Days of Our Lives: Sexist Much?
So let me get this straight...Hope (Kristian Alfonso) turned down the Salem Police Commissioner position because it "wouldn't be fair to Bo and Ciara." But then Bo (Peter Reckell) turns right around and decides to pursue the position? I know Mad Men is all the rage right now, but when did the rest of television revert to the 1960's?
Is it "fair" to Hope and Ciara that Bo will have to spend "so much time" away from them as opposed to Hope? Why does Hope having a uterus mean she should be the one to sacrifice her career for home and family? Are we not living in a time when a woman just may soon be one of the leaders of the free world?
It would be so refreshing for the people in charge of this genre to realize that women are its target demographic. Women, who in an attempt to "have it all", have had to turn into Super Women since the Women's Movement, women who go out in droves to watch sexy, power women like Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda, not Bruce Willis blow things up.
Hope has always been a smarter detective than the Brothers Bubba, I mean Brady, and Days could have benefitted from having a bad ass lady cop in charge. Oh well, back to Sami (Alison Sweeney) crying and Chlesea (Rachel Melvin) and her Mee Maw Kate (Lauren Koslow) fighting over a male model, while Uncle Max plays connect-the-dots with his niece's freckles! The Devil is SO busy!