Started by neonsamurai, Sep 23, 2005, 01:28 AM
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.
From the HindustanTimes.comBringing 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.