Shockingly Sexist Messages in the Modern World

The Cracked Podcast #30April 14, 2014

Why is Hollywood allergic to female protagonists? It’s not a conspiracy — men and women alike tend to prefer films with male heroes getting the girl. Even Disney’s most progressive princesses still wind up with huge eyes, tiny hands and every other indicator they can dream up to make the girl look vulnerable. Cracked editors Jack O’Brien, Jason Pargin and Kristi Harrison look into how pop culture’s subtle sexism leads to people calling Sandra Fluke a whore for testifying to congress.

 

Ever wondered why Hillary Clinton and Elena Kagan take as much crap for ‘not being pretty’ as they do for their politics? Throw on your headphones and click play above.

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