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by Xavier Gimeno Torrent on Sep 24, 2016
Any man who is on a dating site has seen that it is very difficult to get a date on such web sites. Instead, the girls only have to snap his fingers and they will have what they want. They say many things about that personalizing the problem around the protagonists of this issue (“it is just that all men are randy…”, “it is just that women are strait-laced and demanding”). But the truth is that the cause of all this is only one. It is called male chauvinism.
by Xavier Gimeno Torrent on Sep 21, 2016
It is common for men to be the ones to initiate the “conquest” of women. It is said that women always “expect the men to give the first step”. But increasingly, women are the ones who “take the lead”, but still “some are not doing due to lack of initiative”. In these cases, it is said there is a “psychological barrier”. But actually there is no psychological barrier. It is a social barrier. It is called male chauvinism. It is what explains that in gender relations there are still one part that are free to do whatever they want (men), and another part cannot do it (women).
by Xavier Gimeno Torrent on Jun 13, 2013
The correspondences between political and mediatic field make the opinions expressed in the media into a reflection of the hegemonic political views. This is based on the exercise of a symbolic violence involving the imposition of some problems and censoring of others which usually would be those needing more discussion. Through this symbolic violence not only authoritative opinions are created, but also groups with voice which define how reality is seen.