Thursday, November 09, 2006

Counting games

To people who say "we're all equal now" or "women have won the fight - in fact the pendulum has swung too far in the other direction!" (what sodding pendulum?), shut them up with the result of your fantastic counting games.

In a Sunday paper a few weeks ago (I think it was the Times) I counted the pictures: around 250 men and about 50 women.

In today's Guardian I counted 55 men and 13 women. Of those 13, one was Uma Thurman advertising a watch, one was Kate Moss wearing underwear, and one was dead.

Counting on TV. Flick through channels of an evening and count the men and women you see. Then count up how much talk time the men have compared to the women. Also note what they are talking about.

At the moment I'm watching "Loose Women"; four women chatting in front of an audience, which is hardly typical. They're talking about fashion models though.

Get counting and tell everyone the results!

(Please note, you can also play counting games with race, thin/fat, young/old or whatever is bee-ing in your bonnet.)

6 Comments:

Blogger jo22 said...

If anyone comments to say they checked the Guardian and found there were in fact 14 women I will delete you your royal pointlessness.

1:06 PM  
Blogger stormy said...

To add to your counting game, add context, and level of clothedness.

Out of the 13 women, how many were displaying their bodies or cleavage - is that percentage representative of men showing their bulges, biceps, or pouting and 'looking sexy'?

2:54 PM  
Blogger jo22 said...

There weren't any men in their underpants. It's the Guardian which is respectable and only shows women in their underpants.

3:00 PM  
Blogger jo22 said...

In the Style section of the Sunday Times it was 50/50. I had expected more women than men what with all the models, but of course they had pictures of the "experts" and designers.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I love this game! It really opens your eyes. Another good game - how many women not wearing make-up? (You won't need many fingers for that). Cos, ya know, we'd all be vomiting in disgust if we could see Natsha Kaplinsky's real face, it'd distract from what she was saying. Gah.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Whiztle said...

I like your counting game too. I've gone most of my life without seeing the glaringly obvious.

10:21 PM  

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