professor: “reality television is the new tinderbox of sexual stereotypes.”

professor: “reality television is the new tinderbox of sexual stereotypes.”
The Real World, Road Rules, and Sorority Life “reinforce the notion that women care first and foremost about relationships,” according to professor Susan J. Douglas. She’s quoted in a New York Times report about television shows that are “reinvigorating the debate about culture, gender and stereotypes.” The paper reports that the aforementioned shows “inflame the infamous gender wars, [Dougles] said, by asking whether men still essentially want women for their bodies and whether women want men for their money.”

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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.