How can soaps getaway with sexism in 2022 (General)

GracieGirl, 8/5/2022, 7:43PM (6 days ago)- 2 people liked this

I always say it’s so blatant there should be a laugh track and treat it like a spoof.

I feel as if Brooke is the only character to experience payback or karma for her past behaviors in an environment where other characters have done the same things.

Breacon- Ridge pursued Bridget
Tridge - Ridge dumped Brooke and RJ for Taylor’s return
Throoke - Ridge tricked Brooke into admitting she still had feelings for him
Brill - Ridge dumped Brooke and pursued Katie

There’s a pattern here and it’s not just Brooke. How come Ridge faces no karma especially when Brooke moves on and he won’t leave her alone. What makes matters worse is show won’t allow Brooke to stand up to Ridge. Spencer and Forrester men have betrayed parents, children, and siblings.

Maybe by definition soaps are serial dramas that exploit sexist attitudes.

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How can soaps getaway with sexism in 2022

Ilovebizzie, 8/5/2022, 8:06PM (6 days ago) @GracieGirl- one person liked this

The show writers have always favored the Ridge character. I’m watching season 1 again now and I am floored by how everyone treats Ridge so much better and excuses his failures over Thorne, who was a better person. Bill Sr. treated Thorne better than his own family did.

And this pattern has remained to this day.

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GracieGirl, 8/5/2022, 8:08PM (6 days ago) @Ilovebizzie- 2 people liked this

It’s why I never ever liked Ridge. What I don’t understand is why it’s ok in 2022?

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Dreamgirl, 8/5/2022, 8:09PM (6 days ago) @GracieGirl- 2 people liked this

It’s why I never ever liked Ridge. What I don’t understand is why it’s ok in 2022?

I guess because people are still watching?

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Barbybo, 8/6/2022, 5:39AM (6 days ago) @Dreamgirl

It’s why I never ever liked Ridge. What I don’t understand is why it’s ok in 2022?


I guess because people are still watching?

I don't know many young people who watch soaps if they did I doubt they would be interested in Brooke ridge Taylor they gotta add young to draw young like other soaps do....they need to grow audiences and they need to get younger viewers but I doubt many watch soap operas .....jmo. Stop rewash in same old breakups and female doormats desperate for men it's disgusting

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Ilovebizzie, 8/5/2022, 11:09PM (6 days ago) @GracieGirl

That’s true but it doesn’t just apply to Ridge even.

Look at Carter and Quinn today. Laughing about what they did to Paris. Quinn going on about how she can have who she really wanted, yet a few weeks ago she was painting Donna as horrible.

I don’t understand why the show is written as it is but I don’t think it will ever change.

How can soaps getaway with sexism in 2022

Barbybo, 8/6/2022, 5:42AM (6 days ago) @Ilovebizzie

That’s true but it doesn’t just apply to Ridge even.

Look at Carter and Quinn today. Laughing about what they did to Paris. Quinn going on about how she can have who she really wanted, yet a few weeks ago she was painting Donna as horrible.

I don’t understand why the show is written as it is but I don’t think it will ever change.

Paris I think knew carter wasn't into her to me she was stupid she should be written out she's waste of air and please no to Zende wanting her he's too nice to get stuck with her and ridge grace..he needs a nice girl like Nicole and they need to tell us why they got divorced

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Barbybo, 8/6/2022, 7:14AM (6 days ago) @Ilovebizzie

The show writers have always favored the Ridge character. I’m watching season 1 again now and I am floored by how everyone treats Ridge so much better and excuses his failures over Thorne, who was a better person. Bill Sr. treated Thorne better than his own family did.

And this pattern has remained to this day.

Hi I forgot there even was a Thorne ....gawd him and Rick need to come back cause these dumb storylines we got going ain't cutting it ....

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Grannysmith, 8/5/2022, 8:16PM (6 days ago) @GracieGirl- 2 people liked this

I don’t think so. You don’t know that Ridge won’t get his this time. That’s what keeps people watching.

And it is Brooke who tolerates the double standard Ridge seems to impose on her. I say seems to impose because she allows it. The question is why doesn’t Brooke stand up for herself? She is completely self-sufficient financially, has no minor children to consider, is intelligent, talented, and beautiful. If anyone should be standing up for Brooke it should be Brooke. I don’t see anything being imposed upon her because she does allow it. I understand she loves the guy deeply so that’s a choice the writers have her make…to put up with it. But who’s to say she hasn’t finally had enough? And we tune in to see if that happens.

There have to be couples who are torn. Last summer it was Eric and Quinn when Eric condoned and encouraged Quinn’s relationship with Carter. That could be seen as both sexism and ageism.

