It's more about classism. Mrs Howe did nothing. Ginger did nothing. Gilligan and Mary-Ann did everything ascribed to the gender rolls. I suppose the Professor was specialized labour since no one else on the island knew how to turn a coconut into a radio. Lost. Right at the beginning Shannon's sexy brother bet her that she was a useless waste of skin, because she couldn't get a fish. So she she used her near nudity and sexuality to make that Hobbit Charlie, catch her a fish. And then blue balled Charlie got frustrated when Shannon walked off with his fish to have sex with her brother. I can imagine Ginger going that to Gilligan a lot. Not that she had any one to have incest with. I can also see Ginger killing Lovey Howe, and taking her man, and then waiting out the clock on Mr. Magoo to inherit his millions. Mr Howe was useless on the Island, although he had a briefcase of money that he was slowly feeding to Gilligan to keep himself fed and clean, but Ginger was playing the long game. Sigh. The original song described the Professor and Mary-Ann as "and the rest" So, you see it is about class? I didn't know it at the time but apparently the professor was a sexy leading man with an awesome body. I just thought of him as an old nerd, but apparently I didn't run my hands up and down his body to find all the bumps he had to offer a woman. Muscles. I was talking about his Muscles. Get your mind out of the gutter.