Just glutted myself on the first three Greeks of the season.

What’s up with Janeane Garofalo’s Women’s Studies class?  First off all, I can’t imagine any womens’ studies professor talking about how the essential difference between women and men is that women have an innate tendency toward compromise, and also… I live in Israel.  The assertion that Meir had an intense focus on peacekeeping and compromise is… let’s say… not the dominant narrative.

More generally in terms of Womens’ Studies, it hilarious that she seems to view classtime as an appropriate time to talk about problems you have with your boyfriend and how to solve them. When did these writers go to college? Did these writers go to college?

Generally I find Greek to be a surprisingly progressive show, given that it’s brought to us by ABC Family, the network that brought us The 700 Club. There are several black people on it, who have episodes that discuss race, but that’s not their only function AND they don’t have to date only each other. Not to mention, there’s a gay couple that’s seen doing normal date things like kissing and cuddling to the same extent that the straights are seen.

Lesbians… still invisible. But I guess tv isn’t perfect.


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2 Responses to “Greek”

  1. Doostyn Says:

    Maybe the writers went to my college (Ohio University…Harvard on the Hocking for those who have never been there and might believe such nonsense). I took a class called “Issues in Women’s Studies” (supposedly this was a somewhat upper level class in the WS department), and there was often talk of boyfriends and periods. The professor was too flaky I think to realize she had brought to life the worst misconception of what a Women’s Studies class could be.

  2. gnatalby Says:

    I may have mentioned it before, but I think that the fictional university on Greek might actually be modeled on Ohio U. It’s called Cyprus Rhodes and it’s located in Ohio.

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