Even as the chorus of voices opposing the increasingly sexualized images of women in media grows louder, and even as those who have decided to break the mold have seen unprecedented success, some brands are backsliding even farther, and even...Read more →
Hook-up culture is having its moment on cable television.
In just a few days, VH1 will be rolling-out Walk of Shame Shuttle, essentially Taxi Cab Confessions for the basic cable tier; a reality series in which a drivers pick up young adults after a one-night-stand...Read more →
For promoting the sexualization of women, CBS’ Thursday, February 26th airing of the Victoria’s Secret Swim Special (10:00 p.m. ET) is the Worst TV Show of the Week. Read more →
After twelve years of shoving raunchy, sexually explicit “humor” into American living rooms, CBS’ Two and a Half Men is no more. In celebration, the program’s February 19th series finale has been named the Worst TV Show of the Week.Read more →
For the second week in a row, Fox’s Family Guy centered on children having sex – which explains why the program deserves recognition for being the Worst TV Show of the Week.
As we’ve previously noted, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane apparently has a...Read more →
Thousands of Americans are offended at having to pay for WE TV’s upcoming show Sex Box – and the PTC has the comments from the public to prove it.Read more →
Are child molestation and statutory rape funny?
Fox thinks so.
That is the inescapable conclusion given the Sunday, February 8th episode of Fox’s Family Guy (9:00 p.m. ET) — the Worst TV Show of the Week.Read more →
Unfortunately, there were still a few ads inappropriate for families and kids on this year’s Super Bowl. Amid the flood of optimistic, family-friendly imagery, the commercials that featured sexual imagery stood out all the more.Read more →
Which Super Bowl ads do you find yourself sharing with your Facebook friends and family? Or talking about at work the next day? Or watching over and over again on You Tube? Like most people, I expect they are the ads that tug at your heartstrings,...Read more →
Originally centered on educational programming, the cable network TLC has become a channel increasingly focused on sex.Read more →
It’s the first business week of 2015, so my thoughts naturally go to “what are your wishes for the new year?” Folks, there is a lot on the PTC’s plate for the coming year, but I’d like to give you some flavor of where we are...Read more →
Just before Christmas, Entertainment Weekly published an unedited question and answer session (warning: the original story on the Entertainment Weekly website contains graphic images) with PTC President Tim Winter.
It’s not to be missed!
It’s unusual for a major publication to devote such resources to...Read more →
For crassly exploiting the tragedy of rape for the purposes of “entertainment,” the December 4th episode of CW’s Reign is the Worst TV Show of the Week. Read more →
This past Halloween, viewers were horrified when ABC ran a sexually explicit episode of Scandal immediately after a Peanuts holiday cartoon. Now, parents may face a similar situation next week.Read more →
For being one of the bloodiest, most sexist, and most exploitative shows on TV, the Wednesday, November 12th episode of CBS’ Stalker (10:00 p.m. ET) deserves recognition for being the Worst TV Show of the Week. Read more →
Naomi Schaefer Riley has an excellent piece over at the NY Post, highlighting some of the vulgarities masquerading as “family shows.”
“Mom” has its humorous moments, but this is one “family” sitcom you’d never watch with your family. And it’s hardly alone. The premiere of “The Millers” last year included an extended conversation...Read more →
Warning: anatomical references and graphic descriptions of violence
The creator of the HBO series Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin, recently gave an interview in which he decried the criticism of the sexual content of the show – or at least relative to the criticism of...Read more →
Today, Nicki Minaj released the video for her new single “Anaconda,” and she is slated to perform on the VMAs this weekend. The video is described (accurately) in
The Wrap like this:
After tons of teasing, an endless stream of racy promo pics...Read more →
Today, PTC president Tim Winter called on MTV not to repeat the mistakes made during the 2013 Video Music Awards. Although much of the media attention was focused on the performance of Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke, the explicit content of last year’s VMAs...Read more →
Caution: This video contains strong language and suggestive imagery.
A model whose likeness was used for a highly suggestive Burger King ad five years ago is claiming that she did not consent to having her image used in that way and is calling for a boycott of Burger King.
The image...Read more →
Dear Matt (with a copy to Seth MacFarlane),
There is nothing funny about rape.
According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, an American is sexually assaulted every two minutes. The damage, both physical and emotional, is incalculable. Too many have suffered and too few of...Read more →
In 2012, MTV sent out a reality show casting call for young adults “who are ready to LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY!” Outrage greeted the announcement, and MTV scrapped the show before it aired. Now, MTV is trying the same premise again.Read more →
So-called “reality” TV dating shows have typically been racy, from ABC’s (relatively) mild The Bachelor to MTV’s explicitly sexual Jersey Shore. But now, talk show host and former Bravo network executive Andy Cohen is planning a series that will take “explicit” to a whole new level.Read more →
Nudity has long been a staple on premium cable networks. But now, “naked dating” programs are poised to become the next big thing on basic cable – and even broadcast – TV.Read more →
Earlier this week it was announced that a number of major corporations like Kia and Red Bull had pulled their sponsorship from the LA Clippers in light of the racist statements allegedly made and caught on tape by team owner Donald Sterling.
Those corporations made the right decision to protect their brand name and image...Read more →