny" when we insist that gentle jabs about "women" evidence a hatred for an entire gender?  The same goes for men's rights activists who find "misandry" oozing from every crevice.

We all need to lighten up a little.