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“War of the Sexes” on Farmen kendis: – More childish than Paradise Hotel

Many of the participants on the Farmen kjendis farm showed a continuing interest in participating in the heavier and more physical tasks.

In today’s episode, it came to a boiling point, as it was once again brought up that roles and tasks on the farm are gender-based.

Senior farmer Alexander Satterstoll (27) and Ornulf Heuer (66) discuss women’s dissatisfaction with the tasks assigned to them:

“Girls think we boys do things for boys all the time. They can just do it themselves, they can carry it around here themselves.”», Says the big farmer about the tense situation.

“Every time we tell them to come here, there is something they have to do,” he said. Hoyer adds.

The right forces in the right place

Later in the episode, Sæterstøl details his frustration with the discussion about the gender role on the farm. The 27-year-old believes that it is normal for women and men to have different strengths and weaknesses.

“I can’t stand girl-and-boy stuff. It’s so stupid and childish. It’s more boyish than Paradise Hotel, in a way. It’s really cool.”he says, before throwing the sixpence to the ground in great frustration.

Høyer, who was a senior farmer the first week, tells TV 2 that it’s not about what women can or can’t do, but the correct distribution of work capacity.

– What we have to remember is that there is a difference between working in 1923 and 2023. I don’t feel it’s male chauvinism to say you need the right effort in the right place, to get the weekly job done.

Disagree: This week there has been a big focus on what constitutes women’s and men’s work on the farm. Photo: Anton Sugiou

Many times, Høyer says, the men encouraged the women to participate in the physical tasks. Then he adds that many girls, especially Sophie Karlstad (25) and Malin Nicevoll (34), often contributed.

Certainly it is not my opinion that women cannot contribute in the same way as men. But when it comes to carrying, deploying, and building things, there is a difference. Høyer says work assignments decide.

I took the year very seriously

Marit Andreessen, 56, says several times that she felt the traditional gender roles that existed in 1923 were taken seriously on the farm.

– I have a very large number of female friends who are good at publishing and building. So, as far as I know women and men, I don’t quite agree that it’s always the men who have to take on these tasks, she says to TV 2.

She disagrees with Høyer’s statement that they had to act as if they were in 1923.

2023, not 1923: Marit believes that even if participants are to live as they are in 1923, they are still in 2023. Photo: Anton Sugyu

2023, not 1923: Marit believes that even if participants are to live as they are in 1923, they are still in 2023. Photo: Anton Sugyu

– It’s mainly a TV recording, so in 2023 you can talk about what it’s like to work for women and men for I think it’s very strange. I sometimes wondered if Ornulf was acting out, or if he really thought we were in 1923, says the 56-year-old.

Andreassen and Høyer had already begun discussing the gender role in the first week, when Andreassen believed Høyer’s division of labor was male chauvinism. Høyer himself disagrees with this.

I don’t feel I have to have a bad conscience to take on a tiring physical job. I did this to obtain a fair and correct distribution of labor. What is important to say is that we all contributed in all parts of the tasks, but in certain places some of us had to contribute more, says the 66-year-old.

– I don’t care

Christopher Murch Hosby, 33, says he’s always tried to contribute to all parts of the weekly assignments, and doesn’t agree with the way the gender discussion is presented.

– I think you should contribute where you can, as best you can. For example, I gave Malin a lot of milking, and I worked a lot in the field. I would say I split my time evenly between the laundry room and the field.

Hosby adds that he felt the male participants always encouraged women to contribute. He singled out Karlstad as one of those who contributed the most.

 Photo: Anton Sugiou

Take More Responsibility: Both Sophie and Christopher believed that participants should take responsibility for their work.

– I don’t feel it’s right that we didn’t want to help the ladies, and it was Sophie who contributed the most. She’s been in the shower a few times, and confirmed on Wednesday’s episode that she thought it was hard work. It was easier for some of us to do heavy physical tasks at a faster pace. So I guess it was kind of whining. And as I said before – whining is probably the worst thing I know.

Karlstad asserts that she often contributed to more physically demanding tasks. However, she had a different tactic.

– I actually tried to stay away from that discussion. I’ve been on reality shows before, and I know you shouldn’t jump headfirst into the first argument. My tactic was to sneak into physically demanding tasks. We can’t blame it all on the guys, we had to take some responsibility ourselves too.

– I simply gave a little shit. Instead of complaining about it, I went out there and took part in the “man’s work”. There is no one who can expel me from there. So I just do it, instead of asking if I do.

You can see Farmen kendis every Tuesday at 21:40, and Wednesday and Sunday at 20 on TV 2 Direkte and When you want on tv 2 play.

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