I’ve seen these all over the internet for quite awhile and never really had a second thought about them. I just thought people that had nothing better to do were being online trolls. However, today while in another class someone really opened my eyes to the fact that even though we live in such modern times there are still people that view women as inferior to men.
While discussing a medieval text, my professor asked why something bad happened to the King’s wife, he was referring to sloth. However, a male student made the comment “it’s because she should have been in the kitchen making dinner.” I along with the rest of the class just stared in disbelief that someone would actually say something like that so seriously in a class full of women. It’s really disheartening knowing that these views are still pretty much second nature to some.