By Lisa Paliotti
Stereotypes that exploit women are perpetuated in society by people and the media. The Bad Girls Club, a show in its seventh season on Oxygen network, creates this false image that women are sluts and are catty towards other women. Yelling, name-calling, hair pulling, acrylic nails clawing, fake hair and makeup flying are thing to be expected in an average episode, all wrapped into a neat 60 minute package every Monday at 9 p.m.
On the show, seven women in their 20’s from different backgrounds are chosen to live in a house and let their “bad girl” ways flow freely for three months. Verbal and physical abuse, racism, and molestation between the roommates flood the television screen the entire time this show is on. When did violence become entertainment? And what causes these women to behave so badly on live television?
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