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Jane Dough Uses WMC’s Report on Status of Women in Media to Refute Sexist Comments

| April 3, 2012

Gigaset SL785 on "Two and a Half Men"

[From the CBS show "Two and Half Men," created by Lee Aronsohn]

In an article published yesterday in The Jane Dough, Amy Tennery looks at the recent sexist comments from Lee Aronsohn, creator of “Two and a Half Men:”

"Enough ladies. I get it. You have periods… But we’re approaching peak vagina on television, the point of labia saturation... Screw it… we’re centering the show on two very damaged men. What makes men damaged? Sorry, it’s women. I never got my heart broken by a man.”

In response, Tennery invokes the Women’s Media Center's Report on the Status of Women in US Media, released last month

"For starters," she writes, "let’s look at women in behind-the-scenes occupations in television, the people who control what kind of characters get on T.V... The closest we’ve ever come to having parity with guys was in 2009 when women comprised 39 percent of television entertainment producers."

Click here for the full article.