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.
I want another series of the island with bear grylls but with women on just to see the difference and how they would cope compared to men— beth (@BethHartleyy) May 26, 2014
Why are there no survival programmes featuring women? Bear Grylls, Ed Stafford, Ray Mears, The Island...no women! Are we just too sensible?— Lorraine Gregory (@authorontheedge) May 24, 2014
if they put a load of women on the island they'd be living in a little house and having feasts every night— amy (@_amyggg) May 26, 2014
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