Critical Essays on «The Real Housewives»
7. Hate-Watching the Housewives: Gender, Power, and the Pleasure of Judgment
Clearly, there should/could be better shows on TV that depict women in a more positive light. I feel that about half of the time these women are doing positive things—raising a family, focusing on their careers, etc. But the other half, the part most [people] actually want to watch, they are fighting, bickering, talking about one another, etc. It’s the latter that makes people tune in, unfortunately.
(Anonymous, online survey, 2013)
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