“Dumbing Down” Intelligence

September 12, 2008 by Maxi

The scene tugs at memories of being called into the Principal’s office. A grey-haired man leaning back in his chair, glasses perched on the end of his nose, face rigid and stern.

Directly across sits a young, pretty woman. A little anxious but ready. Prepared to answer any questions he may ask.

When it was over she had done well. No punishment here.

Not exactly.

The script was edited—some of what she said is removed before being exposed to the public. In other words, her answers were omitted or cut short. This is what’s called “dumbing down” a woman’s intelligence.

The sexism continues.

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

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About Maxi

Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath. blessings ~ maxi
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