Twitter says women would cope better on Bear Grylls' The Island

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A bunch of boys are learning to survive on The Island. But could us chicks do any better?

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Anyone else hooked on Bear Grylls The Island experiment will know some men are just not cut out to survive in the wild.

The 13 British men plonked on a remote desert island by the TV survivalist have been forced to hunt and forage for food, make camp and generally go about the daily struggle of living when you have no tools, no skills and an overwhelming need to be back with your Playstation/mum (cough, Ryan).

"Gender roles have changed drastically in recent years and many men have a very different set of skills than those of just a couple of generations ago," explains Channel 4. "Bravado aside could a group of modern British men – more used to ipads and microwave meals - have the skills and fortitude to survive stranded on a desert island?"

Bear faced accusations of sexism before the show hit screens over the lack of women.

Not so, said Bear. "This show was very much a study of modern masculinity so it was obviously going to be an all-male cast, it would have been crazy to have it any other way but it's nothing to do with who is the stronger sex, men or women."

The TV show has been commissioned for a second series already - but there is a call on Twitter to throw 13 women on the island and compare how they get on.

After all, gender roles have indeed changed - so surely us women would now be caiman wrestling, shelter building legends? Time for a study of modern femininity calls viewers.




What do you think?

Would women do a better job on The Island?
Women would rule at this. Bear, let me at it. 32.18%
Women would struggle just as much as the boys34.48%
We'd never cope, it would just be embarrassing 33.33%

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