Lure of Strictly Come Dancing is "old-fashioned sexism rather than fancy footwork and sequins"

Lure of Strictly Come Dancing is “old-fashioned sexism rather than fancy footwork and sequins”

7:16 PM on 4th October 2011

Old fashioned Jason Donovan dancing the Cha Cha with Kristina Rihanoff in the show and appears to be a fan of her outfit

Old fashioned Jason Donovan dancing the Cha Cha with Kristina Rihanoff in the show and appears to be a fan of her outfit

Reinforces traditional gender stereotypes Alex Jones and James Jordan get to grips with their gender roles on the dance floor

Reinforces traditional gender stereotypes Alex Jones and James Jordan get to grips with their gender roles on the dance floor

Taking the male lead: Audley Harrison takes charge while dancing with Natalie Lowe on the show

Taking the male lead: Audley Harrison takes charge while dancing with Natalie Lowe on the show

Sociologist Vicki Harman said:

Sociologist Vicki Harman said: “It is all about the woman looking attractive and being shown off by their male partner” (Nancy Dell”Olio and Anton Du Beke pictured)