With the exception of that one time a bisexual female contestant flirted with a woman she found attractive, ABC’s The Bachelor oozes heteronormativity. We all know the drill: conventionally attractive man is wooed by 25 nearly-identical women, chooses his favorite one and proposes to her. If we turn a blind eye to the overnight dates, it’s all quite conservative. Sure, there are other dating shows that are less limited and exclusionary, but those series are more likely to be labeled as “trashy.” Disappointingly, there has never been a gay bachelor. Read More
BY Olivia Saperstein
on Oct 13, 2011
Most people who indulge in shows like The Bachelor and Jersey Shore don't take them seriously. In fact, most people I know who watch reality TV, watch it almost sadistically, as they are enjoying the act of hating it. New Research from the Girl Scout Institute is proving that these popular TV shows may have more of an effect than we may think.
The study took middle school and high school aged girls and asked reality tv viewers and non viewers questions about their lifestyle, behavior, and mentality. Read More