It wasn’t very long ago when things like football and video games were seen as primarily male interests. These days women have really gotten into them to the point where they’re universally appreciated hobbies. Why is that? I mean you don’t see men getting all interested in book clubs, knitting, and yoga. Well, some do, but not nearly to the degree you see women watching football and playing video games. What accounts for this cultural shift? -- Brandin from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Video games aren’t exclusively for men. They’re just electronic games, anyone can get into that. It’s just that gender roles were more defined a few decades ago so boys and girls had very exclusive interests that they were funneled into. Boys generally got the better end of the deal with that. Now that the gender roles are a little more relaxed and society as a whole is more accepting of video games as a legitimate hobby and not just something nerds do, women are getting into it a lot more. Now, football is technically a male pastime because you don’t see women playing it very often so I can’t explain that one. It’s just a cool sport. Book clubs aren’t as cool as football. It’s unfortunate, but that’s the way humanity is trending right now. It’d be nice if we all treated literature like the Super Bowl because we’d all be a lot more educated and smarter. Sadly, that’s not the case and it’s becoming less and less the case as time goes on.
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