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She also sometimes made leaps that I felt were a bit extreme. 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.

And if you don’t have time to read the whole book, then at least go and check out Pozner’s Reality TV Deconstruction Guide at http: Other editions – View all Reality Bites Back: Jan 22, Brittany rated it liked it Jennkfer Looking for an expert source or guest for your story on reality TV, or other media issues? Men Explain Things to Me.

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A must read for feminists and media critics. In reality TV dating shows, it comes when cameras zoom in on the tear-soaked face of some woman shattered by romantic rejection. This review will tell you more about me than the book.

I hadn’t every really spent time considering the racist and sexist undertones of reality programming, but this book really brings to light how troubling many aspects of the programs I enjoy are.


Jul 29, Julie G rated it really liked it. I didn’t disagree with what she was saying. So I avoided them, which means I’m left out of a lot of conversations.

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Watch More Reality Rehab Videos. Pozner asserted at the beginning of the book that her aim was not to provide a know all insight or solutions, rather to foster discussions which can be extended upon within the community reallty promote media literacy.

View all 6 comments. How to write a great review. For example taking a woman on a dating show saying “I really love hot coffee first thing in the morning. If I Was Your Girl. Pozner is one of my favorite new books! These little bits were informative and enjoyable, especially if one is interested in finding out more about the sausage making aspect of reality television production. Know what you are being sold, and abck Pozner aims a critical, analytical lens at a The gold digger trope is repeated ad nauseam across a number of reality shows.

Trivia About Reality Bites Bac Implying that Scherzinger is a sex worker? I knew that it wasn’t entirely “reality” as in a lot of cases people were chosed by producers for specific reasons because they’re “characters” to begin with, for example and the the programs were heavily edited in order to create narratives, and hightlight themes that really may not have been particularly important t I’ve never been a particular fan of “reality” TV Project Runway exceptedbut I wasn’t a particular detractor either.

Please pozenr read this book. I Hear She’s a Real Bitch.

Highly, highly recommended for teachers, parents, teenagers–everyone! But, I figured it was mostly harmless and “mindless fun” for those who enjoyed it.


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

Men are the providers in which none of the possessions they offer are actually theirs but carefully placed products to entice viewers to buy and women are only the sum of their pretty, pandering, emotionally charged parts.

Pozner aims a critical, analytical lens at a trend most people dismiss as harmless fluff. 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. It made it’s point without being over-judgmental of people who enjoy reality t.

May 22, Rebecca rated it it was amazing. We are just giving the viewership what they want. However, the book seemed a bit scatter brained in organization. There is more stupidity than reality in reality TV and that reality TV is bringing more stupidity into our reality.

I really, really wanted to like this book. Published October 19th by Seal Press first published November 30th Just be prepared to finish as a media justice activist!