Wednesday, November 30, 2005
word on the street
Overheard today at Yale: the claim that "Desperate Housewives" depicts a matriarchy.
Let's get this straight. OK, so the show's main characters are women who manipulate others. Is this really what it looks like when women rule in a gender-inclusive context? um.... no.
Just look at the title:
"desperate" = use men as sex-toys and stab each other in the back.
"house-wives" = defined and supported financially only by their marriage; have an extremely limited sphere of action.
Don't know about you, but I call that patriarchy.
Posted by Maggie at Wednesday, November 30, 2005