Why is modern TV pandering to gender stereotypes?

Originally published: Independent January 13, 2012

Spank! It’s not quite up there with “pukka” and “done”, yet it surpasses both in pandering to the inane gender stereotyping engrained in The Fabulous Baker Brothers. Put it in the oven, Spank. Throw it on the table, Spank Spank! Even Jim Davidson would shun Spank as a catchphrase.

Images of lecherous businessmen cheekily spanking their secretary, or Victorian man having the right to spank their wives if their petticoats weren’t long enough is archaic enough, but the laddish masculinity prevalent in their kitchen-workshop infers a deluded link between man and abuse…..CONTINUE READING HERE

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