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So if Netflix and HBO also removed anything sexist or misogynist, what would that look like?

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FiveFootTwoEyesOfBlue Wed 10-Jun-20 20:32:18

What would the streaming services need to remove? There would be nothing left!

I'll start: all of James Bond up till about 10 years ago.

Pretty Woman (obviously)

All the older Disney princess movies

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isabellerossignol Wed 10-Jun-20 20:34:51

Pretty much any romcom.

Grease. Dirty Dancing.

isabellerossignol Wed 10-Jun-20 20:35:52

Actually, those probably aren't on Netflix.

But you know what I mean.

Aroundtheworldin80moves Wed 10-Jun-20 20:37:26

Top gear, and similar programmes

FiveFootTwoEyesOfBlue Wed 10-Jun-20 20:37:47

God, yes, Grease! Listening to some of the songs with DD and I was slightly horrified - Summer Loving 'Did she put up a fight?'

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Annasgirl Wed 10-Jun-20 20:39:41

Oh I reckon most of what they show, but there was one new show I started watching a couple of weeks ago and had to stop pithing 5 minutes it was so anti women and creepy - Retribution I think it was called.

But of course, no one ever condemned misogyny or sexism with the same level of commitment as condemning racism.

And of course, Game of Thrones or porn on Sky as I liked to call it.

Annasgirl Wed 10-Jun-20 20:41:09

And really any movie from the past - I watched some old movies recently that I used to watch as a child with my mum (they were favourites from when she was a child / teen) with Doris Day / Audrey Hepburn etc - wow, none of them ave aged well. It really is staggering.

Al1Langdownthecleghole Wed 10-Jun-20 20:41:10

They might be able to show gardening programmes?

ChelseaCat Wed 10-Jun-20 20:41:22

Friends would be straight off!

RJnomore1 Wed 10-Jun-20 20:41:39

I was thinking this earlier
Add in everything where men dress as women and there goes a load more.

isabellerossignol Wed 10-Jun-20 20:43:21

They might be able to show gardening programmes?

But not Ground Force. Because of the way Charlie Dimmock was objectified all those years ago.

IcedPurple Wed 10-Jun-20 20:54:11

The Fall.

Redyellowpink Wed 10-Jun-20 20:56:26

I actually find it frightening how many 'happy hooker' shows there are on Netflix

Wtfdidwedo Wed 10-Jun-20 20:58:01

Ru Paul. Not sure why blackface is unacceptable and the shit they say in the drag community is fine.

stillathing Wed 10-Jun-20 21:01:16

I've been thinking much the same.

ahumanfemale Wed 10-Jun-20 21:05:42

Hot Girls Wanted.
The first one is a sensitive look at "amateur porn" that is heartbreaking. The second taps more into the "happy hooker" ideology with a horrific scene with a woman who is being injured during sex scenes and is encouraged not to symptom because filming has commenced. It's roundly hailed as brilliant because it's "porn made by a woman".

Cos it's obviously not coercion if it's by a woman...

FiveFootTwoEyesOfBlue Wed 10-Jun-20 21:08:43

I watched Groundhog Day recently with my teens, and there's a bit in it where he is pressuring the female TV producer to have sex, and it was really uncomfortable watching.

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Al1Langdownthecleghole Wed 10-Jun-20 21:11:16

True. isabellerossignol Gardner’s world and the late Nigel the dog it is.

Deliriumoftheendless Wed 10-Jun-20 21:17:53

Aw, Nigel ☹️

Siablue Wed 10-Jun-20 21:22:37

I am a victim of domestic abuse and I find that there is very little I can watch on TV. There is just many drama where abuse of women is used as a form of entertainment.

I am basically down to cooking programs. I joke that tv should come with a trigger warning for misogyny but there would be nothing on.

Blossom513 Wed 10-Jun-20 21:28:53

Gosh when you think about it there wouldn't be much left to watch on tv. But it would never happen. And that says it all. How depressing.

cremuel Wed 10-Jun-20 21:32:00

I'll start: all of James Bond up till about 10 years ago.

Err ... actually, the one where he essentially rapes a women he knows has been a sex slave since she was a child and then watches impassively as she’s shot dead and does nothing to help her was only made 8 years ago. I think we’re going to have to rule out Bond altogether.

Geometricprince Wed 10-Jun-20 21:34:55

What cremuel said. I remember watching that bond film and being horrified. He raped her! But it was OK coz he's bond. So yeah, bond is definitely out.

Gronky Wed 10-Jun-20 21:36:16

I think a sizeable minority of war movies would survive, simply because there's very few appearances by women in that minority.

MoltenLasagne Wed 10-Jun-20 21:44:34

Brooklyn 99 would survive. Would shows that are critical of the displayed misogyny be OK? There is a lot of misogyny in Unorthodox for example but it's definitely a feminist series.

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