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Girls Gone Wild: The Horrible Portrayal Of Women On Reality Shows

Girls have Gone Wild, and there’s nothing as worst to see a woman act like a complete hot mess! You can turn your T.V to any channel and see this new trend amongst women on shows like Bad Girls Club, Real Housewives…, Mob Wives, Basketball Wives, or pretty much any program that displays a group of women sitting around gossiping and fighting. Many of these women are talented and beautiful, however their display of ratchet behavior sends a women who is a 10 on a scale of 1-10, spiraling down to a number 1.

Reality T.V consistently shows women using profanity, threats, and physical violence as a means of conflict resolution. You can pay a visit to any of the mentioned shows and there will be no shortage of backbiting, hair pulling, and gossip. These women allow jealousy and competition to take hold causing them to bring out the worst in themselves. The women that partake in these shows are down right disrespectful, and are need of a real reality check. First and foremost, I will state the obvious that these women are adults, and some even have a husband and children at home, in which they’re not representing or setting the proper example for. It doesn’t matter how successful and beautiful they are, Beauty is, as Beauty does.

So, what’s up with all these catfights? The catfights on reality shows are sure to give the network a ratings boost, because people thrive off the intense drama of the show. The mere fact that these types of show get high ratings says a lot about the state of society’s consciousness. Today’s women feel threatened by each other, so they must outdo, outwit, and outlast. Often times their worth depends on outshining the next woman. And what women don’t realize is that their worth isn’t dependent on another woman being less off than them, but being comfortable and confident from within.

The producers of reality shows have no idea how it might be influencing the young women that view the show…or maybe they do. The viewers of this reality spectacle become ever so connected with these characters, and some even relate and refer to these characters as a means to conduct their lives. It’s very disturbing to know that women actually refer to such poor examples as role models.  Fighting amongst women has been exalted to such a level that, video’s online of young women fighting have gone viral. The behavior of the women on reality shows has been glorified, and incorporated into society as being the new normal.

Please ladies, stop watching these shows as a blue print on how to live your life. Wake up and smell the coffee, what you are watching is not reality but a scripted program packaged up and fed to you as reality. Refuse to allow anyone to define what reality is for you!

What do you think about the portrayal of women on reality shows? Have you related to, or referred back to any of the characters on these shows? Why? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

Love,

Shawna Kay ( Blissed Out Belle )

Kay is a Lifestyle & Empowerment Enthusiast, and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Blissed Out Belle™. Connect with her on Facebook here, and follow her on Twitter @BlissedOutBelle .

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  • rayne

    Its silly. Not only does it influence youth(the biggest consumers of television). It also gives this idea to men that this is what women are all about. We wonder why men objectify women, and do not take them seriously.

  • Alexa

    I totally agree with you on everything you said. Though I watch Real Housewives, I am at an age where I can distinguish what is reality and what is for ratings. In my graduate work, I did research on the effect of reality television and adolescent girls, and the results are shocking. I think these women have to realize how they are affecting young girls, because you can’t always blame the parents to supervise.

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