Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Fuck You, Vanity Fair

This is the photo they use to illustrate their story about women in television:

Although, to be fair, a lot of the blame has to go to the actresses willing to pose for this.

It seems especially awful in light of this:

(via Daily Mail online)

Lee Aronsohn, the co-creator of the CBS comedy Two and a Half Men is in hot water for saying female-oriented comedies have reached the point of saturation.
Speaking with the Hollywood Reporter at the Toronto Screenwriting Conference, he said: ‘Enough, ladies, I get it. You have periods.’
He complained of the latest batch of comedy shows targeted toward women, including 2 Broke Girls and Whitney.
He added: ‘But we’re approaching peak vagina on television, the point of labia saturation.’
But Aronsohn, 59, who is married and has three children, didn’t stop there.
He said that the show focuses on ‘damaged men. What makes men damaged? Sorry, it’s women. I never got my heart broken by a man.’

 Those remarks seem especially indefensible, so of course they were defended by giant sack of shit Rush Limbaugh, who had this nugget to add to the national discourse:

All he’s talking about here is the chickification of his business. He writes sitcoms – he’s a comedy writer. He says the women have taken over. It’s all vagina all the time. We get it! Ok women, let us alone.
 So, yeah, it seems like a perfect time to portray the women currently making strides in the television industry as pornified eye-candy. Way to go, Vanity Fair! Asses!


Abu Scooter said...

'Cause the guys on Two and a Half Men are such role models. Not.

Just another of the 3.142 reasons why I haven't watched live-action network television regularly since The X-Files imploded.

o w grant said...

Lets see. Two and a Half Men reduced women to three categories:

Doable (sp?) (Nameless and disposable)

Not Doable (And DEFINATELY disposable)

Mothers (Wants desperately for them to be disposable, but aren't)

The rest of the story line consists of various bathroom references, adolescent stupidity, and self abuse.

Yep, just can't get me enough of prime time Boy's Town.

And as for those girlie shows that portray strong women being women with their own issues and ideas? Well, they’re just waaay out of line.