Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"Conveyer Belt of Love"  

By: Amanda N. - from the series of guest posts written by Dr. Baldwin's students at Michigan State University.

Looking at this preview, I decided I had to watch this show. 5 ladies choosing men off of a conveyor belt? Come on now. Reality shows these days are getting so out of hand. Women are doing anything and everything they can just to appear on T.V. While men will make a fool of themselves just to get a little media attention also. I remember when reality shows weren't popular. I think the first one I remember even watching was Fear Factor or Survivor. Now, half the shows on T.V. are reality shows. People doing just about anything just to have their face appear on national television.

Thinking about reality T.V. shows got me thinking about the differences between men and women and their roles in them. Men are often in the media from doing outrageous things...while women are engaging in trying to be like celebrties, or having eating disorders.

Is The Conveyor Belt of Love a true way to find your love? I don't think so. Love happens when you least expect it and this show is just pushing it.

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1 comments: to “ "Conveyer Belt of Love"

  • March 21, 2010 at 6:30 PM  

    Wow this show seems a bit ridiculous! I agree that obviously, this is not an appropriate way to find love. The show looks shallow and based on the description producers must be having a difficult time coming up with shows.. It reminds me almost of a super fast version of the bachelorette in a way. This "reality" show is more for "fun" and in no way an accurate representation of reality.
    The men in this show are the ones being objectified, in a sense, although no one seems to be bothered by this. I wonder what the reaction would be if the woman were the ones on the conveyor belt... Would it be looked at as sexist? It the show sexist as is??