Jonathan Ross reckons older men are threatened more than women in todays climate of feminism but added that representation was crucial in a time of change.
The TV show appeared on Loose Women to discuss the return of his chat show, but in doing so walked into to the heavy debate about gender neutrality.
Speaking to the panel, he said: As the youngsters say, Im fairly “woke”. My kids are very kind of aware. Not so much my son, but my daughters.
My youngest [Honey Kinney Ross, 22], shes set up a thing called Pink Protest, which is a modern activist feminist group, and so I learn a lot from her and I see a lot of things on her Instagram feed which frankly I wish I hadnt seen. So I kind of know what the modern worlds about.
Voicing his thoughts on the Fireman Sam debate (where the iconic character was axed as a mascot for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue in favour of gender-neutral fire extinguishers) he said: All these changes, sometimes, and more often its men than women, they hang on to the past because they are somewhat threatened by these changes. Thats sad really, and a bit awkward.
Someone earlier mentioned they were bringing out a Ms Monopoly – fair enough, he continued. I know this sounds awful, but I didnt know there was inequity in male and female pay in the workplace till about eight years ago. I hadnt even been aware of it.
Of course when you are aware of it, you think thats nonsense, but I hadnt even been aware of it.
These sort of changes are crucial because even if its sort of just spreading awareness, he concluded. It can maybe help to bring about some change.
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