SEXIST JOURNALISM

I find it hugely funny when journalists get all preachy and moralistic about the lack of gender equality in reporting in the media; which somehow they are not part of as a journalist in the media; I have never quite understood that. But the fact that journalists are hypocrites does not mean that they do not have a point.

Working in the adult entertainment industry, especially with high-class escort agencies in Malaga and the Costa Del Sol like Malaga Beauties from The Malaga Escort Agency and 2nd Circle Escort Malaga, I am always astonished by writers who bang on about equality, feminism and “a woman’s right to…(fill in the blank)” but then scream, mischaracterise and objectify women who voluntarily choose to make a very good living as professional escorts.

Anyway, an interview in Cosmopolitan UK that can be seen on YouTube, a journalist actually earned my respect and made me belly laugh as well as making a powerful point in a very persuasive manner. It was during the press junket for The Avengers: Age Of Ultron and the interviewees were Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson.

The journalist just had the very simple idea of asking Mr Ruffalo the type of questions female stars normally get asked, and Ms Johansson the questions that her male co-stars are normally presented with. So he is asked about his diet and what he will be wearing to the premier. She is quizzed about fight choreography, character development and her workouts, Brilliant. And credit to Scarlett Johansson. She quickly and easily sees which way the interview is going and plays along superbly, giving the king of detailed gritty answers about her fight training and heavy weights work outs that she has obviously been waiting years to get into.

Mr Ruffalo deserves recognition for his reaction throughout. Ms Johansson was obviously delighted and thought the whole thing great fun. So did he right at the start, before the shock set in. At one point he even turns and asks his fellow actor “do they really ask you that?” and is genuinely shocked when the answer is yes. Point made, very nicely played. I wonder how some of the other male actors would have responded?