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MarkyMark: “How blatantly MATRIARCHAL TV has gotten.”

Our dear old friend MarkyMark (not the actor/singer)  is back with more of his unique perspective on contemporary popular culture, which has apparently gotten way too friendly to the ladies. Here’s Marky:

[H]ow blatantly MATRIARCHAL TV has gotten.  I was watching the NASCAR race at Loudon, NH today … when the predictable commercials and TV show promos came on.  There was one show being promoted that, as far as I could tell, had all FEMALE characters; they were all women!  There were no main, male characters I could see in the promo.  The show was called Political Animals, and it’s on the USA Network.

Here’s an official promo picture for Political Animals.

I think Marky may need to get new glasses.

But no matter; Marky has seen all he needs to have an opinion.

When I saw the promo for it during the commercial break for my race, I was like wow, why would I even want to watch that crap?  They have some old crones starring it, one of whom is Sigourney Weaver.  Even when she was younger and more attractive, I couldn’t stand her; she was a bitch back in the day, and she’s a bitch now.  Only now that she’s an old crone, she’s even more, er, ‘charming’ than she was back when she starred in Working Girl, circa 1989.

Um, you do realize that in Working Girl she was playing a character? A character that wasn’t supposed to be charming?

Marky begins to reminisce about the good old days, before television was taken over by the Amazonian warriors of the Matriarchy.

Back in the day, USA Network had some unique shows on; they had stuff on that no one else had, which made them worth watching.  One of my favorites was Silk Stalkings, which I think originally ran on CBS, but I can’t be sure; other than sporting events, I haven’t watched network TV like CBS in ages.  Another favorite show of mine on USA Network was Pacific Blue, which was about bike cops in Santa Monica, California.  …

Then, over the years, USA Network changed; they no longer had the unique fare that had set them apart back in the 1990s. …

After seeing the promos for the new shows this fall, I don’t know; I don’t know that I’m missing anything by not having a TV at all.  I had a TV, but I gave it to Ma because I never USED the damn thing!  The things that I really want to see are available online, such as the racing.  If I want to watch QUALITY TV programs, then I can go to Hulu.com; that site has the old, classic TV shows that were, unlike today’s trash, actually worth watching.  I watched a couple of seasons of Adam-12 & Emergency! on that site-good, uplifting programming that showed men being men.  I think I might be better off getting a bike or scooter with my extra cash.  Either that, or I could start taking trips to Central & South America to meet some nice, hot women down there. 

Oh, dear.

In closing, TV, from the looks of it, has gone totally matriarchal.  They don’t even make a pretense of catering to men anymore-none!  Since there’s nothing for me to watch on there, why get a TV, let alone a cable or satellite hookup for the damn thing?!  Seriously, why bother watching it?  The races are increasingly available online; sites like Hulu & Netflix carry TV shows and movies.  To see things that appeal to me, I don’t need a TV.  No wonder why TV and the rest of the old media are dying!  Until next time…

Watching Adam-12 on your computer while muttering bitterly under your breath about the evil that is Sigourney Weaver – MGTOW activism at its finest!

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Posted on July 17, 2012, in antifeminism, atlas shrugged, evil women, markymark, matriarchy, men who should not ever be with women ever, MGTOW, MGTOW paradox, misogyny, MRA, oppressed men, western women suck. Bookmark the permalink. 104 Comments.

  1. Well I would direct him to shows like MadMen but I think he would believe it is all about women since they appear on the screen sometimes.

  2. the twisted spinster

    The USA Network was his favorite tv station. That’s all I needed to know about him to know what he’s like.

  3. Women characters are one of my hot button issues. I am so sick of women being marginalized in fictional roles practically everywhere (and in the few that they aren’t marginalized-being viciously attacked for existing).

    The dude ranting here though is just misogynistic plain and simple, though. There’s nothing even to argue. He’s a waste of air and Central/South America doesn’t want him either.

  4. …some unique shows on; they had stuff on that no one else had…

    …which was about bike cops in Santa Monica…

    Hahaha.. funny. Seriously though, how many cop shows were there “back in the day”? Like a million?

    That’s not to say they were all the same, but wow.

  5. “There was one show being promoted that, as far as I could tell, had all FEMALE characters; they were all women! There were no main, male characters I could see in the promo.”

    Oh, wee lamb. That must have been terrible, not seeing your sex represented in your entertainment.

  6. I love that Marky Mark and reality are so far apart.

    “Pacific Blue?” LOL. I watch what could be considered some bad tv, but COME ON.

