Alex Trebek’s “Jeopardy!” gender obsession - Salon.com
From the Article:
"In Trebek’s universe, when a woman wins, a battle of the sexes begins, whereas when a man wins, the universe is in accord. He’s been making remarks similar to his recent one that women “wager [less] because they figure, ‘Oh, this is the household money, this is the grocery money, the rent money.’” When this reporter was on “Jeopardy!” in 2010, Trebek told the same thing to the audience during a break in taping — that women are too focused on the family pocketbook to play the game the way it’s meant to be played (discounting other possibilities, like the one that “Jeopardy!”‘s questions are gendered in a manner that favors men). Trebek also told the audience, in 2010, that “men are just smarter,” but immediately assured all present he was joking.
His consistent hammering of the point that women are dramatically lower wagerers than men (debunked doubly by Slate, which recently showed the average female wager is just a bit lower and that’s not, necessarily, a worse strategy) shouldn’t be taken seriously. It’s a nasty, gendered assumption about the way women think, coming from a fellow who thinks it’s worth remarking upon when women win at all.”
and he majored in philosophy…. i am ashamed