Anne’s eyewear blurs her focus on feminism
Iknow Anne Robinson’s glasses probably shouldn’t have been my main takeaway from The Trouble
With Women last night. However, I couldn’t help wondering how many pairs she owns.
I counted at least six. And now I’m trying to work out whether Anne is really fashionable and just wanted to put on a show, or she’s just really forgetful and keeps losing them.
Fortunately I wasn’t so focused on Anne’s eyewear that I missed the actual important point she was highlighting in this documentary.
Namely, how utterly ridiculous it is that men are still being paid more than women for doing exactly the same or similar jobs.
Even someone like me – ie. a urinal user – could see how in need of rectification that is. I was less convinced by some of the other issues Anne discussed with the female humans she met on her tour around the world of modern feminism.
In fact, some of it left me confused – not least the young feminist who appeared to be saying it was OK for men to stare at her breasts as long as they only did it once. As for the debate over “pink for girls, blue for boys” toy packaging, I suspect that’s more down to laziness and convenience than anything else.
Trust me, when your kid is going to yet another birthday party and you’ve got 10 minutes to find a lastminute present in the toyshop you need all the shortcuts you can get.