• Sexualization

    Worst Cable TV Show of the Week: Girl Code on MTV

    by  • May 30, 2013 • Misrated, Sex, Sexualization, Worst Cable Show of the Week • 52 Comments

    “The dirty little secret at MTV is that their demo is not 22-year-old college students. Their demo is 12, 13-year-old kids, 14-year-old boys and girls who are often home alone and unsupervised.” — Rachel Campos-Duffy, a cast member on MTV’s The Real World: San Francisco (CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, January 21,2011) 

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    Adultery Is In at ABC

    by  • May 20, 2013 • Sex, Sexualization • 2 Comments

    After Sex and the City, Desperate Housewives, Girls, Girlfriends, Cashmere Mafia, Hot in Cleveland, Pretty Little Liars, Golden Girls, Designing Women, Sisters… what TV has really been lacking is more shows about four girlfriends, “each on her own path to self-discovery.” So ABC is giving us Mistresses.

    Although the female foursome has been done, and...

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    TV’s Latest Sex Obsession: Virginity

    by  • May 13, 2013 • Sex, Sexualization • 0 Comments

    In the sex-obsessed world of TV, the sex topic du jour on TV is virginity.

    Recent plot lines on Game of Thrones, Mad Men, and New Girl have centered around characters’ first sexual encounters, chastity vows, and a man confiding to a date that he has never had sex.

    Though superficially this may seem like a positive development...

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    End of an Era?

    by  • March 1, 2013 • Misrated, Sexualization • 0 Comments

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    Seth MacFarlane has built a career on programs that wallow in misogyny and anti-Semitism; joke about violence against women, rape, pedophilia, incest, and bestiality; and even ridiculing children with disabilities.

    Knowing this, the Academy still chose to invite MacFarlane to host the 2013 Academy Awards, where he proceeded to offend and outrage millions of viewers...

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    Misrated: The Carrie Diaries

    by  • January 31, 2013 • Misrated, Sexualization • 0 Comments

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    From 1998 through 2004, the premium cable network HBO showed the drama Sex and the City. The program was met with unquestioning hosannas from the entertainment industry and critical establishment, particularly for the way it’s four female protagonists treated sex: spewing four-letter words and going to bed with any man who came along, then getting...

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