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James Haskell

I'm A Celebrity: did it reveal a sexist James Haskell?

During Sunday night's episode, Haskell insisted that the women received priority in the passage to the prize once the Bushtucker trial was completed successfully.

This resulted in three of the men, Ian Wright, Andy Whyment and Cliff Parisi, missing out on the prize: a roast dinner. For those who weren't watching, the contestants were told they would all be competing in a trial the next morning. Before they entered this trial, they were required to make a list that would prioritise who would get the roast dinner if all of the stars were not won.

James Haskell, ex England rugby player, was the first to demand that all the women be put to the top of the list.

Before anything else was discussed, Haskell declared that all of the women should be put to the top of the list. He justified the decision later in the Bush Telegraph, saying he was brought up to believe it's just "good manners" that women should go first and it has "nothing to do with equality or any one sex being better than the other."

This did raise a good question for discussion:

Is this act one of chivalry, good manners, or simply sexist?

Despite James Haskell (probably) having good intentions and simply wanting to implement the 'good manners' he's been brought up with, he would simply not listen to a word of what Kate Garraway had to say, as she attempted to argue the decision. His voice was the only voice the viewers could hear.

It's not sexist to be polite and to put someone else's needs before your own. But it is extremely rude to completely ignore what anyone else has to say. The women should have had their say, but they were soon hushed after any argument. Haskell pounded the point further:

"Can we just agree moving forward that I'm more comfortable, and I think every man in here is comfortable, that women go first. So we can cut out all the chivalrous nonsense."

Kate replied with the voice of the nation, saying that 'chivalrous nonsense' is exactly what he was talking about.

He did not use 'good manners'.

It isn't the fact that Haskell insisted on men going after women. It was the way he conducted himself. The way he talked over Kate. The way he had no ears for any opinion that wasn't his own.

If I'm being honest, it made absolutely no sense to put the women first. Adele Roberts is a Radio 1 DJ and also a successful marathon runner, she's a woman of extremely impressive fitness and arguably physically stronger than a lot of the men in there. Jacqueline has proved her strength time and time again, beating the boys in the most difficult challenge yet when she was forced into a cylinder of spiders. Caitlin Jenner has also proved physically and mentally one of the strongest campmates. It begs the question:

Why was gender such an issue for James Haskell? Why was nothing else considered?

Later in the episode, Jaqueline and Myles swapped the order, worrying that a 70-year-old woman should not be the last on the list of the women, and moved her to the second slot. Why was age not considered before? Why was it assumed the only way to divide the list was by gender?

Ultimately, Haskell was not well mannered. He was not chivalrous, he was simply rude. He may have meant well, but he didn't conduct himself well as he callously dismissed Kate's concerns. Let's hope the backlash he has received from this will prompt him to change his attitude in the future.

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