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Title: Indian Sites pick up on Bring Your Husband to Heel
Post by: neonsamurai on Sep 23, 2005, 01:28 AM
I decided to type "Bring Your Husband to Heel" into Google and see what came back. Basically it's lot's of people slagging it off, all mentioning how offensive it is. This displeasure has spread across the net to a few Indian sites:

http://www.saveindianfamily.org/blogs/author/sumanth/

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Imagine, what BBC would have gone through if the program would have been "Bring your wives to your feet" using a trainer who trains bitches about how to bring up puppies.

Male Bashing is a fashion and is politically correct as well. There is no need to give any apology when the intention is not honest at all. The apology says," There was never an intention to cause offence". Then what the hell the apology is for. Men are not supposed to get offended. If they get offended, then of course feminists can blame them as MCPs.


http://in.news.yahoo.com/050902/32/5zz5w.html




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From the HindustanTimes.com

Bringing the Beeb to heel  

Public broadcasters are supposed to work according to the principle of providing information to the nation's viewers.

When it comes to Doordarshan, we are informed about the necessity of potted plants as props in a late-night airing of a sarod recital or the need for the world's most faux-chirpy voiceover in a 'programme' about India's Green Revolution. Britain's public broadcaster has always been slightly more infortaining - and cutting edge. In fact, the edge has been cut so sharply by the Beeb in a programme called Bring Your Husband To Heel, that the show has been pulled off the air because of a public outcry against it being "sexist and offensive".


Thankfully for us, sitting in the inoffensive comforts of our living rooms, we were spared the programme which was produced on one basic premise: how do husbands behave if they are trained like dogs - by a certified lady dog-trainer,
of course? The show, described by the Beeb as a "bit of fun", had pleased wives declaring their husbands as "good boy" and bringing errant ones to heel. Harmless stuff? Think again, say the programme's outraged viewers. What if the husbands were wives who were being 'treated' like dogs? And we slide into the slippery kennel of gender politics.

Bring Your Husband To Heel played on the stereotype of nagging wives and tried to humorously find solutions. So not too many people liked it. Oh well. Life as a TV producer can be a bitch.


Why am I posting these links and articles?

Well it seems to me that 'Bring Yours Husband to Heel' has done more to awaken people to media portrayal of men than it has to offer 'a bit of fun' on BBC2. If Indians are looking across the world to a country that has experienced feminism for 40 years, here is what they can expect. Does it make feminism look better or worse now.

I suppose it's like when the first person invented communism:

"Hey! I've invented a new society where everyone is equal!"

"That sounds great! Count me in!"


But when other could see what it was like and how it actually worked in practice, they probably weren't as keen to embrace it. If the Western World is currently an advertisment for feminism, and India can expect their own version of 'Bring Your Husband to Heel', how do you think they really feel about it?
Title: Indian Sites pick up on Bring Your Husband to Heel
Post by: TestSubject on Sep 23, 2005, 06:23 AM
Hopefully it will strengthen their resolve to resist the spread of feminism.
Title: Indian Sites pick up on Bring Your Husband to Heel
Post by: Celtic Druid on Sep 24, 2005, 03:04 AM
Good job neon with the links, people worldwide now have heard about this misandric programme and most of the response has been overwhelmingly negative towards the BBC for airing such chauvinistic drivel.


Keep the complaints coming guys. What you must remember in your complaints to the BBC and ofcom is to point out how the BBC is violating their own hypocritical contradictory guidelines.


BBC Portrayal
We aim to reflect fully and fairly all of the United Kingdom's people and cultures in our services. Content may reflect the prejudice and disadvantage which exist in our society but we should not perpetuate it. We should avoid offensive or stereotypical assumptions and people should only be described in terms of their disability, age, sexual orientation and so on when clearly editorially justified.


Here is the UK Independant regulator of the media where sufficient complaints do carry weight.

http://www.ofcom.org.uk/

Finally the BBC complaints dept, come on chaps one last effort it doesn't have to be a long e-mail just short and to the point.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/

Here is the female chauvinistic pig herself.

Annie Clayton,
Bennets,
Mill Road,
Buxhall,
Suffolk,
IP14 3DW
Tel/Fax. 01449 737624
Mobile 07889 370078
Email [email protected]

Below is the e-mail address for the company that puts the show together.

contact Emma Blackmore on 0207 861 8223 or
email [email protected]

Here is the woman who intially worked on the show but won't be back until Dec, however you can make your feelings known as to the role she played by contacting her via this address.

email [email protected]

Here is Louise Barrett PhD from what I can deduce her speciality is Human Evolutionary Psychology and she advised on the show - her name is in the credits. Both e-mail addresses are for the University of Liverpool. Im not sure which one is relevant, maybe send the same e-mail too both.

http://www.liv.ac.uk/evolpsyc/barrett.html

http://ecol.zool.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~chaka/DPSE/bionote.htm