I found todays discussion rather interesting and a little frustrating. The media does put men in certain roles as well as society. Men can’t cry in public, men have to be the stupid ones on the sitcom. The media creates these roles but society just encourages them. Why can’t men cry in public? As we saw in the movie men have created this norm, that men cannot cry in public. I saw a girl crying at school the other day and I felt bad. If I was to see a man cry I would not make fun or say something to make them feel bad. I would sympathize with them. It is the men who would make fun and say something inappropriate. If the public was to see President Obama cry people could possibly say he is not fit to run the counrtry. Just like the media said about Hilary Clinton when she showed emotion while running for president. News stations mentioned that by showing those emotions she was showing weakness.
The color issue was another frustrating topic. Like Erin said why does it matter what color your child is wearing. Well our society and the media has made it very clear that you must choose a color. If a mother was to put her boy in pink or yellow people could possibly say something to the mother asking why she put her baby boy in pink. Do you want him to be gay? That is what the media has created. Just because the baby boy is wearing pink does not classify his sexual preference. I find that pink looks good on some men. We should not be judged or labeled by what color we are wearing.