Growing up you believe the world is meant to be the way it is. The older I get the more I realise that this is not the case. The world is full of injustices and atrocities that governments and the voice of faith expect us to accept, though with each passing year they grow fewer and fewer, at least one would hope. I have created this blog as a space for me to rant about all things science, politics, philosophy and religion, before it’s too late and the vessel of new atheism propelled by a growing surge in secularism solves all of the world’s problems for good.

Friday, 6 May 2011

What a bitch...?!

I just watched the first episode of this new TV show No Ordinary Family. The show and what it’s about is pretty much irrelevant in this rant however. Obviously it’s about a family, father, mother, daughter and son (usual equation no less… lol).

So the daughter (14-15 years old?) finds out the boyfriend she had who said he loved her and would wait for her to be ready to lose her virginity. She goes away on holidays and comes back and effectively finds out that another girl from school and her boyfriend have been sleeping together.

She tells her mother exactly what happened when she spoke to her boyfriend and found out, and the first thing her mother says is “That girl is such a bitch”. Nothing at all is mentioned about the boy and him having done the wrong thing…

THE FUCK?! It struck me straight away… I’ve seen this before on countless American sitcoms and chick flick movies where it always seems to be portrayed like the “bitch” has seduced the boy into sleeping with her and diminishes the fact that he is equally to blame. To me, this seems to be exactly what we seem to abhor about the Islamic view of women and how they need to cover themselves up with “insert oppressive form of clothing” because they pose a threat to men who can’t control their urges…

Why on earth are we sending this message to our kids in movies and TV shows?

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