Why Aren't You Married? Answer Coming Soon to ABC!
Ugh. Remember Tracy McMillan's Huffington Post article from earlier this year, "Why You're Not Married"? The one that was designed to piss you off and calls unmarried women shallow, slutty, selfish lying bitches who aren't good enough? Yeah. Well not only did someone at Random House find it so compelling they're turning it into a book, now it's an ABC sitcom too.
Totally worth making into a sitcom.
TV has taken a turn for the outrageously sexist and unoriginal lately, but turning a controversial, jerkish, reductive blog post into a single-camera sitcom series signifies a new low. Single women should be shamed into marriage yet simultaneously deemed unweddable! Single men can't commit yet simultaneously would looove to settle down if only women were good enough!
At the risk of sounding all finger waggy, it irks me that someone who wrote a deliberately inflammatory and mean-spirited article in the interest of page views (and ladybashing) is now raking in the book and TV deals. It only paves the way for the next d-bag with a sexist idea and an Internet connection, and we have enough of those already.
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