Wednesday, May 1, 2013

'Guy Court': MTV's New Reality Show Judges Male Contestants' Masculinity

Wow. Seriously!? Leave it to MTv to come up with something as asinine as this. What men do NOT need is to be judged on their masculinity. Period.

Even worse, if that is possible, is that the guys will be judged masculine or not according to the Guy Code, another MTv show in which men discuss manly things (like porn, drinking like a man, manscaping, masturbating, ex-girlfriends, and so on).

They really should call this the Man Box, as in a little tiny box that en are supposed to fit themselves into to be considered masculine.

Via Huffington Post.

'Guy Court': MTV's New Reality Show Judges Male Contestants' Masculinity

The Huffington Post | Posted: 04/29/2013

Forget Judge Judy, now there's a court-based TV show designed especially for bros, called "Guy Court"! Faux legal drama and reinforcing stereotypical masculinity? Just what unscripted television always needed...

"Guy Court," which will premiere on MTV2 this fall, seems to take every stereotype about men and cram it into a television series. Here is the official description of "Guy Court", which seems to be a spin-off of the existing series "Guy Code," where dudes discuss dude topics (via Yahoo):
In the half-hour comedic courtroom series Guy Court, ... the laws of manhood will be upheld as some familiar MTV2 faces will determine the guilt or innocence of a variety of cases in accordance with Guy Code. Each real life case will be judged, defended and prosecuted with the perfect combination of comedy and justice.
One can only wonder what sort of "cases" this TV show will address. The aforementioned "Guy Code" features commentary on topics like girlfriends, bachelor pads, cars and "drinking like a man." "Girl Code," the show's lady counterpart, touches on typically women-centric topics like crushes, boobs and trying not to get "sloppy drunk."

There are already enough things out there that remind us what it means to be the "right kind" of woman or man. We probably don't need an MTV show to enforce it.
[H/T The Frisky]

From The Frisky:
Guy Code” refers to another reality show which airs on MTV2 and determines the bro-ishness of topics such as bachelor parties, rebounds, wine, manscaping, crying, and shopping. (Another spinoff, “Girl Code,” debuted this week, which you can watch online.) I know these types of shows just exist for a few laughs, but I’m so over policing other people on how they perform their gender. Girls can play football and fart. Guys can drink white wine and cry. (Hopefully not in that order.) How about we just let people be people?

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