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Thu Jan 16, 2014, 09:03 PM

A question my wife just asked me and I am posing it here: How much is TV affecting our politics?

In the 1990s we had shows like Xena and Buffy and charmed with strong women leads and our country seemed to have very progressive laws and laws that help keep women independent.

Last 10 years we see shows that have women in a submissive role or secondary roles We see how women where treated in the 50s and 60s with mad men. You have shows like 19 kids and counting showing a woman who believes in the concept of being "submissive to her husband". In one of the books she has written--though one has to wonder if the "Big Man--Jim Bob--really ALLOWS her to write the books. Anyways she says a woman should be silent and look at her husband with love and adoration as he talks Make him believe that what he is saying is the most important thing.

Likewise we are now seeing laws that are basically destroying abortion rights.

Is it really life imitating art or art imitating life?

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diabeticman Jan 2014 OP
mike_c Jan 2014 #1
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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 09:25 PM

1. I haven't watched television since 1990 or so....

But I think that television has a profound influence on the public discourse, and mostly a bad one, IMO.

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Thu Jan 16, 2014, 10:39 PM

2. Theres only one answer

BENGHAZI!

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