In “The End of Men and the Boy Crisis,” Kristen Anderson writes the following:
Contrary to the inflamed rhetoric about the end-of-men, boys and men continue to be at the center of popular culture and education. Male characters continue to dominate television shows . . . television commercials, commercial voiceovers, films, music videos, magazine advertisements, newspaper comics, and even cereal boxes and clipart. Boys and men are portrayed as doing things—they take risks, they adventure, they are leaders, they work, and they take care of business. They matter. Boys and men continue to be portrayed as the regular, normal, natural human. Girls and women largely operate in a service capacity to boys and men. What girls and women do matters less. (94)
Do you agree with Anderson’s assessment that, in popular culture and education, “Girls and women largely operate in a service capacity to boys and men”? Why or why not?