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Most sexist tv show ever

dont care if it takes place in 60s.

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Why don't these women have careers of their own?
Also, I have this horrific feeling that none of them care or even know about diversity!

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Most women of that era, especially military wives, didn't work outside the home. Military families moved all over the country, and the world for that matter, so staying in one place to develop a career path didn't always happen. Many lived on base housing, thus two paychecks weren't necessary.

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If you want to be accurate, the military also discouraged wives' careers or jobs because they needed them as volunteers or low level local hire GS support staff (enlisted wives; officers' wives certainly were expected to be homebodies).

The military itself expected a lot of a military wife and that in itself was a 'job', sort of like being a minister's wife at the time.

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Um... Because the story is based on actual people in American history. None of the astronauts at that time had husbands. If someone wrote a biography about George W. Bush, Albert Einstein, or Brad Pitt and didn't give one of them a husband, is that homophobic?

Sally Ride was the first woman in space and the youngest American in space. If a biographer gave her a husband, that would be homophobic.

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Sarcasm ;-)

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True, but the first seven astronauts had wives.

This isn't fiction, but I would watch a show about n astronaut who had to be closeted so he could go into the space program in that era.

It ain't the Ganges, but you go with what you got." ~ Ken Talley, "The Fifth of July"

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But it can be proven that they had wives and no husbands.

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you can't prove that none of the astronauts were gay
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Who gives a fluck Druggy? Why is it important to have gays in every TV program? There may have been astronauts who were gay but none of the Original 7 were, so why were you hoping to see gay astronauts in this series?

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That isn't what I said. I said they all had wives.

It ain't the Ganges, but you go with what you got." ~ Ken Talley, "The Fifth of July"

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You also can't prove that none of them were leprechauns or aliens from outer space or serial killers or anything else for which there is no evidence. The point is that there is no evidence to suggest they were gay and a lot of inferential data to suggest they were not.

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Drugz_Are_Bad69; True, but you can prove that Ernst Rohm was one of your own.

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That sounds like an interesting book. Maybe you should write it. As for your other topic, have you ever watched "I Dream of Jeannie"? Major Nelson and his neighbor across the hall, seemed gay to me before I had ever heard the word. Or had any idea what it meant.

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Major Healy?

Major Nelson was Jeanie's guy. Major Healy was Bill Daily. There was certainly something a bit different about him.

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I didn't say they didn't exist. I said the real life people represented in the show were heterosexual.



Albert: You know, I used to feel that way too until I found out that Alexander the Great was a fag. Talk about gays in the military!
-- The Birdcage

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So, write a screen play, find a producer, a director, and some actors and tell the untold story of closeted astronauts.

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Yes, but they existed in the shadows. They were mocked, excluded - or worse. Homosexuality was illegal, too. You can't judge yesterday by today.
This is the dumbest thread. Sexist? Yes. Racist, homophobic? Welcome to the 60's!

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If they gave Sally Ride a husband, that would definitely be homophobic since she was gay and had a long time relationship with a woman.

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Thank you. My point exactly. I would even bet the OP and the Drugz poster know nothing about Sally Ride.

I don't even recall her sexuality ever being an issue in the legit news or the tabloids. And that says a lot. She was revered for her accomplishments and iconic for being the first woman in space. The chatter in this thread is so ridiculous, I don't know why I bother.

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You DO know that Sally Ride was married to fellow astronaut Steve Hawley for 5 years, right?

Kind of tragic that she couldn't feel comfortable being out during her lifetime.

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I didn't know any of that. Interesting. But, at least when the news did come out, the tabloids and gossip shows didn't freak out about it like it was some scandal. It sounds like the info was more matter-of-fact like. As it should be. Like you said, too bad she was never able to be out publicly.

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Actually, Ride was semi-publicly out for a long, long time. She lived with her partner for years and was known in the aerospace community to be a lesbian. She just chose not to publicize the fact.

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How would you know if the people in the show were gay, straight, black, white or transsexual? You were watching CSPAN.


i was watching CSPAN instead

Drugz_Are_Bad69
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Because this show is about/based on real people and the men were all married to women?

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The TV show seems sexist because life was very sexist in those days. Thus, Women's Lib Movement. Again, the series was actually portraying life as it was in that era,, not the screen writer' s interpretation. As sad as it was that women really had a voice, it is what it is! Look at Rene Carpenter. She divorced for wanting a career in addition to being a wife and mother.

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The TV show seems sexist because life was very sexist in those days. Thus, Women's Lib Movement. Again, the series was actually portraying life as it was in that era,, not the screen writer' s interpretation. As sad as it was that women really had a voice, it is what it is! Look at Rene Carpenter. She divorced for wanting a career in addition to being a wife and mother.

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The TV show seems sexist because life was very sexist in those days. Thus, Women's Lib Movement. Again, the series was actually portraying life as it was in that era,, not the screen writer' s interpretation. As sad as it was that women really had a voice, it is what it is! Look at Rene Carpenter. She divorced for wanting a career in addition to being a wife and mother.

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Hey Bobby what are you about 20? That's the way it was in the 1960s.Did you watch Mad Men, now that was a sexist show. Wives were like the one's portrayed in this show. Good or bad that's how it was.

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Ignore him. He's a frickin troll. One look at his posting history will prove that.

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"A no sex pact! I have one of those with every woman in America!"---Friends

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You're bitching about no gay characters in a show based on actual people. Either you're a troll or are too stupid to even know how to operate a computer.

Plus, I was talking about the OP, not you. I guess it's the latter.

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"A no sex pact! I have one of those with every woman in America!"---Friends

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Geez, the idiot trolls are everywhere on this board.



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You mean, it was a sexist time period. The show is depicting the attitudes towards women at the time and what their lives were like as a result. Its also showing more fortunate women because they are all so well off. But even with the comfortable living situation and being born into their limited options as the norm, it depicts how the restricted choices aren't unnoticed and how they can still long for more. Without the recognition of how unfair and severely limiting of women our society was, we can't fully appreciate and tend to take for granted where we are today. It can be upsetting and hard to watch if you are were born long after this, but everyone should know the uphill battle and have some empathy for women today who continue to push against systems in play that were started during (and prior to) times like these. I work with a lot of baby boomers and they still struggle with gender equality and stereotypes in the workplace.

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I can't believe what some of the posters are writing and beeyotching about. Really?? Sexist? Inadequate representation of gays? You can't rewrite history to depict it the way you see as politically correct based on current standards! It is what it is. Or I should say, it was what it was. In another 50 yrs people will be watching movies about the first 15 years of the 2000's, marveling at how women weren't given equal pay for equal work, how they were judged based on looks and not merit/achievements, and how a group of people called the Kardashians were considered important enough to saturate the media with. Thank God for progress, however. Calm down, young people.

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No you can't and this is why you shouldn't. People get comfortable and forget. They not only take their privileges for granted but they don't recognize choices that move us backwards. I cringed at this and some of the scenes of Mad Men, but I wasn't surprised. I don't find it too upsetting to watch, I find it inspiring. Nobody would ever dream of telling women to their face where they think their place is today. Don't forget the women who put up with that $h!t and gave us the opportunities we have today. At my job, a group of women went to the administration to request for adequate space on site for women who have recently returned from
maternity leave to privately pump milk for their babies. They were obliged almost immediately. Could you imagine a woman asking for consideration regarding her maternity situation in 1961?? And let's be honest, not the 70s or 80s either at many companies.

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The women's dresses are to die for! Always loved that style. Serious. No sarcasm here.

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I know, I'm loving it!

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The show not sexist look up the 50s and 60 era

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