NOW’s Feminist Primetime report grades Amazing Race A-, Bachelor F.

NOW’s Feminist Primetime report grades Amazing Race A-, Bachelor F.
The National Organization for Women has released its annual report on the representation of women in prime-time TV shows. In the full report [pdf], The Amazing Race 2 received an A- overall, earning an A+ for “[presenting] women as active participants in the plot.” Survivor Marquesas received a D+ in the social responsibility category, but it ended up with a C+ overall, whereas ABC’s The Bachelor received an F for sexual exploitation and an F overall. Other graded shows include the cancelled Under One Roof (B+) and No Boundaries (C+), which is now airing on the Outdoor Life Network.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.