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Big Brother 18

The reality of Big Brother: it will stay toxic until we stop watching

It’s been another summer of light, silly Big Brother fun: costumes, sloppy competitions, grotesque sexism, blatant misogyny, atrocious editing that makes heroes into villains and vice versa, unpunished rule violations, and a young cast with little life experience that laughs about animal abuse and brags about not knowing the game they’re currently playing.

Of particular horror this summer has been the treatment of women by some male cast members, and by the television show itself.

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Big Brother 18 premiere: new twists, plus a lot of the expected

The Big Brother 18 houseguests may be playing in teams, and one person may be eliminated tonight as a result of a challenge—a first, apparently, for Big Brother (in BB14, coach Dan actually cast a vote to eliminate Jodi after his team lost)—but for anyone worried that the show would somehow change or evolve for real this …

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