The Bachelorette might appear to be a progressive alternative to The Bachelor, but it is actually doing nothing for women when male bonds are central to its drama.
A pattern of male leadership and female passivity in heterosexual romance is woven into the formula on the popular TV show The Bachelor.
The Bachelor, like most reality TV, thrives on drama. But its particular style of conflict illustrates an uncomfortable point: women can easily be sexist against other women.
Studies have shown that since the 1970s, people’s scores on the Narcissistic Personality Inventory are rising. Could there be a connection to television consumption?
Matt Damon and Kyle Sandilands have both been accused of ‘whitesplaining’, but what does that mean?