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No, Women Aren’t the New Men

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 5, 2012

By Dr Peggy Drexler, Author, research psychologist, and gender expert

Comment: Women have to create their own identity by their work where male domination is not a question. Equality question could be relevant only in the society where women are dominated by men:

When the news broke — or, more specifically, when the paparazzi broke the news — that actress Kristen Stewart had cheated on her longtime boyfriend,Twilight co-star Rob Pattinson, many in the media pointed to her total failure as a “role model to women.” Good girls, the argument seemed to go — or, at least, girls lucky enough to land a “good” guy — owe it not just to their partner but also to society as a whole not to mess it up. Men, on the other hand — well, cheating might not win them any points, but it’s something that men do. It’s that same old double standard that has plagued women for years: girls are sluts, guys are studs. Think about it: When’s the last time you saw an adulterous male celebrity being publicly chastised for being a terrible role model to young boys? Exactly.

At the same time, when a 16-year-old gymnast cries on international TV, she’s criticized for being “too emotional,” “too girlie.” The implication here is that she’s weak. So what’s the lesson? It’s certainly not about women “toughening up” or that women should act like women only when society deems it appropriate. In fact Jordyn Wieber should be celebrated for expressing her very real and understandable disappointment in an age-and situation-appropriate way. And the media should stop feeling the need to compare every female action to its male counterpart. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘X Factor’ Winner Melanie Amaro: Song Performances (VIDEOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 23, 2011

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Reality Show Reject Tries to Sue Simon Cowell

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 26, 2010

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LONDON (CBS/AP) A woman who was rejected from the TV show “Britain’s Got Talent” is trying to sue the program’s

Simon Cowell arrives at the 17th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Award Viewing Party on Feb. 22, 2009, in Hollywood, Calif. (Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

host, former “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell, for publicly humiliating her.

Emma Czikai claims Cowell was responsible for broadcasting her audition clip, despite her writing to him explaining that health problems had affected her performance.

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The 54-year-old said Thursday at a pre-hearing review in London that she brought the case to retain her “self-respect and dignity.” The review will determine whether a full employment tribunal can go ahead.

She says her performance of Westlife’s “You Raise Me Up” last year was affected by an ailment that caused painful swelling all over the body.

Britain’s The Sun newspaper reported that Czikai is seeking $3.8 million in the lawsuit.

Cowell left the “American Idol” judges’ table at the end of last season to launch an American version of his British reality show “The X Factor.”

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