Sunday, August 09, 2009

I think I’m sexist

Some of my favorite TV shows are the Food Network competitions shows like Chopped and Next Food Network Star.  I’ve noticed that I have a sexist streak in me while watching these shows.  In the very beginning of the shows, I always support the woman (or one of the women) in the competition.  As we learn more about the contestants, my opinion may change, but at the beginning, I always pull for the woman.  And it doesn’t matter the race – I pretty much don’t care what ethnicity the person is.

I don’t know where this comes from.  I have rarely been the object of sexism, even in medical school, residency, and ten years of medical practice.  I guess it’s probably because I feel something in common with other women.  On Next Food Network Star, I started out rooting for Melissa partly because she’s also a stay-at-home mom but I stayed with her because I enjoyed watching her and she’s super-smart about cooking.

So I’m sexist.


ccc said...

I always support the women too because they're more attractive than the man!

Catherine said...

Alas, I KNOW you're a sexist!! lol!

Marie said...

I've never watched those shows, aren't there usually far more men than women? Maybe you just root for the underdog?