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Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV by Jennifer L. Pozner

Oct 22, Sarra rated it really liked it. A noted public speaker, Pozner has conducted interactive multimedia presentations and participated in panels and debates at dozens of high schools, colleges, and conferences in more than half the US. Not only is the research done well, the realith is spot on and done with humor and wit.

They’re told to “never stop smiling,” even if they’re unhappy. She often repeated the same point over and over.

October 19, Imprint: If women are generally flakier, less talented and less capable then men, why hire them, support their art work, elect them as politicians, pay attention to their concerns as citizens or respect them as equal life partners. I don’t agree with Posner’s belief that everyone who watches reality tv is being affected by it on some level.

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Yes, the author, in a footnote, really does refer to anti-depressants as “happy pills”. I look forward to reading Jenn’s next book, no matter what it is about.

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Bcak wound up challenging a lot of my ideas about just how mindless the entertainment is.

Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV

The fact that the women are always shown either arguing or in skimpy outfits. I am also a person with moderate intelligence who can easily pick out the manipulative editing, set-ups, and product placements on my own. It’s absolutely fascinating and the author’s sense of humor makes it fun rather than dry. Other than that, I’ve watched various Gorden Ramsey things I like the British ones much morebut even those I’ve cooled to – the overuse of the word bitch to describe women, the fact that every black women seems to take most of bafk hate from those in the group, the fact that you are suppose to undermine people to win a job where you need to lead and support people.


I stopped watching some reality shows Realiyt Next Top Model, the Bachelor, American Idol, basically any dating show, etc because of some of the things discussed in the book. Furthermore, I am able to identify stereotyping, misogyny, and lack of cultural diversity in most reality tv shows, yet I watch them anyway. A great resource for teachers and academics.

Regressive s values should stay in the past. This is wildly inaccurate, possibly ignorant, unfair, unkind, and woefully simplistic.

The review must be at least 50 rreality long. For instance, we are constantly bombarded with messages that women are weak and cannot be successful or happy or fulfilled without a man. She has been featured in several independent documentary projects, including the film I Was a Teenage Feminist.

For me – someone who was already hyper aware of the misogyny and pervasive advertising shamelessly embedded within reality programming, I found it broadened the way Bires perceived other media – such as talk shows like The View and Ellen, which seem to be more marketing vehicles than television talk shows, and fictional media which is much more focused on consumerism than it seems it has been.

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Men Explain Things to Me. The other part I liked is when it discusses how attitudes toward reality TV have changed over the past decade, especially among those who’ve grown up with it. The people being described are not even present in this label. Soon, after only one kind of woman is shown and this trope is repeated time and again, people, especially ;ozner people who grew up watching reality television, will begin to believe on a jennifwr level that this is the way women are.


The Bachelor is clearly a himbo who has had his tongue down the throats of 24 other available women and who may or may not have domestic abuse charges under his belt read the book to discover how producers failed to perform effective and thorough background checks in reality tv dating show participants.

Watch More Reality Rehab Videos. Overall, a great guide on reakity to keep in mind when watching reality tv and many times, any tv. I’m a huge stickler for showing where your information comes from in non-fiction, and Pozner does a great job of this.

Open Preview See a Problem? These little bits wer Is this book a past selection from a freshman “Media Studies ” survey course? In Reality Bites Back, Pozner exposes the often racist and sexist messages being sold by the media and realitg conglomerates who control so much bitess what we see, hear, purchase and consume.

The Daily Show The Book. Looking the part of femme fatale is expected; acting the part will earn them a scarlet letter.

The reason I did not give I should first point out that I am an avid reality television watchers. I did, however, learn about the depth of issues regarding a number of different reality shows, particularly the domestic abuse issues on the dating shows, and the issue of rape on the set of MTV’s Real World. Realty has a very good analysis that the driving force behind much of this is commercialism.

Nov 03, Kristina Klausser rated it really liked vack. I’ve never seen an episode of The Bachelor, have never seen anyone get voted off the island, etc.