We have shows like 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation struggling to stay on every season, and shows like Two and a Half Men and Big Bang Theory having no trouble at all. Shows like the latter two, which capitalize on trivializing women and their roles or attempting to put them in “their place,” become the most popular and successful shows on TV. So this poses a grander question: Why does our society enjoy sexism so much? Or, more importantly, why is our supposedly progressing world so opposed to breaking this sexist quo? You might say that it doesn’t matter – it’s just a TV show. But it’s not “just” anything. Everything matters, especially television. Everyone enjoys television, and until that arena of entertainment can employ more ladies and create shows that demonstrate the depths of different types of characters – women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community – our society that is so incredibly susceptible to what’s on that silver screen is going to continue to inherently absorb sexism.
So when shows like 30 Rock go off the air, that precious air time is replaced by shows that still present women as sex objects, dumb blondes, nagging wives, emotional coworkers, or ugly neighbors. We, unfortunately, still live in a world where a show run by women is a landmark, but we have to hold tight to those landmarks and make sure they keep breaking down those discriminatory norms."
- Anisha Ahuja, I’m Sad 30 Rock Ended (And Why You Should Be Too) on Feminspire.com (via 30rockasaurus)
I has been 105 days since the end of 30 Rock.
#WHY #NOT #I ACTUALLY CANT DO THIS ANYMORE #30 ROCK #OFFICE #HADER #JUST WHY
Dear Tina fey,
I really hope you understand the impact you had on so many young lives with 30 rock. Thank you.
Love, Your nerds.
#30 rock #just sitting here thinking #about the inspiration she had #so many people want to write #and make people laugh #like its so much more than just a tv show #tina fey #thank you #feels
Okay. It’s real now. The 30 rock feels are here.
My brain is rejecting that 30 rock is ending. It’s not sticking, I still feel like it’s gonna be back on NBC Thursday next week..
Not emotionally, physically, spiritually close for this brilliant show 30 rock to end.
THIS EPISODEEEEEE THE FEEEEEEEELS
so many 30 rock feels, seeing the brand new one, and now an old one is on. why cant this show just go on forever.
Going through some serious NBC Thursday withdrawal….
#30 rock #parks and rec #parks and recreation #the office #community #SOON COMMUNITY SOON #NBC thursday #come back