Come check out Zel McCarthy’s breakdown of the representation of gay men in reality television. He breaks down the stereotypes, the sidelining and the lack of central “roles” for gay men in the reality sphere.
There is no question that many feminists are aware of the fact that simply because a woman makes a sexist or misogynistic joke doesn’t mean it loses its gendered punch. What do you think of women who manipulate a sexist power structure instead of fighting it to try to get ahead? I discuss the advertising of Whitney Cummings’ new TV show here - tell me your thoughts.
Legal professionals: Kit Hoover, on Access Hollywood Live - my primary source of sexist commentary as of late - thinks you’re ugly. She said this to Nicolette Sheridan who confided that as a young girl she had wanted to become a lawyer. Another strong message sent by this “news” group that your looks are what determine your ideal job - and that if you’re considered attractive by the masses, taking a job that doesn’t allow them to ogle at you is a real tragedy.
To her credit, Ms. Sheridan replied, “Well, ah, I don’t really know how to respond to that.” Which is a tactful way of saying, “Good lord, one day you’re probably going to need a lawyer because you can’t filter that stream of BS”