If everyone on soaps stood up for him or herself all the time there would be no stories to tell. No tension. Part of the drama is to see how long a character, in this case, Brooke, is going to continue to accept how things are in a relationship…in this case with Ridge.

There’s also budgeting to consider – how many actors can they hire to have these characters hook up with romantically lol?

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BellaSole ⌂, Bergamo, Italy, 8/5/2022, 9:05PM (6 days ago) @Grannysmith

I don’t think so. You don’t know that Ridge won’t get his this time. That’s what keeps people watching.

And it is Brooke who tolerates the double standard Ridge seems to impose on her. I say seems to impose because she allows it. The question is why doesn’t Brooke stand up for herself? She is completely self-sufficient financially, has no minor children to consider, is intelligent, talented, and beautiful. If anyone should be standing up for Brooke it should be Brooke. I don’t see anything being imposed upon her because she does allow it. I understand she loves the guy deeply so that’s a choice the writers have her make…to put up with it. But who’s to say she hasn’t finally had enough? And we tune in to see if that happens.

There have to be couples who are torn. Last summer it was Eric and Quinn when Eric condoned and encouraged Quinn’s relationship with Carter. That could be seen as both sexism and ageism.

If everyone on soaps stood up for him or herself all the time there would be no stories to tell. No tension. Part of the drama is to see how long a character, in this case, Brooke, is going to continue to accept how things are in a relationship…in this case with Ridge.

There’s also budgeting to consider – how many actors can they hire to have these characters hook up with romantically lol?

All so true. Soaps are about relationship challenges, not happy couples.

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GracieGirl, 8/5/2022, 11:56PM (6 days ago) @BellaSole

I hate the pattern of men having the upper hand and disrespecting women. I wish there was more variety then this same old triangle.

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GracieGirl, 8/5/2022, 9:45PM (6 days ago) @Grannysmith

I could agree with every word if it weren’t for the fact that Bridge keeps going around this same circle. Pick a year, so it’s not new or fresh. But you have helped me.

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Barbybo, 8/6/2022, 5:45AM (6 days ago) @Grannysmith

I don’t think so. You don’t know that Ridge won’t get his this time. That’s what keeps people watching.

And it is Brooke who tolerates the double standard Ridge seems to impose on her. I say seems to impose because she allows it. The question is why doesn’t Brooke stand up for herself? She is completely self-sufficient financially, has no minor children to consider, is intelligent, talented, and beautiful. If anyone should be standing up for Brooke it should be Brooke. I don’t see anything being imposed upon her because she does allow it. I understand she loves the guy deeply so that’s a choice the writers have her make…to put up with it. But who’s to say she hasn’t finally had enough? And we tune in to see if that happens.

There have to be couples who are torn. Last summer it was Eric and Quinn when Eric condoned and encouraged Quinn’s relationship with Carter. That could be seen as both sexism and ageism.

If everyone on soaps stood up for him or herself all the time there would be no stories to tell. No tension. Part of the drama is to see how long a character, in this case, Brooke, is going to continue to accept how things are in a relationship…in this case with Ridge.

There’s also budgeting to consider – how many actors can they hire to have these characters hook up with romantically lol?

They rewash whole shows rewash they should shape up add new cause this ain't cutting it I fast forward the yap sessiions they do they stink

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Barbybo, 8/6/2022, 7:15AM (6 days ago) @Grannysmith

I don’t think so. You don’t know that Ridge won’t get his this time. That’s what keeps people watching.

And it is Brooke who tolerates the double standard Ridge seems to impose on her. I say seems to impose because she allows it. The question is why doesn’t Brooke stand up for herself? She is completely self-sufficient financially, has no minor children to consider, is intelligent, talented, and beautiful. If anyone should be standing up for Brooke it should be Brooke. I don’t see anything being imposed upon her because she does allow it. I understand she loves the guy deeply so that’s a choice the writers have her make…to put up with it. But who’s to say she hasn’t finally had enough? And we tune in to see if that happens.

There have to be couples who are torn. Last summer it was Eric and Quinn when Eric condoned and encouraged Quinn’s relationship with Carter. That could be seen as both sexism and ageism.

If everyone on soaps stood up for him or herself all the time there would be no stories to tell. No tension. Part of the drama is to see how long a character, in this case, Brooke, is going to continue to accept how things are in a relationship…in this case with Ridge.

There’s also budgeting to consider – how many actors can they hire to have these characters hook up with romantically lol?

Hire talented beginners ...the sets stink maybe they could buy used sets spruce them up...the sets are ornate

How can soaps getaway with sexism in 2022

Barbybo, 8/6/2022, 5:36AM (6 days ago) @GracieGirl

They write women taking back cheaters it's puke worthy...

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