Monday, March 22, 2010

Boys' club cliche used again

A favoured angle in reporting about the arts is to find evidence of sexism. Take this brief article, about the lamentable lack of women painters and subjects in the 2010 Archibald Prize.

The title says the competition is a "boy's club with brushes", implying that there is some sort of concerted effort by the blokes to exclude women. However, nothing in the actual article confirms that characterization. Basically, those interviewed cite women's lack of time due to family commitments, and male assertiveness.

The fact that such a hackneyed and misleading title has been used shows just how entrenched PC feminism is in the media. It's pretty much a default position when reporting on anything to do with women.

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