I watch a lot of reality television, and this week made me wonder why……
Let me give you the definition of reality:
- The world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them: “he refuses to face reality”.
- A thing that is actually experienced or seen, esp. when this is grim or problematic: “the harsh realities of life
This week on the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Sheree and Marlo got into a heated argument that turned into a tear-down session. They belittled each other about how much money each woman had, cars they drove or driven (post repossession), houses or apartments they live in, sleeping with 80-year-old men for money blah, blah, blah! Does this really depict how Black Women treat each other or always feel like they have to one up each other with shoes, bags, husbands, kids, houses etc?
Are black women with a little money (and I mean a little) so shallow that all they have to do is argue about who has the most money from where, the most pairs of Louboutin’s, the biggest set of Louis Vuitton luggage like the RHOA? Do sisters really belittle each other, fight, don’t support each other, and bicker like the Braxton’s?Are women like Emily, Chrissy, and Kimbella on Love and Hip Hop really so in love with a lifestyle that they will sacrifice their happiness? Can women really not live with each other for a few hours and not be ready to scratch each others eyes out like on the Bad Girls Club?? Like Really???
I think I need a few sessions of therapy after watching these shows! Whew! It really saddens me when women make fools of themselves for the world to see as if this is what goes on in households and female relationships around the world. I think the name of these shows should be switched from Reality to Make-Believe Shows, people want to Make-Believe that their lives are better than what they really are, that they are so happy with hating each other, fighting, belittling, cheating, settling, and all of the other foolishness that they pretend to be in front of the camera.
Young girls are watching these shows and modeling their lives after them, and it’s time we give them something better to look at, a real reality.
What do you think?