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Blurred Lines: The New Battle of the Sexes (2014)

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Kirsty Wark Kirsty Wark ... Herself - Presenter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Beard ... Herself
Godfrey Bloom Godfrey Bloom ... Himself (archive footage)
Frankie Boyle ... Himself (archive footage)
Brendon Burns Brendon Burns ... Himself
David Cameron ... Himself (archive footage)
Caroline Criado-Perez Caroline Criado-Perez ... Herself (archive footage)
Martin Daubney ... Himself
Thomas E. Ford Thomas E. Ford ... Himself - Psychologist
Andy Gray Andy Gray ... Himself (archive footage)
Germaine Greer Germaine Greer ... Herself
Claire Hardaker Claire Hardaker ... Herself - Linguist
Richard Keys Richard Keys ... Himself (archive footage)
Rod Liddle Rod Liddle ... Himself
Laurie Penny Laurie Penny ... Herself
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Kirsty Wark - Presenter: Men who are not sexist, who are exposed to sexist humour, it makes no difference to them, because fundamentally they have their own belief system. But men who are sexist, get a kick out of sexist humour and feel empowered by sexist humour?
Thomas E. Ford - Psychologist: Yes, I would agree with that. They feel empowered by sexist humour, and they feel liberated. Our guys who have sexism, generally going around life suppressing the sexism that they carry with them. What sexist humour does, is it frees the sexist man to express...
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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #19.90 (2014) See more »

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Blurred Lines
11 June 2014 | by a_baronSee all my reviews

A drunken university hockey team singing explicit songs on the way home. This is the new misogyny? That's what some daffy women think.

Yes, men do tell jokes about rape, mostly young men. Thirty, twenty or ten years down the line they'll realise how dumb they were, but this sort of thing is hardly unique to men.

A lot of this programme is devoted to what is called sexual harassment over the Internet. Have they never heard the expression don't feed the trolls? Apparently not. Needless to say, men too face this type of "harassment" be it sexual or otherwise. Of course, extreme abuse can lead to criminal charges, and indeed one such case is highlighted here. Two people were convicted, and one of those concerned was a woman.

Anita Sarkeesian puts in an appearance, a woman who railed about the damsel in distress trope, then ironically became one herself when a plethora of white knights rode to her rescue to fund her worthless project. Like not a few feminists before her, Sarkeesian misinterprets hatred of herself as misogyny.

Unsurprisingly, pornography is dragged in, which is what the second wave of loony feminism preached against loud and long. Oh yes, let's not forget rape culture.

Why did the BBC make this wilfully dishonest programme when there are genuinely important issues to be tackled? Why indeed?


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