  7. Oh, whew. For a minute I thought you were talking about the REAL Marky Mark, a.k.a. actor Mark Wahlberg. I don’t love the guy, but he’s been in some decent stuff (I don’t hold him responsible for The Happening) and I was like, gosh, I had no idea he was such a douchebag.

  8. I knew that MRAs had some interesting ideas on what constitutes ‘misandry’ (not to mention interesting ideas as to what the word actually means *coughSteelpolecough*), but now women existing is somehow oppressing men?

    Diddums.

  9. One of my favorites was Silk Stalkings,

    This stuff is almost beyond parody. Didn’t MarkyMark take his blog down for a while because he was worried that a co-worker might find it and realise that he’d been stalking her?

  10. Cops riding around Santa Monica on bicycles? Isn’t that, um, kind of like Baywatch? Only an MRA could consider the lack of busty babes in swimsuits a sign that the show was designed to be more dude friendly.

    The idea that there should be no women on TV unless the man watching would like to fuck them is sadly familiar, but still ridiculous.

  11. So 1990s USA Network is his golden age of television? I remember some extremely sexist programming from that time, T&A shows, exploitation films, action and violence.

    I haven’t watched in years. Has it really changed?

  12. Do you think he wants us to know that he watches sports?

  13. MRAs! Kill your television! All you need is a bookshelf filled with Star Wars novels!

  14. Translation: I hate that females characters aren’t as marginalized as they used to be.

    Just because there are more shows with prominent female characters, it doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of male-centered shows to choose from:
    The Big Bang Theory
    Two and a Half Men
    Family Guy
    etc.

    And why can’t Marky enjoy a show centered around a female character? Oh yeah, he’s prejudiced against women.

  15. Sigourney Weaver–YOWZA!

    I’ve seen the ads for this show–I probably won’t watch (we prefer sf or mysteries), but I’m thrilled to see she’s still getting roles in major projects.

    And snickering at Poor MM’s hurt fee-fees.

    Anyone else pissed at Viacom for pulling their shows (DAILY AND COLBERT!!!!!!!!!!) to to try to get 30% more out of DIRECTV for the same programming (and at the same time “slimming down” their web offerings)?

    *DAMN YOU SUMNER REDSTONE**

  16. And why can’t Marky enjoy a show centered around a female character? Oh yeah, he’s prejudiced against women.

    Not for the first time, I am left awestruck by the depth and originality of your insight.

  17. opium4themasses

    By these standards Baywatch is a misandric show.

    Didn’t USA show a lot of Designing women reruns back in the day?

  18. Enjoying your hategasm, Wetherby?

    Anyway, it seems to me that Marky likes the Smurfette Principle:

  19. Enjoying your hategasm, Wetherby?

    Come again? (As it were)

  20. I can’t help but think that guys like this are in denial about some aspect of their personality. I mean I know that it’s a cliche, and I know that armchair psychoanalysis is dangerous. But whenever I see an article by one of these guys, it always seems like they’re expressly going out of their way to affirm their own manhood in the eyes of others. As if telling everyone they like sports, racing, and cop shows is what makes them a man right?

  21. They have some old crones starring it, one of whom is Sigourney Weaver. Even when she was younger and more attractive, I couldn’t stand her; she was a bitch back in the day, and she’s a bitch now.

    I’m guessing our friend wasn’t a fan of the Alien franchise…

  22. Also, please note that “is really nice and gosh darn it I just like him/her” is now the primary qualification for a career in acting. This is going to involve eliminating a whole lot of actors from TV, but oh well, wouldn’t want MarkyMark to have to watch someone who he thinks is a bitch, so there you go.

  23. You know, I was watching TV the other day… and it’s still a dude’s world.

    Yep.

    Even shows like Castle, which are really, really special to me, are occasionally a little too ‘exceptional woman needs to be saved by the dude.’ And the show’s premise is ‘fatherless guy who doesn’t perform masculinity works well with female cop who totally does.’

    (and Nathan Fillion is adorable… totally adorable…)

    Plus, the lady who plays Beckett was literally the only thing worth watching about Frank Miller taking a crap on The Spirit. Literally. (okay, there was the part where Eva takes all her clothes off… I am a guy, after all. But other than that.)

    Ugh, the Mentalist! SOOOOOOOO privileged white-guy! Ugh,Psych! (I love Psych too, but the whole privileged-white-guy schtick is central) Ugh, NAME A FREAKING SHOW!!!

