Vaginas should be in bed if they have to be on TV
Vanity Fair released its new cover today: the ladies of television. How happy - and relieved - do you think they are that Sofia Vergara qualifies as a non-white (even though they made her skin colour as close to it as they possible could)? Good job for the acknowledgement that television is indeed more interesting and bold, especially for female roles, than film. But, you know, let’s totally undermine that point by making sure the message we receive is that the women, however talented they may be, MUST BE PICTURED IN BED. Or not wearing much clothing.
Oh f-ck off Lainey, why do you have to be such a cranky ass bitch all the time?
Well, when you consider Lee Aronsohn’s recent remarks, staying naked and playing under the covers is exactly where women belong. So, you know, we should all just sit in a corner and not speak up. Unless it’s to ask for permission to suck a dick.
Aronsohn is the co-creator of Two And A Half Men. If you’ve been reading my blog long enough, you know how I feel about the quality of that show: it’s sh-t which, naturally, is why it consistently ranks among the top rated programs on tv. Also, it’s super-sexist which, naturally, is why it consistently ranks among the top rated programs on tv.
Aronsohn was at a conference this weekend and shared his thoughts on female representation on television:
"Enough, ladies. I get it. You have periods," he said.
And while he did acknowledge that the success of Tina Fey and Chelsea Handler has meant that women have a voice to express previously offside women-focused discussion points on television, Aronsohn also feels it’s way more than enough now; it’s time for the ladies to take a step back:
"But we’re approaching peak vagina on television, the point of labia saturation.”
As for his own show, and why it sucks so much for women, Aronsohn explained:
“Screw it. We're centering the show on two very damaged men. What makes men damaged? Sorry, it’s women. I never got my heart broken by a man." (Source)
Yes. Thank you for the reminder. That women should be punished. That that punishment should be a constant. No, really, thank you. And I mean that sincerely.
Otherwise it would have been easy to forget that it’s not equal; it’s never been equal. Vanity Fair puts women on the cover and we forget that equal isn’t happening. Is Lee Aronsohn a pig? Of course. But how easy it is to call him a pig? What’s more troubling is that he’s a pig who is supported by the network, by producers, by the actors, and by the AUDIENCE. If we get what we deserve, what are we doing to deserve Two And A Half Men?
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