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The Big Bang Theory

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I think we have different views on sex dude.

That's probably true, I'm kind of conservative in that area.

 

 the sexualisation and infantilisation of women has been going on for centuries.

Exactly - isn't it about time we stop it?



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That's probably true, I'm kind of conservative in that area.
 
Exactly - isn't it about time we stop it?

it's absolutely time, but it's an uphill battle man. "you can't change the hearts and minds of men with laws and decisions," as eisenhower said. popular media is a start but tbbt will never relent with this kind of behaviour.
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Luckily we have tbbt to tackle the equally important issue of demolishing the over-bearing pressure upon men to live up to a physically and socially perfect masculinity that shuns intelligence in favour of blindly placing our worth as a gender on our ability to hit things, drink and shag. Instead tbbt challenges that by offering examples of 4 men who are all highly successful and in positions of authority despite (or because of, rather) being nerdy, beta, physically inept and normal, basically. They are all shown to be awkward and nervous around women - especially beautiful ones, and that is portrayed to be perfectly ok, and all four are often at the mercy of the women's say so and authority, quite potently getting the message across to all men (as if the majority of us didn't already know) that women have the power to be far more than equal to men (as Bernadette and Amy are and it is hinted Penny could be, if they didn't use her as the icon of 'make the right decisions girls, because this is what happens hen you don't' - another way of reinforcing female strength) and often dominate us through one way or another. 

 

The Big Bang Theory is thematically a rallying cry for say it is ok to be normal, nerdy, weak, and has a potent feminist bent to it. The jokes find their humour in just about everything. One week it might be that dubious jibe about grown men and schoolgirls, another it is at the expense of the schoolyard bully/jock type, another at authority, another at biology, another at women, another (often) about the folly of male behaviour towards women. 

 

This whole idea that tbbt is sexist is utterly, completely and reprehensibly bullshit, and I'm sorry Lily, but it only takes a brief search of the web to make it clear that the morons who spread the idea that it is sexist or racist or whatever are the exact people who inhibit the anti-sexism, anti-racist campaigning through their obsessive, alienating hyperbole and melodrama - looking for it where it isn't, and jumping upon it disproportionately when it is balanced out by opposing views within the same instance (in this case tbbt) but choosing to ignore the broader picture in favour of isolating each instant and using it as a dirty propaganda campaign that brainwashes those already sympathetic to the cause through a bombardment of message reinforcement on websites that attract large, densely populated fandoms. 

 

There is another reason that this show written about underdogs, written by Jews takes aim at just about everything and everyone at some point: that is what victims do, and it humanises that notion, and sets it in a context where lessons can be learned from that reaction (see: Leonard and co. apologising to one of Penny's boyfriends and including him in the group; Raj's protectiveness over his sister, Howard's continued love for yet dependency upon his mother; Sheldon's friendship with Penny - and Penny's friendship with Sheldon; Bernadette putting Howard in his place; Amy drawing Sheldon from his comfort zone; Penny falling in love with Leonard and finding definition beyond the sexualisation she has had to rely on as a result of having fallen into the trap of the American Dream - which she is a critique of).


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The first few seasons fit into exactly what you say, and that's why I used to like it, but more recently it's become a lot cheaper - the whole PS4 vs XBox One episode was making fun of Sheldon's "nerdiness", the whole Raj/Stewart thing was one massive gay joke, there's the fact that they're all pretty much normal now (except Sheldon, who's made fun of with cheap gags), and there's the schoolgirl thing I already spoke about.



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You think way too much. The show is great.



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There are disputes going on between the main cast and the show's producer. The cast wants $1M per episode.




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