Australian 'Family Feud' game show criticized for sexist question

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Australian 'Family Feud' Game Show Criticized For Sexist Questions

A segment of the game show "Family Feud" is under attack after asking contestants to 'Name a Woman's Job.'

The Australian version of the game show then proceeded to give the top eight answers to these questions based on the most popular answers from a survey of a hundred Australians. The most popular answers for women's jobs, on the other hand, were cooking, cleaning, washing dishes and doing laundry, along with a career as a hairdresser or a receptionist. Male jobs included being a mechanic, builder, plumber, carpenter, and tradesman.

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A newspaper called my show sexist today. The story after mine was about a lady's fake boobs that bounce to Mozart's music. Now that's GOLD.
We tested some social values on FF: name something people THINK is a man/woman's job? Don't blame us 4 the answers, they're yours Australia!
Family Feud asked “what is a woman’s job?”… so we tweaked some things here and there http://t.co/eM21C4QiOl http://t.co/mUEVMn5hbK
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Channel 10 have apologised for sexist responses to 'Name a woman's job?' on Family Feud, ratings are so bad they thought it was 1970.
Can't believe it's taken this long for people to realize the sexist nature of Family Feud questions. Guess no one watches it.
Grant Denyer and Kate Richie attend 'A Night With The Stars' in support of the Westmead Hospital at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre on March 7, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 02: TV host Grant Denyer attends the nominations announcement for the 2007 TV Week Logie Awards, at Luna Park on April 2, 2007 in Sydney, Australia. The 2007 TV Week Logie Awards will be held on May 6 at the Crown Entertainment Complex Melbourne. (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images)
Host Richard Dawson speaks to the cast of the television series, 'Eight Is Enough' as they compete on the game show, 'Family Feud,' April 1978. (Photo by ABC Television/Fotos International/Getty Images)
Host Richard Dawson speaks to the cast of the television series, 'Eight Is Enough' as they compete on the game show, 'Family Feud,' April 1978. (Photo by ABC Television/Fotos International/Getty Images)
FILE - This June 1978 file photo shows Richard Dawson, host of "Family Feud" in character. Dawson, the wisecracking British entertainer who was among the schemers in the 1960s sitcom "Hogan's Heroes" and a decade later began kissing thousands of female contestants as host of the game show "Family Feud" died Saturday, June 2, 2012. He was 79. (AP Photo, File)
FILE - This June 1978 file photo shows Richard Dawson, host of "Family Feud" in character. Dawson, the wisecracking British entertainer who was among the schemers in the 1960s sitcom "Hogan's Heroes" and a decade later began kissing thousands of female contestants as host of the game show "Family Feud" died Saturday, June 2, 2012. He was 79. (AP Photo, File)
FILE - In this June 25, 1980 file photo, as host Richard Dawson, center, watches, Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett, right, grimaces and Cowboys cheerleader Suzette Scholz-Derrick waves happily after Suzette beat Dorsett with a correct answer during taping of the "Family Feud" game show at ABC television studios in Los Angeles. Five Cowboys footballers meet five Cowboys cheerleaders for week of competition on the popular daytime game show. Dawson, the wisecracking British entertainer who was among the schemers in the 1960s sitcom "Hogan's Heroes" and a decade later began kissing thousands of female contestants as host of the game show "Family Feud" died Saturday, June 2, 2012. He was 79. (AP Photo/Randy Rasmussen, File)
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Network 10 in Australia, which aired the show, has apologized for including the questions in the episode, saying on their Facebook page that they were "ill-advised," and that the answers don't speak for all Australians.


Post by Family Feud Australia.

The host of the show, Grant Denyer, took to Twitter to defend the show, saying: "We tested some social values on FF: name something people THINK is a man/woman's job? Don't blame us for the answers, they're yours Australia!"


Regardless of where blame is placed, people are still outraged. An associate professor from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology says the answers given on the show are evidence that sexism still exists in Australia.

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