Danish TV show where men critique women as they disrobe draws criticism
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
5/2/2013 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
"Blachman," named after its host Thomas Blachman is a Danish chat show - with a difference. The premise is simplicity in itself. A procession of women walks on in bathrobes and then stands in front of two men, one of whom is Blachman. The men, seated on an empty set with one harsh light, Blachman and his guest critique the women's bodies. Not surprisingly, the show has been branded humiliating and sexist by viewers.
"Blachman," named after its host Thomas Blachman (pictured) is a Danish chat show that features the host and another male guest critiquing the naked bodies of women.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Blachman, who is a Danish X-Factor judge, defended his concept, insisting he was actually doing women a favor as the "female body thirsts for the words of a man."
Declaring "Blachman" as the work of a genius, he argues that he has a higher objective of "discussing the aesthetics of a female body without allowing the conversation to become pornographic or politically correct.
"I told them the entire idea of the show is to let men talk about the bodies of naked women while the woman is standing right in front of them. The female body thirsts for words. The words of a man. And they went for it."
Blachman maintains that he wants to "revise women's views of men's views of women."
"Blachman" received massive media attention and has been widely criticized as being both sexist and humiliating for women. "The programs so-called intention of breaking down taboos or challenging stereotypes is rubbish<" Author Knud Romer declared. "It's more like a claustrophobic strip club which only serves to cement classic concepts of male dominance. Basically, things like this should have been able consigned to the scrap heap of history years ago."
Blogger Lotte Hansen describes the show as "an unsuccessful attempt to intellectualize the Roskilde County Show - the only difference being that the young fillies on view in Roskilde have been replaced by naked women." She's demanding a cancellation of the show "before this goes any further."
Martin Lyngbo of the Mungo Park Theater said Bachman's show "institutionalizes already run-of-the-mill male chauvinistic thinking."
Blachman has retreated to his home in New York, waving away all the condemnation. "Ungratefulness is the only thing that can really wear down the few geniuses who reside in our country. Remember, I am giving you something that you have never seen before. Don't bite the hand that feeds you."
Producer Sofia Fromberg says that the show must go on and does not think that the TV critics should have the final say about what is good for men and women.
"We have a program that reveals what men think about the female body. Quite honestly, what is wrong with that?"
Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for APRIL 2017
Young People. That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider offering themselves to God in the priesthood or consecrated life.
It's only been out for a few weeks, but that's enough time for "13 Reasons Why" to have become the latest teenage Netflix binge craze. ... continue reading
Netflix has changed the world with its streaming model of delivering video on demand to consumers. Each week, Netflix releases new content ... continue reading
National Geographic has set out to discover who God truly is and how the Almighty affects the lives of His followers. LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading
The EWTN Global Catholic Network has joined the Susan B. Anthony List to create a half-hour weekly program titled "EWTN Pro-Life Weekly." ... continue reading
Should the rich be made to pay their fair share? Let's starts with the nine MSNBC pundits with tax liens Watch
MSNBC is what you watch if you enjoy hearing how the rich need to pay their fair share. But if you want to see the rich who need to pay ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- Daily Reading for Friday, April 28th, 2017 HD Video
- Pope Francis surprises with TED Talk appearance and powerful message ...
- St. Zita: Saint of the Day for Thursday, April 27, 2017
- The Saint Pio Foundation to Honor Hon. Rick and Karen Santorum and ...
- Wait, what? Did Pope Francis just buy a private beach? Yes he did, ...
- Has the Trump administration betrayed the Little Sisters of the Poor?
- Daily Readings for Thursday, April 27, 2017
- Day 6 - Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed HD
- Daily Reading for Thursday, April 27th, 2017 HD
- Cherokee Nation sues drug distributors while CDC claims opioid deaths are underreported HD
- Day 5 - Novena for Workers, the Unemployed and Underemployed HD
Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.