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I had to post this. They took the words directly out of my brain. I always have to awkwardly avoid conversations with people who know I’m a feminist who want to immediately talk about 30 rock or parks and rec or the mindy project. Sorry, I can’t keep up with the latest middle class enlightened comedies out there. I respect the fact that women are taking a bigger portion of the comedy pie, but…
does one exist?
Seriously - what happened to the 90s? In the first 5 seconds I see a black man as “superman” someone standing up for the dignity of WOC, and MORE than two young people of color of stage at the same time.
Seriously, WHAT HAPPENED?
The more I see Nickeloeon play 90s favorites, I just lament on how GOOD diversity was done in the 90s and how we *know more* now but are doing so much worse on a larger scale when it comes to representation.
Children were the future and we fucked shit up
Basically white men who go around to random countries and judging their food through the most western lens possible.
Shows like Bizarre Foods (which I’ve watched for years honestly, just because I’m weird and like to watch people eat food…) is actually really condescending. The host, Andrew, just goes around and either mocks the people for the strange food that they eat, or act like him eating the food is the stamp of approval. It doesn’t matter that the fact that an entire country/culture is built off of these food staples - they’re already marked “bizarre” by the show title. Or he’ll go to a family’s house that doesn’t speak English and awkwardly eat their food/have condescending commentary on the food they eat on a daily basis. OR he will literally tell people to their face how foul/disgusting/not good something is. But he’d say “but I defend your right to eat it!” a if that erases the stigma you placed on their way of life.
No reservations with Anthony Bourdain: I’ve actually haven’t seen this for too long, but i still find it interesting. He goes to other countries and comments on their food as if his stamp of approval is needed. Don’t get me wrong, I bet the families, markets, restaurants that feature these shows get much needed exposure and business because of it. I’VE been to a restaurant just because I saw it on travel channel (man vs food) BUUTTT that doesn’t mean I can’t comment on the context. There was one episode where Anthony Bourdain was on Columbia and was amazed at how GREAT the food was. And was telling this one restaurant how their food is so amazing. Maybe it’s because I live on Texas and know Colombians and know S. American food is amazing - but I was just like “well… Duh columbian food is good as hell”. But I couldn’t help but notice how these places aren’t recognized has true culinary hot spots until *certain people* validate their existence.
Man vs. Food: just makes me want to eat everything…Edit: except when I see him eat peppers. Like, my family keeps habanero peppers in the freezer and he *literally* regards them as grenades … #nigerianproblems
I’m not one of those “these women are shaming the race” people. Cause there are shows that feed on drama and scandal for every race. But when for WOC, there is ONLY these type of shows. So I understand the frustration. But people like watching drama. That why soap operas were in business for DECADES.
But I guess the subject matter of Love & Hip Hop this season hits too close to home for me. It makes me to upset when I watch it. To think that the apex of diversity on TV is concentrated in shows like this and NOTHING ELSE just goes to show that the perceived flaws “endemic” to our community is put on blast while the rest of ‘normal TV’ is extra sanitized?
This trend is nonsense.
its not misogyny that girls is seemingly getting critiqued more than male centric shows that aren’t diverse, even if this is true (cause from where I sit, TV gets critiqued all the damn time…) I would argue that it is male privilege and not misogyny. Because if thats the case you’re telling WOC (and anyone else) that they’re misogynist for being especially upset that a “progressive” show thinks their only progressive just because they ignore every social inequality but OH BUT WE HAVE GENDER.
Its the principle. Can we stop acting like we can only take one step at a time? Progress begets more progress dammit.
Its a terrible show but this fucker gets renewed for all these seasons because we have this sick notion that all women need is some tough guy to set them straight and put them in their place so that someone can love them.
The one episode I remember he had the women sit and watch a video of men EVALUATING THEIR PICTURES. They were just like “yeah, this one can lose weight” or “she wears too much makeup.” I remember they were really cruel to the body of the black woman. I think she cried. I’m sure a lot of them did. (i saw it a long time ago) But of course its tough love and she had to suck it up and accept that what men think about them is important and they just need to deal with “the hard truth.”
Just seeing the title of the show makes me angry.