You heard it, SEXISM. It's running rampant. What's that you say? Women haven't been largely degraded in the media since the 70s? Yeah, that's right, and the fact that you brought it up is indicative of the problem. You automatically thought about sexism against women, when in fact, the problem is sexism against men. During the past couple of decades, organizations such as NOW have been suing the pants off anyone who 'degrades' women in their broadcast. This has eliminated all stereotypes. You are no longer allowed to show women being simply housewives who cook, clean, and take care of the kids. Modern housewives have to at least be running a business out of their homes, as quitting a job to raise kids is "a waste of talent." Women are hardly portrayed anymore as moody, naggy, or many other female stereotypes. Even if they are portrayed as being such, they're doing it because they're clever enough to use those actions to manipulate. Women in media now are portrayed as clever, brilliant, and in control of everything around them, mostly men. On the other hand, men have been getting the shaft. Every man on TV is gay/metrosexual, stupid, whipped, and/or crude. Every TV show and commerical shows the woman being the one who's really in charge, while she lords over the man easily, sometimes by letting him think he's actually in charge. And whenever the man isn't dangling from puppet strings, he's loudly watching football with friends while drinking beer and spilling chips and queso everywhere or he's belching, farting, or otherwise being a complete dolt. In fact, the only men who don't act like either a puppet or Larry the Cable Guy are gay. I find it quite degrading, and I'm sick of the double standard. I want Rob Petry and Ward Cleaver back. I'd even settle for Mike Brady just as long as we could get some realistic guys on screen instead of these idiots.