February 23rd, 2008

SPN. Seriously?

No, show, seriously. I love you, but you keep pissing me off, and you are offending me time and again. It might be the time to break up soon, if you don't improve.

On some level, this is a show written for me. Myths, urban legends, forgotten gods, tricksters, fairy tales... Add eye-candy, road trip, epic journey, stir well.

But then, more often than not, I feel wrong for watching. Because it keeps on getting more and more mysogynist with every episode.

Strong women are evil. Sexually active women are evil (or punished for it, or both). Good women are cast exclusively in typical female roles (mothers, waitresses, nurses, secretaries).

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I'm still lamenting the treatment Jo and Ellen got. Jo particulary, her great character development, her coming of age, was reduced to accepting that her role in life was to be set aside, to be dismissed.

And then comes the reveal in Collapse )

This is the show that draws most of its audience from intelligent women. You think that watching it should not make me feel wrong, and ashamed.

If you read till here, just let me link you to Luminosity and Sisabet's 'Women's work' vid that says everything that I'm trying to say here, much better.