    Yeah. I WISH TV WAS MATRIARCHAL!! I frickin` wish.

  24. Three of the five characters on that promo are guys. LOL.

    Otherwise, most of the USA series have male leads. Psych, White Collar, Monk (no longer running), Burn Notice, Suits, Royal Pains, Common Law. Their “female” shows seem to be Fairly Legal and Covert Affairs.

  25. Just finished watching season 4 of Damages. Two kickass female leads. I recommend it. Better than season 3.

  26. I’ll just be over here rewatching My Little Pony Friendship is Magic and thanking my lucky stars that I don’t have to deal with commercials anymore. That is the only point I will agree with here- mainstream traditional TV drives me up the wall. I like my fully customizable media experience, thank you very much.

  27. Sorry for the string of posts here, but yeah, one of USA network’s two main “female” shows is centered on the premise that the CIA is using a female agent who hasn’t even finished her training as a “honey pot” lure to catch a rogue agent who she just happened to have had an affair with a few years earlier. Yeah, that’s seriously feminist right there. Makes me want to go back and watch Jodie Foster in Silence of the Lambs again.

  28. CassandraSays

    MarkyMark probably thinks that shows about women whose CIA careers are all about being “honey pots” are feminist, because he’s an idiot.

  29. I’ll believe television is matriarchal when there are more fat chicks in sitcoms that aren’t relegated to self-deprecating roles.

  30. Yeah, too many women. Taking over. Sure. Say hello to your invisible friend, Mr. Confirmation Bias MarkyMark.

    http://www.womensmediacenter.com/pages/the-problem

  31. howardbann1ster

    @blitzgal

    Otherwise, most of the USA series have male leads. Psych, White Collar, Monk (no longer running), Burn Notice, Suits, Royal Pains, Common Law. Their “female” shows seem to be Fairly Legal and Covert Affairs.

    That says it all, right there, doesn’t it? As long as there is any one show on TV that doesn’t cater exclusively to the male POV (I don’t say ‘cater exclusively to men,’ because, hey, feminist man here, interested in seeing more quality female-led TV) –ANY ONE SHOW THAT IS NOT PATRIARCHAL IS UNACCEPTABLY MATRIARCHAL.

    Any time he is not pandered to 100%, that constitutes an ugly loss.

    That’s all we really need to know about these guys, right there in a nutshell.

  32. “Either that, or I could start taking trips to Central & South America to meet some nice, hot women down there.”

    I honestly don’t understand where people get the idea South American women are “nicer” than the average American/European woman. I’m a Brazilian woman and I’ll be the first to admit that there is a great disparity between the sexes here, more so than in the U.S. where I now live, but Brazilian/South American women are well aware of this, are fighting to change things and are becoming gradually less willing to accept the old patterns of conduct expected of them that used to rival 1950’s America.

    If North American/European people believe they will come down to Brazil and get women to fall at their feet they are sorely mistaken.

    Foreigners in Brazil have a reputation of making better husbands than Brazilian men because they are supposed to be more “forward”, for instance, thus I’ve seen several cases of less progressive foreigners being blatantly rejected by Brazilians exactly because they seem to be looking for a maid/nurse and not a companion.

    [/rant] I’ve been meaning to post this for a very long time and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.

  33. I’ll believe television is matriarchal when there are more fat chicks in sitcoms that aren’t relegated to self-deprecating roles.

    This x 1,000,000.

  34. creativewritingstudent

    Wat.

  35. Tulgey Logger

    Repetitive misogynist is repetitive.

    I wonder if he’s heard of Hulu and Netflix, purveyors of fine quality Internet Entertainment?

  36. I would watch the shit out of matriarchal television programming, if it meant more realistic female roles.

  37. Cos Two and a Half Men is really all about women. I don’t even know why they put “men” in the title.

  38. creativewritingstudent

    If you want media without women in it, ever, just watch gay man porn. Even the most misogynist-oriented shows tend to assume the misogynists want to see sexy women so they can masturbate over them. *bridgepinch*

  39. CassandraSays

    Netflix has old movies, and in some of those movies are actresses who, even if they were hot then, are now old, and therefore no longer boner-pleasing. Obviously this is misandry.

  40. Is there anything that isn’t misandry?

  41. Mark is blustering & not very intelligent. Considering how paranoid they are about their vile disrespectful secret writings online I am surprised he is still “blogging” at all…because…..his identity is known…

    His blog doesn’t even upset me anymore. What a jerk.

  42. Is there anything that isn’t misandry?

    ^This. And the short answer is no.

