TV sitcoms and the normalization of women’s degradation

“The Big Bang Theory” is on TV right after evening news at a time when lots of kids are watching. The sitcom is clearly intended for a young audience. I occasionally leave it on while I’m working without paying attention to it. Over the past few months I’ve overheard more than one episode glorifying & making sport of prostitution–introducing young people to the concept of buying women’s sexuality as easily as one buys a video game or CD & normalizing & legitimizing it through humor. Is it any wonder misogyny is still a stinking problem in this society!?

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