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The stereotype is alive and well: everyone has opinions, but opinions worth listening to - there are only a few | Israel today

2023-01-24T21:44:33.899Z

"Talking about it" is a new daily digs show on Bequest 12 for women only. At the remotest hour of the broadcast schedule?



"You don't have to be politically correct all the time, the stereotype is alive and well," Maayan Adam scolded her friends during a studio conversation about gays, pop music and football.

Because what to do, sometimes stereotypes are true, just like sometimes it's convenient to generalize.

And speaking of stereotypes and generalizations, isn't it agreed that women like to talk a lot?

Well, a new daily digs program has settled starting this week on channel 12 - a program for women only.

Six women are gathered around a table (and another is ostracized and isolated at a coffee table in the corner of the studio), and for an hour they talk and talk and talk.

So original, that they gave the show the revealing name "Talking About It".

Because the plan of Maayan Adam and Dana Grotsky will not include the man.

It's just not in the format.

Everything screams pink.

From the choice of topics to the nature of the broadcast - at every moment it is felt that the program is made by women and intended for viewers.

And it is well known that all Israeli women are interested in hearing what Maayan Adam's doctor thinks about her walking in high heels in the seventh month ("He won't let me, and I hope he is in surgery and not watching us"), or how the pregnant woman maintains her posture ("My butt has grown proportional to the stomach").

human spring

Everything screams pink, photo: Eric Sultan

Want to say, the most trite stereotype about girl talk is shoes and body shape.

And also nurturing, parenting, gossip, nutrition, education and social awareness.

This is the word that currently dominates the women's programs, and "Madbarot" is no different.

The same, only different - youthful, tart and clear like a glass of Cosmopolitan.

Yesterday, for example, in the studio Michal Rosin, Keren Barak, Shirley Boganim and Marcel Mosari conducted an intelligent and respectful discourse, neither flashy nor pompous, about dilemmas from the pool of banality.

Should we appoint key positions by gender, or skills?

Should artists be boycotted?

And what to do with violent kindergarteners who are caught?

The subject is irrelevant, because the opinions are the same ordinary opinions, and it's lucky that they broadcast an angry story from Lehi Griner's Instagram to achieve a provocative statement, the kind that everyone thinks but doesn't dare to say.

Everyone has opinions, but opinions worth listening to - there are only a few.

Therefore, my emphasis on the women's program is not important, just as it is not important now to wonder what the future of the program will be when Adam arrives in the delivery room in about two months.

Until then, and at the end of three programs, it seems that "Talking about it" fulfills all the expectations of it - it is a good and unique program, which will spend time with housewives and mothers on maternity leave at two in the afternoon.

If there are stereotypes - then to the end.

Otherwise, why did they choose to insert an important gender program with a statement at the remotest hour of the broadcast schedule?

The stereotype is alive and well.

Michal Rosin as MK. The opinions are the same opinions, photo: Oren Ben Hakon

Turkish melodrama

In the series "The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem", which returned this week for a second season, the hottest issues in our society are hidden.

And yet, even though the plot depicted about Jewish life in Jerusalem during the Mandate period is filled with racism, nationalism and also a degrading and diminishing attitude towards women - this is not the essence of yes's flagship series.

The "Beauty Queen" does not want to sow ideologies among its viewers, but only to draw them into a convoluted and branching Turkish melodrama, where they are troubled by issues such as who slept with whom, who did business with the swindler, when a child will meet his father, who cheated on his wife and who betrays the motherland.

If only life were a bit like a telenovela.

The actors of the "Beauty Queen of Jerusalem", photo: Yehsat

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Source: israelhayom

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