  43. Not really matriarchal, more like gynocentric. Ya know like how all sitcoms the wife is always better in everyway than buffoonboy dad. Hell, even the 8 year old daughter outwits doofusdad and destroys her brainless brother regularly. Usually the sitcoms have the women and girls slapping the men and boys around as well.

    Police/dectective drama’s abound. At besy ya might have one alpha guy at the top, but other than that, the women logic, compassion, courage and honor demolishes the mookmen. It’s quite spectacular watching those ladettes running down 250lb thugs while wearing high heels. After which they toss around the bad man like a rag doll. And always, always, always the criminal is a man and has either raped, beaten, stolen or killed an innocent woman. Man = bad. Woman = good, victim is the only theme in police/detective drama’s.

    Movies are just more of the same. The news is nothing but a henhouse of racheal maddow wannabees. They just jibber jabber on with their fake emotion expressions, all of them acting so informed and intelligent. Just slap some pretty girl in a chair and have her yammer and it’s gospel. Don’t expect any respite from the standard fare during adverts. The deification of women is relentless, the goddess movement runs full steam 24/7.

  44. CassandraSays

    Well, if cats are for ladies and dogs are for manly men, maybe dogs are not misandry?

  45. The news is nothing but a henhouse of racheal maddow wannabees.

    Weird, because I have MSNBC on at the moment, and it’s a dude talking to another dude, and neither of them much resembles Ms. Maddow.

  46. CassandraSays

    “The news is nothing but a henhouse of racheal maddow wannabees.”

    I’m curious about this filter that Slavey is running on his TV that makes all the male newscasters appear female to him.

  47. @Stella:

    “If North American/European people believe they will come down to Brazil and get women to fall at their feet they are sorely mistaken.”

    Isn’t it amazing how much sexist/misogynistic tendencies can spill over into other -isms?

    Your post is exactly why I have to laugh at the whole “find a ‘proper’ woman outside the US” strategy. If they’d actually acknowledge women as individuals, it’d be a lot harder to defend the ideal that women in other countries are “better” (here meaning “easier to manipulate”).

    But if half the world’s population is all the same, then you’re quickly reduced to trite nationalist, racist, and cultural stereotypes.

  48. It’s quite spectacular watching those ladettes running down 250lb thugs while wearing high heels. After which they toss around the bad man like a rag doll.

    Try not to get too hot and bothered there.

  49. NWO admits that most cop shows are lead by men, but the mere existence of female characters makes them “gynocentric.” Okay.

    And we’ve already covered your bullshit sitcom “misandry” talking point on previous threads. Over and over again. Not our problem if you refuse to see the truth.

  50. There was a time I’d have bought Lifetime as misandrist TV, in a schlocky and unexamined way depending on the knight/beast dichotomy, but now it seems to be mostly reality shows and syndicated crowd-pleasers, most of which are full of the kind of gender policing that you’d think would please the MRA types. (Though I guess they briefly had Blood Ties, and we all know a female lead who does heroic things is misandry.)

  51. Ya know like how all sitcoms the wife is always better in everyway than buffoonboy dad. Hell, even the 8 year old daughter outwits doofusdad and destroys her brainless brother regularly.

    I’m so tired of this getting held up as “misandry.” It’s not like the “doofus” males ever suffer for their doofery–in fact, they’re the ones who get to have most of the wacky adventures. Meanwhile the women get to sigh and shake their heads and clean up for then.

    Maybe the women come off more sensible, but only in the sense of “you’re sensible so you’ll have to pick up his slack your whole life.”

    Police/dectective drama’s abound. At besy ya might have one alpha guy at the top, but other than that, the women logic, compassion, courage and honor demolishes the mookmen. It’s quite spectacular watching those ladettes running down 250lb thugs while wearing high heels. After which they toss around the bad man like a rag doll.

    Are you, um, totally sure that’s something you watched and not a dream you had or something?

  52. Yeah NWO, I was watching a rerun of Criminal Minds the other night and thinking how gynocentric it is. I mean, the boss is a man, the next-in-charge is a man, the next-next-next in charge is a man, the resident genius is a man…total misandry all the way.

  53. CassandraSays

    Please don’t make me imagine what Slavey’s dreams must be like.

  54. Criminal Minds being a detective show, I should have added. Where they show a lot of female serial killers as well as male ones, which makes it even more gynocentric because woman=bad as well as men=bad and men=good and women=good. Misandry all the way.

