Sunday, January 09, 2011

Bad Girls Club

How come NOW has not protested the show "Bad Girls Club"? It displays women in the worst possible light. I thought Jersey Shore was human zoo TV, but it is nothing compared to episodes of Bad Girls Club. Italian American groups tried to stop Jersey Shore, the NAACP constantly goes after certain stereotypes (yet turns a blind eye to other horrendous representations), so where are women's groups to yell about this show?

Here's the BGC oath:

A Bad Girl knows what she wants and how to get it; like having sex, or any
sexual activity. She makes her own way, makes her own rules and she makes no
apologies. A Bad Girl blazes her own trail and removes obstacles from her path.
A Bad Girl fights and forces her way to the top with style and beauty. A Bad
Girl believes in jumping first and looking later. People will love you. People
will hate you. Others will secretly wish to be you. A Bad Girl is you

There are countless things wrong with this oath, and it is a shame that this show exists. I do like how they split having sex from any sexual activity. Pretty funny. Besides that, "make your own rules", "fights and forces her way to the top with style and beauty", "jumping first, looking later", hello? This is why we have problems now in America. Too many people jumping first without thinking of consequences. Making your own rules, sorry that is not how life works. It's a shame that they use fight and force rather than 'work hard' to get to the top. It is also a shame that in the end, these bad girls still have to use their 'looks' (the style and beauty) to get to the top. This reaffirms the idea that a woman only has value through her looks..... and this show is on Oxygen which is programming for women.

Sad. Maybe Bad Girls Club needs to reveal they have a Republican producer, then NOW will get involved.

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