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#guestpost: research: sexism as entertainment. More on TV's MANswers. (feimineach)
In a previous post we discussed the policing of gender roles in television advertisements. We then wrote about how recent advertisements police masculinity by implementing rules concerning masculine behavior and what is deemed manly. Gender role policing is however not only present in advertisements aimed at selling products, but can also be found in television series and programs. Spike TV Website, Every episode devotes a few minutes to answer each question and these are illustrated and acted out by men and women. Diverse ranges of professionals such as biologists, urologists, anthropologists or wild life experts are utilized for their opinions and advice.
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In a previous piece for feimineach we wrote about an American television show called MANswers and its disturbing sexist portrayals of women. The answer to each question is reenacted by male and female actors, while a typical MANswers show is approximately twenty minutes in length. While watching the show we noted that its portrayals of women were overwhelmingly negative and very stereotypical. Therefore we hypothesized that in MANswers:.
Manswers is a late night comedy series that premiered on Spike on September 19, The series is produced by reality television production company, SuperDelicious, and aired on Spike. It garnered an average of 1. The first season consisted of 9 half-hour episodes. The second season showed 13 episodes of similar material.