  55. Tell us more NWO!

    I mean, all those detective stories that feature women being raped, usually viciously and often murdered. I love watching the usually stare of fright, attempt to flee, fall and twist ankle before the murdered sweeps in for the kill. Yeah… All those stories on TV about women being vicimized, that’s the central plot. And the more horrific and graphic the details the better.

    It must be terrible watching an occassional woman who can actually defend herself, or save someone elses life.

    Best scene ever? The one where the woman puched the crap outta the guy in some sort of parking garage.

  56. It’s quite spectacular watching those ladettes running down 250lb thugs while wearing high heels.

    Yeah, I used to watch Sailor Moon too, but I got bored with the formulaic nature of the episode and season plots.

    They just jibber jabber on with their fake emotion expressions, all of them acting so informed and intelligent.

    Holy crap, guys, Owly just told me that people on TV are acting! It’s not 100% real!

    Seriously, dude, how do you, personally, tell the difference between someone on TV who really is intelligent and informed and one who is merely acting that way?

  57. Important news update! Now it’s three different dudes talking about another dude who’s running for president.

    I assume the Rachel Maddow clones will be along in a moment.

  58. CassandraSays

    Should we break it to Slavey that reality TV is not actually real?

  59. CassandraSays – My dad worked on a “strangers confined to a house” reality show and I can confirm that it is sorta real. Ish. I mean the people really do live in the house. They get coached a lot by the producers though.

    I worked on an HGTV “home makeover” show and it was hella fake. We shot the “picking out the materials with the quirky experts” segments months after the house had already been made over by an unquirky general contractor.

  60. CassandraSays

    @ Cliff

    I’m thinking that even things like “can we shoot that again from an angle where the camera can actually see you?” would shock and outrage Slavey. At this point I’m not certain that he knows that news broadcasts and sitcoms are not the same thing, much less that news broadcasts are produced and this is not a terrible thing because do you really want to watch some person just randomly babbling?

  61. It’s not really a secret that newscasters use teleprompters.

    Actually it would be pretty terrible if they didn’t, because I don’t think I want to hear ad-libbed news.

  62. CassandraSays

    Teleprompters are part of the gynocratic conspiracy to erode men’s status by depriving them of their ability to improvise in a manly way.

  63. creativewritingstudent

    Actually it would be pretty terrible if they didn’t, because I don’t think I want to hear ad-libbed news.

    “Good evening, this is the, um, six o’clock news. Tonight, … uh, something about the economy?”
    *offscreen* “The economy is doing well!”
    “Ah, yes, the economy is doing well. Also, US President Obama met the Queen today, and it was very nice. They, uh, got along very well. Yeah… um. Also, protests about a cricket pitch in Hampshire turned violent today, due to heat and overcrowding.
    And finally, an African Grey parrot who is an expert on cheeses!”
    *offscreen* “… The parrot was yesterday…”
    *sotto voce* “Oh. So what was today’s fluff piece?”
    *offscreen* “The milk theives!”
    “Oh, yes, a small community is Dorset was plagued by a gang of milk theives, who steal from residents’ doorsteps.”

    (Based on stuff from BBC national and regional news, mostly made up, apart from the bit about the doorstep milk theives. That came from a Neighbourhood Watch thing, btw.)

  64. Actually, given NWO’s approach to epistemology (anything proven by any kind of evidence or authority is a government lie, so the only facts you can trust are the ones you make up by guessing), ad-libbed news might be the logical conclusion.

  65. The USA network in the nineties had ‘Duckman’, which portrayed cartoon duck men as stupid and perverted in a shameful display of mismallardy, ‘Weird Science’, which showed men as helpless buffoons and women as omnipotent computer genies, and pro wrestling, which was all about men hitting each other, no doubt because some woman made them do it.

  66. yourbirdcansing88

    Oh, boo freakin’ hoo, Marky can’t find anything to watch on television anymore, so obviously those damn feminists must be personally trying to make life miserable for him (and all other men, who OF COURSE have all the same taste in television that Marky does, unless they’re some kind of sissies/weirdoes/”manginas”). Naturally it doesn’t have ANYTHING WHATSOEVER to do with the fact that Marky is a ridiculously closed-minded individual, HEAVENS NO!

  67. ShadetheDruid

    I’m wondering if Owly even owns a tv, considering how he sees everything on it as hypermisandry.

  68. Of course Owly owns a TV. How else would he see all the stuff that turns him on makes him so angry?

  69. huh, there was supposed to be a strikethrough there. HTML fail, sorry.

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