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.