Sexual stereotypes – Is it a case of the chicken and the egg?

I know Rush has long finished but it is a classic example of what modern day programmes reflect these days;

  • The senior police inspector seems to break every rule in the book but lies and gets away with it
  • A police constable, Stella, seems to spend all of her time breaking the law (and gets away with it) together with constantly denigrating her male colleagues
  • Most of the bad guys are men
  • Even if a bad person is a woman, she veins sympathy because she has been beaten up
  • When a male and woman police officer are buying a house together, it is the woman who takes over and does not consult the male
  • “Police courtesy” is mentioned many times but it just means that strings are pulled to get other police officers or friends or family of officers off. Translate “Police courtesy” into corruption; that is all that it is, pure and simple

It is a bit of a chicken and egg situation; is it television and films that are modifying the behaviour of the general public, governments and authorities or is it the other way around?

It is well known and acknowledged that the justice system, both criminal, civil and family are heavily biased towards the female gender but, of course, no politician would ever admit that,  as it would be political suicide.

Whether you believe me or not, the statistics speak for themselves. 90 to 95% of divorces end up with the woman having the children and taking just about everything that the husband owns.

And it does not end there. In the majority of cases but not always (one has to be fair with this issue), the mother turns the children against the father and that leads to heartbreaking issues for the father, which most fathers will battle against for the rest of their lives

Including me

Published by David Hender (copyright owner- all rights reserved)

If you want to know me, you first need to understand where I have been and where I am going

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