Noon time soaps and reality TV is a huge fad in American TV. It has been generating huge money for the entertainment industry. Perhaps that is why more and more soaps are being produced and a wide variety of reality TV has developed in a short span of time. However, although this fad is widely accepted by everyone, there is a subject in these soaps and reality shows that must be addressed properly.
Although we are already well within the 21st century, there are still social issues that dejects femininity. Some of this issues can be seen and broadcasted through the media. Television shows although are not very vulgar, are still misrepresenting women as they are.
Making us look weak
Some reality TV shows, either unintentionally or intentionally, are portraying women as weak and dependent persons. Most drama series show how women can be easily lured into an illicit relationship and how easy it is for men to cheat on them. Most of them also shows how women weep and remorse over the matter. All of these make women look weak. It shows that women cannot stand on their own and that they are dependent on men. Some reality TV shows also portray women as subservient to male characters and that they are pretty much dependent on whatever the men decides on.
All of these TV shows are working against femininity and that they are now properly representing women in general. However it is easy for the masses of people who are watching these shows to accept the idea and to perceive them to be true.
One TV series that can be a good example of women’s independence is the TV series titled “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. This series is about a vampire slayer that shuns the limelight and wishes to have nothing more than a normal life. Although she was involved with two guys, she never showed any signs of weakness and still maintained her stature. She did what she needed to do and she made her own personal decisions. These traits are not commonly expressed by female characters in most TV shows thus making women look like the weaker sex.
In reality there is no such thing as a weaker sex. It is just that every one of us is made different and that is what makes us special. Some people excel at sports, others in business while others in academics. We have our own set of special skills and we do not need to compare ourselves with others. As a wise man once said “if you judge a fish by its ability to climb, it would live its whole life thinking that he was stupid”.