Follow up to https://lemmy.perthchat.org/post/36465

I came across an interesting idea, which is the post title.

Thoughts?

If true, this might say something about why i know way more women with leftish values then men.

Ex, romantic movies. 500 days of summer: protagonist isn’t special in any way.

Vs

Avengers movies: literally the protagonists couldn’t be more god’s chosen hero.

my hero academia and a lot of animes and green lantern: you can do anything if you have enough will power, regardless of the system around you. (Pull yourself up by your uwu boot straps)

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Does this correlate with women attending higher education more than men, or generally being better at studies? At least where I live this has been the trend for a few decades now. Seems to me more plausible that reading actual literature would affect things more than consuming entertainment – which most people understand as being shallow.

Of course, from this theory there’s an uncomfortably short distance to the “universities are leftist propaganda machines” talking point (which I believe is largely bullshit).

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. Seems to me more plausible that reading actual literature would affect things more than consuming entertainment – which most people understand as being shallow.

iirc watching tv shows that have a african cast causes caucasians to build parasocial relationships with these africans, which improves caucasian perception of africans. [citation needed] So i think educated via entertainment is possible.

“universities are leftist propaganda machines” talking point (which I believe is largely bullshit).

From what i know it seems like “universities are leftist machines” is true. A lot/all of science is left. Ex climate change. Ex 2, turns out poverty lowers like performance therefore we should eradicate poverty.

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I think there is an easier explanation: many women have lower paying jobs where they are often interacting with very diverse sets of people.

Most female targeted media is rather counter productive as it usually promotes some kind of happly ever after nest building behaviour IMHO.

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already the fact that something is categorised for men or women it means that said thing is targeted to empower and uphold (in this specific case) binarism and, you know, usual patriarchy and whatnot.

in fact, rom coms in general and 500 days in particular are very problematic. 500 days can only have leftish values if seen through a liberal lens.

if we have to find a source and an answer for the question asked in the title, is that women, even when white, cis, straight and able, are already one box away from the dominant category. hence, they’re victims of more oppressions than the average man and have to work harder than the average man if they want to join the dominant party.

and this can be easily seen also in anarchists and leftist circles where men tend to be the main abusers and perpetrators of patriarcal and capitalist values and the main reason/cause for groups to dismantle/break apart.

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