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Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
TV

Is ABC's Work It Unfair to Women?


Work It, ABC's upcoming comedy about men dressing as women to get jobs, does not look like it's breaking any records for being funny. But it might break some for misrepresenting gender in the workplace, argues Jezebel. That article notes that the show's premise – that men have to be women to get jobs in this economy – is backwards in a recession that's actually hit women harder than men.

If ABC really wanted to examine women in the workplace, there are a disgusting number of hilarious women they could have hired. This isn't that show, which is fine – there's nothing innately wrong with a comedy about men in drag. But whether it's actually a "smart, funny and relevant look at male and female relationships" remains to be seen on Jan. 3.

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  • Denman

    Two dudes share their discontent:
    http://dennisandjustin.tumblr.com/post/13213175331/lessons-in-the-opposite-sex-parallel-universes-and

    Yeah, this is what should be on TV instead of 'Community'…

  • doggans

    So, which one of these guys will be the next Peter Scolari?

  • Denman

    They only WISH they could be Peter Scolari…

  • Matt Leary@facebook

    This show makes Sorority Boys look like White Girls, and White Girls look like Tootsie. What I'm trying to say is… Look out, Victor Victoria, there's a new game in town!

  • http://www.shutupshelley.net/ Shelley

    Regardless of whether it's unfair to women, it's definitely unfair to comedy fans. Yikes.