01 June 2008

Inequality of the sexes

Equality of the sexes has been an important issue in many, many countries for a long time now, and a lot of progress has been made. However, in some areas there will never be full equality, because there are, luckily, some fundamental differences between men and women. Giving birth the most obvious example maybe...

Besides differences coming from biology, a lot of the natural differences between us comes from psychology, giving results such as men's fascination for muscle cars and women's fascination for bags (I have just given up understanding the bag thing...)

I saw another example of this today, when I checked the IMDB score of this new movie. This is a movie with loads of buzz these days, premiering in the states last Friday, and on next Friday here in Norway. A lot of people have been waiting for this movie for a long time. It had a very low score in IMDB, only 3.8 when I checked, which usually means a crappy movie. I was surprised, with the size and anticipation for this movie I had a hard time believing it wasn't better than that. Then I checked the demographics for the votes and it all made sense :)

The target group of this movie is women in their 20's and 30's, and certainly not men. I think they hit the target spot on :) Clearly, this movie, and the series it comes from, appeals to the feminine mind.

Did you figure out which movie it is by now? It's Sex and the City of course. A movie my wife can't wait to see, and which she certainly will see with her girlfriends, not with me :)

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