Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Really? I was so disappointed to tune into the Oscars and waste my time listening to sexist jokes and misoginist attitudes.

One of the songs performed by host Seth MacFarlane, "We Saw Your Boobs" reduced women actors to objects of sex rather than talented artists. The lyrics, "We saw your boobs," were repeated over and over with MacFarlane singing the names of actresses that had appeared topless in movies. Four of the women MacFarlane sang about played rape victims in the movies. Not funny.

If you missed the poorly performed song (that did not belong on the Oscars), here you go:

And what was up with the continued lame jokes about women? The setting was not appropriate.

MacFarlane gave tribute to thin women at the Oscars. He said, "...to the women who gave (them)self the flu so they could get there (lose weight)... It paid off." While smiling, he pinched his waist line. Why? MacFarlane and the producers must think eating disorders and Hollywood's unnatural cultural and social beauty requirements are funny. Or, again, they wanted to point out that LOOKS are most important when it comes to the ladies honored by the Academy.

Another rude "joke" came when MacFarlane announced an award for Zero Dark 30:

"The film was a triumph and also a celebration of every woman's innate ability to never ever let anything go."

Harhar. Brave men and women special forces and armed forces put their lives on the line for years to apprehend Osama Bin Laden. Why would someone belittle that? Objectifing and putting women down to get a laugh from the boys is so last decade. NEWS FLASH: Misogyny is no longer in vogue.