Hi Everyone, I'm hoping some of you here can help me out with this assignment for my online sociology class. We have to discuss the following question. The problem that I am having is well so far everyone has said that my ideas are ridiculous and that I must be a man hating feminist. Oh well sticks and stones. In any event, I would very much like to get my point accross to these people, but I'm having trouble explaining what I feel about the following question. And no I'm not asking anyone to do my homework for me, I've already posted my answers on the topic, it is just that I was attacked and I would like to come up with a rebuttal to help them see, that they are wrong. Here is the question: how would you answer: How do popular television programs portray gender roles? Is there much variety contained in these presentations? What messages do these television programs transmit about appropriate male and female behavior? I pretty much stated how programs like "everyone loves raymond" and king of queens, my wife and kids, etc portrays women in the stereotypical roles of being the little wifey who takes care of the kids and doesn't work and has no problems, and the men are portrayed as idiots who can't function without the wives and have all control over the family, but in secret the women have all control because the men do something the women don't like, the women throw off some witty banter, and give him the silent treatment then the men all of a sudden see the error of their ways and come crawling back. so on and so forth. Any further thoughts?