:: to the teeth ::    thoughts on social justice, medicine, race, hope and beats

"Another world is not only possible, she is on her way.
On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." :: Arundhati Roy ::

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." :: Alice Walker ::
Tuesday, May 25, 2004  

Sex in the Box - TV's portrayal of things sexual

Cool show on Monday night on TV -- I'll hopefully be watching it to distract myself from studying for step 2 of the medical boards. Thanks to the kaiser network daily news for this:

The Bravo television series "TV Revolution" -- which examines "groundbreaking moments in television history" -- on Monday in the third of its five episodes examines TV programs' depictions of sexual issues, including abortion and teenage sexuality, according to a Bravo release. TV programs "always" have been cautious of depictions of sex, and sexual revolutions "often" have been "at odds" with TV images, according to the release. The episode -- titled "Sex in the Box" -- discusses CBS' decision to write actress Lucille Ball's real-life pregnancy into the "I Love Lucy" script but to always use the term "expecting" instead of "pregnant"; the depiction on the soap opera "All My Children" of the first legal abortion for a TV character; a conversation among characters on the show "30 Something" about whether to use contraception; and television shows that have depicted sexually active teenagers, such as "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (Bravo release, 5/21). "TV Revolution" airs May 23 to May 30 at 9 p.m. ET.

posted by Anjali Taneja | 5/25/2004 12:23:00 AM | |


Post a Comment
cure this!
what's "to the teeth"?
hot links
dope orgs/sites
to the teeth archives
poem: history
Willing to Fight
the revolution will not be televised