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.”

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.