Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Sex in the Shitty

Sex and the Shitty

Why do I watch this show? Oh, yeah, for the gratuitous tit shots. But every season, it shits me more and more.

I don’t consider myself to be a feminist (faaaar too lazy for that). But I think that, like other movements, we’ve kind of become complacent about it and now have this thin veneer of equality on the surface, while women’s magazines and shows like this completely set us back (‘us’ as an equal society, not us as wyyymin or some such shit)

Sex and the city features women who are all free and sexually liberated. BULL! SHIT!!! It has four female ideals: there’s Charlotte, the virginal princess, Samantha, the pornstar-esque whore, Miranda, the icy career girl, and Carrie… who, let’s see… I guess you could say that she’s the ‘philosopher’ who needs to be rescued. But yeah. They’re all such cookie-cutter stereotypes, so if you show some charming naiveté, you’re ‘a Charlotte’, or if you freely discuss sex, you’re ‘sooo a Samantha’. Eyeroll.

And just in case it wasn’t covertly misogynistic enough, this season they give Samantha breast cancer. So Samantha, the only one who is completely sexually free, she’s the one who gets ‘punished’. ‘Like sex too much, will you! Well off with your tit!!!

Tell me if you don’t agree. I’ve been doing lit homework all day and I just know I’m not coming off as coherent or lucid as I would like. Gah!

2 comments:

Kate said...

I like this show, but only see it as a fluffy thing to watch before I go to bed at night. I don;t think they gave Samantha cancer cause she got around and wanted to punish her. I think maybe they did it cause she was the oldest one of the 4.
I hate how everyone now is analyzing their friends, like we all can fit into one of 4 categories. If I have one more person tell me I'm like Charlotte, I'm going to tell them to fuck off. Very un-Charlotte of me, I know.

ANyways, nice blog you've got.

Desci said...

Thank you! Perhaps you're right; I tend to over analyse stuff (damn literature student!!) Still...

And yes, apparently I'm a Samantha. Coz it's that easy to just slot all your friends into 4 categories. Grrrrr.